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1101 Memorial Chapel
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742


Mission Statement

The Memorial Chapel is a multi-faceted campus facility serving numerous on-and off- campus populations and is home to a diverse range of events and personnel. Dedicated in 1952 as a living memorial to members of the University community that gave their lives in times of war, the Memorial Chapel is the center of religious life on campus and supports all fourteen university recognized chaplaincies and their programs. In addition, it is the site for weddings, concerts, lectures, convocations, commencements and other special events throughout the year.

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Upcoming Events

Wedding and All-Event Open House 

October 12th, 2pm-4pm

October 29th, 2pm-4pm

November 11th, 2pm-4pm

December 3rd, 2pm-4pm

December 16th, 2pm-4pm

Whether you are planning a large celebration or intimate affair, consider choosing the University of Maryland
 Memorial Chapel for the location of your wedding ! 

Anyone is welcome to reserve space in Memorial Chapel regardless of their affiliation to the University.

WHY Come?​
The Memorial Chapel is a multi-faceted campus facility, and is an ideal location for concerts, lectures, meetings, convocations, commencements and everything in between.

This is the perfect opportunity to see or revisit any of our spaces:

  • Main Chapel
  • Garden Chapel
  •  Lounge  
  • Conference Room 
  • Bridal Suite  
  • Garden & Labyrinth
WHO Will Be Here: A member of our staff, will be here to give you a tour, show you where guests will park, and answer any questions relating to set-up/arrival/departure and decor. 

​HOW To RSVP​: This event is absolutely free but we ask that if you plan on attending, you give us a call at 301-314-9866 or email ( 

Please do not hesitate to email back or call the office, Monday - Friday, 9 am - 5pm, with any questions. Have a wonderful day!

Reservations- Student Groups & Departments  

To request information about availability, room rental fees, and the reservation process, please contact our office and speak to one of our Event Managers, via email at or phone at 301.314.9866. 

Weddings & Special Events 

Whether you're a bride looking for the perfect ceremony spot or just looking for a great place to host a meeting, lecture, concert, baptism, or any other special event, the Memorial Chapel is just the place for you! NEW!  When booking with both the Chapel as your wedding venue and the Stamp Student Union as your reception site, receive a 10% discount from both venues!! Contact our Reservations Office at 301-314-9866 or for pricing, availability and more information! Visit out wedding website at . 

Wind Down Wednesday. September 26

Wednesday, 12:30 - 2:00pm

Garden Chapel and Labyrinth

Enjoy live music in the middle of the day inside the intimate Garden Chapel.  Lunch is on us!  Bring a friend for quiet conversation.  Hearty souls are encouraged to continue the personal reflection by walking the outdoor meditative Labyrinth nearby. Supported in part by Pepsi.   Reservations welcome at but not necessary. 

Chaplains Weekly Programs – Fall 2018

Baptist Connection – Jess Senasack

Worship, Thursdays, 7:00 - 8:30 pm, Garden Chapel

Black Ministries-Dr. Haywood Robinson


Worship, Sundays, 10:30am-1:00pm, Main Chapel


Catholic Chaplaincy-Fr. Rob Walsh

Weekday Mass, Monday – Fridays, 12:00-12:30pm, Main Chapel

Weekend Mass, Sundays, 8:00pm - 9:00pm, Main Chapel

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Episcopal Chaplaincy- Rev. Kristen Pitts

Book/Bible Study (6:00-6:45 pm), Prayer Service (7 pm), and Free dinner (after service)Tuesdays 

St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, College Park, MD



Lutheran Campus Ministry- Rev. Ray Ranker 

En Camino, Wednesdays, 2:30pm - 3:30pm, Lounge 

Phone: 301-405-8448

Hindu Chaplaincy- Kiran Sankla

Bhakti Meditation, Wednesdays, 6:00-7:00 pm, Lounge


 Muslim Prayer Service- Tarif Shraim

 Jummah, Fridays, 12:15pm and 1:15pm, Nyumburu Cultural Center

Hallaqa, Wednesdays, 5:30pm, Musallah (Cole Activities Center)



Orthodox Christian -- Father Kosmas Karavellas

Worship, Tuesdays, 6:00 - 7:00pm, Garden Chapel


United Campus Ministry - Rev. Holly Ulmer

Worship, Study, and Dinner, Sundays, 6-7:15pm, Garden Chapel & Lounge 


United Methodist Chaplaincy -- Rev. Brett Pinder

Brave the Stage, 4th Wednesdays of every month, 6:00 - 8:30pm, Main Chapel

Breaking Bread Meal and Game Night, Thursdays, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Lounge 

Email: BPinder2@UMD.Edu       


Christian Science Chaplaincy - Mr. Robert Snyder

Christian Science Discussion, Dates  TBA 

Other Special Special Programs 

CAFH Monday Meditations

Join us every Monday 6:00 -7:00pm to learn and practice meditation. In each meeting we will practice meditation and dialogue about ways to incorporate meditation into our busy daily lives. Keep calm and unfold! This event is free.
Sponsored by Cafh, a path of spiritual unfolding:

For more information, please contact Francisca Saavedra at

"There is a Solution"

These meetings are held in the Chapel's Conference Room from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm on Thursdays! 

Main Chapel, Garden Chapel and Gardens: Open for Reflection-Need a place to decompress, meditate, or pray? Come by the Main or the Garden (West) Chapels, typically open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00p.m. Monday through Friday. The interfaith Tree of Life has been permanently installed in the Garden  Chapel; all are invited to visit the space to admire this sacred work of art and to take time to pray, relax, and reflect. The Garden of Reflection and Remembrance is also available during daylight hours, and equally as welcoming and relaxing

Garden Grant- Host Your Event for Free-Apply today for a $250 to supplement an event or initiative that features the Chapel's Garden of Reflection and Remembrance and/or Chapel Labyrinth. Funds may be used by UMD student organizations or departments, or off-campus organizations to supplement Chapel rentals, honoraria, supplies, marketing, or food. For a grant application, email or call 301-314-9893. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and reviewed within one week.