Adele H. Stamp Student Union - Center for Campus Life


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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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We Are In This Together!

Due to COVID-19, the Chapel will be closed through March 29.  Chapel office staff are delighted to speak with you via email ( or phone (301-314-9866 or 301-314-9893).  Reach out to should you wish to speak with a chaplain.     


 Wedding and All Event Open House: Visit Memorial Chapel

Whether you are planning a large celebration or intimate affair, consider choosing

the University of Maryland Memorial Chapel for the location of your special event! Anyone is welcome to reserve space in Memorial Chapel regardless of their affiliation to the University. We can accommodate weddings of twenty to 600 guests.  All are welcome! Visit our wedding website ( for more information! 

Open House Dates:

  • March 2nd (4pm-6pm)
  • March 21st (9am-12pm)
  • April 6th (4pm-6pm)
  • May 4th (4pm-6pm)
  • May 3oth (9am-12pm)

If you plan to attend one of these dates please let us know!


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


Chaplains Weekly Programs – Spring 2020


Baptist Connection – Jess Senasack

Worship, Thursdays, 5:30 - 7:00 pm, Garden Chapel

Black Ministries-Dr. Haywood Robinson


I Worship, Sundays, 10:30am-11:30am, 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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Christian Science Chaplaincy -- Jen Eidson, Advisor

Christian Science Organization Meetings (Room 2118, Chapel)


Tuesday, April 7 @5:30 pm

Tuesday, April 21 @5:30 pm

Tuesday, May 5 @5:30 pm

Tuesday, May 19 @5:30 pm


Email: with questions or to schedule an appointment.



Episcopal Chaplaincy

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




Hindu Chaplaincy- Kiran Sankla

Bhakti Meditation, Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30 pm, Lounge



Lutheran Campus Ministry- Rev. Ray Ranker 

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


Phone: 301-405-8448



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, 5:00 - 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. Michelle Mejia

Sunday Worship, 12:30 pm Garden Chapel

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







Other Special Special Programs 

Wind Down Wednesday

On Wednesday, March 11, April 15, and May 6 from 12:30 - 2:00 pm in the Garden Chapel, come relax to music and enjoy lunch on us! Join us in this relaxing setting, and take some time to walk the outdoor Labyrinth! 

Garden Volunteering

Join us every Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30-11:30 am in the Garden of Reflection and Remembrance for garden volunteering! Dress appropriately for the weather and getting dirty! No need to schedule. 

"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 $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.