Religious Life

The chaplain and her staff offer opportunities for pastoral care, community building, worship, spiritual growth, faith education, interfaith dialogue, leadership development, and service.


Jessie Ball duPont Chapel

The Jessie Ball duPont Chapel stands beside the library as a reminder of the spiritual nature of academic values, and to emphasize the connection of head and heart. The chapel, the smaller meditation chapel, and the prayer room are open daily for meditation, prayer, or a quiet place for reflection.

The chapel provides services for major religious holidays:
  • Ramadan
  • Rosh Hashanah
  • Yom Kippur
  • Eid al-Adha
  • Diwali
  • Samhain
  • The White Gift Service commemorates Advent and Christmas
  • Hanukkah
  • Ash Wednesday
  • Holi Sunday
  • Holy Week (Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Sunday)
  • Passover
  • Orthodox Easter

The chaplain also presides at special campus occasions and services, such as Family Weekend, Founder’s Day, Convocation, Baccalaureate, and Commencement.

Building Fellowship

Art + Soul combines crafts, food, conversation, and community building. Fun Fridays, book clubs, and movie series offer fun and fellowship. Students also enjoy monthly Ted Talk discussions and weekly Bible study groups.