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.

In addition to weekly interfaith “Sanctuary” gatherings, the chapel provides a peaceful space for reflection and opportunities for worship during these major religious holidays:
  • Ramadan
  • Rosh Hashanah
  • Yom Kippur
  • Eid al-Adha
  • Samhain
  • Advent (White Gift Service)
  • Hanukkah
  • Ash Wednesday
  • Holy Week (Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Sunday)
  • Passover

The chaplain also presides at special campus occasions and services, such as Family Weekend, Founder’s Day, Opening 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. There are a variety of faith and spiritual groups represented in the student-led Spiritual and Religious Life Association, and student chaplains are available to help connect students with spiritual opportunities on and off campus.