The Office of Spiritual/Religious Life and Belonging is committed to creating safer and inclusive spaces that encourage all religious expressions and exploration. We strive for our students, faculty, staff, and local partners to have brave conversations around the topics of spirituality and social justice as well as personal and collective growth. It is our goal to curate community in such a way where every person feels like they belong. Come and journey with us as we think out loud together!
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 chaplain also presides at special campus occasions and services, such as Family Weekend, Hollins Day, Opening Convocation, Baccalaureate, Commencement, and Sharing the Light: A holiday celebration in story and song. Expanding on the longstanding tradition of the Hollins White Gift Service, this candlelight event of music, readings, and dance celebrates the spirit of the holiday season, and welcomes the diverse traditions of our community.
This is a weekly event where all students gather to have conversations about real life issues, while having fun! Here we work through hard questions while reaching solutions, if possible, together. Food will be served weekly.
Celebration Corner (year-round)
A table in the foyer of the chapel will be decorated for major holidays and celebrations by student organizations. On the table there may be games, traditional foods, and snacks, along with small giveaways.