Activities & Programs
The OFFICE OF RELIGIOUS LIFE seeks to support all religious traditions in the practice and expression of their faith. Through our own programs and in collaboration with others, we encourage interfaith dialogue and cooperation, and provide opportunities for community service, cross-cultural understanding, and constructive social action.
Chapel Worship - Ecumenical Christian Worship draws students, faculty, staff and townspeople together to hear God's word, to sing God's praise, to lift up the University in prayer, and to enjoy fellowship with one another. Sunday at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel, during the academic year. Services are at 10:00 a.m. in the summer.
Chapel Deacons - Carries on the tradition of fellowship and student involvement in the University Chapel Sunday services.
Chapel Music - The Religious Life Office supports a paid chorus which sings in the Sunday Chapel service and at special concerts during the school year. If you are interested in auditioning for the Chapel Choir, contact Penna Rose, Director of Chapel Music, at (609) 258-3654.
Chapel Student Fellowship - The Chapel Student Fellowship is open to all students who wish to make the University Chapel one of your spiritual homes on campus. Our Fellowship includes students who come from all kinds of churches and theological convictions, and some who come from no church at all but who find themselves seeking God. If you are looking for a safe place to initiate, investigate, and celebrate your Christian faith - the Chapel Student Fellowship welcomes you. Join us for Bible Study, Prayer and Friendship. Tuesdays at 5pm (Dinner will be served!) in the Deans Study of the University Chapel (use McCosh side entrance then up the stairs).
Hallelujah! - A student-led interdenominational worship service in the African-American church tradition. Hymns, praise, songs, contemporary gospel music, testimony, and altar prayer create a sanctuary for students who desire to deepen their faith. Hallelujah! is a place where the rhythm of God is alive. Sunday at 1pm in the West Room of Murray-Dodge Hall.
Hour of Power - An Interdenominational Service of Praise, Prayer, and Proclamation for students, faculty and staff. Diverse clergy from local churches and distinguished faculty clergy from Princeton Theological Seminary are the primary preachers. Wednesdays from 12pm to 1pm in the West Room of Murray-Dodge Hall. For more information, contact Rev. Deborah K. Blanks, Associate Dean of Religious Life and the Chapel. A box lunch is available if you respond - by the Monday prior to the service you will attend - to Joanne Sismondo.
Hindu Life Office - Aims to create and foster a community where students, faculty, staff, and the larger Princeton family can come together to celebrate the beauty and vitality of the Hindu culture. For more information please visit the Hindu Life website.
Living Wear - An initiative to convince Princeton University departments, organizations, and individuals to purchase all of their t-shirts from companies that pay their workers a living wage.
Meditation Peace Lunch - This is a weekly gathering of students, staff and faculty who seek to experience relief from stress through meditation, reflection and community. No experience necessary and people of every background are welcome. Thursdays at 12 noon in Murray-Dodge Hall, Room 22, second floor. A light lunch is available for all.
Muslim Life Office - Coordinates religious services, social gatherings, and educational conversations on campus for students, staff, faculty and the greater Princeton community.
Murray-Dodge Cafe - An informal meeting place with free home-baked cookies, coffee, hot cocoa and herbal teas, musical performances and poetry readings. Nightly in term, 10pm - 12:30am, Murray-Dodge basement.
Religious Life Council - The Religious Life Council comprises undergraduate and graduate students who provide visibility for the strength and diversity of religious life on campus, as well as valuable educational resources for the university community. The council’s vision is to deepen the understanding of all religious faiths, to explore the connection between intellectual life and spiritual growth, and to encourage interfaith discussion of moral issues and life choices.