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Vision Statement
Chapel House has released a vision statement following a systematic review of comments, letters, e-mails, and feedback from several fora. READ MORE
Study and Reflect
At Chapel House, you may study and reflect in an environment conducive to the meditative and devotional disciplines. READ MORE
Our History
Chapel House, created through the generosity of an anonymous donor, opened its doors in 1959. READ MORE
Artwork Through Time
At Chapel House you will be immersed in a collection of artwork from the great religions. READ MORE
Spiritual Retreats
Overnight guests may take advantage of the natural beauty for reflective moments. READ MORE
Chapel House is a sanctuary and spiritual retreat center open to all for study and contemplation. We welcome guests of any religious affiliation or none, visitors who travel from down the street or across the globe.
Meditation Sessions at Chapel House Tuesdays, January 19 and 26, 2016

Chapel House together with the Wellness Center offers these Zen meditation sessions for students, faculty, and staff.  Led by Rick Braaten, Colgate Professor of Psychology and a member of the Zen Center of Syracuse. 

Mission and Vision

Our director, Steven Kepnes, offers a reflection on upcoming building maintenance needs and Chapel House's reaffirmed mission of serving as a space for quiet reflection.

Our Offerings

Chapel House provides a serene setting for study, worship, and meditation. Its resources include the following:
  • Chapel: Available to guests in residence, casual visitors, and groups, the chapel is open 24 hours a day.
  • Overnight accommodations: Any of six private, airy rooms may be reserved by individuals planning a stay of two nights or more.
  • Library: Over 5,000 volumes represent the wisdom of the great religions of the world.
  • Religious art: In every public space, visitors will find original works of art from a number of traditions.
  • Music room: Listeners have access to thousands of recordings, from Gregorian chant to gospel, Sufi and Sabbath prayers, Buddhist sutras and Hindu ragas.

Find Chapel House

Chapel House is located on the hill at the top of Colgate University's campus in Hamilton, N.Y. 
DIRECTIONS

Chapel House Schedule This Week

Monday, January 25
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Tuesday, January 26
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Wednesday, January 27
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Thursday, January 28
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Friday, January 29
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Saturday, January 30
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Sunday, January 31
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

The chapel within Chapel House remains open 24 hours a day

Whom We Serve

Chapel House is open to everyone. Our visitors may subscribe to any religious tradition — or none.

Walk-in visitors and resident guests may be students, members of the Colgate community, or may have no affiliation with the university. Chapel House is available as a space for introspection and study to all who wish to take advantage of its resources.

Contact Information

Clara Lantz
Administrative Assistant
clantz@colgate.edu
Phone: 315-228-7675
Kathy Keyes
Resident Supervisor
kkeyes@colgate.edu
Phone: 315-228-6087
Chapel House
Colgate University
13 Oak Drive
Hamilton, NY 13346-1398