Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Welcome to Duke Chapel--Closed All Day Saturday and Part of Sunday for Weddings

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The Chapel is open to members of the public, as well as the Duke community, from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. daily.

Note: The Chapel is closed to the public all day on Saturday, May 21, and from 2:00 to 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 22, to allow for weddings.

Masking in Duke Chapel is optional for those who are fully vaccinated. If you have not been vaccinated, Duke requires that you wear a mask in all Duke facilities. Thank you for doing your part to keep the Chapel open and safe for all.

Located at the heart of Duke’s West Campus, Duke Chapel is a sanctuary for all people. Students are invited to participate in all aspects of the life of the Chapel.

For anyone coming in-person to the Chapel, please note that masks are required on the Duke campus in all indoor locations. This applies to all students, faculty, staff and visitors regardless of vaccination status. Because COVID vaccines are a matter of public health, we encourage all eligible people to receive one. For more information, please see the university’s Public Health Measures.


The Chapel is open to the public daily from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. All are welcome in the sanctuary during these hours for reflection, prayer, or meditation, as well as to view the building’s soaring Gothic architecture and vibrant stained-glass windows. Please enter the through the double wooden doors at the front of the Chapel or the ADA ramp, which is on the right side of the Chapel as you face the building from the front. Note: The Chapel is occasionally closed to the public for special events, so please check our calendar before coming for a visit.


The Chapel holds worship services Sundays at 11:00 a.m. throughout the year as well as a Choral Evensong service Sundays at 4:00 p.m. and a Vespers service Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. during the academic year. All are invited to join us in worship. See our calendar for details for each service. Most all of the services are streamed live on our YouTube channel. Members of the Duke community may request to reserve the Chapel for weddings or memorials. Learn more.


The Chapel offers undergraduate and graduate students many ways to connect their faiths and learning at Duke: belong to one of the campus Religious Life groups, become a Chapel Scholar, participate in worship services, sing in a Chapel choir, enroll in Chapel-supported House Courses, work a student job at the Chapel, and serve with community partners in Durham. Learn more.


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