Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Welcome to Duke Chapel—Organ Tuning May 22–26; Exterior Maintenance This Summer

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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.

The Chapel's organ curator will be doing extensive tuning work on the Chapel's Aeolian Organ from May 22 to 26. The Chapel will be open during this time but visitors can expect to hear repeated notes played on the organ throughout the day. See an FAQ about organ tuning.

This summer maintenance work is being done on the exterior arcades (archways) on either side of the Chapel. The work will be done one side at a time so that only one side door is blocked at any given time. Read more about this project and other maintenance work on campus this summer.


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 on some Sundays at 4:00 p.m. and special services on other days. 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.


Duke University recommends that anyone experiencing cold-like respiratory symptoms, even after a negative COVID test, continue to wear a mask indoors until symptoms resolve. Unvaccinated individuals, who are at increased risk for severe illness, are encouraged but are longer required to wear masks indoors. For more information, please see the university’s Coronavirus Response Guidelines & Requirements.


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