Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Welcome to Duke Chapel— Campus Maintenance This Fall

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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.

As part of campus infrastructure and renovation work this semester, crews are currently working on the bluestone sidewalks on the quad in front of the Chapel. The work is blocking pedestrian traffic on the right side of the quad (when facing the Chapel from the West Campus bus stop). None of the Chapel's entrances is blocked.

Additionally, planned work to restore stained-glass windows means that the side chapel (Memorial Chapel) will be closed from October 9–27. All other areas within Duke Chapel will remain open.


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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