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Spiritual Life

Evans Chapel

Evans Chapel at the University of DenverEvans Memorial Chapel is a beloved landmark at the University of Denver built in the Early Gothic Revival style. Tradition has it that it was disassembled brick by brick, and then reassembled in the center of campus. Originally John Evans, the founder of the University of Denver, built the chapel in the 1860s in downtown Denver. The building is now on the National Register of Historic Places (no. 74000567) and a registered historical site of the United Methodist Church (no. 210). Used as a place of worship for decades, and by religious organizations on campus still today, it is also one of the most desirable places for weddings of the University of Denver students, faculty, and staff.


Evans Chapel is used by many people. It was intended to be a place for private prayer and reflection, as well as a place for campus religious groups. It was also expected that it would be a perfect site for weddings and memorial services. So, the short answer is that the Chapel is available to anyone, regardless of religious tradition. [For more information about group reservations, see the next FAQ!]

Evans Chapel is open daily from 6:30 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.  During the Academic Year, several student groups make regular use of the Chapel:

  • Catholic Campus Ministries holds a weekly mass at 6:00 p.m. on Sundays
  • DU Bhakti Club meets weekly for meditation, teaching and a free vegetarian meal at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesdays.
  • CRU (Campus Crusade) holds a weekly service at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesdays