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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.

WHO USES EVANS CHAPEL?

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 reservations, do NOT contact The Cultural Center, please contact Conference & Event Services at CES.team@du.edu.

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

PRAYER SPACES

Driscoll South Muslim Prayer space (Room 29) *has snack fridge
Centennial Towers 113
Korbel (Sie Complex) 3105
Ruffatto Hall 224 (please use door dry erase board to indicate your likely end time, so others know when space will be available)
Ricketson Law Building 324
Wesley Hall 211