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Spiritual Life

At the University of Mount Union, students may attend a variety of religious and faith-based events and activities including weekly chapel services held at the Dewald Chapel.  Additionally, students have the opportunity to join various spiritually-centered student organizations. The University also has a chaplain who is responsible for providing and supervising all aspects of spiritual life on campus. This includes leading community worship and prayer, advising and coordinating the activities of student religious groups, and leading other outreach efforts in the Alliance area.


Weekly chapel services are open to faculty, staff, and students. New to spiritual life this year, chapel services will be offered virtually as well as in in-person. To access the upcoming and previous chapel services, see below.

View Virtual Chapel Services

Additional Programs

AA/Alcoholics Anonymous: An AA open discussion meeting takes place each Wednesday morning from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. year-round in room 104 of Dewald Chapel. This crucial twelve-step process is open to any who need support and encouragement as they face life's challenges. For other AA meetings in the area, information is available in the Chaplain's Office.

Weddings: Dewald Chapel is a popular place for weddings of alumni, faculty and staff members and other community members. A brochure is provided through the Director of Camps and Conferences, Jenny Huth. Scheduling for weddings takes place through Deb Edwards' office in Hoover-Price Campus Center. For more information call (330) 829-2877.

Memorial Services: Services for alumni, trustees, faculty, staff, and students take place in Dewald Chapel at the request of members of the campus community. Arrangements must be made with the Chaplain of the University. Alumni Weekend annually hosts a Service of Celebration and Remembrance for those who have died in the previous year and a memorial tree is planted in their names. The memorial book with those names is available for viewing upon request from the Office of the Chaplain.

The Fortune Meditation Room: The Meditation Room is located north of the Myers Sanctuary and is available for prayer seven days a week, twenty-four hours a day for students, staff, and faculty. For security purposes, access is available through the Diebold card system. Identification cards from the University are issued through the Office of Campus Card & Facilities Scheduling. Occasionally, prayer vigils are hosted by various student organizations, but space is available to any campus member as needed.

Interfaith Prayer Space: The Interfaith Prayer Space is open from 7:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. and provides two spaces for specific religious traditions. There is a Muslim prayer room and an interfaith meditation room. It is located at 205 W Simpson.