Officials are experimenting with new locations for Chapel this semester and going “on the road” to give students a change of scenery.
The location of the service will vary by week this semester, but typically Chapel is at 1 p.m. every Thursday in Bishop W. Angie Smith Chapel.
Chapel will be hosted twice this month in the Great Hall in Tom and Brenda McDaniel University Center. It will move in October to the Pavilion and to another location that still is being decided.
Chapel services conducted will be less formal, but will maintain the same elements of worship “on the road” as usual.
“This is a way we can experiment with other forms of worship. Those places allow us to do things we can’t do in the Chapel like projection and having an outdoor service,” said the Rev. Dr. Charles Neff, vice president for university-church relations.
The change is part of Religious Life’s efforts to attract other students to participate in chapel who might not have participated before, Neff said.
If the change of locations is popular among students, Chapel services will continue to move during spring semester.
“I have to sing during chapel for choir and I think an outdoor service would be really nice,” said Sarah Lapaz, music theater junior.
Students will receive emails notifying them of the new location for Chapel each week.
Students of all majors and classifications, and faculty are encouraged to attend.