Religious Life

Welcome to the Office of Religious Life

The Office of Religious Life (ORL) supports all members of the Princeton University community, of any religious identity or of none, in answering for themselves their own questions of how to find meaning and how to live. We provide, or support, religious services in various traditions and denominations for the University and the broader Princeton community. We offer pastoral counseling, interfaith dialogue, fellowship opportunities, meditation, yoga, performances of sacred music, lectures and panels, conferences, and trips abroad to learn about religion and social change. We explore the intersection of religion with many contemporary issues, such as forced migration and the refugee crisis, mental health, racial justice, gender identities, and other critical public conversations of the day, often in partnership with other offices, departments, or organizations.  Located in Murray-Dodge Hall in the center of campus, this warm inviting space houses the deans and staff of the Office of Religious Life as well as a number of campus ministries. Murray-Dodge Hall provides a much-loved community space where we serve cookies and tea every day to anyone who wants to stop by, along with spaces for prayer, meetings, programs, and quiet study. Open daily during the academic year.  Please see the University's Visitor Policy for the latest information about visiting campus.

Murray-Dodge Hall

Murray-Dodge Hall

Featured Events

Shanti in Place
Thu, Oct 6, 2022, 12:00 pm12:30 pm
Location
Murray-Dodge 104
After Noon Concert
Thu, Oct 6, 2022, 12:30 pm1:00 pm
Location
Chapel
No Justice, No Streets
Thu, Oct 6, 2022, 6:30 pm7:30 pm
Location
Murray-Dodge 104
Pop-Up Meditation
Fri, Oct 7, 2022, 12:00 pm12:30 pm

Diwali at the Chapel

On November 6, the Hindu Life Program hosted an evening of devotional music & dance, worship, and spiritual reflection, in celebration of Diwali, Hinduism’s Festival of Lights. This year’s Diwali at the Chapel included offerings from PU Swara, Naacho, and the students and staff of Princeton University. We are so excited to be able to share the full video recording of the evening with the ORL community!

Silent Vigil

In early 2021 the Office of Religious Life created a memorial to the growing number of people, beloved by Princetonians, who were dying of Covid.  This video captures the first stage of that project.  May their memory be a blessing.

Gratefully,

Alison Boden and the ORL staff

ORL YouTube

Check out our Office of Religious Life YouTube Channel to see our prayerful reflections, weekly Sunday services, After Noon Concert Series, Music Meditation and other offerings from our office. 

News & Announcements - 2022

Remembering Michael Britt

The Office of Religious Life joins the family and friends of Michael Britt in mourning his death on Sept. 14, 2022, of complications from acute respiratory distress syndrome. Michael was a revered church musician, synagogue organist, and choir director. We knew him best at the Chapel, however, as the performer behind the organ at our…

Applications Open for Fall Break Senegal Pilgrimage 2022

Princeton University’s Office of Religious Life & the Campus Life Office of Diversity & Inclusion are sponsoring a journey to Senegal during Fall Break, October 14-23, 2022.  Current Princeton undergraduate or graduate students are welcome to apply.  

The purpose of the trip is to make a solemn pilgrimage to the …

Princeton Rose Castle Society: Applications Open for 2022-2023

Applications for the Princeton Rose Castle Society cohort for the 2022-2023 academic year are now open!

The Princeton Rose Castle Society (PRCS) grew out of a fall break trip to the 

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