Places of Peace

Life at Princeton can be stressful, but in the midst of it all are many places of beauty and peace.

Murray-Dodge Hall has two prayer rooms on the third floor, one dedicated to the Muslim community’s use for continual daily prayers (salaat) and the other for any who want to stop in.    There are outdoor places of peace as well, including the beautiful Prospect Gardens, the 9/11 Memorial Garden (next to Chancellor Green), and the courtyard of Murray-Dodge.

University Chapel


The magnificent University Chapel is open from 7am to 7pm each day and is a quiet and awe-inspiring place to reflect, think, meditate or pray.

Prospect Gardens

Prospect Gardens, located behind Prospect House, is radiant in every season with vibrant color and elegant landscaping.

9/11 Memorial Garden

The 9/11 garden is located near the east side of Nassau Hall and is a serene memorial to the 13 Princetonians who died in the attacks of that day.

Murray-Dodge Courtyard

The Murray-Dodge Courtyard, adjacent to several of the most traveled campus walkways, is a favorite place to pause, rest, and reflect.

Hibben Garden

The Hibben Garden, located on the north side of the Chapel, is an ideal spot for a contemplative moment.

Muslim Prayer Room

The Muslim community gathers throughout the day to pray in the Muslim Prayer Room (Murray-Dodge Hall, third floor).