Campus Worship and Meditation Spaces

Boyd Meditation Chapel

A photo of the inside of the chapel.The Boyd Meditation Chapel offers a quiet space for Albion College personal and small group spiritual needs. A hub for spiritual life, Boyd is located on the south end of the Goodrich Chapel building, down the hall from the front entrance. All members of the Albion College community are welcome to use the room.

Spiritual items currently available for use in Boyd: Meditation cushions, meditation bowl, Islamic prayer rugs, caps, scarves, beads, qibla sign, shoe rack, small tubs and water vessels for ablution, candlesticks (use with permission), benches, metal cross, rosaries, and religious texts and hymn books from many faiths.

The Boyd Meditation Chapel is available for “drop-in” use or by reservation to chaplain@albion.edu. Storage cabinets are available for reservation by groups (contact chaplain@albion.edu to obtain a reservation form).

Goodrich Chapel

The outside of Goodrich Chapel, a brick building with white columns.Opened in 1957, Goodrich Chapel is the central location for large indoor ceremonial, musical, and celebratory events at Albion College. Individuals and groups that wish to use Goodrich Chapel can inquire at khiatt@albion.edu and pmiller@albion.edu. The College Chaplain can also be contacted at chaplain@albion.edu to discuss potential use.

Whitehouse Nature Center

Students walking on a trail.For many individuals, spiritual development is deepened through connection with the natural world. The Whitehouse Nature Center offers a space to deepen this connection through walking trails, live animals, and intersectional nature conservation work. Birdwatch and listen to bird song, socialize with turtles and other critters in the Kalamazoo Room, and meditate or walk the trails. It is easily accessible, next to the Athletic complex fields. For more information, visit the Whitehouse Nature Center website.

Umbrella House

Umbrella House has long been a great place for students of all faiths to meet, hang out, and hold events (Ex: a Diwali celebration, Rosh Hashanah dinner, etc.). The Umbrella House basement also functions as a prayer space for Muslim students and supply storage for various student faith organizations. To request key card access to Umbrella House, email ltodd@albion.edu. Umbrella House is located at 1107 East Cass Street.