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Religious and Spiritual Life

Sacred places for prayer and meditation

Hamline welcomes people of all religious traditions as well as those with none. Recognizing that Hamline’s campus community is religiously diverse, the programs of Religious and Spiritual Life are committed to:

  • Building bridges to connect the sacred, academic, and social aspects of life on campus
  • Fostering spiritual exploration and growth
  • Promoting compassion, justice, and concern for the common good
  • Providing personal, emotional, and spiritual support to the campus community

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The Gathering Place and the Wellspring are two places on campus with the specific purpose of providing a space for students to pray, meditate, and gather for spiritual and religious events. Both are open every day for all students, faculty, and staff who wish to use them. Hours for both locations are 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Please contact Public Safety if doors are locked.

The Gathering Place

The Gathering Place is located in Sorin Hall. Services provided through the Gathering Place include:

  • A spacious and windowed back room where you can pray, meditate, study, or just relax
  • Muslim prayer rugs, feet washing stations, and meditation zafus
  • A mid-sized meeting space that can be reserved through Events Management
  • Area to host events with arrangeable chairs and tables available

The Wellspring

The Wellspring is located on the third floor of the Anderson Center. It is open all week to anyone that wishes to use it and may be reserved for meditation or other programming. The Wellspring is intentionally interfaith. 

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