Events at Rockefeller and Bond Chapel
Rockefeller Chapel and Bond Chapel are cherished for a wide variety of artistic, academic, life ceremonial, and spiritual events. Traditionally, we present or host more than fifty pre-scheduled events per week in the two Chapels, in addition student lessons on carillon, organ, and in vocal ensembles. Some events are designed primarily for students, others for audiences and participants from the city of Chicago and far beyond. Visitors come from all over the world to see and hear our inspiring architecture and historic instruments. While visitor access remains restricted at present, please read below for virtual programming and other resources.
See our visiting page for current access status.
See here for how to book an event.
See here for information on holding a wedding at Rockefeller or Bond; new reservations are currently on pause until at least April, 2021.
Sundays from Rockefeller
May 16, 2021 - Seventh Sunday of Easter: Coming and Going
Music and meditations for distanced times from our vocal artists-in-residence, organ, and carillon. Dean Maurice Charles hosts.
A statement in solidarity
March 22, 2021
Please click here for a message from Dean Maurice Charles and the Rockefeller / Spiritual Life team
COVID-19 closure information
The University Chapels remain physically closed to the public until further notice, but our virtual doors are open for 2021.
In-person gatherings at Rockefeller and Bond Chapels and at Spiritual life continue to be suspended until further notice. Visit goforward.uchicago.edu for the most current campus information.
Lessons and Carols
Available free on demand
Our inaugural 2020 virtual service in our annual Lessons and Carols tradition of music and light.
An interfaith Thanksgiving
available on demand throughout the holidays
A virtual service including musical offerings on organ and carillon and a welcome from Dean Charles
The Virtual Chapel: seasonal insights from our archives
commenced April, 2020
including Sundays from Rockefeller, our weekly for distanced times
Spiritual Life ANYTIME programs
Accessible now for students and friends
Visit the Spiritual Life website for updates on upcoming virtual programming
While interior tower tours are on pause, weekday recitals continue at noon and five during the academic year.