Special note: Rockefeller and Bond Chapels are closed to the public between December 15, 2018 and January 8, 2019 except for scheduled events.
Rockefeller Memorial Chapel is open to visitors from 11 am to 6 pm Tuesday through Friday whenever the University is in session, and during scheduled events on Saturdays and Sundays.
Bond Chapel is open to visitors from 8 am to 4:45 pm whenever the University is in session, and during scheduled events on Saturdays and Sundays.
Spiritual Life, located at Ida Noyes Hall 034, is open 10 am to 5 pm during the week, and into the evenings for events, during the academic year (mid-September through mid-June), and by appointment or event booking during the summer quarter. The meditation room and prayer rooms, including spaces used for Muslim and Hindu daily prayers, are accessible during building hours throughout the year by students, staff, and faculty with a valid University ID for card access (contact Jigna Shah).
Access, Directions, and Parking
For parking locations, instructions, directions to Rockefeller or Bond Chapels, and for maps of the University and surrounding area, visit the University’s mapping system. To find Rockefeller Chapel in your phone’s GPS, enter 5850 S. Woodlawn Avenue; to find Bond Chapel, enter 1010 E. 59th Street (the address of the classics archway, the pedestrian entrance to the quadrangle in which Bond Chapel is located and the nearest point at which you can be dropped off by car).
Rockefeller Memorial Chapel is accessible, with the exception of its balconies, tower, and carillon. The wheelchair elevator to the lower level is located in the main entrance lobby near the southwest door. The parking lot at 5835 S. University Avenue, immediately to the west of the chapel and open to chapel visitors for evening and weekend events, has reserved handicapped spaces, with a ramp leading to the west entrances of the chapel.
Ongoing construction projects or street repairs may sometimes temporarily limit accessibility. The University provides updates to ongoing projects online through the Facilities Services Campus Plan and Construction website.
Architectural and casual social photography with personal camera equipment is always welcome. Tripods and heavier equipment are not permitted.
Professional photography of costumed persons, as for weddings and promotions, or any posed or commercial photography, is strictly reserved for University-affiliiated parties with paid event reservations. You may be asked to leave the premises if other posed costumed or commercial photography is attempted.
Rockefeller Chapel does not issue photography or film permits for Rockefeller or Bond Chapels. Please consult University Communications.