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Religious and Spiritual Life

The Office of Religious and Spiritual Life (ORSL) provides opportunities for members of the Skidmore community to develop their religious and spiritual lives, which are an important part of the educational experience. We encourage enriching dialogue, meaningful ritual, and enduring friendships among people of all religious backgrounds. We offer:
  • religious services
  • holiday observances
  • contemplative practices
  • speakers and lectures
  • educational programs
  • discussion groups
  • community service opportunities
  • social justice projects
  • club advising
  • individual spiritual counsel


 Fall 2016 Weekly Schedule at Wilson Chapel

Yoga and Meditation 
Sundays 5-6:30 pm

Mindful Movement Restorative Yoga
Mondays 7:30-8:30 pm (Students Only)

Christian Prayer 
Tuesdays 12:15-12:35pm
(ecumenical, varied traditions)

Zen Meditation
Tuesdays 6:25-8 pm
with Holley Hodgins

Chapel Drop-in hours
Wednesdays 2:30-4:30pm,
with ORSL staff

Mindfulness Moment
Thursdays 12:15-12:35

Open Chapel for Muslim Prayers
Fridays 12:30-1:30 pm.
Prayer rugs available at the chapel

Services led by Skidmore Hillel: Fridays 5:15-6:30 pm (followed by Shabbat dinner, 2nd floor of the Dining Hall, students RSVP for dinner on SkidSync)

Roman Catholic Mass (monthly)
Sunday evenings, dates and times TBD. Contact the ORSL if you would like to be notified of the schedule.

Open Chapel
When not otherwise reserved the chapel is normally open from around 6:30 am to around 10:30 pm. Reservations are posted on the bulletin boards outside and on the ORSL board in Case Center

Contacting a Chaplain or Spiritual Advisor 

The ORSL staff are available to meet with students regardless of religious, spiritual, or secular background. Affiliated advisors and local religious leaders from specific traditions are also available on and off campus. We are happy to help students connect with leaders and communities from their preferred tradition. 

Fall 2016 Drop-in Hours

Tuesdays 1-3 pm - Case 227

Wednesdays 2:30-4:30 - Willson Chapel 

ORSL advisors are also available most weekdays on campus. Stop by our offices or contact us to make an appointment. 

Connect with the ORSL...

  • to discuss faith, spirituality, and religion
  • to connect with faith communities on or off campus
  • for prayer or spiritual counsel
  • to plan events on campus of religious and/or spiritual interest
  • if you’re navigating a time of grief
  • to talk about identity and community
  • when worried about a friend or loved one
  • just to talk

To contact the ORSL email Parker Diggory at, stop by Case 227 or see our staff page for more details.

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Wilson Chapel, photo by Sam Brooks '12

Wilson Chapel

The chapel is a beautiful space for worship and wonder, retreat and reflection. When not scheduled for campus events it is available to the Skidmore community for personal reflection and prayer. Events at the chapel include yoga, meditation, religious prayers and services, and events that explore many forms of spiritual and contemplative practice.

The Chapel is open daily from around 6:30 am to around 10:30 pm and available when not otherwise reserved. Reseravtions are posted on the bulletin boards outside the chapel door and on the ORSL board in Case Center.