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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

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.




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 8:00 am to around 11:00 pm and available when not otherwise reserved. Reseravtions are posted on the bulletin boards outside the chapel door. 

Weekly Meditation, Yoga, and Prayer Opportunities at Wilson Chapel


Check back soon for the Fall 2016 schedule. Weekly events at the chapel this semester will include: spiritually-open yoga and meditation,  Shabbat services, Friday Muslim prayer times, drop-in tea time with ORSL staff, Zen meditation, mindfulness moments, and ecumenical Christian prayer. Plans for montly Catholic mass are also in the works. Other religious, spiritual, and interfaith programming happens across campus. Check with the ORSL or specific student clubs for mroe information.