Lois Perkins Chapel
The Lois Perkins Chapel is a space in the middle of campus for worship, meditation, prayer and quiet reflection.
By virtue of its placement in the center of campus, the Lois Perkins Chapel symbolizes the rich historical and ongoing tie between Southwestern and the United Methodist Church – helping students realize their fullest human potential within an intellectually challenging, nurturing and inclusive community.
Named for Southwestern alumna Lois Perkins, who attended the University from 1908 to 1911, the chapel is built in modern semi-Gothic style. Its impressive stained-glass windows depict leaders of the Protestant Reformation in Europe and American Methodism, as well as seals of the colleges with which those leaders are associated.
The Chapel is open 8am to midnight during the each semester for prayer and meditation. The adjacent Multi-Faith Prayer Room and Garden are open the same hours and are designed for spiritual reflection and small group discussion.
Each week, at Thursday Chapel, 4:15p to 4:50p, a local pastor or priest from a nearby church will share a message and students lead worship music. Also, Tuesday nights at 9pm, students come together to play and sing contemporary Christian music in the chapel.