Spiritual & Religious Life

Lois Perkins Chapel

The Lois Perkins Chapel is a space in the middle of campus for worship, meditation, prayer and quiet reflection.

Lois Perkins Chapel

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. Click here for more information about the history and architecture of the Chapel. 

The Chapel is open 8am to midnight during the each semester for prayer and meditation. The adjacent Chapel Lounge and Garden are open the same hours and are designed for spiritual reflection and small group discussion.