Chaplains and Religious Life

Campus Spaces to Pray, Gather and Meet

Our Spaces

The Office of the Chaplains and Religious Life (OCRL) oversees and is connected to a number of spaces on campus including two meeting rooms in Page-Robinson Hall and Manning Chapel, located in Manning Hall.

To check ahead for availability, please view the google calendars for each room or email your reservation request to the Office at

Manning Chapel

Manning Chapel

Manning Chapel may be reserved for religious or spiritual purposes. This space is ecumenical in its weekly use, home to our Catholic Masses, Meditation Group, Protestant Worship, and more. The Chapel can also be reserved for memorials, weddings, and blessing ceremonies.

Capacity: 200

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Page-Robinson Meeting Room 409

Room 409

This small meeting room is equipped with a small table, couches and chairs for a relaxed and cozy atmosphere that may be used for individual or small group bookings.

Capacity: 10

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Page-Robinson Meeting Room 411

Room 411

This large meeting room is equipped with tables, chairs, and couches. The regular set-up of the room houses a lounge area and seminar-style meeting area. All furniture is movable to meet your groups needs, however we request that rooms be returned to their original state for the next meeting. 

Available tech: Large TV with HDMI & WiFi capabilities.
Additional amenities: Sink, countertop space.
Capacity: Varies.

  • Seminar Table: 12 - 15
  • Seating Area: 10 - 12
  • Flexible seating (rearranged tables & chairs): ~35 

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Religiously Affiliated Spaces

Brown Muslim Student Center
Champlin Hall
Room 018

Brown-RISD Catholic Center
51 Prospect Street
Chapel with Blessed Sacrament

Brown RISD Hillel
80 Brown Street

Manning Chapel
2nd Floor of Manning Hall


Interfaith Spaces for Meditation and Prayer

Prayer and Meditation Rooms are available across campus for the Brown University community to use. Please see a list of spaces available below, and ways to access them. We ask that out of courtesy to others users keep prayer/meditation intervals to ~20 minutes, and to please leave the room as you have found it. 

If there is an issue with the room itself, including temperature, infrastructure, equipment or cleanliness, please call the Office of the Chaplains at 401-863-2344. 

69 Brown Street
4th Floor, Room 412

No reservation is needed. Please utilize the door sign to let others know if the room is in use. Please be respectful that this is a shared space.

201 Thayer Street
12th floor, Room 1219

Key access only. Check out from the service desk downstairs on Level A.

345 Brook Street

A multi-use private room available for prayer.

7 Benevolent Street
Arnold Lounge, Room E230B

103 Thayer Street
Room 111

For card access, e-mail Your Brown ID # will be requested.

121 South Main Street
Room 243B

222 Richmond St
2nd Floor of Blue Academy; Room 220

Please note: this space is only available for Med Students.

Map of Campus Spaces

Find the location of the nearest prayer space, using this interactive map.


Contemplative Studies at Brown has put together a list of suggested retreat locations, categorized by affiliation.

View suggested retreat locations