We have the opportunity to praise God and worship together through daily chapel. A combination of weekly topics and daily themes feature messages from guest speakers and members of the Northwestern community, to interactive prayer, to praise chapel with a live band. Check out our chapel schedule and attendance requirements to see how you can grow in community with your peers.
At Northwestern, we love God and we love to praise Him! Our 40-minute chapel services are held in Knight Hall Monday through Friday to give the Northwestern community the opportunity to praise God and worship together.
Daily chapel provides a time and place to gather in community around a theme – examined through the lens of Scripture - in order to deepen our knowledge and experience of God, along with being challenged and encouraged to impact the world.
Mission of Chapel: Encountering God Together in Community
Chapel is an opportunity for all of Northwestern to gather daily to share in an experience of worship that engages with creative and diverse content that will encourage, challenge, and invite us to a life of faith, hope, love, and service. Every chapel is planned with the following values in mind:
- Christ-centered. We seek to glorify and experience God through content that is rooted in Christ.
- Transformation-focused. We seek development that encourages a genuine, transformative journey.
- Community-oriented. We seek to understand, love, and journey together as part of the body of Christ.
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays 10:30 a.m. - 11:10 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:55 a.m. - 10:35 a.m.
*Chapel primarily meets in Knight Hall, except when otherwise indicated. Alternative chapels take place on Wednesdays and Thursdays, at multiple locations on campus; the schedule is posted on theROCK (Community Life tab).
Regular attendance is required of all full-time traditional undergraduate students. Full-time students are expected to attend 22 out of 37 chapels during quads one and three, and 21 out of 35 chapels during quads two and four (this allows for about two discretionary absences each week).
Students are free to use these discretionary absences for personal reasons (study time, employment, volunteer work, doctor/dentist appointments, non-extended illness, car trouble, trips home, etc.). Students who qualify may request additional absences by submitting an online exemption form.