Since its dedication in 1885, Rollins Chapel has served as the College's spiritual center.
Throughout the years, religious service (including special occasions such as baptisms, bar/bat mitzvahs, marriages, and funerals) has had priority over all other uses. The Chapel has also been the setting for organ concerts, small ensembles, guest performances, and other events which do not conflict with or contradict the religious nature of the space.
Today, the Chapel is a truly interfaith. In addition to regularly scheduled Ecumenical Christian and Hindu Puja services, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Baccalaureate multi-faith Services as well as Jewish High Holiday services, also take place in Rollins. (Weekly Muslim and Jewish serves are held in their respective dedicated spaces on campus.)
On a smaller scale, an effort is made to keep the chapel open, accessible, and quiet for a reasonable portion of each day to accommodate individual and group devotion or meditation.
We encourage all who visit Dartmouth to spend some time in contemplation in the beauty of Rollins Chapel.
Rollins Chapel is located on College Street at the northeast corner of the Green. Follow the general Dartmouth directions until you reach the Hopkins Center, next to the Hanover Inn. Turn onto College Street and proceed past Dartmouth Row (white brick buildings). Rollins Chapel is beyond the last white building on your right.
Contact Laura LaMontagne if you are interested in reserving Rollins Chapel for a special occasion.
Last Updated: 7/25/15