Sacred Spaces at UMB

There are sacred spaces available to you on campus for prayer, meditation, and reflection. These spaces are located in several places across campus to make access most convenient for you.

The Relaxation Area
SMC Campus Center, Third Floor 621 W. Lombard St.

The Relaxation Area is a designated quiet space where students can meditate, reflect, engage in silent prayer, and journal. 

Monday – Thursday: 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Friday: 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

UMMC Chapel of Comfort
Weinberg Building, First Floor 22 S. Greene St.

The Chapel of Comfort is available 24-7 for personal prayer/meditation. There also is a prayer journal available for written prayers and concerns.

Service Schedule

Call 410-328-6014, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., if you would like more information about the following:

  • Religious items (e.g., Bibles, rosaries, Qur'ans, prayer books, kosher supplies)
  • Sacramental needs (e.g., baptism, communion)
  • Special/seasonal services and observances

Want to talk to someone about religious/spiritual/existential issues?

UMMC chaplains are available to students of all faith traditions as well as to students who do not consider themselves religious.

The chaplains offer guidance to the followers of all world religions. They also minister to people with no religious affiliations. It makes no difference to them whether you belong to a church, mosque, or temple, or if you have no formal religious ties at all. They aim to foster spiritual wholeness and help you with questions about faith.

On staff are a rabbi, a priest, and protestant and nondenominational ministers. The chaplains also have relationships with Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, and Jehovah Witness leaders as well as other spiritual leaders in the community. If you have specific religious needs, they will try to find you an appropriate religious leader.

To talk to a chaplain, call 410-328-6014, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

See the list of UMMC chaplains

VA Chapel
Baltimore VA Medical Center, Room 2A-10710 N. Greene St.

Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Service Schedule

Contact: 410-605-7070 or 800-463-6295, ext. 7070

School of Dentistry
650 W. Baltimore St.

In the winter, a room in the School of Dentistry is reserved over the noon hour for Jewish Orthodox prayer. Please email Zachary Katz for more details and to schedule the minivan.