Office of the Chaplains

Religious Practice, Spiritual Wellbeing, and Interfaith Learning

An important part of your college experience is tending to your holistic wellbeing: spiritual, physical, intellectual, relational, and emotional. Though we specialize in the spiritual, our team in the Office of the Chaplains is here to support you as a whole person.

Spiritual Wellbeing Includes: 
  • developing and sustaining a connection to something larger than yourself (might be a deity/God or religious leader, sacred texts, ethical values, the natural world, community, etc.)
  • making meaning and finding a sense of purpose in your life
  • engaging in practices that help you be fully present to your authentic self and to others

We can help...

Connect

  • with peers who share your spiritual or religious identity
  • with peers from different spiritual and religious backgrounds
  • with other resources on campus for various facets of wellbeing

Support

  • your wellbeing through individual appointments with a chaplain
  • your spiritual exploration and specific religious practices and holidays
  • your use of the Multifaith Center, Christ Chapel, and other gathering spaces on campus

Develop

  • learn how to discover and reflect on your sense of meaning and purpose
  • learn interfaith leadership skills to build bridges between people who hold diverse identities (religious, spiritual, racial, cultural, etc)
  • learn practices and habits to enhance your spiritual wellbeing
COVID-19 is growing our creative capacities!
Many of our programs and events are happening virtually this fall. Appointments with chaplains can take place virtually or in-person with appropriate procautions and social distancing. 

 



Next Event

Baccaulaureate Services - 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

May 21, 2022

A baccalaureate service is a worship service that includes Holy Communion, music, readings, prayers and a blessing for the graduates. People of all faiths are welcome.  Baccalaureate services will be held in Christ Chapel on Saturday morning at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

Go to gustavustickets.com to reserve complimentary tickets for a Baccalaureate Service.  Your graduate needs a ticket of their own.

Seating in Christ Chapel is limited, so there are two opportunities to attend the Baccalaureate Service to accomodate requests. Requests will be filled as received until a service reaches capacity. Guest tickets are not limited, although please order as close as possible to the number of tickets needed. Additional requests for tickets or returns can be made if your plans change.

Attending the 9 a.m. service allows for a more leisurely time to attend the Commencement Buffet before graduates are required to line-up for Commencement at 12:45 p.m.

Upcoming events
Date Event
May 21, 2022 910 a.m. Baccaulaureate Services - 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.https://gustavus.edu/calendar/baccaulaureate-services-9-am-and-1030-am-3Christ Chapel
10:3011:30 a.m. Baccaulaureate Services - 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.https://gustavus.edu/calendar/baccaulaureate-services-9-am-and-1030-am-3Christ Chapel