Pasta Night

Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m.
Chaplain's Residence
Students and faculty gather for conversation, fellowship and a simple, home-cooked meal (spaghetti, salad and cookies). The evening format is simple: prayers of thanksgiving, prayers for others, prayers for ourselves; eating supper; and usually a brief reading or discussion along with dessert. Cooking starts at 5 p.m., and volunteers are always welcome. Please e-mail chapel@hws.edu or call ext. 3671 for more information.

Close Knit

Thursdays, 4:30-6 p.m.
Counseling Center
Students are welcome to join in on knitting, crocheting, embroidery or other handwork projects as we talk over what is going on in our lives. Learn to knit or crochet, help out with service work projects or talk about your week’s events at the Counseling Center. We have free yarn, needles and patterns!

Buddhist Meditation

Tibetan Buddhist meditation takes place Mondays at 6:30 p.m. in the second floor lounge of Intercultural Affairs (288 Pulteney St.). Contact the Ven. Tenzin Yignyen for more information.

Eucharist (Episcopal)

Sundays at 7:00 p.m. in St. John’s Chapel

Lunch & Learn

Lunch & Learn, a weekly hot kosher lunch and informal discussion, takes place Wednesdays at 12:15 p.m. at the Abbe Center for Jewish Life.

Open Chapel

St. John's Chapel is open for contemplative prayer and meditation every day from early morning to late evening as long as the chapel is not being used for regular worship service or special event, or the Colleges are closed the week between Christmas and New Year’s.

Roman Catholic Mass

Roman Catholic Mass is held on Sundays at 4:30 p.m. in St. John’s Chapel.

Quaker Meeting For Worship

Quaker Meeting for Worship is held Sundays at 9:30 a.m. at The Fisher Center, Demarest Hall.


Periodically, the Spiritual Engagement staff hold special events, like a Knit Out or Easter egg dyeing. Check the HWS Events Calendar for more information.


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