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Stanford University supports students, faculty, and staff in celebrating religious holidays of significance to them. NSO and residential staff are aware that religious commitments may influence attendance at some events. For more information, please visit the
Office for Religious & Spiritual Life's website.

Multifaith Welcome
Office for Religious & Spiritual Life

University Public Worship

Sunday, Sept. 19, 11:00 a.m. • Memorial Church
A Multifaith Ingathering. Come begin the school year with faith leaders from across our Stanford community. 


Yom Kippur Events

Outdoor services will be hosted in two locations on campus, one featuring gender-egalitarian leadership and amplified musicians (likely most comfortable for folks from Reform, Conservative, and unaffiliated backgrounds) and one featuring full traditional liturgy, no musicians or instruments, and a mechitza (likely most comfortable for folks from traditional/Orthodox backgrounds. For more details, and to receive the most updated information about Yom Kippur services at Stanford, please fill out this interest form.

Pre-Yom Kippur Meal

Wednesday, Sept. 15 Fill out this interest form to stay updated on time and location.

Kol Nidrei Services, Reform/Conservative

Wednesday, Sept. 15, 6:30 p.m. Frost Amphitheater

Yom Kippur Morning Service, Reform/Conservative

Thursday, Sept. 16, 9:30 a.m. • Frost Amphitheater

Yom Kippur Morning Service, Traditional/Orthodox

Thursday, Sept. 16, 10:30 a.m. • Chabad at Stanford, 1289 College Avenue

Yom Kippur Discussions

Thursday, Sept. 16 • Fill out this interest form to stay updated on time and location.

Yom Kippur Evening Services (with Break-Fast to follow), Traditional/Reform

Thursday, Sept. 16, 6:30 p.m. • Chabad at Stanford, 1289 College Avenue

Yom Kippur Break-Fast Evening Meal

Thursday, Sept. 16, 8:00 p.m. • Fill out this interest form to stay updated on time and location.

Shabbat Service & Dinner - Hillel at Stanford

Friday, Sept. 17, 6:00 p.m. • Taube Hillel House and Koret Pavilion, Hillel-Ziff Center for Jewish Life

Welcome Shabbat Service & Dinner (Traditional/Orthodox)

Friday, Sept. 17, 7:00 p.m. • Chabad at Stanford, 1289 College Avenue


Zen Buddhist Meditation - Stanford Zen Society

Friday, Sept. 17, 3:00 p.m. • CIRCLE Sanctuary, Old Union, 3rd Floor
Stanford Zen Society welcomes new students to join in an introductory meditation session, available to any and all who are interested. This meditation session will be an introductory opportunity for those interested in Zen Buddhism and Stanford Zen Society.


Episcopal Lutheran Eucharist - Episcopal Lutheran Campus Ministry

Thursday, Sept. 16, 12:10 p.m. • Memorial Church, Side Chapel

Evangelical & Nondenominational Worship & Prayer Gathering

Friday, Sept. 17, 6:30 p.m. • CIRCLE Common Room, Old Union, 3rd Floor
All students who consider themselves to be evangelical or non-denominational are welcome to join for worship and prayer and to meet others who share your faith.

Christian Adventist Friday Night Vespers

Friday, Sept. 17, 7:00 p.m. • Virtual, Zoom
Join other students in opening the Sabbath together. For Zoom link, please email Jonathan Wheeler.

Roman Catholic Mass - Catholic Community at Stanford

Sunday, Sept. 19, 9:00 a.m., 4:30 p.m. & 9:00 p.m. • Memorial Church
Monday-Friday, 12:20 p.m. • Memorial Church

Latter-day Saint Worship - Latter-day Saint Student Association

Sunday, Sept. 19, 12:30 p.m. • 865 Stanford Avenue

reFARMation – An Evangelical Worship Service

Sunday, Sept. 19, 10:30 a.m. • Koret Pavilion
reFARMation, a back-to-school worship service, is Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship's only Sunday morning gathering of the year. Join them for energetic worship, Bible-based preaching, and faith-filled prayer. Details, including location confirmation, are available at All are welcome!


Jumu'ah (Friday) Prayer - Muslim Student Union at Stanford

Friday, Sept. 17, 1:30 p.m. • Mem Chu Green (the grassy area behind Mem Chu)
Congregational Friday prayer for Muslim community at Stanford.