Religious & Spiritual Observances
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.
Office for Religious & Spiritual Life
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
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 xastanford.org. 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.