Office of Religious and Spiritual Life

Sacred Spaces

Oberlin College is blessed with multiple sacred spaces. These include spaces specifically used for Christian, Jewish, Muslim, and Buddhist religious practices, and other pleasant places for prayer and contemplation, including Tappan Square and the Arboretum.

Available Spaces

Fairchild Chapel

The Office of Religious and Spiritual Life (ORSL) coordinates the care and use of Fairchild Chapel, which is a multifaith house of worship used most often by Christian communities. Fairchild Chapel is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays for prayer and meditation and may also be scheduled through the OSD for worship services, lifecycle rituals, and sacred music concerts. ORSL staff and affiliates are available to officiate at lifecycle rituals.

Wilder Hall

  • The Prayer Room in Wilder Hall is the main prayer space for Oberlin's Muslim community. Communal prayer is held when Oberlin is in session. The room also is available for prayer and study whenever Wilder Hall is open.
  • The Hillel Student Lounge is available for Jewish students to learn, grow, and share community in the company of others, on the second floor on Wilder Hall.

  • The Meditation Room in Wilder Hall, Room 325 can be reserved at Wilder Desk by groups who wish to practice meditation. Communal meditation is held almost daily by the Oberlin Meditators (OM) group. Wilder Hall, Room 310 is also a meditation room that does not need to be reserved and is open whenever Wilder Hall is open.

To Reserve Space

To make a reservation, please fill out this online reservation form .