Auburn University
Auburn University
Auburn University
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The Auburn University Chapel

The Auburn University Chapel, located at 139 South College Street , stands as a landmark of more than a century of Auburn 's history. The Chapel, constructed in 1851, is the oldest building still on its original site and is still used by the University. The Chapel is also the oldest public structure the town of Auburn . In 1976 the Chapel was given an imaginative restoration and designated a bicentennial building in the National Register of Historic Buildings.

This chapel has had a colorful past. It was used as a house of worship for the Presbyterian and Episcopal communities. It has also served as a Civil War hospital, a civic center, the Y-Hut (YMCA and YWCA headquarters), and a USO. In 1887, when the main building burned at Alabama Polytechnic Institute, the college used the Chapel for classrooms. Auburn University acquired this property in the early 1900's. For forty years it served as the playhouse for the Department of Theater. It has now come full circle and again serves the Auburn University community.

AU Chapel

Use of the University Chapel

The Chapel is open Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. It is available at other times by reservation only. A refundable deposit of $20.00 is required for use of the chapel key.

All events must be formally scheduled by the AU Student Center Reservation office at 844-1300. If an event requires a rental fee, payment must be received prior to its official scheduling. Chartered student organizations may reserve the Chapel for events of 3-hours or less without charge. Requests will not be considered more than one year in advance of the date requested. Please call the Student Center office for more information.

In the event a function must be canceled, notice must be given in writing 30 days prior to the event date in order to receive a refund. Cancellation requests must include a social security number and mailing address of the party requesting the refund.

The AU Chapel is non-denominational. In order to allow equal access for all religious denominations, weekly religious meetings should be held in Foy Union or another location. Special events for any religious group are welcome. The Chapel is also available for weddings, meetings and memorial services.

The Chapel is equipped with a Reuter-two manual pipe organ with four ranks. Arrangements for the key to the organ ($10.00 deposit required) are made in the Student Center office. The use of the organ and the services of an organist must be approved by our staff.

The Chapel is adorned with banners made and donated by area churches and religious organizations. The seating capacity of the AU Chapel is 90.