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The University Chaplaincy is still here for you this semester, with offerings of online gatherings for our religious and philosophical communities. If you have questions, concerns, or ideas for how our office can be of better support to you in this time, please reach out to us at For questions about specific offerings below, please contact the chaplain listed.

Check-In and Reflection

Friday May 15, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. ET

Join Buddhist Chaplain Venerable Priya for meditation, Dharma-discussion, and spiritual reflection. All are welcome. For more information, please contact Buddhist Chaplain Priya Sraman at
Join Friday event via Zoom by clicking here.

Past Programs this Semester


Connect and Reflect: End of Semester Conversations with the Chaplains

Wednesdays, May 6 and May 13, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.

The University Chaplaincy warmly invites you to join us for casual conversation, reflection, and checking in with one another. How are you doing right now? What’s on your mind and heart as the semester ends? Just bring yourself, and feel free to drop in at either of the sessions for as long as you would like. We will end with a poem or inspiring quote in the hope of offering you some encouragement. All are welcome, regardless of philosophical or religious background. Hosted by Protestant Chaplain Dan Bell and Program Manager Nora Bond, plus we will have an additional guest chaplain in each session. Nora’s canine companion, Samson, may make an appearance as well! Please email us at and if you have any questions or concerns.

Join both events via Zoom by clicking here.


Virtual Buddha Day Celebration

Friday May 8, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. ET

Join us as we celebrate Buddha Day virtually to commemorate the birth, enlightenment, and passing away of the Buddha. The program will include meditation, chanting, and Dharma reflections by students, alumni and Buddhist monastics. For more information, please contact Buddhist Chaplain Venerable Priya Sraman  at

Join Friday event via Zoom by clicking here.

Catholic Community at Tufts End of the Year Virtual Gathering 

Tuesday, May 12, 8 p.m. - 9 p.m. ET

Rituals orient us. We need rituals and in this moment when we are scattered, our hearts are hungry for connection and recognition of what has come to pass. Join us as we mark the end of this year. We will give thanks, support one another and send forth those who are graduating.
Join event via Zoom by clicking here.


Muslim Chaplain Chats

Thursdays, 8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. ET

Join in a conversation with Muslim Chaplain Abdul-Malik on Thursday evenings. This is a time for students to discuss topics of interest and to be in community together. For more information, please contact Muslim Chaplain Abdul-Malik Merchant at Note: The last session will be Wednesday, April 22nd.

Weekly topics are:
April 9 - Faith & Doubt
April 16 - Ramadan Preparations
April 22 - Practical Spirituality (Note: On a Wednesday)


Humanist Hangout

Fridays, April 10, and 24, 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET

Join Humanist Chaplain Walker Bristol for an informal hangout by Zoom in place of the regular HCAT (Humanist Community at Tufts) meeting. We invite you to bring a candle or small light as a way of being connected during our time together. All are welcome. Note: the last session will be Friday, April 24th.

For more information please contact Humanist Chaplain Walker Bristol at


Hindu Students Council Discussions

Fridays, April 10, 17, and 24, 9:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. ET

Tufts Hindu Students Council will be holding their weekly discussions via Zoom. Join us on Friday nights in April from 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. ET. We will be continuing to talk about the stories and epics we have been focusing on this semester, as well as discussing various topics surrounding Hindu customs and traditions. We hope that you are all staying safe and healthy during this troubling time and hope that you can join us to de-stress. Note: the last session will be Friday, April 24th.


Open Hour - Check-In and Reflection with the Catholic Chaplain

Sundays through May 3rd, 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. ET

All are welcome as we gather virtually to be in solidarity with one another. Come for as long or as short as you are able. This informal hour is a time to see one another and to draw from our tradition's wealth of wisdom for sustenance. For more information, please contact Catholic Chaplain Lynn Cooper at


Protestant Evening Worship 

Sundays through May 3rd,  7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. ET

Wherever you find yourself in mind, body, and spirit in these challenging times, there is always room for you in the PEW. Join the Protestant student community for worship through prayer, singing, preaching, and reflection over Zoom, led by Protestant Chaplain Dan Bell. While we cannot be together in person right now, Christ is still present among us and the Spirit draws us together to be God's people in the world. After each service, everyone is welcome to stay and hang out. For more information, please contact Protestant Chaplain Rev. Dan Bell at