Faith Communities

The Office of Religious and Spiritual Life connects students to a diverse array of religious, cultural, and philosophical communities.

Students from many religious and non-religious traditions including Atheist, Agnostic, Baha'i, Buddhist, Christian (Orthodox, Protestant, Roman Catholic), Hindu, Humanist, Jain, Jewish, Latter Day Saints, Muslim, Native African, Native American, Pagan, Secular, Sikh, Unitarian Universalist, Zoroastrian and others are encouraged to find a home and community of belonging with the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life. Students may choose to join one of our seven engaging campus chaplaincies or participate in one of the various student led religious organizations.

The Office of Religious & Spiritual Life supports the celebration of many religious traditions and acts as a liaison to local religious leaders and communities. Students are encouraged to contact the Dean of Religious and Spiritual Life to connect to a particular community or create a new campus organization to nurture their spiritual wellness on campus.

Connections to many local communities of faith can be made through the Office of Religious & Spiritual Life. Please call us for a complete listing. 

Buddhist Life

Buddhist students from various traditions have opportunities to gather at Wellesley for meditation, practice and discussion. On weekdays there are programs of Zen Meditation and practice and Tibetan Buddhist meditation and practice. Buddhist students of all traditions are welcome to attend these programs and other opportunities offered throughout the year. 

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Chaplain John Bailes Office Hours (Billings 310):

      Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday: 12:30 - 2pm

Weekly Offerings:

Meditation Gathering

Student Only Meditation

Monday at 5pm

Wednesday at 5pm

MFC Meditation Room

MFC Meditation Room


Hindu Life

Hindu students at Wellesley gather for prayer, study and friendship. A campus-wide Diwali celebration is an annual event. Students also travel to nearby temples and colleges for other activities.

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Jewish Life

Jewish students, faculty and staff will find a varied program of cultural, spiritual, educational and religious activities including weekly Shabbat services, High Holiday services, and study/discussion groups. The Jewish Life Lounge is located in 200 Billings Hall and includes a kosher kitchen. Pomeroy dining hall serves kosher/vegetarian food at all meals. 

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Rabbi Dena Bodian Office: Billings 210

Weekly Offerings:

Torah Study

Text Study (Torah Discussion)


Shabbat Dinner

Monday at 12:30pm

Friday at 4:30

Friday at 5:30pm

Friday at 6:30pm

Billings 200

MFC Gathering Area

MFC Gathering Area

Billings 200



Muslim Life

Opportunities for Muslim students, faculty and staff have greatly increased at Wellesley. Wellesley has an official advisor to Muslim students who is a part of the religious life team. In addition, the Prayer Room, located on the lower level of Houghton Chapel, is open for Muslim study and prayer. The chaplain also facilitates coordination with the Islamic Center of Wayland and other area Mosques. 

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Chaplain Amira Quraishi Office Hours (Billings 207): 

Friday 2:30 - 4:30 pm

Weekly Offerings: 

Jum’ah Prayers

    followed by lunch

Friday at 1:45-2:00pm

MFC Main Room



Christian Life

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Protestant Life

The Protestant community gathers Sunday evenings in the Multifaith Center. Responding to the needs of the great diversity of Protestant students at Wellesley, Protestant Life offers a variety of educational, social and spiritual activities throughout the year. The Protestant Chaplain is the pastor to all Protestant Christians at Wellesley. 

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Chaplain Sarah Robbins-Cole Office Hours (Billings 309):

Monday 1:30 - 3 pm

Wednesday 1 - 2 pm 

Weekly Offerings:

Holy Communion

Christian Community Dinner

Faith over Lunch

Bible Study

Sunday at 4pm

Sunday at 5pm

Stone Davis

Wednesday at 4:30

MFC Gathering Area

MFC Main Room

Stone Davis Dining Room

Billings 206 


Roman Catholic Life | Newman Catholic Ministry

Catholic students, faculty and staff are welcome to gather together to celebrate, pray and enjoy community through a variety of educational, social and spiritual activities on campus. We enjoy a close relationship with our neighboring parish, St. Paul's which is but a short walk from campus. 

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Weekly Offerings:

Catholic Mass

Christian Community Fellowship

Sunday at 4pm

Sunday at 5pm

Houghton Chapel

MFC Main Room


Unitarian Universalist Life

The Unitarian Universalist community offers opportunities for worship, education and friendship through a variety of on-campus and off-campus activities. Activities are coordinated by student leaders.

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Weekly Offerings:


Heartspace Dinner

Tuesday at 4pm

Tuesday at 5pm

MFC Main Room

Campus Dining Hall


Contact: Office of Religious and Spiritual Life | Billings Hall | | 781-283-2685