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University of the Pacific
Religious and Spiritual Life
Chaplain's Office
3601 Pacific Ave.
Stockton, CA 95211
P: 209-946-2538

Places of Worship, Prayer, and Meditation

There are a number of places on and off campus for members of our community to pray, reflect, meditate, and worship. Below is a list of the ones that are used most often on campus, followed by a list of places of worship in the community:

Morris Chapel

The University of the Pacific was founded by Methodist ministers, and while it is no longer affiliated with the Methodist church but is a private, non-denominational chapel, Morris Chapel bears witness to our history and our continuing commitment to support the spiritual lives of all Pacific students.

There are a variety of opportunities for the Pacific community to worship and meditate in Morris Chapel.

During the academic year, the following services are held in Morris Chapel:
Morning Prayer: In the Christian Tradition on Tuesdays at 8:00 am followed by Fair Trade Café at 8:30am
Buddhist Meditation on Wednesdays at 5:30pm
Catholic Mass on Sundays at 8:00pm

During business hours, Morris Chapel is open for prayer and meditation given that no special events are being held.   

Summer hours:
Monday-Friday: 7:30am-4:30pm
Saturday, Sunday: Open for weddings and other events

Academic Year hours:
Monday-Friday: 8:00am-5:00pm
Saturday, Sunday: Open for weddings and other events 

Learn more about the History of Morris Chapel

Sacred Space

Sacred Space provides a place for students to pray and meditate.  Sacred Space is open to students of all religious and philosophical traditions, and is open daily throughout the school year.  

If you would like to hold a service, scriptural studies, meditate, or use the Sacred Space after the Chaplain's Office business hours, please contact the Office of the Chaplain at 209.946.2325 or email religiouslife@pacific.edu

Chaplain's Office business hours:
Monday-Friday: 8:00am-5:00pm
Saturday-Sunday: closed 

Reflection Pool

The reflection pool in front of the DeRosa University Center is a beautiful place to have a moment of quiet reflection. This is often a place where prayer services, candlelight vigils, and other gatherings will take place on campus.




 Meditation Garden

The meditation garden is located behind Morris Chapel and is a nice secluded place on campus to have a quiet moment.

Zen Garden

The Zen Garden is located on the east side of the DeRosa University Center and provides a nice space for quiet reflection.