Student Organizations and University Departments

War Memorial Chapel is available to student organizations and university departments as a multi-purpose facility. Rates may vary per event. Requests may be made through the Event Planning Office located in Squires Student Center office 221 or by submitting the appropriate form on GobblerConnect.

Initiations

The Chapel is available to registered student organizations for initiations. An approved member of the organization will need to visit the Event Planning Office in Squires 221 or submit the appropriate form on GobblerConnect for a reservation request. The fee for initiations is $50 and will be billed to the organization after the event takes place.

Please contact the Event Planning Office if you have any questions regarding the scheduling procedures for initiations.

Religious Services

Religious services of different faiths and denominations are held in the facility. The Chapel is available to be reserved for baptisms, prayer groups, bible study groups, and individual meditation throughout the year. The Chapel is available to student organizations and university departments for these types of events, and there is no charge for the reservation. Student organizations and university departments interested in scheduling an event will need to contact the Event Planning Office or submit the appropriate form on GobblerConnect.

Commencement Activities/Commissioning Ceremonies

The Chapel is available for graduation and commencement activities, as well as commissioning ceremonies. If you would like to make a reservation, please contact the Event Planning Office or submit the appropriate form on GobblerConnect.

Student Ministries

The Chapel is available for use by student ministry organizations for events such as meetings, services, prayer groups, bible study groups, or praise services. These events may be recurring, and all are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. Visit the student organizations list for a complete list of religious organizations at Virginia Tech. An approved member of the organization will need to visit the Event Planning Office or submit the appropriate form on GobblerConnect.

Other Events

The Chapel is available to host other types of events such as memorial services, prayer vigils, organ & piano rehearsals, and others not listed above. Please contact our office if you have questions about how this facility may fit your organization’s needs.

If the group will be using candles, it is required that an open burn permit be submitted to the Event Planning Office no later than 10 business days prior to the event. Our staff can help you with the submission and answer any questions you may have.

Contact Us

The Event Planning Office
Student Engagement and Campus Life | Virginia Tech
225 Squires Student Center (0138)
Blacksburg, Virginia 24061
phone: 540-231-5005
fax: 540-231-06910
email: eventplanning@vt.edu


601 Drillfield Drive
Blacksburg, Virginia 24061

Phone: 540-231-6240

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