Current Covid-19 Guidelines and Information: Danforth chapel is open and available on a limited basis with the reduced capacity of 19. We have implemented increased time between each reservation to adhere to current cleaning and safety guidelines. Masks and social distancing is required during all events. Visit the scheduling information page for information on reservations. Please refer to Protect KU for the most current information and guidelines.
Danforth Chapel was dedicated in 1946. It was named after William Danforth whose grant from the Danforth Foundation provided the impetus for beginning construction. Students and faculty also contributed money and labor to see their site for meditation become a reality. The Chapel is nondenominational and provides a quiet place for individual meditation and prayer. It is also used for weddings, christenings, memorials, and appropriate student activities.