Alternate chapel request forms should be submitted through MCSquare.
The link to the form can be found in the College Ministries channel.
|Nov 5||Last day to submit alternate chapel request form|
|Nov 26||Last day to hold an alternate chapel|
Alternate chapels are worship services, forums, lectures and other kinds of presentations sponsored by residence halls, student organizations or classes and dedicated to the integration of faith and learning. They are usually held in the evening and can count for up to 12 of a student's total chapel credits. Groups that meet on a regular basis throughout the semester are not eligible for chapel credit (ie: regular meetings of small groups or student organizations, etc).
From time to time, Campus Events may place restrictions on the number of events being planned on campus during a given period (usually around an event like Homecoming or Commencement). At these times, they will place a moratorium on the approval of any new events during a certain time frame to keep from stretching their staff too thin. Each alternate chapel must be sponsored by a curricular or co-curricular educator who agrees to serve as an active advisor for the program and to attend the event.
Checklist for Alternate Chapels
Before your event, stop by Hostetter Chapel after 12 noon to retrieve your cardreader. You are responsible to have the reader at your event in order for the attendees to receive chapel credit. Organizers of the alternate chapel will be responsible for the hand-held cardreader assigned to them and will be required to sign out the assigned cardreader from the College Ministries office. Cardreaders MUST be returned to our office the following day by 9AM.
You will receive an email once your alternate chapel has been approved. If you do not pick up a cardreader and attendance is not recorded for your chapel, or if you fail to return the cardreader by 9AM the following day, your organization will not be approved to hold any further alternates for the academic year, no corrections to students' attendance will be made and all complaints from students regarding credit for your chapel will be forwarded to you.