Chapel attendance is an educational requirement for all full-time undergraduate Messiah University students. But even more importantly, it is the primary place where the campus community comes together to worship and be spiritually formed. Chapel services feature leadership from Messiah students, faculty, and staff, as well as special guests, and are designed to support Messiah's spiritual formation outcomes. Chapel is not intended to replace involvement in and commitment to the local church.
Full-time residential students are expected to attend 14 chapels each semester. They are free to choose from over 40 unique chapel opportunities to fulfill that requirement. Some students may be eligible for a reduction in their total requirement for a given term, but must file an online petition for consideration each semester.