Religious Life & Spirituality

Rosh Hashanah begins on September 4, 2013 which is the first day of classes in the fall semester.  Information regarding services and accommodations to ensure that Brown students who wish to observe the High Holidays and participate fully in academic life on campus can be found here.

The Office of the Chaplains and Religious Life supports Brown's religious diversity and works to enhance religious literacy within the University community. Brown's multifaith team of chaplains provides care -- to the University community and to any member of the community -- in moments of turmoil or grief, support in expression of religious identity, and encouragement and advice for the intellectual enterprise.

The Chaplains support more than 18 traditions, including the Brown-RISD Catholic community, Brown-RISD Hillel, Brown Muslim Students' Association, various Protestant groups; students who are Quaker, Christian Scientist, Orthodox Christian, Unitarian, Baha'i, Hindu, Vedanta, Buddhist; and Yoga and Mindfulness, Queer Faith discussions, and contemplative practices.

For more than 40 years, the weekly Thursday Interfaith Supper has taken place in the Chaplain's home, during which a broad group of students and faculty gathers to share supper and discuss topics of spiritual and ethical significance.

Additional information about programs and services offered by the Office of Chaplains and Religious Life is available at