Facilities, Directions, and Parking
Vanderbilt OUCRL Facilities
Physical Location: 401 24th Ave S (behind Branscomb Quad)
Campus Mail: PMB 406311
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm
Parking: Two designated spots (12 and 13) are available for short-term use by affiliate chaplains and visitors. To reserve a space, contact the OUCRL Administrative Assistant.
The OUCRL House is the office for Religious Life staff and several affiliate chaplains. The house also has several public spaces like the Fireside Lounge and Sunroom that make great places to relax or study and for small groups to meet. The trees are American holly trees, very rare and one of the reasons our campus is a National Arboretum. If you make it through the woods you will find a warm welcome, conversation, and coffee.
The OUCRL Annex is designated prayer space, most often used by Muslim community members.
Physical Location: 401 21st Ave S (behind OUCRL House)
Hours: Card access 24/7
Benton Chapel, named for Dean of the Divinity School John K. Benton, was dedicated in 1959 as part of the new quadrangle housing the Divinity School. Benton is the largest and main chapel for Vanderbilt University. Although decorated in a Christian theme, no single denomination is prevalent, making the chapel available to be used by different denominations and traditions throughout the week. Benton Chapel has become the ecumenical home for various ministries, classes, promotions, and special events in the lives of students, faculty, and staff at Vanderbilt.
Physical Location: 411 21st Ave S
All Faith Chapel
The All Faith Chapel is located below Benton Chapel. A room of hand-crafted stucco and soft light, the All Faith Chapel was designed to be a welcoming and serene sacred space regardless of an individual’s faith. A variety of religious and spiritual groups meet and pray in the All Faith Chapel during the week.
Physical Location: 411 21st Ave S (below Benton Chapel)
Designated Prayer Spaces
Several smaller spaces around campus are designated for quiet reflection and prayer during particular times of the day.
The Commons Center, Room 215 (8:00am-12:00pm)
Sarratt Center, Room 110 (8:00am-5:00pm)
Affiliate Chaplain Facilities
Baptist Collegiate Ministries at Vanderbilt Place
Physical Location: 2406 Vanderbilt Pl (across from Branscomb Quad)
Frassati House (Catholic)
Physical Location: 2004 Terrace Pl (behind Cathedral of the Incarnation)
Rohr Chabad House
Physical Location: 111 23rd Ave N (across West End Ave from E. Bronson Ingram College)
St. Augustine’s Chapel (Episcopal)
Physical Location: 200 24th Ave S (between Delta Delta Delta and Kappa Alpha Theta)
Ben Schulman Center for Jewish Life (Hillel)
The home of Vanderbilt Hillel, the Schulman Center also hosts Grins (pronounced “greens” and Yiddish for vegetables), a café serving kosher vegetarian and vegan meals.
Physical Location: 2421 Vanderbilt Pl (corner 25th Ave S and Vanderbilt Pl)