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Student writing in a journal in the meditation center

Normal Hours of Operation

During the academic year, the Sykes Chapel and Center for Faith and Values is open from 8:30 a.m. through midnight.

The Sykes Chapel and Center for Faith and Values may have limited hours during academic breaks or special events such as spring break and Gasparilla. When the institution is open, but classes are not in session (specifically Labor Day, Martin Luther King, Memorial Day and July 4), the building will be open according to normal business hours, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The main hall is open for meditation and prayer seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This open time is reserved for individual prayer and meditation time only. Studying or group meetings are not allowed in the main chapel at these times. Food and drink are prohibited in the main hall.

The first level of the Thomas Parking Garage is reserved for visitors at all times. (Campus Map)

Summer Hours of Operation

During the summer, the Sykes Chapel and Center for Faith and Values will have limited hours. The building will be open regularly Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Evening events can occur in the building over the summer when arranged at least two weeks in advance. A key holder or facilities attendant must be on duty for any evening event.

University Closures and Holidays

The Sykes Chapel and Center for Faith and Values is closed during University holidays/closing. Specifically, this includes Thanksgiving break and winter break.