University of Southern California

Office of Religious Life

Fostering a vibrant university community of spiritual reflection and free inquiry

Religious Life at USC

Places for Reflection and Worship

NOTE: The University Religious Center will be closed for the summer due to seismic retrofitting construction. It will be closed for all use from 5/15 through August 16. Email for further information.


The Little Chapel of Silence is located on the northwest corner of Town and Gown, just behind the SAS building, and is open from 6:30AM - 10:00PM, Monday through Friday. Since 1935 it has been a place for silent reflection, meditation, and prayer for the whole USC community.

Weekly Mindfulness Meditation for faculty, staff, and students: Wednesdays, 12-12:40 pm in VPD 116 from 5/20 - 8/19, 2015, and after that in Room 203 upstairs, University Religious Center. For information on many other opportunities for mindfulness meditation on campus: Mindful USC

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The Reverend Thomas Kilgore, Jr. Chapel of the Cross is a worship and prayer space open 9:00AM - 5:00PM, Monday through Friday or by arrangement through the Office of Religious Life.

The Muslim Prayer Space is located on the second floor of the University Religious Center, and is open from 6:00AM - 10:00PM, seven days a week. Wudu facilities are in the bathrooms on the second floor.

The Hindu Prayer Space is located on the second floor of the University Religious Center - go to the ORL office in rm 106 to get access.

The USC Caruso Catholic Center, 844 W. 32nd St (at Hoover), is a block away from the north side of the USC campus: .

The United University Church is a progressive Christian Church in the Methodist and Presbyterian traditions, and is located inside campus at 817 West 34th Street.

OTHER RELIGIOUS CONGREGATIONS near USC where you can worship and pray: CLICK HERE

The Trojan Trysting Tree is located in the courtyard of the University Religious Center. Behind and below it is a cable on which locks are placed as symbols of romantic or spiritual commitments. More about the Trysting Tree here.

For more information about using and reserving these spaces, please contact the Office of Religious Life, - 213-740-6110.

USC Office of Religious Life

University Park Campus
University Religious Center, Rm 106
Los Angeles, CA 90089

Health Sciences Campus
McKibben Hall, Rm 160
Los Angeles, CA 90033

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