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The Sacred Space

The award-winning Sacred Space is utilized for a broad range of purposes including student events, worship services, interfaith dialogues, meditation and yoga classes. In addition to hosting weekly groups and special events, the Space is frequently open for individuals to use on a walk-in basis for private prayer, meditation and peaceful time.

  • Capacity - 120
  • Features - The Space is normally left empty with area carpets down. 120 chairs, a movable table/altar, a movable lectern/pulpit, yoga mats, and meditation cushions are all available by request.
  • Additional features- adjustable dimmers in the back-lit glass panel walls and overhead spotlights allow for a variety of moods. Acoustics are excellent and rarely require a microphone, although an amplification system is available.
  • Location - 200 Ell Hall
  • Hours - see hours for the Sacred Space below
  • Availability - Personal walk-in use during open hours requires no advance booking, and is based on availability. Use for groups and events is open to the NU community only by advance booking, based on availability. For booking information, scroll down to "Online Reservation Form" or contact the Center for Spirituality, Dialogue and Service, 203 Ell Hall, 617-373-2728, or email 

Sacred Space Hours
Fall and spring semesters:
Monday through Friday 9:00am- 10:00pm
Saturday 9:00am- 10:00pm
Sunday & most holiday 11:00am- 10:00pm
Closed the following holiday periods: Thanksgiving weekend (Wednesday evening through Saturday); winter intersession (December 23 until the first Monday in January); Commencement week (first week in May, hours vary)

Monday through Thursday 9:00am- 9:00pm
Friday 9:00am- 7:00pm
closed weekends and the following holiday periods: Memorial Day; 4th of July

Online Reservation Form
To request use of the Sacred Space and/or Reflection Room, please fill out the online reservation form.  (please disregard the previous forms on this website)

For questions contact the Center for Spirituality, Dialogue and Service at 617-373-2728, or email

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