Friends already waiting for you at school

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There is an ELCA presence at more than 180 state and private colleges and universities, and cooperating congregations in campus ministry at an additional 400 campuses nationwide.

Students find “food, fellowship, and faith formation” says Chaplain Anne Jones of campus ministry at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia.* “There are also several opportunities for weekend retreats and Spring Break trips. According to the students, one of the greatest things… is the ability to gather seven days a week in our campus ministry house to hang out with friends, study, or find a moment of silence in the chapel room.”

Heading to higher education yourself, or sending a student to the next step on their academic journey? A list of campus ministries by state can be found at

Local participants include, an active campus ministry at the University of Maryland at College Park.

Start the semester off right with this resource in your pocket.


[“Blessing of the brains” photo courtesy of Baltimore Lutheran Campus Ministry.]

* Chaplain Jones invited local leaders to refer students to the
University of Mary Washington campus ministry in an 8/4/14 letter – read invitation in full (pdf file).