Additional Facilities

To reserve space in Chapin Lounge or Chapin Chapel contact Diane Dix, the Academic Coordinator of the Religion Department at 542-2181.

Johnson Chapel is the venue of the annual Baccalaureate Service offered by the Office of Religious Life over Commencement Weekend. Arrangements may be made for other events at Johnson Chapel. Inquire with Paula Mieczkowski in the Room Reservations Office at 413-542-8269.

Rose Olver Becomes First Woman to Have Portrait in JChap

Submitted on Tuesday, 2/5/2013, at 11:18 AM

Article by Emily Gold Boutilier; photos by Rob Mattson

Rose Olver came to Amherst in 1962 as the first woman to hold a tenure-track position on the faculty. More than 50 years later, she is the first woman to have her portrait hang in Johnson Chapel.

After the Flood: Renewal at Johnson Chapel

Submitted on Tuesday, 7/3/2012, at 11:25 AM

by William Sweet

Faculty moved back to Amherst’s iconic Johnson Chapel last week, ending an exile that began on Feb. 13, when part of a plaster ceiling fell and broke a sprinkler pipe, causing the building to flood. The professors came back to a Johnson Chapel that truly is old and new again, thanks to a renovation project that’s now wrapping up.

Displaced from JChap

World-Renowned Investor and Philanthropist George Soros Speaks at Amherst College

AMHERST, Mass.—World-renowned investor, writer and philanthropist George Soros discussed “My Philanthropy” in a lecture titled “A Conversation with George Soros” at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, May 2, in Amherst College’s Johnson Chapel. Watch video below or download an MP3 of the talk.

Veteran Civil Rights Activist/Martin Luther King Jr. Confidante Billy Kyles to Speak at Amherst College’s MLK Day Multifaith Service Feb. 8

January 24, 2011
For immediate release
Contact: Caroline Jenkins Hanna
Director of Media Relations

AMHERST, Mass.—The Rev. Samuel “Billy” Kyles, a veteran civil rights activist and close confidante of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., will lead the annual multifaith service in celebration of the life and works of Dr. King starting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 8, in Johnson Chapel at Amherst College.

Amherst College to Mark the Holiday Season with Annual Vespers Services Dec. 5

November 17, 2010

AMHERST, Mass.—Amherst College will celebrate the 2010 holiday season in its annual Christmas Vespers services on Sunday, Dec. 5.