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Core Requirement

Chapel exercises are a significant part of the University’s educational program, and attendance is a part of the requirements for graduation. Chapel is part of the university core requirements to graduate. The number of required semesters is outlined below based upon the number of hours you have entering MC. 

Freshman

( 0-23 sem. hrs.)

4 semesters

Sophomore

(24-53 sem. hrs.)

3 semesters

Junior

(54-83 sem. hrs.)

2 semesters

Senior

(84 or more hrs.)

1 semester

For transfer students transferring more than the 65 hours applicable toward a degree, the Chapel requirement is 2 semesters. Transfer students should enroll in Chapel One and will participate in Blue&Gold 201 during their first semester. There are no excused absences from Chapel.

All Freshmen are required to register for Chapel One. Freshman Chapel/Blue & Gold 101 is designed for recent high school graduates who are in their first college semester. Chapel One includes a weekly large group meeting and a weekly Blue & Gold 101 small group meeting. There are no excused absences from Chapel.

Upperclassman students may choose their semesters to take chapel. A student will not receive credit for Chapel attendance in any semester in which he or she does not meet the attendance requirements. There are no excused absences from Chapel.

What section of Chapel should I register for? 

  • CHPL 0001 - Chapel One
    • Incoming students ONLY should register for Chapel One for their very first semester of Chapel.
    • This applies to incoming freshmen and transfer students for fall and spring semesters.
    • Chapel One meets on Thursdays from 10:50am - 11:40am. 
  • CHPL 0002 - Chapel Two
    • Students who are currently enrolled in their first semester of Chapel should register for Chapel Two for the upcoming semester. 
    • Students who have completed only one semester of Chapel and are not currently enrolled in Chapel should register for Chapel Two for the upcoming semester. 
    • Chapel Two meets on Thursdays from 10:50am - 11:40am. 
  • CHPL 0003 - Chapel Three
    • Students who are currently enrolled in their second semester of Chapel should register for Chapel Three for the upcoming semester.
    • Students who have completed two semesters of Chapel and are not currently enrolled in Chapel should register for Chapel Three for the upcoming semester.
    • Chapel Three meets on Tuesdays from 10:50am - 11:40am. 
  • CHPL 0004 - Chapel Four
    • Students who are currently enrolled in their third semester of Chapel should register for Chapel Four for the upcoming semester. 
    • Students who have completed three semesters of Chapel and are not currently enrolled in Chapel should register for Chapel Four for the upcoming semester. 
    • Chapel Four meets on Tuesdays from 10:50am - 11:40am.