Larry and Kathryn Smith Chapel

Larry and Kathryn Smith Chapel

The Smith Chapel cultivates campus and community life through a wide array of programs, services and activities supporting the educational, religious, spiritual, ethical and social development of Penn State Behrend students. With a student-centered focus on learning and exploration, the facility and programs within share our humanity through meeting and understanding. A place for cultivating opportunities for personal and community growth, The Smith Chapel fosters tolerance, understanding and celebrates diversity.

Smith Chapel

    Building Hours

    • Monday - Friday:  8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.  (Note:  Evening appointments are available for public and private use.)
    • Saturday:  By appointment only 
    • Sunday:  By appointment only



    • Worship Area:  This area is a beautiful, intimate setting for services, performances, classroom, private ceremonies, public events & more.
    • Conference Room:   This is a great meeting space for student organizations, committees, and community groups.
    • Living Room w/Kitchen:  This multifunctional area is suitable for social gatherings, luncheons, workshops, speakers or presentations.  It is equipped with a TV, drop down screen, projector and laptop.
    • Dedication Chapel:  This is a quiet and peaceful place for prayer, meditation, and reflection. 
    • Carillon:  A concert series is held each summer.  
    • Organ:  Recitals are often held as part of the Smith Music series.


    Worship Services

    • Protestant Service:  Sundays, 4:00 p.m.
    • Catholic Mass:  Sundays, 7:00 p.m.


    Weddings at the Smith Chapel

    Visit our wedding site for details about holding your wedding at the Smith Chapel. 





    Should you wish to speak to our staff or make a reservation, please call 814-898-6609.