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||Spiritual life has been at the foundation of Rockford College since its founding as a female seminary in 1847. Aside from regular services that address the spiritual needs of the campus, traditional interfaith services celebrate Thanksgiving, Christmas and Baccalaureate.|
The spiritual programming at Rockford College is "student-driven and needs-based." The Interfaith Council, comprised of students, faculty and staff, meets regularly to address the spiritual needs of the college community through its programming of special events, concerts, speakers and retreats.
Campus ministry is available to provide opportunities to find strength through joined prayer in times of trouble or catastrophe.
Fisher Chapel, the home of the campus-based worship services, is an interfaith space that is open daily. It provides a quiet oasis with music, candles and comforting atmosphere amid the hectic campus activities.
Through links on this page, students can find the availability of nearby local church services as well as connect with a student of that faith tradition who might be able to arrange transportation to a weekly service.
For more information on local churches of your faith tradition, please click on the desired link:
Every daffodil you see around Fisher Chapel each spring is in memory of a deceased loved one. Each November, as part of our annual campus-wide "Celebrate and Remember” memorial service, we have the opportunity to plant a bulb in memory of someone special. The past several years we have added daffodils to the Jane Addams Peace Garden and the flower beds in front of the library. As this celebration continues, we will add color all around campus. Watch for announcements in November of the "Celebrate and Remember" memorial service and share a memory with a daffodil.
When you drive on campus or walk to class each spring, you will see the daffodils in bloom. You can once again remember in warm ways someone who has touched your life.