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Glavin Family Chapel

The Glavin Family Chapel at Babson College opened in the fall of 1997. Named to honor the family of William F. Glavin, ninth president of Babson College, the chapel serves the diverse spirituality of the community.

It is a sanctuary for Babson community members to practice their religious faith, seek inspiration and guidance, and find peace in the quiet of a sacred place. The chapel welcomes people of all faiths, cultures, and traditions.

There is a rare mix of visibility and seclusion in the chapel, qualities that for many are inherent in the real yet intangible nature of spirituality. From College Drive, the chapel, constructed from granite and elemental in nature, is a prominent sight. As one ascends the stone steps, there is an unequivocal sense of tranquility in the natural setting on a slopping hillside nearing the edge of the main campus. Inside the chapel, the clear glass walls allow a metaphysical connection between the spiritual sanctuary within and the outside world.