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Religious Life Events

August Schedule


Parting Ceremony for  Class of 2022 August 15, 2018 1:30pm in Lawless Memorial Chapel

Parting Ceremony is an African themed celebration that welcomes our incoming new students and their families to the campus of Dillard University. This exciting event has been a part of the Dillard University and Lawless Chapel Welcome Week for many years. The Parting Ceremony was introduced to Dillard University by Rev. Gail Bowman while she was University Chaplain at tDillard University in 1998.  During this time Rev. Bowman updated the Rites of Passage poles that were used for this event after Hurricane Katrina.  Under the leadership of our current University Chaplain Rev.  Earnest Salsberry, he has added new electrifying  performances that include African dancers, African drummers and hand clapping music. This is a ceremony that you do not want to miss!!


 Welcome Back Chapel  August 26, 2018 6pm Lawless Memorial Chapel 

Join us in Lawless Chapel for an exciting opening worship service as we welcome back our faculty ,staff and students to the campus of Dillard University. In our worship service you will experience singing, worship and the word. Worship Services are held during the academic school year at 6pm.Our services are open to the public.

Guest Speaker- Rev. Earnest Salsberry, University Chaplain

Perfomance by: Brandon Mitchell and Swap                         


Religious Life Interest Meeting August 23, 2018 6pm 

Come out to Lawless MemorIall Chapel to learn about the wonderful ministry opportunites that are offered through the Office of the Chaplain.  Mime, Liturgcal Dancer, Choir, Ushers/Greeters, Media Team, Lighting, Sound and Dance etc. 

We are looking for new Chapel Assitants to help assist the Office fo the Chaplain with creating spitual programs and fun oppotunities for Dillard University students. 















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