A beacon of hope at the University of Maryland

Rev. Holly Ulmer

United Campus Ministry
2101 Memorial Chapel
University of Maryland,
College Park, MD 20742
(301) 405-8450 - ulmer@umd.edu

Welcome to United Campus Ministry!

Weekly Gatherings

UCM group

United Campus Ministry meets every Sunday evening at 6:00 PM at the Memorial Chapel on campus. We usually share a bite to eat, open and intriguing conversation, and reflection on where we are as students and people of faith.

November 9 Hot Topic: The Cross: What does it say about God?
 6 p.m. Dinner/Conversation Chapel Lounge

Come see a PROVOCATIVE short video that CHALLENGES 2 traditional views of the cross often held by Christians.  Just as there are many images of the cross, there are different ways of understanding the cross over the centuries.   Is God an angry, judging God keeping track of all our “shortcomings” OR is God really a God of LOVE


The video will spark honest discussion on:


Who do we understand God to be?  And how does an understanding of the Cross relate to who we believe God to be? We’ll look at 4 main ways Christianity has understood the cross and the different ways they impact faith.


(Video part of Animate Faith series; Video speaker Rev. Nadin Bolz-Weber)

Semester Schedule of Events

  • November 22 (Sat.) Terp Service Day-
  • November 23 Protestant Worship with Communion and Palestrina Choir
  • November 30 No program due to Thanksgiving Holiday
  • December 7 Hot Topic Night and Exam Stressbusters!
  • December 14 Annual Advent/Christmas Concert featuring student ensembles

About Us

The decisions college students make today often impact the rest of their lives.

Would you like to support college students as they ask “What will I do with my life?”; deal with stress, anxiety, the intense pressure to succeed; and struggle with choices concerning personal ethics, relationships, and what role to play in regards to social justice and global responsibility?

Would you like to make a difference in the lives of young people?

The United Campus Ministry (UCM) at the University of Maryland provides quality spiritual support and programs for young adults during critical years.Our on-campus Christian chaplaincy offers a safe environment where students from diverse backgrounds can come together to honestly question, grow and live out their faith.UCM extends a warm welcome to young people, and travels with them through all the twists, turns and detours of their spiritual journeys.

The UCM also has an important role on the University of Maryland campus, representing the spiritual dimension of life.Vital campus partnerships have included: The Office of the Vice-President for Student Affairs; the Department of Resident Life; the Counseling Center; the Health Center; the School of Music; the Suicide Awareness Health Education Training Advisory Board; the Wellness Initiative; the Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence Prevention Committee; Campus Chaplaincies, Interfaith working group, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, (Interfaith/Secular Dialogue) Words of Engagement Dialogue Program.

United Campus Ministry is a 501(c) 3 organization supported by the

Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), the United Church of Christ, and the

Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), individuals and local churches.

An investment in campus ministry is an investment in the present and future leadership of the church and the world.

UCM in the News

September 11 Remember

Rev. Holly Ulmer helped lead a service of remembrance on the anniversary of 9/11 in the Memorial Chapel gardens. Check out pictures and article about this opportunity to listen, remember, and heal.