United Theological Seminary

Outside the Bigelow Chapel I

United Life


United’s campus is home to a nondenominational sacred worship space, the architectural award-winning Bigelow Chapel, which was consecrated on September 14, 2004. The chapel is a delicate composition of floating planes of glass, frosted clerestory windows, precast stone walls and translucent curved wood panels that cast a warm glow. Skylights provide suffused light throughout the interior. A meditation garden, stone-paved patio and grass courtyard adjoin the chapel. Architect Joan Soranno, of Minneapolis-based firm HGA, stressed the importance that the chapel relate to nature, so the building was not placed up high, above all else.


Our campus also holds the Huenemann House that provides on-campus apartment options to students at a reasonable price, the Spencer Library which provides digital and print resources in addition to quiet study rooms and nooks, and ample free campus parking.

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