The Numen Lumen Pavilion, opened in March 2013 and located in the Lambert Academic Village, is a place for prayer, meditation, and reflection in the heart of campus. Our multifaith center provides an environment for robust dialogue about religion on campus, exploring what unites us in our common humanity and promoting the values served by deeper interfaith collaboration. The building boasts a multifaith Sacred Space, the McBride Gathering Space, a meditation garden, prayer room, library, study room, meditation room, and classroom.

In March 2013, Elon dedicated the Numen Lumen Pavilion in the Lambert Academic Village adjacent to Phi Beta Kappa Plaza.  The Numen Lumen Pavilion houses the Vera Richardson Truitt Center for Religious and Spiritual Life and the Center for the Study of Religion, Culture and Society.

A circular Sacred Space with a soaring roof is the location for Elon’s weekly Numen Lumen community gatherings. Adjacent to the Sacred Space is the Richard McBride Gathering Space, a place for receptions, meals, meetings and discussion forums. The second floor includes a social space called Oasis, a prayer room, meditation room, library, study room and classroom. Outside is The Terrace and the Meditation Garden with benches and a Kugel ball fountain.


The Numen Lumen Pavilion is open to the public:

Monday – Friday8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
(Access to those with Phoenix Cards from 9:00 p.m. – midnight)

SaturdayBuilding is locked

Sunday8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
(Access to those with Phoenix Cards from 9:00 p.m. – midnight)

If you are a member of the surrounding community and are interested in reserving one of our spaces, please visit the Office of Event and Space Management and follow the instructions under “Non-Affiliated”.

Please contact the Office of Event and Space Management at for additional assistance.