The Numen Lumen Pavilion
In March 2013, Elon opened the new multifaith center in the Academic Village adjacent to Phi Beta Kappa Plaza. The Numen Lumen Pavilion is a place for prayer, meditation and reflection in the heart of campus, respecting the differing customs of students’ religious and spiritual traditions. The 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 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 – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Access to those with Phoenix Cards from 9:00 p.m.- midnight)
- Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
- Sunday 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Access to those with Phoenix Cards from 9:00 p.m.- midnight)
To reserve a space in the Numen Lumen Pavilion, please email Truitt Center Program Coordinator, Jan Register, or reserve through SPACES.
Other Spaces Available Through the Truitt Center
Holt Chapel, South Campus
(Reserve on SPACES)
Holt Chapel is a historic building located on Elon’s south campus. A stately steeple tops this red-brick chapel which is the host of a myriad of events ranging from weddings to large organization meetings. Formerly part of Elon Homes for Children, Holt Chapel holds up to 120 in its main meeting room, with an open group space on the lower floor. Chairs available for your set-up and tables can be reserved as well.
The outdoor Labyrinth is open to all who would like to take a few moments to slow down and walk this meditative path.