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Creating Community

Creating Community


Community is a key part of life at Chestnut Hill College. Part of Campus Ministry's mission is to further the formation of inclusive community on campus not only through retreats and service activities that are open to all but through programs that focus specifically on creating community. Whether it be through coming to know yourself and others through experiences of arts and culture or by gathering with peers over a meal to share in conversation and build relationships, Campus Ministry offers numerous ways to meet new people and to grow in the process.

A.C.E. (Arts, Culture, Enrichment) Days

Giving students the opportunity to find God in all things and engage the city of Philadelphia, ACE Days are designed to broaden the horizons of the undergraduate student population by providing opportunities to engage in the rich heritage and cultural offerings of the city and the world. Holding true to the college’s mission of crossing over boundaries in a spirit of unity, ACE Days engage students in experiential learning, dialogue, and reflection. Begun in the fall semester of 2015, ACE Days are offered at least twice a semester.

Community Dinners

Offered on various evenings throughout the semester, community dinners gather students for a meal and socialization outside of the regular routine.  These dinners bring together students of various backgrounds and grade levels to join in conversation and grow in relationship, fostering a sense of community and allowing students to come to know one another in a deeper way.

Tea Time

Nearly every weekday afternoon at 3PM, the Campus Ministry Center is open for an intentional time of conversation and community. Join members of the larger Chestnut Hill Community as we share refreshments and fill the third floor of St. Joseph Hall with good cheer and growing community. All are welcome to join in this time of creating community bonds together.  

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