The Meditation Room, a peaceful place for individual or group prayer, reflection, or meditation, is located in ASC 251. The Meditation Room has open hours each day, when St. Thomas students, staff, and faculty may access the space freely. Outside of these open hours, the Meditation Room is available for reservation for up to one hour at a time. To reserve the Meditation Room, St. Thomas students, staff, and faculty can bring their valid St. Thomas ID to Tommie Central. Tommie Central staff will create the reservation and provide access to the space. The Meditation Room is not intended for studying or other personal uses. Individuals not using the space for its intended purpose will be asked to leave the space. Please be respectful of this room.
Meditation Room Guidelines
- During the academic year, the meditation room is available daily from 7:00am – 9:00pm. During this time, St. Thomas students, staff, and faculty are free to enter and use the space.
- The Meditation Room also hosts group meditation. During these times, a sign will be placed outside the door to show that the room is in use for group meditation and whether it is an open or closed group. All are welcome to join open groups. If a closed group is using the space, please do not enter the space.
- Food and drink is not allowed in the Meditation Room.
- Please do not leave any literature or other belongings in the room. If you have something you would like to share or something you would like provided in the space, please contact Sarah Farnes, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- You are welcome to use the battery operated candles on the shelves, but please turn them off and return them to their shelves when you are finished using them.
- Please use headphones when listening to music if there are other people in the room.
- Please do not use the keyboard if others are in the room trying to meditate silently.
- Please clean up after yourself. Return prayer rugs, pillows, and books to their appropriate spaces after use.