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Prayer rooms

Due to summer renovations, the Union Building prayer rooms have temporarily moved to the Union Court, 85 Union Place (opposite the Mellor Laboratories on Union Place).

Muslim prayer rooms

The University has Muslim Prayer Rooms in the Union Building (2nd floor) in the heart of campus and in the Otago Medical School, Scott Building. The rooms are specifically set up to face Mecca and have washing facilities available.

Scott Building prayer rooms:

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Union Building prayer rooms:

Please note: Due to summer renovations, the Union Building prayer rooms have temporarily moved to the Union Court, 85 Union Place (opposite the Mellor Laboratories on Union Place).

During this period swipe card access is not required and the rooms will be unlocked Monday to Friday 9:00am–5:00pm. Should the rooms be locked, please contact Campus Watch.

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Multifaith prayer and meditation room

The University offers a prayer and meditation room for people of all faiths and none. It is located on the top floor of the Union Building. Head to the top of the stairs and turn left. The room is mostly for quiet prayer and meditation but can be booked for small group prayer or Bible study.

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Access and use of the rooms

Swipe card access is not required for the Union Building while they are temporarily located at 85 Union Place. Scott building does not require swipcard access.

Email chaplains@otago.ac.nz

The rooms should be used respectfully. In the Muslim prayer room there is a location to place your shoes and mats to use for prayer. The other room is equipped with Bibles and other sacred texts, pens and paper for personal reflection, comfortable chairs and bean bags. Please be mindful and considerate of people using the shared spaces, as you enter and exit reverently.

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