Signature Events at Kay

In addition to the many religious services that take place in the Kay Center, the Office of the University Chaplain hosts many on-going signature programs throughout the semester. Our events are designed to provoke thought, stir discussion, and to build community across the campus.

Tea Time

Tea Time

The Office of the University Chaplain hosts an outdoor tea time in front of the Kay steps on Tuesdays from 2 to 3pm of the academic year! All are welcome to enjoy a free drink and a time of casual fellowship!

Soup with Substance

Soup with Substance

This engaging lunch program centers on the menu of a simple vegetarian/vegan meal with food for thought. Topics continually change to reflect current events and the interests of the AU community.

Kay Open House

Cupcakes at the Cupcake

The Kay building is affectionately known as the “flaming cupcake” on campus. In this spirit, we host an annual open house featuring our diverse faith communities and serve -you guessed it- cupcakes!



During the 7th week of each semester, get up and move 1K a day, or #AKayADay! Use these hashtags to share about your fitness experiences- creativity is encouraged!

Advent Service

Advent Service of Lessons & Carols

All are welcome to a service led by our University Chaplain at the end of each fall semester featuring Christian songs and readings of the nativity.


MLK Service

A service of commemoration and commitment for MLK and the Civil Rights Movement is held in the spring semester, featuring music from the AU Gospel Choir.


Baccalaureate Service

At the end of each spring semester, a celebration for graduates, families, and friends is held at the Kay Center. The service is guided by the United Methodist tradition and all are welcome.   

Kay Conversations

Kay Conversations

We host prominent speakers to facilitate conversations and explore questions around faith and public life.  


Student Retreats

The Office of the University Chaplain hosts special retreats for students during various stages of the college experience to provide spiritual support and space for vocational discernment.