Hopper-Danley Memorial Chapel
This beautiful venue and interfaith chapel welcomes all.
The Hopper-Danley is located on the banks of the English Coulee on the University of North Dakota campus. Outside, the Adelphi Fountain and a student memorial includes a fountain, walkway, and remembrance wall. The venue accommodates spiritual events, wedding ceremonies, music recitals, and memorial services.
Its French glass doors, simple detailing and unbiased atmosphere exemplify love and devotion. It was dedicated as a place of celebration and reflection.
We invite you to explore the gorgeous landscape and unique venue with family and friends.
The Gorecki Alumni Center oversees events at the Hopper-Danley Memorial Chapel. We grant reservations on a first-come, first-served basis. We require all clients to uphold the Gorecki Alumni Center Event Policies.
A Gift to Remember
The estate of Roy and Elnora (Hopper) Danley provided a gift of $10 million for the Hopper-Danley Memorial Chapel. Elnora Danley envisioned a building to for meditation, prayer, worship and weddings.
Additionally, the gift restored the century-old Adelphi Fountain and constructed a memorial wall. The Celebrated wall honors UND students, faculty, and staff who have passed away while attending or working at the university. A memorial garden in the donors' names is found at the UND Wellness Center. An endowment in the couple's names supports priority needs UND student scholarships.
Former UND president Charles Kupchella expressed his gratitude for the Danleys. "Theirs is a classic, heartwarming story about a couple whose lives were enriched and shaped by a UND education. They are now giving something very substantial back, 'leaving the woodpile much higher' to the benefit of many others to come after."