Founders Chapel Tours

Take a tour of the "hidden jewel of USD."

Founders Chapel, begun in 1951 and completed in 1953, was designed by Mother Rosalie Hill and contains much history and treasured art. Bishop Charles F. Buddy dedicated the chapel on February 2, 1954. If you are interested in learning more about Founders Chapel, we encourage you to participate in a tour of this special place either in person or virtually.

In-Person Tour

The next Founders Chapel tour will be offered on two dates: Thursday, November 14 at 10:45 a.m. and Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. The tour will be led by Sr. Virginia Rodee, RSCJ. Please RSVP to the Office for Mission at

To see if there are any in-person tours scheduled at this time, please visit the events page.

Virtual Tours

Founders Chapel altar Founders Chapel Video Tour Watch a video tour of Founders Chapel with Sr. Virginia Rodee, RSCJ, '57 (BA), '74 (MA) on the USD Magazine website.
Founders Chapel Virtual Tour Founders Chapel 360° Tour See Founders Chapel in 360°, part of USD's new campus virtual tour.