Frequently Asked Questions


What if I’m not an Episcopalian?

All students are welcome at Rockwell House. You don’t have to be an Episcopalian, or even know much about church, to come eat, have fellowship, or worship with us. Whoever you are, wherever you are on your journey of faith, we’d love to have you join us at Rockwell House.  

How do I get to Rockwell House? Can I drive? Walk?

Rockwell House is located on Forsyth Blvd., about a seven-minute walk from the WashU South 40. Some students walk or bike to Rockwell House. Others, especially our SLU students and our older WashU folks, take the Metro, drive, or carpool; we have parking spaces in the back! For more detailed information on how to get to Rockwell, click here. We’re the house with the red door!

How will I know what to do during the service?

Our worship bulletins (handouts) include all the prayers and instructions you’ll need to follow along during the service. And no worries if you’re new to Episcopal worship! You can also look to the other students around you to see what to do. To learn more about worship at Rockwell, click here.

May I receive communion?

Yes! At the time of Communion, all are welcome and invited to receive the bread and wine made holy. Should you wish to receive a blessing instead, simply cross your arms over your chest, and our chaplain will say a brief prayer for you.

Do I have to dress a certain way?

Nope! We’re a ministry of and for students, so whatever you’d wear to class, campus, or the dining hall is probably just fine.

What if i have a food allergy or special diet?

Our regular fellowship meals always have a vegetarian option. We’re also happy to accommodate any other dietary restrictions — please just let us know in advance!

Are you open and affirming to LGBTQ+ individuals?

Yes! Rockwell House welcomes and affirms people of all sexual orientations and all gender identities and expressions, including in all our leadership positions. All our bathrooms are single stall and gender neutral, and we promise to believe you when you tell us what your pronouns are. The Episcopal Church (our denomination) also invites LGBTQ+ individuals to receive communion, serve in leadership, be ordained, and get married.