Community colleges statewide are holding vigils in support of Umpqua Community College students, faculty and staff on Wednesday, October 7 starting at 5 pm.
Chemeketa will gather at 5 pm at each location below. The program will start at 5:05 and end at approximately 5:30 pm.
The ceremonies will include lighting of candles, reading the names of those who perished and a moment of silence. There will also be time for individuals to write cards and sentiments to be sent to Umpqua.
Vigil locations (All vigils start at 5:05 and end at approximately 5:30 pm)
- Salem: Native American Healing Garden (between Buildings 8 and 9–watch for signs)
- Brooks: Outside Building 1 by flagpole
- Dallas: Outside front entrance, under the overhang
- Woodburn: Grassy area off of the Commons/Dining Room
- Yahmill: Outside
This program is intended for the Chemeketa community of students, faculty, staff, board members and supporters; all are welcome to join in honoring and supporting Umpqua.
President Julie Huckestein says, “I realize that this may be a difficult time for all of us as we continue to hear stories of the victims, their loved ones and the Roseburg community. It is unsettling and sad. Please seek out support through our advising and counseling department or through human resources. Please continue to be in support of each other. That is how we are at Chemeketa.”