UCSB classes cancelled for Tuesday, declared 'Day of Mourning'

May 26, 2014

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All classes are canceled Tuesday on the UCSB campus in an effort to give the campus community time to grieve for the six students who were killed Friday in Isla Vista by 22-year-old Elliot Rodger.  

While classes will not be held, UCSB Chancellor Henry Yang is asking faculty members to make themselves available to students on campus. Counselors are also available at the Student Resource Building.

There will be a memorial service at Harder Stadium on Tuesday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. organized jointly by students, staff, and faculty. 

"In light of the tragic events that occurred on Friday night, after discussions with the Academic Senate, Associated Students, and our administrative colleagues, we are declaring Tuesday, May 27th a Day of Mourning and Reflection," Yang said in joint statement with Interim Executive Vice Chancellor Joel Michaelsen. "The moving candlelight vigil that our students organized on Saturday evening began the process of healing. On Tuesday we will remember and honor the victims of this horrible event, and come together as an academic community to reflect, talk with each other, and think about the future."

Associated Students are also planning a memorial wall at the Pardall Center, according to the statement.