UF to Remember Orlando Shooting Victims

Release Date: June 13 2016

The University of Florida will hold a ceremony of commemoration and unity at 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 to remember the victims of the horrific June 12th shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, and express support for survivors, families, friends and all others impacted by this senseless tragedy. 

In addition, from 9 p.m. June 16 through July 1, Century Tower, the UF campus’ iconic landmark, will be lit with rainbow colors at night as a show of remembrance and solidarity in the wake of the attack. 

“Sunday’s heinous attack at Pulse nightclub on the LGBT and LatinX communities reminds us all of hate’s monstrous consequences,” remarked UF President Dr. W. Kent Fuchs in an e-mail announcing campus commemorations. “Though the violence affects each of us in different ways, we gain strength when we reaffirm our bonds as people and share in our fundamental humanity. Thus, we join thousands of others in Orlando and throughout the nation to counter hatred with love, compassion, and unity among all people…. I urge everyone to respond with respect, care, and love”.