UMassAmherst: Remembering September 11

September 11, 2002 UMass Amherst Day of Remembrance

The University of Massachusetts Amherst will formally commemorate the first anniversary of September 11, 2001. While the University will be open for business and classes will be held, it recognizes and respects the fact that the day will be an emotional and difficult one for many in the community. The University’s Day of Remembrance is meant to promote love, compassion and healing.

The tolling of The Old Chapel bells at the following times will be followed by moments of silence:

8:45 am: American Flight 11 crashes into the North Tower of the World Trade Center.

9:02 am: United Flight 175 crashes into the South Tower of the World Trade Center.

9:45 am: American Flight 77 crashes into The Pentagon.

10:03 am: United Flight 93 crashes outside of Pittsburgh.

Evening events will be held on the Student Union Lawn or in the event of rain, in the Student Union Ballroom:

6:45 pm: String quartet plays.

7:00 pm: The Old Chapel bells ring.

7:03 pm: Chancellor John V. Lombardi speaks.

7:08 pm: Words of remembrance from Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Jewish and Muslim representatives.

7:18 pm: Student Speaker Lyndsey Tarsia speaks.

7:23 pm: Procession into the Student Union to honor those who died.

7:30 pm: Reflective Gathering in the Student Union for those who wish to share through writing, artwork, or discussing their thoughts on the events of September 11. Music will be performed and light refreshments served.

Other Commemorative Events:

4:00 pm (Sept. 10): Kristina Olsen, sister of Flight 11 victim, to speak at Campus Center Auditorium. Sponsored in part by the UMass Amherst Graduate Employee Organization. All are welcome.

8:00 pm: The Newman Center will celebrate a special mass.

8:30 pm: The Town of Amherst will hold a candlelight ceremony on the town common. All are welcome.


Resources Available to Campus Community

University Advising Resources
Mental Health Services
Faculty/Staff Assistance Program
Religious Life


Essay: One Year After
UMass Public Radio Remembers
UMass-9/11/01 Archive


Alumni & Staff Lost

Christoffer M. Carstanjen
Geoffrey W. Cloud, ’87
Tara Shea Creamer, ’93
Peter Hashem, ’83
Todd Russell Hill, ’90
John C. Jenkins, ’83
Thomas N. Pecorelli, ’92
Sheryl Lynn (Rosner) Rosenbaum, ’90
David Ellis Rivers, ’83
Jessica Sachs, ’01

 

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