Candlelight Vigil

Memorial Vigil for Orlando Shooting Victims to be Held in Daytona Beach

All students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends are invited to honor and remember those lost or injured in the tragic shooting in Orlando at a memorial vigil Thursday, June 16, at 4 p.m. in the Center for Faith and Spirituality on the Daytona Beach Campus.

There will be an opportunity to light a candle in remembrance. Everyone is welcome to share their thoughts and offer encouragement and prayers. 

In the event that an Embry-Riddle student, faculty, staff member or alumnus is among the victims in this heartbreaking tragedy, please send information to the Dean of Students Office at (386) 226-6326 or
Should you need support during this difficult time, numerous counselors and resources are listed below.    
  • Students only: Counseling Center services are located in the Wellness Center Complex, Building 20. Call (386) 226-6035. 
  • The Chaplain's Office located in the Center for Faith and Spirituality, Building 16, may be reached at (386) 226-6027 or
Aetna's Employee Assistance Program (EAP) resources are available any time of day to anyone–students, employees, family members and the general public–who has been affected by the shooting in Orlando, regardless of whether or not they are an Aetna customer. Call 1-888-238-6232 for telephone consultation, referrals and information on how to support loved ones impacted by this tragic event. Services are available now through July 31.

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