Campus and Student Life offers support in wake of Boston bombings

Moment of silence at Rockefeller Memorial Chapel at 12:30 p.m. April 16

In the aftermath of the tragic bombing at the Boston Marathon on April 15, Campus and Student Life is providing opportunities for students, faculty and staff to receive support and to grieve.

Student Counseling Services is available to all students and also available for staff/faculty support. SCS is located at 5737 S. University Ave. and can be reached at 773-702-9800. 

Drop-in hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 5737 S. University Ave.

After hours: Monday through Friday, 5 p.m. to 8:30 a.m. and 24 hours aday on weekends. Please call 773-702-3625.

Rockefeller Memorial Chapel will be open throughout the day on Tuesday, April 16, for individual prayer and remembrance.

At 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, the University community is invited to the Chapel for moment of silence, followed by readings and prayers from different spiritual traditions, to stand with those who have died, those who are injured and all who grieve. 

On Saturday, April 20, at 7:30 p.m., Motet Choir and the Rockefeller Chapel Choir and Orchestra will perform Mozart’s Requiem at Rockefeller Chapel, along with other unfinished fragments of music of mourning. Although originally intended as a memorial for those who have died on the streets of Chicago in acts of violence, the Requiem will also now be dedicated to those who lost their lives in Boston and to all who are suffering following these tragic events. 

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Messiah-Rockefeller Chapel
Photo by Dan Dry

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