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The University of Central Florida has announced a community candlelight vigil will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 14, to honor the lives taken during the act of terror at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando.


The planned vigil will take place on Memory Mall on UCF’s main campus. The names of the victims will be read as candlelight surrounds the Reflecting Pond.

UCF President John C. Hitt and SGA President Chris Clemente are amongst those who are planned to speak, as well as members of UCF’s Pride community. Speakers will address Sunday morning’s tragedy and talk about its impact on UCF and the community.

The event is being organized by members of UCF’s LGBTQ+ community with support from UCF Social Justice and Advocacy. No bags will be allowed into the event.

Additional information about the event is available on its Facebook page.

Parking will be free to attendees in Garage-H.

Knight News will be streaming the vigil on Facebook Live for students unable to attend.