This site is a virtual memorial to acknowledge and honor those lost and affected by the tragic events that took place at Umpqua Community College on October 1, 2015. On that day, an instructor and eight students—ranging in age from 18 to 67—were tragically taken from their loved ones and from our community. Twelve students survived, eight of whom were wounded. The events of Oct. 1 will always be a part of our history. We will remember that day every day. Each year, UCC will hold a Day of Remembrance to pay tribute to those we lost and those who survived.
Day of Service & Remembrance at UCC 2023
For the past seven years, UCC has remembered the lives that were lost and the impact of Thursday, October 1, 2015, had on our community. This year, on September 28, UCC honored those who were impacted by giving back. Employees, students, and community members came together to volunteer for service projects on campus and in the community.
A variety of projects were offered over the course of the day to benefit organizations including, Adapt, Aviva Health, Champions Read Program, LifeCare Community Service, Mercy Foundation, Maple Corner Montessori, Peace at Home Advocacy Center, Red Cross, and Saving Grace Pet Adoption Center. The campus community met in the middle of the day for lunch and a moment of silence, led by Dr. Rachel Pokrandt, UCC President.