UH Day of Remembrance


One of the University of Houston’s most hallowed traditions is honoring and remembering the lives of students, staff, faculty, alumni and supporters who died the previous year at the annual UH Day of Remembrance. This year’s interfaith service took place on March 10, 2015, at noon at the A.D. Bruce Religion Center’s University Chapel.

“The Day of Remembrance is an important, long-standing tradition at UH,” said Bruce Twenhafel, manager of the Religion Center. “It’s a day where we come together as a family and celebrate the lives and contributions of those we’ve lost.”

The memorial service, coordinated by the Campus Ministries Association, included liturgy from campus ministers and remarks from Richard Walker, Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Services.

It also included a special candle-lighting ceremony featuring the presidents of the Student Government Association, the Faculty Senate, Staff Council and UHAA, and the singing of the UH alma mater by the ManCorps choral ensemble.

A list of Cougars who passed in 2014 is available for download at www.uh.edu/adbruce/memorial_service/2015/uh_remembers.pdf.

The University of Houston will honor and celebrate the lives of alumni, as well as students, staff and faculty, who died in 2015 at next year’s UH Day of Remembrance in March 2016 at the A.D. Bruce Religion Center’s University Chapel. This service is free and open to the public. For more information, visit uh.edu/adbruce.