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Light the Campus: Day of Remembrance

Each year, Case Western Reserve University lights a part of campus to remember community members or their loved ones who have passed away. Students, faculty and staff can submit names to be read during the ceremony.

The Light the Campus ceremony will be held in person Monday, Feb. 28, at 6 p.m. on the Kelvin Smith Library Oval. Masking and social distancing protocols will be followed.

Submit a name

Submit a name of someone who has recently passed that you would like to be remembered at the Light the Campus ceremony. Names submitted are not limited to those of CWRU students, faculty and staff. Those who submit names can then attend the event in-person to hear the name read.

Display a battery-powered candle

In addition to lighting the trees during the ceremony, students, faculty and staff can pick up a battery-powered candle in Thwing Center to display in their office, residence hall or home window throughout the month of March. If you would like a candle, complete the order form. Candles need to be picked up in person after the ceremony from 6:15 p.m. through 7 p.m.

Volunteer during the event

Student volunteers are needed to assist with reading names during the ceremony, lighting the lights and passing out candles. Volunteers would need to be present from 5:45 through 7 p.m. Register to volunteer.