Reflection & remembrance: One year later

Solemn tolling of carillon

8:48–9:05 a.m., beginning at the time of the first attack on the World Trade Center and continuing through the attack on the second tower

Service of Remembrance

Interfaith service with liturgy and music
12:30–1:30 p.m.
Mitchell Hall

Sponsored by the Religious and Spiritual Life Concerns Caucus and University Religious Leaders Organization

Remarks and readings by students, faculty and religious leaders representing the diverse faith communities at UD, and a montage of photographs demonstrating how the world has changed in the past year


Candlelight Commemoration

6 p.m., Memorial Hall, The Green

Participants will enter Memorial Hall from the north side to view a list of names of UD alumni and friends who died or lost family members in the Sept. 11 attacks and a display of yellow ribbons from the Ribbon Garden that was erected at UD last year in response to 9/11. Participants will exit from the building's south side where they will be given candles as they gather on The Green for the program.

Readings of selected Ribbon Garden messages by students in the Professional Theatre Training Program and reflections from undergraduate and graduate students, sharing forward-looking observations about how the events of 9/11 continue to shape their lives.

 Faculty who have classes scheduled Wednesday evening may decide to hold class, but they have been asked to honor requests by individual students to be absent and to provide them with opportunities to make up missed work.


Discussion Forums

Following Candlelight Commemoration
"Casualties at Home: Civil Liberties and Freedom of Speech"
Room 111, Memorial Hall

"The UD Campus and the World"
Room 037, Memorial Hall


Blue Sky Project
The University Gallery staff has developed the Blue Sky Project, an interactive commemoration that will encourage members of the campus community to express their thoughts and feelings about 9/11 one year later. Special postcards have been printed with one side the same brilliant blue color of the sky in Delaware on that fateful day. The postcards will be handed out on campus Sept. 10–11 by student volunteers and will be distributed at the Candlelight Commemoration. They also are available by calling (302) 831-8242, e-mailing [] or by stopping by the University Gallery, second floor, Old College, on Sept. 10–11.

Blood Bank of Delaware blood drive

Noon-5 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 10
9 a.m.-5 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 11
Trabant University Center
Sponsored by Sigma Chi and Alpha Chi Omega

 Center for Counseling and Student Development
Extended walk-in hours Sept. 11 for UD students
Staff members also will be available at the Candlelight Commemoration. 

Ethan's People
A one-act play by local playwright Richard Gaw
Thursday, Sept. 12
Welcoming reception, 4:45 p.m.
Presentation, 5:30 p.m.
Bacchus Theatre, Perkins Student Center
The play, which won the Best Play award at the 2002 Delaware State Play Festival, centers around the relationships of two couples as they confront the realities of tragedy and loss. A discussion with the playwright, director and cast will follow the performance.

Sponsored by Faculty Staff Assistance Program and Wellness Center