To the community of Santa Barbara and all the friends and family members who have been affected by recent acts of violence, we at UC Irvine and the New University express our deepest condolences for the tragedy that took place midnight Saturday, May 24.
The ripple effect of violence shakes the foundation of our community. And we, as one UC family, stand in solidarity to grow from this atrocity. A university is a sacred place, and we must stand the test of tragedy to preserve trust in each other and our community.
We hope that our fellow UC family members in Santa Barbara find consolation as a united front.
Resources at the UCI Counseling Center are available for those in need. We encourage all UCI students to attend the candlelight vigil on Tuesday, May 27 8 p.m. at the flagpoles.