Light the Campus

trees lit outside Thwing Center

Day of Remembrance

Each year, CWRU 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. 

Light the Campus ceremony will be held in-person on Monday, February 26 at 5:00pm on the KSL Oval (rain location Thwing Atrium). 

Register Here

Submit a Name

Please submit a name of someone who has recently passed that you would like to be remembered at the Light the Campus ceremony. Names can be anyone, it is not limited to CWRU students, faculty and staff. We hope that you can 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 to display in their office, residence hall or home window throughout the month of March. If you would like a candle, please attend the ceremony and pick up your in person after the ceremony from 5:15pm-6:00pm in the Thwing Atrium. Candles will be available on a first come first serve basis.

Volunteer During the Event

We are also looking for student volunteers to assist with reading names during the ceremony, lighting the lights and passing out candles after. Volunteers would need to be present from 4:45pm-6:00pm. To volunteer, register here. 

Watch a recording of the 2021 Ceremony