A Special Message to the USC International Student Community
4/12/2012 10:28 AM
Dear USC International Students:
As you most likely know by now, the USC community experienced a tragedy early today with the death of two international students from China. This is a very sad day for the Trojan Family, and especially for the Chinese and international student community at USC. On behalf of the entire staff of the Office of International Services, I want to express our most sincere condolences, and also let you know that we remain available to support you in any way we can.
In addition to OIS, the university has many other resources for students who may need support—for details see the official USC letter about today’s incident at the USC main web page: www.usc.edu.
We have just learned that there is an event being planned for later tonight (Wednesday, 04/11) to provide a chance for students, staff, and faculty to gather and share our grief and support for one another. A vigil is planned for 7:30 PM in the center of campus at Tommy Trojan. There will be brief remarks, and candles will be available for lighting in remembrance of the two students.
Also, The University Religious Center has two books available for students to sign at the Little Chapel of Silence (near Town and Gown). Students can also leave flowers if they’d like. Little Chapel of Silence at Town and Gown is open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.
Associate Dean of Student Affairs
Executive Director, Office of International Services