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UNF counselors available following Orlando shooting

UNF to hold candlelight vigil on campus Tuesday night

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Counselors are available for University of North Florida students following the deadly attack at an Orlando nightclub, UNF President John Delaney announced in a statement on Sunday.

"Our hearts and prayers are with the victims of the senseless Orlando nightclub shooting, their families and those impacted everywhere," said Delaney. "These violent acts are deeply disturbing."

The UNF Counseling Center is located in Founders Hall, Building 2 in room 2300. Counselors are available for walk-in appointments and available to speak with students by phone. Students can call the helpline at 904-620-2602.

"Take care of yourself and your friends, and tell your family members that you love them," Delaney said.

UNF honored the victims, families and communities affected by the mass shooting with a candlelight vigil at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at UNF Peace Plaza, located between Founders Hall, Building 2 and J.J. Daniel Hall, Building 1. 

"It's time to come together as one, offering comfort to each other," Delaney said. "I wish everyone peace and love."

OneJax, an institute of UNF, will also hold at prayer vigil at noon Wednesday at Hendricks Baptist Church at 4001 Hendricks Ave. Those who attend will have the opportunity to sign a statement of solidarity against acts of hatred, bigotry or violence in our community. 

In addition to the vigils, the Department of Health Promotion and OneBlood will host a campus blood drive from noon to 5 p.m. Thursday on Osprey Plaza at the Student Union, Building 58.