COVID-19 memorial planned for April 6–7


The Office of the University Chaplain and Religious Life will join with several campus partners to host “Remember the Empty Chair: A COVID-19 Memorial Event” on Tuesday, April 6, and Wednesday, April 7, on Library Lawn. The display will memorialize those from around the world who have died due to COVID-19 or complications of COVID-19, as well as honor the loved ones of Vanderbilt community members lost to the pandemic.

In addition, those whose lives have been impacted by COVID-19 through job loss, business closure, loss of housing or any other adverse event will be honored.

To request a memorial or to honor a loved one, complete this form. Please submit one memorial/honor request per form; you may make as many submissions as you like.

For questions or more information, please contact Vanderbilt Chaplain Chris Donald at