University of California, San Diego
June 9, 2004
Along with the other University of California campuses, UCSD will not close on Friday, June 11, 2004. Following is an excerpt from a letter to the University chancellors regarding the observation of a day of mourning in connection with President Reagan's death. University of California President Robert C. Dynes wrote:
"As you may know, Friday, June 11, has been declared a National Day of Mourning by President Bush, and Governor Schwarzenegger has also declared it a Day of Mourning in California. Although federal and state offices will be closed, the University of California will remain open. My decision to keep the University open is based upon the difficulties involved in closing at a time when most campuses are preparing for or are in the midst of the close of the academic year."
Although the University is not closing, this is a time of reflection as the nation mourns the loss of President Reagan. To commemorate his passing, flags will fly at half mast through July 5th. Additionally, the UCSD carillon will play a medley of patriotic tunes on Friday, June 11 at noon. We encourage all members of the campus community to take a moment to express in a personal way our support for President Reagan's family in their time of sorrow.