Rollins Remembers Pulse

How the College will mark the one-year remembrance of the shooting at Pulse nightclub.

Reflection in Knowles Memorial Chapel

Monday, June 12
11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Members of the Rollins and surrounding community are invited to join together in the Knowles Memorial Chapel for words and reflection from 11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Doors will open at 11:30 a.m. and participants should be seated no later than 11:45 a.m.

49 Bells

Monday, June 12
The One Orlando Alliance has asked churches around the world to toll their bells 49 times at noon on June 12 to commemorate the 49 victims who were killed in the Pulse shooting. Rollins has joined this effort and will toll the bell in the chapel tower during the reflection event. For more information, visit

Orlando Love: Remembering Our Angels at Lake Eola

Monday, June 12
7 – 10 p.m.
Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, Orange County Major Teresa Jacobs, Orlando Commissioner Patty Sheehan, and other community leaders will hold a one-year remembrance ceremony at Lake Eola Park. The ceremony, which is part of Orlando United Day, will include remarks by community leaders, musical performances by Olga Tañón and Sisaundra Lewis, and a memorial reading of the names of the 49 victims killed in the shooting. Rollins’ Center for Inclusion & Campus Involvement is coordinating a ride-share program to the event from campus for students, staff, and faculty. To RSVP, please sign up no later than June 9.

Additional Ways to Get Involved

In honor of the victims of Pulse, the College encourages all members of the Rollins community to act, love, and give. Here are some ways to continue to pledge your support:

Better Together Fund
Central Florida Foundation’s Better Together Fund supports four key areas: gaps in the support nonprofits are providing to survivors and families; LGBTQ, Latino, faith, and other affected communities; underlying causes of the tragedy; and other needs that can’t be anticipated. Learn More

One Pulse Foundation
This fund is intended to support construction and maintenance of a Pulse memorial, community grants to care for families of survivors and victims, an educational program to promote amity among all segments of society, endowed scholarships for each of the 49 victims, and a museum showcasing historic artifacts and stories from the event. Learn More