A chaplain speaking to a large group of students during a vigil

From time to time, it may be appropriate to mark a loss or tragedy on campus or in the wider community with a vigil. Emory OSRL's chaplains are available to support Emory students, faculty, and staff members with planning vigils--which can be religious, spiritual, interfaith, and/or humanistic.

OSRL can provide planning support, coordination, AV support, publicity, access to candles and supplies, support with transmitting charitable donations, etc. For more information, please contact

Upcoming and Recent Vigils

Candlelit Interfaith Vigil for Morocco and Libya

Wednesday, September 20, 2023, 5:00 p.m., Cannon Chapel

Join the prayer vigil and donate to emergency relief efforts. Morocco and Libya have been hit by devastating natural disasters that have taken many lives. Please join us in remembrance and prayer for those affected by these tragedies. A reception will follow. Sponsored by the Emory University Office of Spiritual and Religious Life, the Emory Muslim Students Association, and the Graduate Muslim Student Council. For more information, please contact


Turkey and Syria Earthquake: Community Gathering for Support and Response

Wednesday, February 15, 2023, Noon, Cannon Chapel

The Emory community is grieving with those impacted by the earthquakes in Turkey and Syria that have taken and harmed so many lives. All are welcome to gather in community for a time of sharing remarks, prayers, and resources for support and action. Refreshments will follow. Sponsored by Emory University OSRL with Campus Life, CAPS, FSAP, GMSC, ISSS, MESAS, and MSA. For more information, please contact