UH Day of Remembrance

The UH Day of Remembrance is held the first Tuesday in March each year to honor our Cougar Family – students, faculty, staff, alumni & friends of the University – that have died the previous year.

During the service, four candles are lit by the respective leaders of the Student Government Association, Faculty Senate, Staff Council and the UH Alumni Association.

At the conclusion of the service here are twenty-seven chimes in tribute.

The tradition of the UH Day of Remembrance

  • The 27 tolls represent the year of the founding of the University of Houston
  • The annual service is held the first Tuesday in March
  • March 2, 1793 – Sam Houston’s birth date
  • March 3, 1845 – US President John Tyler signs the annexation bill to admit Texas into the Union
  • March 7, 1927 – Houston School Board approves and establishes the University of Houston.

The UH Day of Remembrance is presented by the Campus Ministries Association and the A.D. Bruce Religion Center. Support is also provided by: Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Services, Student Centers, Student Government Association, UH Alumni Association, Office of Development, Human Resources, and the Office of the Dean of Students.