In Memoriam

  • Passing of UConn Student Christopher Loring

    The University grieves the loss of a valued member of our community, Christopher Loring. Christopher passed away on May 7, 2021, he was a senior Sociology major from Plantsville, CT. During his time at UConn he was a member of the Biomedical Engineering Society, the H2O House Learning Community and most recently the UConn Men’s Rugby team.

    For those wishing to pay their respect to Christopher’s family, calling hours will be on May 13, 2021 at 4:00 pm at DellaVecchia Funeral Home, 211 North Main Street, Southington, Connecticut. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on May 14, 2021 at 10:00 am at Mary Our Queen Catholic Church, 248 Savage Street, Plantsville, Connecticut. Condolences to the Loring family can be sent to the Dean of Students Office, 233 Glenbrook Road, Unit-4062, Storrs, Connecticut 06269-4062.

    We write today to remind you of the resources available on campus. Students in need of additional support should be referred to the offices below:  

    Student Health & Wellness Mental Health Services is available to provide support to the students who may be struggling.  To make an appointment with SHaW-Mental Health call 860-486-4705 or schedule an appointment online. In addition, information about managing grief is located on the SHaW-Mental Health website.  If you need help more immediately, resources can be accessed here.


    Staff in the Dean of Students Office are available to meet with you if that would be helpful. To schedule a meeting please visit the Dean of Students Office website, click on the schedule an appointment button and select an available time from the drop down list. If the available times do not work with your schedule, email and request a meeting with an Assistant Dean.

    This is a difficult time for the University as we navigate the many emotions people have after experiencing the loss of another community member. In addition to the sadness of this immediate incident, we are aware that tragedy may trigger our own personal histories of loss and grief. Staff and faculty are encouraged to reach out to UConn’s Employee Assistance Program if they are in need of support.

    This is a difficult time for UConn and for the Loring family.  Our deepest sympathy goes out to the Chris’ family and friends during this time of loss.


    Michael Gilbert, Vice President for Student Affairs

    Eleanor JB Daugherty, Associate Vice President for Student Affairs & Dean of Students

    For more information, contact: Dean of Students Office at