From chants to signs both the student body and faculty members flooded around the steps of the Wilbur Cross building, hoping to spread unity over hate.
“I don’t know why we are doing that at UConn!” said professor Rida Ammar.
“I love America I come to live here so don’t treat me like a terrorist. Because I don’t deserve that. Thank you so much," said Hashem.
UConn President Susan Herbst said in a statement: "The true character of the university is thoughtful, welcoming, and caring – and has no patience for bigotry."
A vigil scheduled at the university at 6pm on Wednesday in memory of those affected in the Paris attacks.