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December 2, 2014

Passing of SVSU Student Seth Thomas

Posted Friday, Dec. 5 at 2:25 PM EST
For those who wish to pay their respects to the family of Seth Thomas, our student who passed away on Tuesday, we are sharing funeral and visitation arrangements with the campus community.

Visitation will be held Sunday, Dec. 7 from 1 to 8 p.m. at Marsh Funeral Home in Marlette. A memorial service for Seth will be held Monday, Dec. 8 at 11 a.m. at Good News Assembly of God church in Marlette.

Please know that Seth’s family expressed appreciation to the hundreds of students, faculty and staff who attended the vigil Tuesday night. Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with the family.
Posted Thursday, Dec. 4 at 6:40 PM EST
The Saginaw County medical examiner performed an autopsy on the late Seth Thomas today, and the results of that autopsy will not be complete until toxicology results are received. This is standard procedure; the process typically takes several weeks.

Posted Tuesday, Dec. 2 at 6:40 PM EST

We extend our condolences to the family and friends of Seth Thomas, a biology major from Dryden, whose body was discovered in First Year Suites shortly before 1 p.m. today. President Bachand personally spoke with Seth’s mother and father this afternoon and extended condolences to them on behalf of the university.

There were no obvious signs of foul play. University Police continue to investigate. The Saginaw County medical examiner has tentatively scheduled an autopsy for Thursday, Dec. 4.

Students have organized a candlelight vigil for 10 p.m. (Tuesday, Dec. 2) in the courtyard of First Year Suites. All members of the campus community are welcome to attend.

The Student Counseling Center has been offering grief counseling to students and staff today and their staff will remain on campus until they have met with all students requesting their services.

Posted Tuesday, Dec. 2 at 2:42 PM EST

We regret to inform you that a student died on campus today.  His body was discovered by his roommate shortly before 1 p.m. in the First Year Suites, where the student resided on campus. There were no obvious signs of foul play.  University Police are investigating.

The Student Counseling Center is open and available for students who may find their services of use.

We will provide additional information on this page as it becomes available.