Memorial in remembrance of Cody Yamakawa

Mass to be held on July 27th at noon

By Chiara Profenna | July 27, 2022 10:26am

Photo by The Beacon / Emma Sells

UP junior, Cody Yamakawa has passed according to an email sent to the UP Community Monday, July 25.

“Cody’s family recently informed us that Cody died by suicide approximately two weeks ago.” Fr. John Donato, Vice President for Student Affairs, said in the email.

As of right now, no further details have been shared with the community.

A mass in remembrance will be held Wednesday, July 27th at noon in the Chapel of Christ the Teacher. The mass will also be available via livestream.

A memorial held in the fall when students return to campus is also being determined.

Resources available to the UP community include Togetherall, which began a partnership with UP last semester. It is available to students through their UP email.

Donato shared additional resources for students, faculty, and staff in the email:

UP Student Resources

24/7 on-call counselors accessible from anywhere, nationally and internationally, at the Pilot Help Line: 503.943.7134, option 3

Counseling Center, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday: 503.943.7134

Campus Ministry, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday: 503.943.7131; After hours pastoral care, contact Campus Safety: 503.943.7161

National Suicide and Crisis Lifeline 988

UP Faculty and Staff Resources

Office of Human Resources: 503.943.8484

Employee Assistance Program, Canopy, for confidential direct counseling support:  1.800.433.2320

Chiara Profenna is the DEI Editor for The Beacon and can be reached at