Friends and classmates are mourning the death of UC Berkeley sophomore Henry Treadway, who died Tuesday evening at 20 after a fall from Towle Hall's sixth floor.
A candlelight vigil is scheduled for 10 p.m. Friday in Sproul Plaza.
At 9:48 p.m., campus police responded to reports that a man had fallen from the dormitory on Haste Street between Bowditch Street and College Avenue. He was pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said.
About an hour beforehand, Treadway had updated his Facebook page to include the date of his death, spurring panicked responses.
By Wednesday afternoon, flowers and candles served as makeshift memorials in the courtyard.
More than 3,000 people encompassing a wide sweep of ages and ethnic groups had left messages on a memorial Facebook page, recalling a quietly friendly young man who put in long nights studying and who put others at their ease.
"He was the only person that was willing to make beats with me," says a post by a former classmate from El Cerrito High.
"Henry didn't even have to TRY to make friends," says a post by a longtime friend. "It's just the way that he was that made everyone he ran into immediately want to become friends with him."