Chancellor Dan Jones released a statement condemning the disturbance, saying, "…all of us are ashamed of the few students who have negatively affected the reputations of each of us and of our university."
Wednesday night, the mood was decidedly different.
A group of 650 students, alumni, and staff walked during a candlelight service for peace.
One alumna noted her father once walked this same path in the 1960s during the time when James Meredith was fighting to be the first African American student on this campus.
Students say Wednesday night's vigil was a display of the true Ole Miss.
Following the walk a group of students held a discussion about race relations on the campus.