UT Tower shown dark with just the clock portion shown as whiteThe UT Tower will darken the night of Wednesday, May 3 in honor of student Harrison Brown.

Brown, a first-year student, was a victim of the attack on campus this week. Brown was a beloved member of the UT community, known for making students smile as he sang and shared his love of music across campus.

“I learned that many in Jester East got to know Harrison by hearing his music from a distance, then stopping to listen,” President Gregory L. Fenves said in a message to the UT community. “Harrison sang everywhere — in stairwells, bedrooms and hallways. His voice was magical, and his gifts and talents touched students throughout campus.”

After a community gathering on the Main Mall, the Tower will be in the darkened configuration with a white cap and observation desk.

“Please keep your thoughts and prayers with the victims and their families during this very difficult time,” Fenves said. “The Browns have lost a brother and a son, and our entire community will be there to support them.”

Read the most recent messages and updates about campus tragedy here.

Find resources for members of the UT community, including counseling, health and safety resources here.

If you need to speak with a professional at anytime,
call the Counseling & Mental Health Center’s 24/7 Crisis Hotline at 512-471-2255.