Texas flag at the steps of the UT Tower.
When the Class of 2018 arrived on the Forty Acres four years ago, the Tower turned orange and displayed “18” on its sides to welcome the incoming students.

The UT Tower will shine with burnt-orange lights and “18” displayed on its sides to honor the Class of 2018 and this year’s graduates on both Saturday, December 8 and Sunday, December 9.

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