The UT Tower shines with burnt orange lights behind the Littlefield fountain on the south mall.

The UT Tower will shine with burnt orange lights Saturday, April 4 in celebration of Honors Day.

As an important prelude to Commencement, Honors Day is the occasion when students who have achieved academic excellence are honored by administrative officials, academic deans and members of the faculty.

Although circumstances prohibit the university community gathering together to recognize honorees’ hard work and to celebrate their outstanding academic accomplishments, the university remains extremely proud of the 2020 College Scholars and Distinguished College Scholars.

As a part of Honors Day, each scholar attending the university-wide ceremony traditionally receives a set of honors cords and Distinguished College Scholars receive commemorative medallions. Rather than receiving honors cords and medallions as a part of the ceremony this year, those materials will be sent to honorees directly, along with an Honors Day certificate recognizing this distinctive academic accomplishment.

Honorees will also continue to be recognized officially on their transcript and in public listings of the 2020 Honorees as a College Scholar or Distinguished College Scholar of The University of Texas at Austin.

Congratulations to all of this year’s honorees.