College of UT spirit icons, people in the shape of Texas. Text reads "My Texas Tailgate, an all day celebration of the Texas Longhorns, May 1"

The UT Tower will shine with burnt orange lights Friday, May 1 as part of the My Texas Tailgate celebration.

My Texas Tailgate is an all-day virtual celebration of the Texas Longhorns taking place across multiple platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Longhorn Network, Austin Radio Network, and online at

“A united Longhorn Nation is like no other. During these difficult times, we miss seeing all of you on a daily basis whether that’s on campus, in the stands, or when our teams travel across the country,” said Vice President and Director of Athletics Chris Del Conte. “My Texas Tailgate will be an awesome opportunity for all of us to come together for the biggest burnt orange virtual tailgate in history.”

Featuring all of Texas Athletics’ varsity sports, My Texas Tailgate provided new entertaining content and insight into the lives of coaches, current and former student-athletes, Texas traditions, and members of Longhorn Nation across the country.