The UT Tower will shine with burnt orange lights Tuesday, May 17 in honor of Texas Speech winning the 2022 American Forensic Association National Speech Tournament.

Texas Speech is the Individual Events half of The University of Texas at Austin forensics program and the university’s official competitive speech organization. Established in its current form in 1988, Texas Speech has placed in the top 6 nationally every year since 1990.

To coincide with the Tower lighting and honor the team’s success, Mayor Steve Adler signed a proclamation making the day Texas Speech Team Day in Austin.