Light the Tower: Texas Men’s Basketball Wins Big 12 Tournament

The UT Tower will shine with burnt orange lights Sunday, March 12 in celebration of the Texas Men’s Basketball team winning the Big 12 Tournament. The Longhorns defeated Kansas on Saturday to claim the title and will gather at the Tower on Sunday evening to take a team picture.    Share your photos of the #UTTower on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Light the Tower: Michael and Erika Linford

The UT Tower will shine with burnt orange lights Friday, March 3, 2023, in honor of Michael and Erika Linford. The path toward a degree from the Cockrell School of Engineering has now widened for aspiring engineers thanks to a transformational gift from Cockrell School alumnus Michael Linford and his wife, Erika. Their gift will …

Light the Tower: Texas Independence Day

To celebrate Texas Independence Day, the UT Tower will shine with burnt orange lights Thursday, March 2. The holiday commemorates the adoption of the Texas Declaration of Independence and formation of the Republic of Texas in 1836. “For the proudest of Texans, it’s the most important day of the year,” says Jim Nicar, who studies the university’s …

UT Tower Shines for Red McCombs

The UT Tower will shine in a special configuration Monday, February 27, 2023, in memory of Billy Joe “Red” McCombs. McCombs, an iconic larger-than-life figure who was pivotal in the growth of The University of Texas at Austin, died Feb. 19. He was 95. McCombs’ generosity was instrumental in elevating the UT business school and …