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Light the Tower: Texas Independence Day

The UT Tower will shine with burnt orange lights Tuesday, March 2 to celebrate Texas Independence Day. 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 …

Light the Tower: Thanking All Who Helped Campus Community

The UT Tower will shine with burnt orange lights Wednesday, February 24 in recognition of the tireless work of the teams of people that have worked to keep and restore the campus to operational readiness after historic winter storms hit Texas. Campus reopened on the morning of February 24th after closing on Sunday, February 14 …

Tower Dim Due to Severe Weather

The UT Tower will be dim tonight Tuesday, February 16. While UT is on its own self-sustaining power grid and does not draw on any city or state power, the Tower will be dim out of an abundance of caution and to conserve energy on the campus. 

Light the Tower: Coach Sarkisian Arrives in Austin

The UT Tower will shine with burnt orange lights Tuesday, January 12 in honor of Texas Football Head Coach Steve Sarkisian. Sarkisian arrived in Austin earlier in the day, and the Tower lighting welcomes him to the UT community. Sarkisian, the 2020 Broyles Award winner (best assistant coach in college football) as offensive coordinator at …

Light the Tower: Texas Wins Alamo Bowl

The UT Tower will shine with a burnt-orange top on Tuesday, December 29th to celebrate Texas Football’s 55-23 win over Colorado. This win has earned Texas the title of Valero Alamo Bowl Champions.   Visit TexasSports.com for more information on Texas Football. Want to know when and why the Tower is orange? Sign up for our email alerts, …

Tower Shines for 2020 Graduates

The UT will shine with burnt orange lights and “20” on its sides for two nights in a row to celebrate the accomplishments of our December 2020 degree candidates. The Tower will first shine with a burnt orange top on Saturday, December 5 to celebrate Texas Football’s 69-31 win over Kansas State earlier in the …

Light the Tower: Texas Beats Kansas State, 69-31

The UT Tower will shine with a burnt-orange top on Saturday, December 5 to celebrate Texas Football’s 69-31 win over Kansas State. The Longhorns are now 6-3 and will play Kansas on Saturday, December 12 in Lawrence, Kansas at 2:30 p.m. As part of UT tradition, the top of the Tower turns orange to celebrate …