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Tower Shines for 2020 Graduates

The UT Tower will shine with burnt orange lights and “20” on its sides for two nights in a row to celebrate Commencement and to honor this year’s graduates. The Tower will turn orange and begin displaying “20” on its sides during the virtual university-wide ceremony on Saturday, May 23 and will again shine with …

Light the Tower: President’s Staff Awards

The UT Tower will shine with burnt orange lights Friday, May 15 to honor recipients of the President’s Staff Awards. The President’s Staff Awards formally recognizes staff of The University of Texas at Austin in four categories: Staff Service, Outstanding Staff, Outstanding Supervisor, and Student Employee of the Year Staff Service Awards The University of …

Light the Tower: World-Changing Longhorns

The UT Tower will shine with burnt orange lights Monday, May 11 to celebrate members of the university community and their incredible academic achievements. Members of the UT community being honored during the Tower lighting represent schools and colleges across the Forty Acres. The awards and honors given to these Longhorns included many of the …

Light the Tower: My Texas Tailgate

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 TexasSports.com. “A united Longhorn Nation …

Orange Tower Honors Faculty, Staff

The UT Tower will shine with burnt orange lights Friday, April 10 to honor the recipients of the 2020 Faculty and Staff Awards. Want to know when and why the Tower is orange? Sign up for our email alerts, and we’ll send you an update each time we light the Tower. Share your photos of the #UTTower on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Light the Tower: Honors Day

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 …

Tower Shines as Semester Resumes

The UT Tower will shine with burnt orange lights Monday, March 30 to welcome students for their first day of classes after the extended Spring Break. The spring semester resumed earlier in the day with all UT courses held online amid the ongoing COVID-19 emergency. “Monday is a continuation of your studies as well as …