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Light the Tower: Santa Rita Award

The UT Tower will shine with burnt orange lights Thursday, October 14 in honor of Kenneth M. Jastrow, II and Susan Thomas Jastrow, who are receiving the Santa Rita Award, the highest honor bestowed by the UT System Board of Regents. The Jastrows are longtime supporters of Texas higher education and The University of Texas …

Light the Tower: Vaccine Celebration

The UT Tower will shine with burnt orange lights Wednesday, October 13 to honor the researchers who helped create the COVID-19 vaccines. As part of the Vaccine Celebration, the Tower lighting honors UT Austin’s own Jason McLellan and special guest Barney Graham, two scientists behind the COVID-19 vaccines. An on-campus event featuring live music, science …

Light the Tower: Texas Football Beats TCU

The UT Tower will shine with a burnt orange top on Saturday, October 2 to celebrate Texas Football’s victory over TCU. The Longhorns are now 4-1 and will play Oklahoma at 11 a.m. on October 9 in Dallas, Texas As part of UT tradition, the top of the Tower turns orange to celebrate regular-season football victories. …

Light the Tower: 50th Anniversary of Latino Studies

The UT Tower will shine with burnt orange lights and “50” on its sides on Sunday, September 26 to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of Latino Studies. The special Tower lighting configuration coincides with the birthday of Gloria Anzaldúa, who earned a Master’s degree in Education and English at UT in 1972 and returned in 1974 …

Light the Tower: Texas Football Beats Texas Tech, 70-35

The UT Tower will shine with a burnt orange top on Saturday, September 25 to celebrate Texas Football’s 70-35 victory over Texas Tech. The Longhorns are now 3-1 and will play TCU at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 2 in Fort Worth, Texas. As part of UT tradition, the top of the Tower turns orange to …

Light the Tower: Inauguration of President Jay Hartzell

The UT Tower will shine with burnt orange lights and “30” displayed on its sides on Friday, September 24 to celebrate the formal inauguration of Jay Hartzell as the 30th president of The University of Texas at Austin. Hartzell was appointed president last year, but his official inauguration was postponed due to the pandemic. He …

Light the Tower: Texas Football Beats Rice

The UT Tower will shine with a burnt orange top on Saturday, September 18 to celebrate Texas Football’s victory over Rice. The Longhorns are now 2-1 and will play Texas Tech on Saturday, September 25 at 11 a.m. in DKR-Texas Memorial Stadium. As part of UT tradition, the top of the Tower turns orange to …

Light the Tower: 2020 Commencement Reunion

The UT will shine with burnt orange lights and “20” on its sides on Friday, September 20 as part of the 2020 Commencement Reunion and to honor the Class of 2020 and graduates who were recognized at the virtual May 2020 ceremony. The Tower will change lighting configurations as graduates of the Class of 2020 …