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Why is it lit?

Tower Watchers, As you know, the UT Tower is a 307-foot symbol of Longhorn pride, and often as the sun sets, we use different configurations of lighting to show our pride in different kinds of accomplishments. When you are curious about why the Tower is lit, we invite you to visit tower.utexas.edu for the latest …

Light the Tower: Track and Field Big 12 Championships

The UT Tower will shine with burnt orange lights Monday, May 24 to honor the Texas Track and Field program after the Longhorns swept the Big 12 Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Championships earlier this month in Manhattan, Kan. Texas won the women’s title with a meet-record 207 points and doing so with a 173-point effort …

Light the Tower: Commencement 2021

The UT Tower will shine with burnt orange lights and “21” on its sides for two nights in a row to honor this year’s graduates. The Tower will switch to the special lighting configuration at the end of the 138th Spring Commencement on Saturday, May 22 and will again shine with the same lighting configuration …

Light the Tower: Texas Rowing Wins Big 12 Championship

The UT Tower will shine with burnt orange lights Sunday, May 16 to celebrate Texas Rowing winning the Big 12 Championship. No. 2 Rowing swept all four races at the Big 12 Championship to win their sixth straight conference title on Saturday morning on Walter E. Long Lake. It is the 10th Big 12 championship …

Light the Tower: President’s Staff Awards

The UT Tower will shine with burnt orange lights Wednesday, May 12 in honor of the 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 “What you do to help keep …

Tower Darkens for UT Remembers

The UT Tower will darken Friday, May 7 in memory of Longhorns who died during the past year. Except for a white cap and observation deck, all of the Tower’s levels and windows will darken as part of UT Remembers. Held annually on the last day of the spring semester, UT Remembers honors the members …

Light the Tower: Academic Club National Champions

The UT Tower will shine with burnt orange lights Wednesday, May 5 to celebrate national championships claimed by academic clubs across the university. The students being honored with the Tower lighting are: UT Law School Elizabeth Hamilton, Alex Gaudio, and Mason Currah The UT Law School team won the Judge John R. Brown Admiralty Moot …