Lighting Updates

Light the Tower: 2022 Women’s Tennis National Championship

The University of Texas Tower will be lit in burnt orange with a numeral “1” on all four sides tonight (September 26) to commemorate the Texas Women’s Tennis program’s 2022 National Championship. Per campus tradition, the University recognizes UT sports programs with a burnt orange lighting of the campus landmark with the numeral “1” appearing …

Light the Tower: Texas Football Beats UTSA, 41-20

The UT Tower will shine with a burnt orange top on Saturday, September 17 to celebrate Texas Football’s victory over UTSA. The Longhorns are now 2-1 and will play Texas Tech on Saturday, September 24 at 2:30 p.m. in Jones AT&T Stadium. As part of UT Tradition, the top of the Tower turns orange to …

Light the Tower: 139 Years of Changing the World

The UT Tower will shine with burnt orange lights Thursday, September 15 to celebrate the university’s 139th birthday. On Sept. 15, 1883, The University of Texas at Austin opened with one building, eight professors, one proctor, and 221 students – and a mission to change the world. Today, UT Austin is a world-renowned higher education, …

Light the Tower: Student Athletes Win Individual Awards

The UT Tower will shine with burnt-orange lights Wednesday, September 7 to honor three student athletes who won top awards in their respective sports. The three honorees are: Ivan Melendez, Texas Baseball, for receiving the 2022 Golden Spikes Award. Created in 1978, the Golden Spikes Award honors the top amateur baseball player in the United States …

Light the Tower: Texas Football Wins Season Opener, 52-10

The UT Tower will shine with a burnt-orange top on Saturday, September 3 to celebrate Texas Football’s 52-10 over ULM. The Longhorns are now 1-0 and will play the Alabama Crimson Tide on Saturday, September 10 at 11 a.m. in DKR-Texas Memorial Stadium. As part of UT Tradition, the top of the Tower turns orange …

Light the Tower: Texas Rowing Wins 2022 NCAA Championship

The University of Texas Tower will be lit in burnt orange with the number ‘1’ on Friday, Sept. 2 to commemorate Texas Rowing‘s 2022 NCAA Championship. Per campus tradition, the University recognizes UT sports programs who win a national team championship with a burnt orange lighting of the campus landmark with the number ‘1’ appearing …

Light the Tower: Gone to Texas

The UT Tower will turn orange Wednesday, August 24 to welcome new students to the Forty Acres. And as a special welcome to the Class of 2026, the Tower will display “26” on its side. The Tower will switch to the special lighting configuration during Gone to Texas as the Class of 2026 gathers for …