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Light the Tower: Jay Hartzell Named 30th President of UT

The UT Tower will shine with burnt orange lights and the number “30” displayed on its sides on Wednesday, September 23 in honor of Jay Hartzell, Ph.D., being named the university’s 30th president. The UT System Board of Regents unanimously voted Wednesday to name Hartzell the next president of UT Austin, effectively immediately. He was named …

Light the Tower: UT Celebrates 137th Birthday

The UT Tower will shine with burnt-orange lights Tuesday, September 15 to celebrate the university’s 137th 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, research, and …

Tower Shines for Class of 2024

The UT Tower will shine with burnt-orange lights Tuesday, August 25 to welcome new students to the UT community. And as a special welcome to the Class of 2024, the Tower will display “24” on its sides. The Tower will turn orange during the Gone to Texas celebration as the Class of 2024 gathers online …

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 …