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Tower Shines for 2021 Graduates

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 shine with the special lighting configuration on both Saturday, December 4 and Sunday, December 5 to celebrate the accomplishments of our December 2021 degree candidates. The special …

Light the Tower: Texas Volleyball Wins Big 12

The UT Tower will shine with burnt orange lights for two nights in a row in celebration of Texas Volleyball winning the Big 12 Conference. The Tower will first turn orange on Saturday, November 27 to celebrate the team’s victory that night. Then, the Tower will again shine in that same lighting configuration on Sunday, …

Light the Tower: Texas Football Beats Kansas State

The UT Tower will shine with a burnt orange top on Friday, November 26 to celebrate Texas Football’s victory over Kansas State. The UT Tower will first shine with a burnt orange top in recognition of the Texas Football team’s 22-17 victory over Kansas State. As part of UT tradition, the top of the Tower …

Light the Tower: Texas Exes Ring Dedication

The UT Tower will shine with burnt orange lights Thursday, November 18 in honor of this year’s class ring recipients. Ahead of the Texas Exes Ring Celebration, class rings will spend the night the Tower while it shines in honor of the students and alumni who will soon wear them. The recipients will gather at …

Light the Tower: Distinguished Alumnus Awards

The UT Tower will shine with burnt orange lights Friday, November 12 in honor of the newest recipients of the Texas Exes Distinguished Alumnus Award. The Distinguished Alumnus Award recognizes alumni who have made significant achievements in their careers and service to the university. The honorees include: Paul Begala BA ’83, College of Liberal Arts, …

Light the Tower: Veterans Day

The UT Tower will shine with burnt orange lights Thursday, November 11 in observance of Veterans Day and in honor of all who have served in the U.S. military. UT Austin is a world class partner and destination for our military, veterans and their families. The university is the No. 1 school for veterans in …

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 …