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Orange Tower Honors Presidential Citation Award Recipients

The University of Texas at Austin at Tower will be burnt orange on April 22 in honor of the recipients of the Presidential Citation Awards. The award is given to individuals who personify UT Austin’s commitment to transforming lives. This year’s recipients include leaders from business, law, public service and philanthropy. They are: Ernest H. Cockrell, …

Earth Day: Dark Tower Symbolizes Energy Efficiency, Conservation

The University of Texas at Austin Tower will be dark overnight on April 21 to kick off Earth Day. The darkened Tower symbolizes the university’s commitment to energy efficiency and conservation. UT Austin strives for excellence in advancing environmental stewardship and sustainability on the Forty Acres, in academic and research programs and in public service …

Tower Shines for Texas Law’s National Championship

On April 20, the Tower will be in its entirely orange lighting configuration in recognition of Texas Law winning the National Championship in the Georgetown White Collar Crime National Mock Trial Competition. At Texas Law, students prepare for great careers at the highest levels of the legal profession and public affairs. Texas Law students become rigorous analytical thinkers and world-changing …

Tower Turns Orange, Darkens This Week

The University of Texas at Austin Tower will shine with orange lights two nights, and darken another, this week. First, on April 20, the Tower will be in its entirely orange lighting configuration in recognition of Texas Law winning the National Championship in the Georgetown White Collar Crime National Mock Trial Competition. Then, in recognition …

Tower Shines for Students’ Successes at Honors Day

The University of Texas at Austin Tower will shine with orange lights tonight (Saturday, April 16) in celebration of Honors Day. Introduced in 1948, Honors Day is the occasion when students who have achieved academic excellence are honored by administrative officials, academic deans and members of the faculty. Serving as an important prelude to Commencement, …

Tower Darkens to Honor Life of Haruka Weiser

The UT Austin Tower will be in the darkened configuration the night of Thursday, April 7, 2016 in honor of student Haruka Weiser. The Tower will darken after a community gathering on the East Mall to honor Weiser and her life. Weiser, a first-year Theatre and Dance student, was tentatively identified as the victim of this week’s homicide …

Tower Turns Orange for Men’s Swimming & Diving National Title

The UT Tower will be lit in burnt orange with a numeral “1” on all four sides this evening (March 27) to commemorate the Texas men’s swimming and diving program’s 12th NCAA team title. Per campus tradition, the University recognizes UT sports programs with a burnt orange lighting of the campus landmark with the numeral …