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Light the Tower: Texas Beats Baylor, 27-16

The top of the UT Tower will shine with burnt-orange lights Saturday, October 24 to celebrate the Texas Football 27-16 win over Baylor. The Longhorns are now 3-2 and will play Oklahoma State on Saturday, October 31 in Stillwater, Okla. at 3 p.m. As part of university tradition, the top of the UT Tower turns …

Light the Tower: Texas Beats Texas Tech, 63-56

The UT Tower will shine with a burnt-orange top on Saturday, September 26 to celebrate Texas Football’s 63-56 win over Texas Tech! As part of UT tradition, the top of the Tower turns orange to celebrate regular-season football victories. The Longhorns are now 2-0 and will play TCU on Saturday, October 3. Time is to …

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 …