UT Tower detail photo of the clock with burnt orange overlay

Light the Tower

Since 1937, the UT Tower has been lit orange to celebrate the academic and athletic accomplishments of Longhorn students, faculty, staff and alumni. Other lighting configurations mark University milestones or simply illuminate the Tower on the Austin skyline.

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Light the Tower: SEC Celebration

June 30, 2024

Light the Tower: SEC Celebration

Epic all-day celebration commemorates the Longhorns’ inaugural day in the Southeastern Conference The UT Tower will shine with burnt orange lights and “SEC” displayed on its sides Sunday, June 30 as part of the SEC Celebration across the Forty Acres. The Tower’s special lighting configuration and the campus-wide celebration commemorate the Longhorns’…

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