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: Longhorn Lights

November 29, 2023

Light the Tower: Longhorn Lights

The UT Tower will shine with burnt orange lights Wednesday, November 29 to celebrate the beginning of the inaugural Longhorn Lights on campus. Longhorn Lights, a holiday light show celebrating the season for Longhorn Nation and the Austin community, includes 24 Heritage Oak trees illuminated with synchronized burnt orange and…

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