AUSTIN, Texas—Students, staff and faculty from UT Austin will share a few moments together on May 7 to commemorate the memory of members of the University community who died in the preceding year.
The UT Cares Committee coordinates the ceremony, which begins at 2:30 p.m. in the courtyard of Goldsmith Hall, across from the front entrance to the Texas Union. This is the second year UT has held such a ceremony honoring students, faculty, staff and retirees who died in the previous year, said UT Cares Committee Chair Terry Evers.
“Ours is a large, interwoven community,” said UT Austin President Larry R. Faulkner. “We share our work, our triumphs and our disappointments. In this spirit, I invite everyone to attend UT Remembers on May 7 in order to recognize and honor the members of this community who have died during the past year.”
“The people we are honoring today are all members of our University family who have touched our lives and shaped this institution in some way. We dedicate this day to their memory,” said Evers.
The names of the individuals who died during the past year will be read aloud as the Tower bells toll in tribute for each member of the University’s family who died. In addition, a special “Lowering of the Flags Ceremony” will occur earlier that day in front of the Main Building at 9 a.m. In the event of inclement weather, the program will be held in Main Building 212.
In memory of those members of the University community being honored on May 7, the Tower will be darkened that evening.
For additional information contact Evers at (512) 471-4260.