In observance of President George W. Bush’s proclamation designating Friday (Sept. 14) as a National Day of Prayer and Remembrance for the victims of the terrorist attacks on the United States, The University of Texas at Austin will close at noon. Previously scheduled events associated with the UT@118 ceremony and University President Larry R. Faulkner’s State of the University Address have been postponed, as have events sponsored by the Texas Exes associated with the university’s 118th birthday celebration. A new date has not been set.
The university will conduct a ceremony at 12:15 p.m., Friday, on the Main Mall in observance of Bush’s proclamation. Carillon bells will toll prior to the start of the ceremony. Faulkner will make remarks related to the observance. The Tower at The University of Texas at Austin will be darkened Friday evening, and will remain darkened through Sunday. The university will open for usual business on Saturday morning. Essential personnel will be expected to work their normally scheduled shifts on Friday. Human Resource Services will send a communication to all department contacts.
Please note that Capital Metro and UT Shuttle Bus schedules remain unchanged today, Sept. 14.
WHEN/WHERE: The National Day of Prayer and Remembrance ceremony will be observed on the Main Mall at 12:15 p.m., Friday.
CONTACT: Richard Bonnin, Office of Public Affairs, 471-3151