AUSTIN, Texas—UT Remembers, a day designated each spring at The University of Texas at Austin to honor members of the university community who died in the previous year, will be observed on campus May 2.
Lowering of the flags on the Main Mall to half-staff will begin at 9 a.m. as the first event for the day of remembrance to bring together families, friends, colleagues and co-workers who have experienced the loss of a student or a current or retired faculty or staff member from The University of Texas at Austin.
Families and friends participating in ceremonies during the day will be provided a hospitality room, Texas Union Governor’s Room 3.116, while they are on campus. An information session on grief will be held in the hospitality room from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m.
A UT Remembers service will be held at 2:30 p.m. in the Tower Garden, north of the Tower and Main Building. Names of persons being remembered will be read aloud, and the Tower bells will toll in tribute. In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will be relocated to Hogg Auditorium near the Texas Union.
The darkening of the Tower at dusk will be the final event for UT Remembers. As the sun sets, the only areas of the Tower that will be glowing with white light will be the cap and observation deck. All other areas of the Tower will be darkened.
UT Remembers is a program of UT Cares, a campus-wide committee formed in 1996 to provide support to the university community in times of trauma or loss.
For more information contact: Dr. Neal Armstrong, UT Cares Committee chair, 512-471-7995, or Doug Bolin, 512-471-7753.