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Tower Shines for UT’s 130th Birthday

Happy Birthday, UT! The Tower shines burnt orange Sun., Sept. 15 to celebrate 130 years.

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On Sunday, Sept. 15, the university turns 130 years young. Sunday night, the university’s Tower will glow burnt orange to celebrate our 13th decade as a “university of the first class.” Learn about UT Austin’s history from UT History Central: A comprehensive guide to University of Texas history.

What’s your favorite UT memory? Let us know in the comments and share your answer on social media using #UTat130.

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