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The Year in Tower Lightings: 2015 Brings Reasons for Tower to Shine

The iconic Tower is The University of Texas at Austin’s most recognizable landmark, and 2015 brought plenty of reasons for the Tower to show off Longhorn pride with a burnt-orange glow.

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The iconic Tower is The University of Texas at Austin’s most recognizable landmark, and 2015 brought plenty of reasons for the Tower to show off Longhorn pride with a burnt-orange glow.

The standard all-white configuration illuminates the Tower in Austin’s skyline most nights, and a handful of other lighting configurations convey signals of celebration, accomplishment or, sometimes, sorrow.

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From the orange top best known for celebrating football victories to the windows lit in different formations bidding farewell to a graduating class and welcoming incoming freshmen, the Tower had special lighting configurations more than 30 times in 2015.

WINTER

The University of Texas at Austin Tower
 

SPRING

The University of Texas at Austin Tower
 

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SUMMER

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[This year marked another great one for The University of Texas at Austin. Check out our recap top campus news.]

FALL

The University of Texas at Austin Tower
 

[Researchers spent 2015 making world-changing discoveries and breakthroughs. Check out our recap of notable innovations from the year.]

We’re proud of all the reasons we turned the Tower orange this year.

What will you do in 2016 to light the Tower?