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MEDIA ADVISORY: UT Austin to Honor University Community Members Who Died This Past Year

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Event: The UT community will come together for UT Remembers, an annual day to reflect and honor the 233 students, faculty members and staff members who died during the past year.

Time/Location: Friday, May 10. At 8:45 a.m., flags on the university’s Main Mall south of the Tower will be ceremoniously lowered to half-staff. In case of inclement weather, the flag lowering ceremony will be relocated to the Main Building, Room 212.

The UT Remembers service will be at 2 p.m. in the Shirley Bird Perry Ballroom in the Texas Union.

The UT Tower will darken at dusk.

A full list of events can be found on this webpage: https://utremembers.utexas.edu/program-details/schedule.

Media: Please arrive at least 30 minutes before these ceremonies begin and dress appropriately for the occasion. Parking will be available for media. Please come to the guard station on 24th Street to pick up your parking pass. The guard will direct you to the appropriate lot.

In the event of inclement weather, the locations for the flag lowering and outdoor ceremony event will change. Updates will be provided on the website.

Background: UT Remembers began in 1998 when a program was developed to honor members of the university community — students and current and retired faculty and staff members — who died during the prior year. On the last day of the spring semester, families, friends, colleagues and co-workers gather to remember those who died, to reflect upon who they were, what they gave to the institution and what they meant to the people whose lives they touched.