Lighting of the Tower

On select days special to Texas Woman's, the ACT tower is lit maroon to show our Pioneer Pride. 

TWU Events

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EventDateLight Color
Oakley's Birthday March 3 Maroon
Athletic Victories Select days throughout the year Maroon
Founder's Day;
The day in 1901 the bill founding The Girls Industrial College, now TWU, was signed
April 6 Maroon
Spring Commencement Select days in May Maroon
System Day;
The day in 2021 the bill establishing TWU as a university system was signed 
May 26  Maroon 
Minerva's Birthday;
The day in 1938, Minerva was unveiled to the TWU community 
December 5 Maroon 
Fall Commencement Select days in December Maroon

National Events

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EventDateLight Color(s)
New Year's Day January 1 Yellow & white
MLK Day 3rd Monday of January Red, green & yellow
Black History Month Select days in February Red, green & yellow
Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month Select days in May Yellow, peach & red
Teacher Appreciation Week 1st week of May Magenta
Nurses Week 2nd week of May Blue
Memorial Day Last Monday in May Red, white & blue
Women's Veterans Day June 12 Red, white & blue
Juneteenth June 19 Red, green & yellow
Independence Day July 4 Red, white & blue
Labor Day 1st Monday of September Red, white & blue
Hispanic Heritage Month  Select days in September/October Red, green & white
Halloween (or Boo at the U) October 31 Purple
Veteran's Day November 11 Red, white & blue
Thanksgiving Day 4th Thursday of November Orange, yellow & red

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