MEDIA ADVISORY: UT Remembers on May 2 to Honor Members of University Community Who Died in Past Year

April 29, 2014

EVENT: UT Remembers, a day of remembrance honoring more than 180 members of the university community — students and current and retired faculty and staff members — who died during the previous year. During the UT Remembers service, names of people being remembered will be read aloud, and a Tower bell will toll in tribute.

In honor of those being remembered, the university Tower lights will be darkened from dusk to dawn. As the sun sets, the only areas of the Tower that will glow with white light will be the cap and observation deck. No other areas of the Tower will be illuminated.

WHEN/WHERE: May 2. At 8:45 a.m., flags on the university’s Main Mall south of the Tower will be ceremoniously lowered to half-staff. The UT Remembers service will be at 2 p.m. in the Tower Garden, north of the Tower and Main Building.

WEBSITE: A list of those being remembered is available at UT Remembers.

SPONSOR: UT Remembers is a program of the UT Cares Committee, a campus-wide group formed in 1996 to provide support to the university community in times of trauma or loss and is sponsored by the Office of the President.

BACKGROUND: UT Remembers, which began in 1998, brings together families, friends, colleagues and co-workers to remember those who died and to reflect upon who they were, what they gave to the institution and what they meant to the people whose lives they touched.

Complimentary parking for event participants is available in the San Antonio Parking Garage at 2420 San Antonio St. Shuttle service will be provided from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. between the San Antonio Parking Garage and UT Remembers activities.

Note to Editors/Producers: Parking for satellite and microwave trucks providing "live" coverage of the UT Remembers flag-lowering ceremony Friday morning (May 2) will be provided on Inner Campus Drive in spaces just east of the steps from the Main Plaza. Traffic cones will mark the spaces. Other news vehicles may secure parking from the guard booth at 24th and Whitis streets. News media covering the 2 p.m. UT Remembers ceremony in the Tower Garden should secure parking from the guard booth as well. Please arrive at least 30 minutes before these ceremonies begin and dress appropriately for the occasion.

For more information, contact: Robert D. Meckel, Office of the President, 512 475 7847.