Utah Tech University

D Lights

Utah Tech’s “D” on the hill gets full-color makeover.

For more than 100 years, Utah Tech University’s 100-foot tall by 75-foot wide “D” on the black hill has represented far more than just a large initial on a ridge. Born from a rivalry among the classes of 1913, 1914 and 1915, this historic symbol stands for unity, unwavering pride in the university and the promise of our growth as a community well into the future.

And now, it also will provide a colorful way to alert the Dixie community about key UT happenings and special occasions. That’s because Utah Tech University’s historic “D” just got a makeover. University leaders wanted to add a little color to this important community fixture, so the century-old “D” now has a new lighting system fully equipped with a variety of color-changing options.

“D” lights will change for the special occasions well known and celebrated by the community and will also match with the University Clock Tower lighting.

“D” light colors will also change for key UT events including the first day of the fall and spring semesters, commencement, and home athletic wins for football and basketball.

Whether illuminating the night sky with its traditional, bright white glow or adding some vibrant colors to alert residents about special occasions, Utah Tech’s iconic “D” will always remind us of our cherished university and all that we collectively continue to achieve.