Utah Tech University

"D" on the Hill Lights

For more than 100 years, Utah Tech University’s 100-foot tall by 75-foot wide “D” on the 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 provides a colorful way to alert the community about key happenings and special occasions. “D” lights change for special occasions well known and celebrated by the community. 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.

We light the “D” for federal holidays, high school state champions, and other community celebrations.

Some of the days you will see the “D” lights are:

  • New Years Day
  • Valentine’s Day
  • St. Patrick’s Day
  • D-Week
  • Memorial Day
  • Juneteenth
  • Independence Day
  • Pioneer Day
  • Halloween
  • Homecoming
  • Veteran’s Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas