2013 Torchlight Parade & Rally
Experience a Texas-sized Parade and Pep Rally, hosted by the Texas Exes!
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Join us on October 9, 2013 at 8 p.m. for the annual Torchlight Parade and Rally! The parade will be marching down Guadalupe Street and will end at the steps of the Tower, where the rally will take place. Come cheer on your team before they make the journey to Dallas to take on Oklahoma!
About the Torchlight Parade
The first Torchlight Parade began in 1916 before the Thanksgiving Texas vs. A&M game. In keeping with the time, men and women marched separately to Old Main. Texas won the game and the parade became a spirit staple until the late 1960s. After a 20-year hiatus, the Texas Exes restored the Torchlight Parade tradition in 1987. Today, this popular student event is held every year before the Texas vs. OU game and is run by the Texas Exes Student Leadership Committee.
Each year, Longhorn students gather with torchlights in hand and form a parade that leads them to the Main Mall in front of the Tower where the crowd of students, faculty, alumni and fans hear from the Longhorn football coaches and players.
The Texas Exes Student Leadership Committee extends an invitation to the entire student and Austin community to attend the parade and rally, and support their football team in a bid for victory against OU!
Torchlight Rally Lights Up the Night