Lighting the Ways of Time: Pat Neff Hall Lights Undergoing Upgrade

May 31, 2022
Pat Neff Hall Lights

Since 1978, Baylor University's historic Pat Neff Hall has glowed green after a Baylor victory or in commemoration of a special moment.

Senior class gift, Student Government fund project to modernize iconic lights

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WACO, Texas (May 31, 2022) – The iconic lights of Pat Neff Hall on the Baylor University campus – which since 1978 have glowed green after a Baylor victory or in commemoration of a special moment – will undergo a major upgrade during June, thanks to funding from the Senior Class of 2022 Gift and Student Government.

The upgrade will modernize the external lighting system used to illuminate the building with reliable LED fixtures, renewed hardware and a system that is more ecologically friendly, brighter and adjustable. To complete the upgrade, the system will be offline throughout the month of June, with an anticipated return to operation in early July.

“Traditions are critically important to the Baylor experience because they unify the Baylor Line through the generations,” said Tanner Vickers, B.B.A. ’10, M.S. ’12, associate director of student activities. “Thanks to the Class of 2022 gift and the support of Student Government, the tradition of lighting Pat Neff Hall green has been secured for the future.”

For over a century, the graduating senior class has bestowed a gift to the University to mark their time and contributions to Baylor University. Whether it’s a concrete bench in the Quad from the class of 1906, the restoration of the historic sign that marked the entry to Carroll Field or a new walkway in Traditions Plaza, the Senior Class Gift is one of the most meaningful and lasting contributions of Baylor graduates.


Baylor University is a private Christian University and a nationally ranked Research 1 institution. The University provides a vibrant campus community for more than 20,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating University in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 90 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 12 nationally recognized academic divisions.