The annual Light the Fountain event on the University of North Alabama campus is scheduled for Thursday, March 16, from 6:30-9 p.m.

UNA Set to Light Iconic Fountain March 16

Mar. 01, 2023

Michelle R. Eubanks , UNA, at, 256.765.4392

FLORENCE, AL – Harrison Fountain, the iconic structure at the heart of the University of North Alabama, will be relit for the spring as part of the annual Light the Fountain event Thursday, March 16 from 6:30-9 p.m. Congressman Robert B. Aderholt has been tapped to light the fountain at 7:30 p.m.

“Congressman Aderholt has worked tirelessly on behalf of the University, even before his district included the institution,” said UNA President Dr. Ken Kitts. “Welcoming him back to campus as a former student who now represents UNA at the federal level is an opportunity to share some of the traditions that make the University the special place that it is and continues to be for new generations of students.” 

In addition to the lighting ceremony, the tradition has evolved to include free t-shirts, food, a photo booth, and music, and it is these extras that make Light the Fountain a student favorite, according to Vice President of Student Affairs Dr. K.C. White. 

“The campus community and the broader Shoals community look forward to this annual event as the return of spring and warmer weather on campus,” she said. “The community gets to celebrate in this special event with us, and students enjoy a bit of a party on the plaza after the lighting has taken place. UNA is a beautiful place, and Light the Fountain celebrates this special time of year.” 

The rain date is March 21. Additional details can be found at this link.

About The University of North Alabama

The University of North Alabama is an accredited, comprehensive regional state university offering credential, certificate, baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral programs in the colleges of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering; Business and Technology; Education and Human Sciences; and the Anderson College of Nursing and Health Professions. The first-choice University for more than 10,000 on-campus and online students, UNA is on a bucolic campus in Florence, Alabama, part of the historic and vibrant Shoals region. Lions Athletics, a renowned collegiate athletics program with seven (7) Division II National Championships, is now a proud member of the NCAA Division I’s ASUN Conference. The University of North Alabama is an equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate in the admission policy on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, disability, age, or national origin. For more: and