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UTSA Family Weekend 2017

Family Weekend Card

Family Weekend is the perfect opportunity for families to reconnect with their students, meet other Roadrunner families, and mix and mingle with UTSA faculty and staff while attending the many free, fun events described below.

Click on any blue button below to visit the Ticketmaster page where you can purchase tickets to the UTSA Football Game (special $10 ticket pricing) on Saturday.

Events on Friday 10/6

Experience Campus

We have many special events planned for the Main Campus — here are a few examples, with more to come:

FAFSA Help, 8:30am-1pm and 2-4:30pm, UTSA One Stop - John Peace Library, 1st Fl

You can submit your 2018 FAFSA beginning on October 1. As a resource to you, the UTSA One Stop will be staffed on Friday to handle any questions you may have about the FAFSA process.

"Free Friday" at UTSA Recreation and Wellness Center, Noon - 10pm

Don't forget your workout clothes, because you'll have full access all day Friday to "The Rec" - one of the most popular spots on campus! (Rules limit access to 18 and older, please.) UTSA RWC Access Form

Free Campus Tours, 2-5pm, UTSA Main Campus Welcome Center

The UTSA Welcome Center invites all Family Weekend participants and their students to come enjoy a student-led campus tour of one of the most beautiful college campuses in Texas. Get familiar with the UTSA academic colleges, student life and see our incredible Campus Recreation Center. Tours will be offered from 2-5pm.

Don't worry if you don't know your schedule yet - Walk-Ins are also accepted! We look forward to showing you our wonderful campus — Go 'Runners!

Special Family Access and Pricing at UTSA Roadrunner Cafe (On Campus)

Just mention "Family Weekend" and enjoy a discounted lunch and/or dinner at the Roadrunner Cafe located on the Main Campus near Chaparral Village. The Roadrunner Cafe is an all-you-care-to-eat dining hall experience with several stations and food menu items from which to choose. Come eat like a Roadrunner! UTSA students can use their meal card or dining dollars upon entrance.

  • Friday Lunch, 11am-5pm, $6 +tax ($2 savings)
  • NEW: Friday Dinner, 5pm-8pm, $7+tax ($2.35 savings)
  • Saturday Lunch, 11am-5pm, $6 +tax ($2 savings)
  • Saturday Dinner, 5pm-7pm, $7 +tax ($2.35 savings)


Family Fiesta - The Family Weekend Kickoff Dinner, 6:30-8:30p

Family Fiesta Kickoff Dinner is Sold Out.
Roadrunner Cafe is Now Offering a Friday Family Dinner Option

Join us as we kick off Family Weekend with an evening of outdoor, casual, fiesta fun in the UTSA Sombrilla. Hear from university leaders and enjoy a wonderful Mexican food dinner surrounded by mariachis and dancers. We will also announce our Family Association Scholarship recipients and our 2017 Family of the Year contest winner.

Time and Location

Friday, 6:30 - 8:30pm, UTSA Main Campus Sombrilla


Patrons may park for free, without a UTSA permit, in spaces marked as Faculty/Staff A, Faculty/Staff B, and unmarked commuter spaces from 5pm Friday (10/6) through 6am Monday (10/9), without risk of receiving a citation. Please do not park in spaces marked "24 Hour Reserved."


Tickets are required for students and any family members (4 years old and up) coming to the Fiesta Dinner. Tickets are only $5.00 per person. Seating is limited - advance ticket purchase is required through Ticketmaster.




UCinema Special Family Edition - Free Movie with Your Roadrunner

Come and enjoy a movie on us with your Roadrunner! Students need to bring their UTSA student ID. We also will have free popcorn at all showings for students and their families.

Movie Title

War for the Planet of the Apes

Showtimes and Locations

  • Friday — 6pm and 9pm, University Center North - Retama Auditorium
  • Saturday — 2pm, H-E-B University Center - Harris Room
  • Saturday — 7pm, University Center North - Retama Auditorium


Events on Saturday 10/7


UTSA Student Tailgate - Special Family Edition (Free!)

Come with your Roadrunner to this Family-friendly UTSA Student Tailgate where we'll have FREE food, FREE non-alcoholic beverages, music, and so much more - come early, while supplies last!

Time and Location

Saturday, 2-5pm  |  Alamodome Parking Lot C - adjacent to Roadrunner Alley

UTSA Football Game - UTSA vs. Southern Miss

Cheer on the Roadrunners as they take on Southern Miss! Families who purchase Family Weekend football tickets will be seated in the student seating section of the Alamodome. Family Weekend participants will enter the Alamodome through one of the student entrances and are welcome to sit in any available seat.

Time and Location

Saturday, 6pm  |  Alamodome


Special family pricing is $10.00 per person to sit in the student section.*

*Current UTSA Students do not need to purchase a football ticket. Admission to UTSA athletic events are covered under their student fees.


2 Ways to Sit with Your Student at the Game

A. Buy Tickets Online

  1. Visit the UTSA Family Weekend Ticket Packages site
  2. Next to "UTSA vs. Southern Miss" click on "Select"
  3. Next to "Family Weekend Ticket" click on "Best Available" dropdown to reveal and select "Student Guest Ticket" option
  4. Click on "+" or "-" to indicate the number of tickets you would like to purchase, then click "Find Tickets"
  5. Follow on-screen directions to add these tickets to your cart for purchase

B. Buy Tickets at the Alamodome Ticket Window

Purchase Student Guest Tickets at the Alamodome ticket sales windows on game day.


Pro Tip: Before leaving for the game, be sure to review the Alamodome's New Clear Bag Policy.