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Midnight Light
The Newest Roadrunner Tradition

Our front entrance monument is an award winning architectural element and a welcoming symbol that represents our strong presence in the San Antonio community. The monument is already a popular photo spot for new students, visitors and graduating seniors, but lighting the monument in our school colors at the beginning of each academic year makes a proud statement that we are open for business and our spirit burns bright.

Current Lighting Pattern:

Everyday Light Pattern base and monument are unlit, tower is white

UTSA Monument Lighting Patterns

Everyday Light Pattern base and monument are unlit, tower is white


  • Symbolizes our community leadership
  • Pearl in appearance
Academic Achievement Light Pattern base and monument are blue, tower is white

Academic Achievements

  • Convocation / Commencement
  • Academic Program Ranking #1
  • Step to Tier One Accomplished
Week of Home Football Game, base and monument are orange, tower is blue

Home Football Games

  • Lighted on Monday before home game
  • Pattern runs for week
For Football or other significant sports victories, base, monument and tower all orange


  • All Football Game Victories
  • Special Non-football Victories
For championships, light alternates between blue and orange


  • Bowl and/or Conference Championship
  • Student Organization Championship
San Antonio Fiesta lighting scheme


  • Coincides with Fiesta San Antonio