Fall Convocation 2006
Fall Convocation 2006

UTSA to celebrate start of new academic year

By Patricia Graham
Executive Director, Special Events Center

(Aug. 6, 2007)--UTSA continues a tradition initiated in 2002 -- the annual Fall Convocation for faculty, students and staff -- to celebrate the beginning of the new academic year. With the theme, "The Journey Begins," the special event is from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Monday, Aug. 20 in the Campus Recreation Center gym on the 1604 Campus. The speaker will be Sen. Judith Zaffirini.

As part of Roadrunner Days, a week of special events to welcome our new students, faculty and staff also are invited to be part of the Fall Convocation. An academic convocation sets the tone for a successful academic year for the entire UTSA community, and faculty-staff participation is important.

The convocation is an opportunity for the university community to acquaint new students with academic traditions, hear from an inspiring speaker, celebrate our accomplishments, look to the future and articulate our pride in our institution and the UTSA family.

A faculty and staff breakfast for those participating in the academic processional will be from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Aug. 20 on the second floor of the Campus Recreation Center. To reserve a seat for the breakfast, e-mail Marlon Anderson, call (210) 458-6110 or fax a breakfast RSVP to (210) 458-4772. (Download the breakfast RSVP.)

Because of construction this summer, this area may be unfamiliar to you. For easiest access, enter from parking lot 5 on the south side and follow the signs. Watch for more details of this event in UTSA Today.

The processional formation begins at 9:30 a.m. on the Rec Center second floor. Participants are encouraged to wear academic regalia and march in the academic procession. If you have your own academic regalia, please wear it. The deadline to rent regalia at the UTSA Bookstore is Wednesday, Aug. 8. Faculty and staff members also can march in the processional wearing UTSA's orange and blue colors, if they choose not to wear regalia.

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