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(Oct. 5, 2011) -- UTSA Family Weekend is Oct. 7-8. Spend time with students, meet faculty and staff, and connect with other Roadrunners and their families throughout the weekend. And, the Saturday, Oct. 8 game vs. South Alabama has a special game time of 4:30 p.m. Tailgating and special events will start outside the Alamodome at 11:30 a.m.

On Friday, Oct. 7, don't miss the Roadrunners on the River Walk event starting at 5:30 p.m. and culminating with a pep rally at the Grand Hyatt at 7 p.m.

On Saturday, Oct. 8, outside the 'Dome there will be plenty of pre-game activities including a battle of the bands from noon to 4 p.m. at Roadrunner Station, festivities at Rowdy Town on the north plaza and the Spirit Walk at 1:30 p.m. Game time is 4:30 p.m.

>> For more information, visit the UTSA Football Game Day website or the UTSA Athletics website.

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UTSA Family Weekend highlights

Friday, Oct. 7

  • 3:30-4:45 p.m. -- Everything You Wanted to Know About Succeeding at UTSA (But Were Afraid to Ask) -- University Center Harris Room (2.212), Main Campus
  • 5:30-7 p.m. -- Roadrunners on the River Walk -– Show your Roadrunner Spirit, enjoy light refreshments and special UTSA prices on drinks at Rio Rio Cantina on the River Walk, while you meet UTSA families, alumni and staff -- then join the Pep Rally at the Grand Hyatt at 7 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 8

  • 11:30 a.m. -- TAILGATING BEGINS
  • Noon-4 p.m. -- ROADRUNNER STATION -- Battle of the Bands with student bands Mark Muniz and the Carter McKay Band, Lonely Horse, The Lost and Suckerpunch
  • 1:30-4:30 p.m. -- ROWDY TOWN – pre-game festivities at the north plaza outside the Alamodome
  • 2 p.m. -- SPIRIT WALK-- Team and band enter the Alamodome
  • UTSA FOOTBALL GAMETIME 4:30 p.m.-- Doors open at 2:30 p.m. for students with tickets in hand (3 p.m. for students with UTSACard only and other fans) -- Wear your orange and blue to the Alamodome as the Roadrunners take on the South Alabama Jaguars!

How do I get tickets?

Visit the UTSA Athletics website, visit the UTSA Football Game Day website (click on "Tickets" tab) or go to Roadrunner Express (University Center, Main Campus).

How do I get to the game?

  • Transportation to and from the Alamodome from VIA park-and-ride sites starting at 1:30 p.m. with the last trip departing at 3:45 p.m.: UTSA Main Campus, Crossroads, Madla -- and the new location at Parkhills Baptist Church on U.S. 281 south of Loop 1604. The last buses back to the park-and-ride stops will depart the Alamodome 45 minutes after the game.
  • At the Main Campus, park in lot 5 in any unmarked space (UTSA permit not required on game day). VIA buses depart from the UTSA Recreation Center.
  • To speed up bus loading, buy park-and-ride tokens in advance at Roadrunner Express (University Center on Main Campus) or Durango Building activities center (Downtown Campus) -- $1.25 each way for students, $2.50 each way for general public. Without a token, exact change is required when boarding.
  • Park at the Downtown Campus in any unmarked space (lots D3 and D4, UTSA permit not required on game day). Then, ride to the Alamodome using VIA from the Downtown Campus (board at the Durango Loop lot across from the Durango Building) -- 55 cents each way (students), $1.10 round trip; $2.20 round trip for general public. On your return trip, board an express route bus to "UTSA Downtown Campus." (You can use a "Yellow Route" bus, but it takes more time.)

Did You Know?

For acclaimed UTSA writer, poetry rhymes with life

Robert Penn Warren said: “How do poems grow? They grow out of your life.” That is certainly true for Carmen Tafolla. An associate professor of practice with the UTSA College of Education and Human Development, Tafolla has authored more than 20 acclaimed books of poetry and prose, including "The Holy Tortilla and a Pot of Beans." It won the Tom´s Rivera Children’s Book Award in 2009.

Tafolla is a San Antonio native who grew up on the West Side. Attending a private high school, she realized that the literature did not positively portray her community or the people who lived there. She determined to change that in her writing. In published works for both adults and children — more than 200 anthologies, magazines, journals, textbooks and readers in four languages — Tafolla reflects on the rich Mexican-American culture of San Antonio in which she grew up.

Did you know? Tafolla was San Antonio's first Poet Laureate, from 2012 to 2014, and currently serves as the Poet Laureate of Texas.

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