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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.)

Events

Thursday, May 5, 5 p.m.

String Project Spring Concert

This end-of-semester concert will feature the 3rd through 8th grade students who have participated in the UTSA String Project this year. The event is free and open to the public.
Buena Vista Theater, Downtown Campus

Friday, May 6, 8 p.m.

First Friday Stargazing

The UTSA Department of Physics and Astronomy, Curtis Vaughan Observatory invites everyone to join them for their monthly stargazing event on top of the Flawn Science Building.
Curtis Vaughan Observatory, Main Campus

Sunday, May 8, 1 p.m.

Accordions Across Culture

May’s Free Second Sunday at the UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures features "Accordions Across Cultures," with performances of Mexican, German and Czech accordion music, a documentary screening and crafts for the kids.
UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures

Monday, May 9, 8 a.m.

The Honeynet Project Workshop

This three-day event will focus on the tools, tactics and motives involved in computer and network attacks. Attendees from around the world will take part in world-class hands-on trainings and technical discussions.
H-E-B University Center Ballroom, Main Campus

Thursday, May 12, 4 p.m.

Master of Public Administration Open House

Visit with faculty, alumni and students to discuss the benefits of and requirements for a Master Degree in Public Administration and/or the Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Administration & Leadership.
Meeting Assembly Room (BVB 1.338), Downtown Campus

Saturday, May 14, 10 a.m.

UTSA Spring Commencement: Ceremony One

UTSA Spring Commencement ceremony for the College of Architecture, Construction and Planning, the College of Education and Human Development and the College of Sciences.
Alamodome

Saturday, May 14, 4 p.m.

UTSA Spring Commencement: Ceremony Two

UTSA Spring Commencement ceremony for the College of Business, the College of Public Policy and University College.
Alamodome

Sunday, May 15, 2 p.m.

UTSA Spring Commencement: Ceremony Three

UTSA Spring Commencement ceremony for the College of Engineering and the College of Liberal and Fine Arts.
Alamodome

Wednesday, May 18, 3 p.m.

The Great Staff Appreciation Event

The UTSA community is invited to honor the roughly 2,600 UTSA staff members who contribute to the success of the university and its students.
H-E-B University Center Ballroom, Main Campus

Thursday, May 19, 6 p.m.

Superintendent Certification Program Information Session

Join UTSA faculty and staff, current students, and area central office administrators/program alumni to learn about this exciting accelerated and web-enhanced program leading to Texas Superintendent Certification. The event is free and open to the public.
BVB 1.322, Downtown Campus


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