(Sept. 26, 2012) -- Get ready to wear your orange and blue -- Birds up! It's Homecoming Game Week! Mark your calendars for Oct. 14-20, and join the entire UTSA community in celebrating Homecoming 2012. The theme this year is "Believe in UTSA. Be UTSA."
>> For the full slate of events, visit the UTSA Homecoming 20102 Web site.
The UTSA Homecoming website will have continuing updates with important information about the special activities. Major events begin Tuesday, Oct. 16 with "Roadrunners Live," a talent show, lip-synch competition and step show all in one event. Wednesday, Oct. 17 will feature a comedy event at the University Center lawn on the Main Campus. The Homecoming Golf Cart Decorating Party will follow at 8 p.m., Thursday Oct. 18 at the University Center lawn.
On Friday, Oct. 19, make plans to attend the Golf Cart Parade and Rowdy Rampage Fireworks Spectacular. The night event combines a spirit rally, concert, fireworks show and the Homecoming Golf Cart Parade -- all in one at the UTSA track adjacent to the Recreation and Wellness Center, Main Campus. There will be music by Suite 709 from Austin, to start the evening and after the fireworks.
The Saturday, Oct. 20 events will begin with Game Day festivities at 8 a.m. at the Alamodome and Historic Sunset Station, which is renamed Roadrunner Station during UTSA home football games. There will be family friendly activities, tailgating and giveaways before kick-off. The homecoming game will be against San Jose State.
Stop by either of the Roadrunner Express stores on the Main Campus or Downtown Campus to buy a commemorative UTSA Homecoming 2012 t-shirt -- and get ready to support the Roadrunners!
For more information, call 210-458-4160.
UTSA prides itself on giving students a well-rounded education. Combining a top-tier academic program with opportunities for personal growth prepares students to compete in a global economy. And that's not all. They learn to be informed and engaged citizens as well. At the heart of that academic program is an award-winning core curriculum.
For four consecutive years, UTSA has received an A-rating from the American Council of Trustees and Alumni for the caliber of its core curriculum. According to ACTA, UTSA requires its students to take six of the seven courses deemed "crucial" to a well-rounded education: composition, literature, U.S. government or history, economics, mathematics and science. Only a handful of other institutions in the U.S. are giving students these tools, which are needed to succeed in careers and the community.
Did you know? UTSA is one of only three Texas institutions and 23 in the United States to receive the highest rating for its core curriculum in the 2014-2015 edition of the ACTA's "What Will They Learn?" report.
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