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UTSA Roadrunner Days: San Saba Hall ribbon cutting is 3 p.m. Aug. 27

San Saba Hall
San Saba Hall

Top: Artist's rendering of San Saba Hall exterior
Bottom: Photo of San Saba Hall lobby

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(Aug. 26, 2013) -- The UTSA community and friends are invited to celebrate the opening of San Saba Hall, the newest residence hall on campus, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house at 3 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 27.

UTSA President Ricardo Romo will join Student Government Association President Zack Dunn in dedicating the building on behalf of the university faculty, staff and students. Tours of the building will immediately follow the ceremony.

Before the ceremony, guests can enjoy refreshments on the San Saba Hall lawn.  Guests are encouraged to wear UTSA apparel as we celebrate the collaborative effort that brought this project to completion.

San Saba Hall houses 618 students in a suite-style layout that includes single bedrooms with a shared bath. The facility features an open lobby, administrative offices, meeting spaces and live-in professional staff. Residents have access to a conference room, computer lab, floor study lounges, laundry facilities and a community kitchen.

The new facility is a true living and learning community with an academic focus that houses communities related to the Honors College, Top Scholars, Terry Scholars, Facilitated Acceptance to Medical Education (F.A.M.E.), Engineering and a Leadership and Service lifestyle.

With the opening of San Saba Hall, 4,300 students live on campus including the privately operated housing partners.

>> Read more about San Saba Hall in another story on UTSA Today.

 

 

Did You Know?

Football standouts make Roadrunner history

For Ashaad Mabry and Triston Wade, football is not just a passing fancy. Both players were part of the UTSA football program almost from the beginning. When UTSA opens the 2015 season Thursday at Arizona, it will be the first time the Roadrunners take the field without them. But Mabry and Wade will still be playing football; their uniforms will just be a different color.

Mabry, a defensive tackle from San Antonio's MacArthur High School, was an honorable mention All-Conference USA selection his final two seasons as a Roadrunner and second among the team's defensive linemen with 49 tackles last year. Wade, a defensive back from Tyler, was the most decorated player in school history. He was a semifinalist for the 2014 Jim Thorpe Award – for the nation's top defensive back – a three-time all-conference honoree and two-year team captain who set a school record of 293 tackles in his career. Both men had outstanding college careers that allowed them to make UTSA history.

Did you know? Mabry and Wade both agreed to terms as undrafted free agents with the New Orleans Saints and Seattle Seahawks, respectively, becoming the first UTSA players to move to the professional ranks.

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