(Aug. 26, 2013) -- UTSA President Ricardo Romo and Student Government Association President Zack Dunn cut the ribbon this afternoon to officially open the new San Saba residence hall on the UTSA Main Campus.
More than 100 members of the UTSA community were on hand for the opening ceremony including Sam Gonzales, interim vice president for student affairs; Daniel Gockley, director of housing and residence life; other UTSA administrators; the UTSA Marching Band and cheerleaders; and Rowdy the mascot. Tours of the building followed the ceremony.
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.
UTSA open up the 2016 football season under new coach Frank Wilson at home. The Roadrunners host the Alabama State Hornets. Kick off is set for 6 p.m.
District 8 Councilman Ron Nirenberg and State Sen. José Menéndez host a Cultural Conversations event at the UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures to talk about issues of intolerance and ways to unify the community.
UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures
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Main Building Auditorium, MB 0.104, Main Campus
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UTSA Downtown Campus, Durango Bldg. Southwest Room (DB 1.124)
UTSA Mexico Center director Dr. Harriett Romo and program coordinator Olivia Mogollon, along with U.S. and Mexican scholars discuss migration between Mexico and the U.S. during this panel presentation.
UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures
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