(Oct. 1, 2013) -- The UTSA Police Department will host National Night Out from 6 to 9 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 1 at the University Center Paseo on the UTSA Main Campus. The event is to increase awareness of crime and drug prevention programs and resources to support safe and positive campuses. Free and open to the public, there will be snacks, information tables, a live band and kids' corner activities.
Marking the fourth annual event at UTSA, it is hosted by the UTSA Police Department, UTSA Student Activities and Target stores, in collaboration with other university departments.
National Night Out is a community-police collaborative event that raises awareness about police programs such as drug prevention, town watch, neighborhood watch and other anti-crime efforts. Across much of the United States, NNO is held the first Tuesday of August. In Texas, to avoid the August heat, the event is moved to the first Tuesday in October.
Held annually since 1984, the event is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch in the United States and Canada. The events are typically organized by block watches, non-for-profit organizations, companies and police departments. The events can be as simple as backyard cookouts to full blown festivals. In the United States, citizens, law enforcement agencies, civic groups, neighborhood organizations and local officials from more than 15,000 communities from all 50 states are involved in the event.
In addition to increasing awareness of crime prevention programs, the event strives to strengthen neighborhood pride and community-police partnerships, while sending a message to criminals that neighborhoods and communities are organized, working with police and fighting back against crime.
The UTSA campus sponsors and partners include Counseling Services; Office of Emergency Management; Office of Environmental Health, Safety and Risk Management; Student Activities; University Center Program Council, UTSA Bookstores, and Housing and Residence Life.
For more information, call 210-458-6250.
The UTSA community is invited to the Community Networking events hosted by the Student Center for Community Engagement and Inclusion during Roadrunner Days. Various opportunities will be available that will focus on our diverse population.
H-E-B University Center Ballrooms (HUC 1.104 and HUC 1.106), Main Campus
Start in the Paseo then branch out around campus so you know where to go on the first day of classes.
University Center Paseo, Main Campus
This event offers a preview of the UC’s programs and services that students can enjoy throughout the year. There will be food and giveaways too.
University Center Paseo, Main Campus
There will be a special UCinema showing following Kickback at the UC at 9pm in Retama Auditorium (located on the 2nd floor of UC North).
University Center, Retama Auditorium (UC 2.02.02), Main Campus
The Honors College welcomes all new freshmen to UTSA. Join them for breakfast and meet Honors College administrators, staff, and connect with other new Honors students.
University Center, Denman Room (UC 2.01.28), Main Campus
Convocation is UTSA’s ceremony to launch the new academic year. Attendance is mandatory for all incoming freshmen because it marks the first step students will take in their higher education journey of discovery. It is also highly recommended for transfer students as they continue their higher education journey at UTSA and become members of the Roadrunner Family.
Convocation Center, Main Campus
Visit your College to explore your major before the first day of classes.
Various locations, Main and Downtown Campuses
Successful first-year students at UTSA are those who learn how to utilize resources, recognize and resolve problems, and prepare themselves to take advantage of their time on campus. The Student Success Series promotes this achievement by offering workshops on the common concerns and questions first-year students have during their transition to university life.
University Center Retama Auditorium (UC 2.02.02), Main Campus
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