(Aug. 25, 2014) -- Approximately 5,000 new UTSA undergraduate students will gather at the Fall Convocation on Aug. 25 to kick off their first year at UTSA. The ceremony, an official part of the annual UTSA Roadrunner Days, will be held twice to accommodate all of the incoming freshmen and transfer students.
Roadrunner Days events and activities give students an opportunity to take part in time-honored UTSA traditions and connect with UTSA resources.
UTSA Fall Convocation 2014
At Fall Convocation, UTSA will welcome the students, introduce them to university traditions and encourage them to graduate in four years. The students also will practice the Roadrunner Creed, UTSA Fight Song and Alma Mater.
This year's speakers include UTSA President Ricardo Romo, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs John Frederick, College of Business Associate Dean Lisa Montoya and UTSA Student Government President Zack Dunn.
The events will be in the Convocation Center on the UTSA Main Campus:
UTSA faculty and staff are encouraged to attend Fall Convocation and should RSVP.
UTSA students will alternate between Fall Convocation and PlayFair, a team-building event designed to immerse students in UTSA’s vibrant student life. The celebration will be in the UTSA Recreation and Wellness Center:
At PlayFair, students will learn about registered UTSA student organizations, play a variety games and meet new people.
For more information and the event schedule, visit the UTSA Roadrunner Days website.
Share your Roadrunner Days experiences using hashtag #UTSARRDAYS.
Campers in 9th grade through college will receive instruction and coaching on agility testing and position specific drills to refine and improve his skillset as a football player.
Recreational Field Complex, Main Campus
Inspired by UTSA's renowned Mexican Cookbook Collection, the evening features cuisine and spirits of celebrated chefs from San Antonio and Mexico.
Hotel Emma, 136 E. Grayson St., San Antonio
Experience a fun, interactive week at UTSA as new students and their families take the first steps to becoming a Roadrunner.
Various locations, Main Campus
Campers 6-12 years old will enjoy the summer learning to read, write and speak the Chinese language. They also will learn about the Chinese culture such as martial arts, painting and drawing, arts and crafts and more.
Confucius Institute at UTSA (MB 1.208), Main Campus
Campers 7th grade and up will focus on individual development with emphasis on simplifying and teaching the specific skills and movements associated with the game. Serving, passing, setting, attacking and individual defense will all be covered. In addition, team concepts will be emphasized.
Convocation Center, Main Campus
Celebrate Texas' diversity with authentic ethnic cuisine, music, dance, arts and crafts from the many countries that make up the rich heritage of Texas.
UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures, Hemisfair Campus
Kids from kindergarten through high school will immerse in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math through hands-on activities.
Applied Engineering and Technology (AET 0.102), Main Campus and Buena Vista Street Building (BVB 3.328), Downtown Campus
Novice and experienced boys and girls in grades 1-8 will be divided up by age and ability to gain the most skills and knowledge for their level of play.
Park West Athletics Complex
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