Thursday, July 30, 2015

UTSA Roadrunner Days kicks off fall semester with events, fun and food

Roadrunner Days

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(Aug. 18, 2014) -- The official kick-off of the new academic year, UTSA Roadrunner Days, begins this week with students moving in Friday, Aug. 22. A series of themed events will run through Friday, Aug. 29 at the Main and Downtown campuses.

The events and activities give students an opportunity to take part in time-honored UTSA traditions and connect with UTSA resources.

Major themes will be:

  • "Arrival" on Friday, Aug. 22
  • "Assemble" on Monday, Aug. 25 with two Fall Convocation ceremonies
  • "Discover" on Tuesday, Aug. 26 with open houses across the campuses
  • "Connect" on Wednesday, Aug. 27 with a President's BBQ at both campuses
  • "Celebrate and Join" on Thursday, Aug. 28 with Pachanga on the Plaza at the Downtown Campus and a Welcome Back Party at the Main Campus

Events will include:

  • Late Night at the Rec
  • UTSA Marketplace open houses
  • PlayFair at Campus Rec
  • Inclusion Block Party
  • Midnight lighting of the Main Campus entrance monument sign
  • University Center Tours
  • UTSA Spirit of San Antonio Marching Band performance
  • Spiritual and Religious Fair
  • Student Government Association information meetings
  • UTSA Traditions
  • Pizza Party
  • Rowdy Rush
  • Student Leadership Center ribbon cutting
  • Roadrunner statue dedication
  • Howdy Rowdy Bash
  • Wear Your College Colors Day
  • UTSA vs. University of Houston football watch party

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For more information and the event schedule, visit the UTSA Roadrunner Days website.

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"Inside Peace" documentary screening

This documentary, presented by the San Antonio Film Festival, documents the experience of re-entry after incarceration. The film features Michael Gilbert, associate professor in the department of criminal justice and director of the Office of Community and Restorative Justice program at UTSA.
Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, 100 Auditorium Circle

Aug. 4, 6 - 8 p.m.

Free Teacher Tuesday: Los Tejanos Workshop

Discover resources and strategies for teaching Tejano history and culture and get a special educator's tour of the new long-term exhibit, Los Tejanos.
Institute of Texan Cultures, 801 E. César E. Chávez Blvd.

Aug. 9, 12 - 5 p.m.

Vaquerocation 2015

This cowboy-themed programming, offered in conjunction with Our Kids Magazine's Kidcation Week, gives families the opportunity to visit with cowboy docents, enjoy readings and visit activity tables.
Institute of Texan Cultures, 801 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd.

Aug. 22, 6 p.m.

UTSA Alumni Gala

The UTSA Alumni Association hosts this annual gala honoring the Alumna of the Year, Alumnus of the Year and the Alumnus of the Year Lifetime Achievement award winners.
Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort & Spa, 9800 Hyatt Resort Dr.


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