(Feb. 2, 2018) -- Students, faculty, staff and visitors to The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) will notice a beautiful new space when they enter Main Campus near Loop 1604. The Roadrunner Memorial Garden, a designated area at the UTSA Oval where the community can reflect on those who have passed away, is complete.
>>The garden will be dedicated during a ceremony at 2 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 9 on the UTSA Main Campus. Members of the campus community are invited to attend.
The Roadrunner Memorial Garden was championed by the UTSA Student Government Association and is a testament to the character of the UTSA community, where all Roadrunners belong. The new space was made possible in part by UTSA donors who donated through the university’s crowdfunding platform. The original goal was to raise $25,000. By the end of the fundraising campaign, that total exceeded $39,000.
“The Roadrunner Memorial Garden serves as a place to honor and remember those who have sadly been taken away from us,” said Marcus Thomas, SGA President. “It is designated as a safe space for Roadrunners to come together, reflect and mourn those losses.”
UTSA Facilities Planning and Development designed and rendered the Roadrunner Memorial Garden. The UTSA Facilities’ Engineering and Project Management team oversaw the garden’s construction. The space includes a semicircular paved plaza with a limestone-faced, three-tiered, semicircular retaining wall. Three flagpoles with concrete foundations stand north of the wall. LED lighting illuminates each flagpole at night and electrical infrastructure has been added for future tree lighting. The pavers and limestone are similar to the existing materials located at the Oval and surrounding areas. A bronze plaque with an engraved memorial message can be seen on the south side of the retaining wall.
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Roadrunner Nation! Show off your UTSA pride by sporting blue and orange UTSA swag to celebrate the start of the fall semester. Students, faculty, staff, alumni and Roadrunner families on and off-campus are encouraged to participate.Everywhere
The UTSA Involvement Ambassadors invite students to stop by the Paseo and take a picture celebrating the first day of classes. Share with friends and family via social media using #UTSARRDays.Theywill also be passing out 1st Day of Classes goodie bags and telling students about ways to get involved.Student Union Paseo, Main Campus
The Roadrunner Life Hacks is a series promotes ways to utilize campus resources, solve problems and make the most of what UTSA offers to all students. These workshops provide information about common issues and questions students have as they navigate university life.H-E-B Student Union Harris Room (HSU 2.212) or Travis Room (HSU 2.202), Main Campus
The UTSA community is invited to attend a series of Community Networking Socials 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 in a come and go setting.H-E-B Student Union Harris Room (HSU 2.212) and Travis Room (HSU 2.202), Main Campus
This open house features fun activities, refreshments and information on student services including tutoring and academic success coaching.Durango Building Tomás Rivera Center (DB 2.114), Downtown Campus
Calling all COEHD undergraduate and graduate students! Joinan interactice scavenger hunt, learn about the many resources available in the college and meet faculty and staff. Participants will receive food and prizes (while supplies last) and have the chance to win 1 of 5 iPad Minis!Main Building (MB 3.308), Main Campus
Students and families are encouraged to come learn more about the programs and resources offered at the First-Generation and Transfer Student Center.H-E-B Student Union Harris Room (HSU 2.212) and Travis Room (HSU 2.202), Main Campus
Stop by Bill Miller Plaza and join us as we kick off the school year with music, food, paletas, games and giveaways and say hi to President Eighmy.Bill Miller Plaza, Downtown Campus