(Feb. 8, 2018) -- UTSA alumnae Ileana Gonzalez '16, and Rebecca Smith '14, first met while serving as student leaders at UTSA. Since then, the besties have shared many special moments together, including the title of Ms. UTSA. Smith, who was crowned in 2013, passed the royal torch to Gonzalez the following year.
Today, Gonzalez is a communications coordinator with The National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders, and Smith is pursuing her education to become a physical therapist. Although the two have graduated from UTSA, they remain the best of friends, and are grateful for their time at the university.
Roadrunners who have a special relationship like Gonzalez and Smith’s can now honor it at UTSA, by naming a special spot on campus for one day.
The campaign Name Your Special Place at UTSA (for one day) allows individuals to name a special spot on campus in honor of a friend, significant other or mentor. To show Rowdy love and name the special spot at UTSA, a minimum gift of $10 must be made online by Feb. 13. After gift processing, the special place will be photographed and shared on social media. Certificate and photo will then be mailed to the donor.
This UTSA tradition is a fun, engaging opportunity for Roadrunners to learn about the facilities, recreation programs and wellness services offered at the Main and Downtown Campuses while also enjoying tons of games and activities with new and old friends.Recreation and Wellness Center Texas Room (RWC 2.214) and San Antonio Room (RWC 2.218), Main Campus
The UTSA Ambassadors are here to help students find their classes before the first day of school! Bring your class schedule to the UTSA Ambassadors table in the Student Union Ski Lodge (near Chili’s Too!), and they will help you navigate the campus to find your classes.Student Union Ski Lodge (SU 1.01.00), Main Campus
Kickback at the Union is a welcome back event for new and returning Roadrunners. Come relax and learn about the Student Union, enjoy free food, games, photo booth, and a chance to connect with each department in the Union. Arrive early for free t-shirt and stay late for a movie.Student Union Paseo and Buildings, Main Campus
Following Kickback, stick around the Union for a free screening of Avengers Infinity Wars.Student Union Retama Auditorium (SU 2.02.02), Main Campus
The Honors College welcomes its new freshmen with a breakfast, meet and greet with Honors College administrators, faculty, staff and peers and an opportunity to learn about the experiences they will have with the Honors College.Student Union Denman Room (SU 2.01.28), Main Campus
This UTSA tradition marks the start of a new academic year. All new students gather together as UTSA President Taylor Eighmy, administration and faculty welcome them to Roadrunner Nation.Convocation Center, Main Campus and overflow seating in Recreation and Wellness Center
This is an opportunity for students to learn everything they need to know about their major and college. Each UTSA academic college has a lot to offer including mentoring, class information, support and research opportunities.Various locations, Main and Downtown Campus
This is a casual event where new students can meet their college mentor.Recreation and Wellness Center, Main Campus