(Jan. 8, 2019) -- As 2019 begins, UTSA is preparing to welcome 32,000-plus students for the spring semester. This year, which marks the university’s 50th anniversary, students will have some extra activities on campus as they return from winter break. For the first time, UTSA will be hosting Roadrunner Days in January.
Traditionally, Roadrunner Days are held in August, at the beginning of the fall semester. They are designed to prepare Roadrunners for the new academic year and help connect them to the UTSA community.
Now, students will get the same opportunity at the start of the spring semester. During Spring Roadrunner Days, which goes from Jan. 11 through Jan. 26, students can explore more than two dozen activities that reinforce student success, student involvement and community service.
>> Experience Roadrunner Days: Spring Edition
Here is a rundown of Spring Roadrunner Days:
Residence Hall Move-In
Friday, Jan. 11, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., various residence halls, Main Campus
More than 3,800 students living on campus will return to their residence halls and get their home away from home ready for the spring semester.
UTSA Men’s Basketball vs. North Texas
Saturday, Jan. 12, 3 p.m., Convocation Center, Main Campus
Students with their UTSA ID can get in free to see the Roadrunners take on the Mean Green.
UTSA Swag Day
Monday, Jan. 14
On the first day of classes, students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends are encouraged to wear their favorite UTSA gear to show their Roadrunner spirit.
Spring Welcome and UTSA 50th Anniversary Kickoff
Monday, Jan. 14, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Student Union Paseo, Main Campus
Dozens of UTSA departments hosting information tables will line the heart of campus with details on UTSA’s 50th celebration plans and other ways to get pumped for the spring semester.
Roadrunner Success Walk
Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Multidisciplinary Studies Building and John Peace Library, Main Campus
The Tomás Rivera Center and UTSA Library will showcase student support services during informal come-and-go sessions.
A New Year, A Better You
Thursday, Jan. 17, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sombrilla and Central Plaza, Main Campus
Representatives from Campus Recreation, UTSA Student Health Services and Counseling Services and Dining Services will help students stay healthy – physically and mentally – to get the most out of their UTSA career.
UTSA Women’s Basketball vs. Middle Tennessee
Thursday, Jan. 17, 7 p.m., Convocation Center, Main Campus
Cheer on the Women’s Hoops as they host the Blue Raiders. Remember, students who bring their UTSA ID get in free.
Huge Networking Social
Friday, Jan. 18, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., H-E-B Student Union Ballrooms (HSU 1.104/1.106), Main Campus
Celebrate the end of the first week of classes with the entire UTSA community during this social hosted by the Student Center for Community Engagement and Inclusion. The event is a terrific opportunity to celebrate the diverse identities of Roadrunners, meet students, faculty and staff, and connect to services, resources and organizations on campus. A light lunch also will be served.
Friday, Jan. 18, 6 and 9 p.m., Student Union Retama Auditorium (SU 2.02.02), Main Campus
The UCinema spring season launches with free screenings of the movie Selma.
Rowdy Crew Tailgate
Saturday, Jan. 19, 12 p.m. , outside the Convocation Center, Main Campus
Join fellow Roadrunners as they share their UTSA spirit before the Women’s Basketball game tips off.
UTSA Women’s Basketball vs. Alabama Birmingham
Saturday, Jan. 19, 1 p.m., Convocation Center, Main Campus
Put on your orange and blue and grab your pom poms for this conference battle on the court.
Saturday, Jan. 19, 7 p.m., Student Union Retama Auditorium (SU 2.02.02), Main Campus
In case you missed it, enjoy another screening of the film that’s a powerful selection as we mark Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and prepare for Monday’s march.
Martin Luther King, Jr. March
Monday, Jan. 21, 10 a.m., Downtown San Antonio
Classes will not be held in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. UTSA students, faculty and staff are invited to join San Antonio’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr. March, the largest in the country. Buses will be available at the Main and Downtown Campuses to take Roadrunners to the march.
Tuesday, Jan. 22, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sombrilla, Main Campus
Grab a friend and learn about the many ways to get involved on campus.
Wednesday, Jan. 23, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Student Union first and second floor corridors, Main Campus
Stop by and learn from fellow Roadrunners how to help in the community.
Gallery 23: Shades of Brown Opening Reception
Wednesday, Jan. 23, 4 p.m., Student Union first floor north corridor, Main Campus
The reception marks the opening of Shades of Brown, an exhibit by renowned artist and UTSA alumnus Kaldric Dow ’13.
Involvement and Volunteer Fair
Thursday, Jan. 24, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Buena Vista Street Building Assembly Room (BVB 1.338), Downtown Campus
Students at the Downtown Campus can learn ways to make a difference and get involved.
Live at the Lounge
Thursday, Jan. 24, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Student Union Window Lounge, Main Campus
Local musician Christine Su kicks off the monthly series with live music to entertain the UTSA community.
Student Union Leisure Arts: Hand-knitting
Thursday, Jan. 24, 6 p.m., Student Union Mesquite Room (SU 2.01.24), Main Campus
Join the Union Leisure Arts class and learn the basics of hand-knitting.
UTSA Men’s Basketball vs. Charlotte
Thursday, Jan. 24, 7 p.m., Convocation Center, Main Campus
Wear your new knitted scarf and walk over to the Convocation Center to catch the UTSA men’s basketball team take on a conference foe.
Friday, Jan. 25, 6 p.m. and 9 p.m., Student Union Retama Auditorium (SU 2.02.02), Main Campus
Grab a friend and catch a free screening at one of two showings of this Marvel superhero movie.
UTSA Men’s Basketball vs. Old Dominion
Saturday, Jan. 26, 3 p.m., Convocation Center, Main Campus
Here’s another chance to show your Roadrunner pride and cheer on the men’s basketball team to victory.
Saturday, Jan. 26, 7 p.m., Student Union Retama Auditorium (SU 2.02.02), Main Campus
Wrap up Roadrunner Days with an encore showing of Venom.
Learn more about UTSA Roadrunner Days: Spring Edition.
Roadrunners get involved in fun, engaging and interactive experiences to gear up for the new school year.Various locations, Main and Downtown Campuses
The success of African Americans in popular sports has been well documented, while less attention has been given to their intellectual achievements. Utilizing historical, sociological, and cultural perspectives, Dr. Langston Clark will explore the intersection of Black Intellectualism and Black Athleticism.The Garage at the Pearl, 250 E. Grayson, San Antonio
Join the UTSA Small Business Development Center for its 5th annual day of immersion into digital marketing through seminars, Q&A sessions, and networking. Industry-expert presenters include Mark Nanez, Cory Ames, Charity Matthews, and Steven Bullard.Durango Building (DBB 2.316), Downtown Campus
Home tailgate admission is free to all UTSA Alumni Association members. Non-member adult admission is $20 and children 16 and under are free. Anyone who wants to get Rowdy is welcome! Giveaways, music, UTSA Cheer & Rowdy, Pep Band and more!Alamodome Lot C, 100 Montana St., San Antonio
The Roadrunners open up 2019 play against hometown rival UIW Cardinals.Alamodome, 100 Montana St., San Antonio
This event is an opportunity for students to meet with employers that are looking to hire UTSA students for part-time employment.Student Union first and second floor corridors, Main Campus
Join Roadrunner Nation to cheer on the 'Runners on the road in Waco. UTSA Alumni Association Member: $25 Non-Member Adult: $25 Child Under 16: $10.1314 S M.L.K. Jr Blvd, Waco
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