(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.
In honor of UTSA's 50th Anniversary in 2019, the university is hosting Roadrunner Days Spring Edition - two weeks of semester-launching activities built around our deeply held values of student success, student involvement, community service and fun!Various locations, Main and Downtown Campuses
All UTSA students, faculty, staff, alums & families are invited to march as a unified community. Register here: bit.ly/2TYbHbR. Shuttles will be provided from the Main and Downtown Campuses.Martin Luther King, Jr. Academy, 3501 MLK Dr., San Antonio
UTSA's John Nix invites the community to sing "Amazing Grace" and “We Shall Overcome” at 11 a.m. on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The intent of this nationwide effort is to honor Dr. King's legacy and to spread a sense of community in the United States.Locations throughout the United States
Opening Reception got exhibit featuring artists Miguel Aragon, Aaron Coleman, Sandra Fernandez, Annalise Gratovich, Marco Hernandez, Kristen Powers Nowlin, & Patricia Villalobos EcheverriaMain Art Gallery, Arts Building (ART 2.03.04), Main Campus
Tracy Cowden, Roland K. Blumberg Endowed Professor in Music and chair of the UTSA Department of Music launches the UTSA 50th Anniversary Scholars Speaker Series with Music as Medicine: The Power and Influence of Music on our Health.Radius Center, 106 Auditorium Cir. #120, San Antonio
UTSA African American Studies Program presents this series featuring Walter M. Kimbrough, president of Dillard University.Student Union Retama Auditorium (SU 2.02.02), Main Campus)
Join fellow Runners to walk for 10 minutes on the Main Campus. The event reminds us of the importance of exercise, diet and healthy habits in protecting our hearts.Outside the North Paseo Building, Main Campus
The annual event features authentic foods, music, dance, martial arts, shopping, games and entertainment from China, to the Indian Sub-continent, and the island nations of the Pacific. The Festival features two stages, a martial arts demonstration area, children’s hands on crafting area, anime activities, bonsai and ikebana displays, mahjong table and more.UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures, Hemisfair Campus
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