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Roadrunner Days kick off spring 2020 semester at UTSA

Roadrunner Days kick off spring 2020 semester at UTSA

JANUARY 16, 2020 — For the second year UTSA will welcome students back to campus in January with a spring semester edition of Roadrunner Days. Roadrunner Days, a series of welcome events focused on engagement and student success, have traditionally been held in August at the start of the fall semester. This January series not only welcomes our newest Roadrunners but helps our returning students learn strategies for success in the new year.

Friday, Jan. 17

Roadrunner Days kick off with Residence Hall Move-In. On Saturday, Jan. 18 at 3 p.m. students can enjoy a game of basketball at the Convocation Center when the men’s basketball team takes on UTEP.


Monday, Jan. 20

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. Day March, one of the largest in the country. Buses will be available at both the Main and Downtown campuses to take individuals who submitted their RSVP to the event, with check-in taking place at 7:30 a.m. and buses departing at 8 a.m.


Explore a lineup of events for Roadrunner Days at UTSA.


Tuesday, Jan. 21

The first day of classes for 2020 is also UTSA Wear Your Colors Day, when all Roadrunners are encouraged to wear their favorite UTSA gear to show off their school spirit. Other events that day include the Sponsored Student Organizations Open House, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Student Union store fronts, Tech Café from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the H-E-B Student Union (HSU 2.214A).

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Wednesday, Jan. 22

At 11 a.m. the IPSE Office (SU 2.01.04) is hosting Intercultural Programs and Student Engagement Reopening and Dreamers Resource Center 2nd Anniversary. New first-year students can meet their First-Year Experience UPM Peer Mentors at the UPM Meet & Greet, in the Student Union’s Denman Ballroom (SU 2.01.28) from 3 to 6 p.m. The Academic Peer Coaching Welcome takes place from 5 to 7 p.m. in Alvarez Hall, Laurel Village and Chaparral Village.


Thursday, Jan. 23

The Downtown Campus will feature multiple events. The Downtown VIA Kick Off, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Durango Building’s La Villita Room (DBB 1.116), will give Roadrunners and the downtown community an opportunity to learn about VIA’s services, including the VIA U-Pass. There will also be a Downtown Fitness Center Open House and the Downtown Health Center grand opening from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Students at the Main Campus can enjoy the women’s basketball game against North Texas at 11 a.m. in the Convocation Center; the Census Kick-off from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Student Union, Paseo Principal, and Rowdy Lawn; and the SGA Spring Welcome at 5:30 p.m. in the Denman Ballroom (SU 2.01.28).


Friday, Jan. 24

Students are encouraged to participate in the MLK Day of Service, located in various locations on campus between 9 a.m. and noon. Students also have the chance to attend free UCinema screenings of the movie Abominable, with show times in the Retama Auditorium (SU 2.02.02) at 6 and 9 p.m. on Friday evening and 7 p.m. on Saturday evening.


Saturday, Jan. 25

The Marketable Leadership Skills Fundamentals Intensive is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in HEB Student Union (HSU 1.214). The women’s basketball game against Rice is at 2 p.m. in the Convocation Center.


Monday, Jan. 27

Roadrunner Days activities resume with two mixers. The First-Gen Mixer takes place in the Denman Ballroom (SU 2.01.28) from 1 to 3 p.m. and the Transfer Mixer takes place there from 4 to 6 p.m.

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Tuesday, Jan. 28

Downtown Campus events continue with Get Involved Downtown, taking place at 11:30 a.m. in the Frio Street Commons and the Downtown First-Gen and Transfer Mixer happening from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Durango Building.
 
At the Main Campus, students can attend the Union Success Hour from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the first floor of the Student Union and Wait Till I Get My Money Right, hosted by College of Business at 5 p.m. in the Retama Auditorium (SU 2.02.02).

Wednesday, Jan. 29

Start the day off with VIA Kick Off in the Bexar Room (HSU 1.102) of the HEB Student Union from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Game Week Wednesday takes place in the Central Plaza from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The COEHD Scavenger Hunt, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Main Building (MB 2.434.01), will give students the chance to learn about services and degree options from the College of Education and Human Development. In the evening Roadrunners are invited to the Denman Ballroom (SU 2.01.28) in the Student Union for the Taste of Social Justice Film Series; a screening of the short film My Name Is Maria de Jesus will be followed by a conversation with filmmaker Marcella Ochoa.


Thursday, Jan. 30

It’s the final day of the spring 2020 Roadrunner Days. The Get Involved Fair on Main Campus will be taking place in Sombrilla Plaza from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Students will have an opportunity to meet representatives from over 150 organizations, nonprofit partners and various UTSA departments. At 7 p.m. the men’s basketball team will be taking on the University of Alabama at Birmingham in the Convocation Center.

Matthew Boerger


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