Family Weekend

UTSA welcomed Roadrunner families back to campus for Family Weekend on Friday and Saturday, October 13 and 14, 2023. Events included the: Family Association Dinner, Student Indoor Tailgate, and UTSA Football game against UAB. Family Weekend is an opportunity to have a shared UTSA family experience while also meeting other roadrunner families.
UTSA Family Weekend - October 13 & 14

Featured Events

Family Association Dinner - 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Take a stroll through campus to the H-E-B Student Union Ballroom for the Family Association Dinner on Friday evening. Enjoy chatting with your roadrunner, getting to know fellow roadrunner families, and taking in the sound of live music. The chicken breast or Salisbury steak dinner will be $12 per person and free for children 4 and under. Be sure to purchase a ticket for your student.

Ticket sales have closed for the event. Contact or call 210-458-4740 with questions or concerns.  


ballroom at Family Association Dinner


UTSA Alumni Tailgate - 4:00 pm

Join the Alumni Association at the Hoefgen Lot by the Alamodome to experience the new FOREVER ROWDY TAILGATE. Enjoy food, drinks, and family-friendly activities - carnival style, which means entry into the tailgate area is FREE for everyone. Coupons will be available to purchase for enjoying food and drinks from various vendors, including La Gloria and our famous Alumni Grill Team. Special appearances from the Spirit of San Antonio (SOSA), Rowdy the Roadrunner, and UTSA Cheer and we willl be celebrating Hispanic Heritage with a showcase performance by UTSA's Mariachi Los Paisanos and ballet folklorico.


Student Indoor Tailgate with the Family Association - 6:00 pm

Wear your UTSA best and relax in the 72-degree temperature of the Alamodome for Indoor Tailgate. Located in the Field Level Multipurpose Room, this Saturday. The pre-game event will have free food and beverages available, while it lasts.

cheering at the game


UTSA vs. UAB - 7:00 pm kickoff

Sit as a family in the student section and cheer on the Roadrunners at the UTSA Football game on Saturday. Discounted rate tickets will be on sale as we get closer to the game. Check out Via Park & Ride Special Event Service for convenient and affordable transportation.


Tickets for the Alumni Tailgate and the UTSA Football Game will be sold separately. Please visit the links below to purchase your tickets. Ticket sales for the Family Association Dinner have closed. Contact or call 210-458-4740 with questions or concerns. 


Family at letters

Schedule of Events

This year’s Family Weekend will include several new events hosted by a variety of campus partners, who are eager to collaborate with the Family Association and Student Affairs for this special weekend. 

  • Alvarez SSC
  • Campus Recreation
  • Campus Services
  • Leadership and Volunteer Services
  • Multicultural student Center for Equity and Justice
  • Student Activities
  • UTSA Athletics
  • Wellbeing Services
  • Wellness 360

Family of the Year

Family of the Year Contest

The UTSA Family of the Year essay contest is intended to celebrate the supportive role families play in the lives of students and the University community.

All current, full-time UTSA students are eligible to nominate their own or any family by submitting a completed application and essay.

The Family of the Year is announced during Family Weekend events. Nomination forms require a student login.


Pina-Garza Family with Eighmys

Congratulations to our
2023-2024 Family of the Year

Paul and Sandra (1996) Pina Garza, and sister Iliena
San Antonio, Texas

Nominated by their daughter
Italia Pina Garza (2023 and current graduate student)