Office of the President

A message of thanks to our Roadrunner Veterans

November 10, 2023
A message of thanks to our Roadrunner Veterans


Dear Veteran Roadrunners,

As we observe Veteran’s Day this weekend, I want to extend my deep gratitude for your service to our country, as well as your contributions to UTSA. It’s a tremendous source of pride for our university that 16% of our students are military-affiliated, and nearly 300 of our faculty and staff have served. The sacrifices you’ve made have not gone unnoticed, and I’m honored to call you members of our Roadrunner family.

UTSA’s military community is important to me, and we’re continually working to grow our support. This year—with the support of Boeing—we’ve started a new tradition for our military-affiliated graduates, the Veteran Graduate Cord Ceremony. We’ve also partnered with the National Veteran Leadership Foundation to develop an Entrepreneurial Military Community Advocate Program in conjunction with our Office of Veteran and Military Affairs and the Alvarez College of Business.

This year, we have a couple of very special events coming up in honor of Veteran’s Day:

  • Military Appreciation Football Game & Tailgate
    Saturday, November 11
    12 – 5 p.m. Tailgate
     6:30 p.m. Kickoff

    Come enjoy some free food and watch our Roadrunners take on Rice at the Alamodome!
    >> More info
  • Veterans Resource and Appreciation Fair
    Wednesday, November 15
    Outside the Convocation Center
    11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

    Visit with more than 30 veteran service organizations while enjoying food, winning door prizes and supporting our student veterans.
    >> More info

Thank you for your service to our country and to our university. Enjoy your weekend, and Birds Up for a win against Rice!

With appreciation,

Taylor Eighmy