Being a Roadrunner
Being a Roadrunner means becoming an actively engaged member of our academic community. UTSA is home to many student-initiated and inspired traditions. These campus traditions unite our community and showcase our spirit and pride in UTSA.
The University of Texas at San Antonio is a community of scholars where integrity, excellence, inclusiveness, respect, collaboration, and innovation are fostered.
As a Roadrunner, I will:
- Uphold the highest standards of academic and personal integrity by practicing and expecting fair and ethical conduct;
- Respect and accept individual differences, recognizing the inherent dignity of each person;
- Contribute to campus life and the larger community through my active engagement; and
- Support the fearless exploration of dreams and ideas in the advancement of ingenuity, creativity, and discovery.
Guided by these principles now and forever, I am a Roadrunner!
From the hills of oak and cedar
To the Alamo
Voices raised will echo
As, in song, our praises flow
Hail Alma Mater!
Through the years our loyalty will grow
The University of Texas
Photo by Kin Man Hui, San Antonio Express-News
Go, Roadrunners, Go!
On to vict’ry with all your might.
Fight, Roadrunners, Fight!
For the Blue and the Orange and the White.
We fight for U-T-S-A
Alma Mater proud and strong.
Win, Roadrunners, Win!
And unite in our battle song.
(Repeat for second verse)
Monument & Student Union Lights
The UTSA Monuments at the John Peace Blvd. entrance of the Main Campus and the Student Union towers are lit in a spectacular variety of colors at key times during the academic year and to celebrate special UTSA academic and athletic achievements. The Monuments, an award-winning architectural element, welcomes everyone to the UTSA Main Campus, highlights the university’s presence in the community and shows that UTSA’s spirit burns brightly. The Student Union lights bring the same symbolic lighting schemes into the heart of Main Campus.
As a university tradition, every August the campus community gathers at UTSA Midnight Light to welcome students back and celebrate the beginning of a new academic year.
Roadrunner Hand Sign - Birds Up
Roadrunner Memorial Garden
The Roadrunner Memorial Garden was championed by the UTSA Student Government Association and is a testament to the character of the UTSA community, where all Roadrunners belong. Dedicated in February 2018, the garden was made possible in part by UTSA donors through the university's crowdfunding platform. The original goal was to raise $25,000. By the end of the fundraising campaign, that total exceeded $39,000.