UTSA honors its veterans, military community with November events

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(Nov. 3, 2015) -- The University of Texas at San Antonio will honor active and veteran members of the U.S. military with free, public events across its campuses scheduled on Wednesday, Nov. 11 and other events throughout the month. This year, UTSA has partnered with the San Antonio Chamber‘s Celebrate America’s Military initiative, an annual two-week tribute to the U.S. military.

Scheduled events include:

Nov. 11

  • Wreath laying ceremony and National Roll Call: UTSA campuses will observe a moment of silence and wreath laying ceremony to honor military service members who have fallen in the line of duty. UTSA and community volunteers will read the names of fallen military service members as part of the Remembrance Day National Roll Call.
  • Main Campus
    Central Plaza | Time: 9:30 a.m. (Military Time (MT): 0930)
    Downtown Campus
    Buena Vista Building (BV 1.338)| Time: 11 a.m. (MT: 1100)

  • Veterans Day Resource Fair: Veterans and military-affiliated students are invited to learn about the many resources offered to them at UTSA. Representatives from both UTSA and the community will be on hand to provide information and answer questions.
  • Main Campus
    The Sombrilla | Time: 10 a.m. (MT: 1000)
    Downtown Campus
    Buena Vista Building, outside (BV 1.338) | Time: 11 a.m. (MT: 1100)

  • U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force ROTC Pass in Review Ceremony: The UTSA U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force ROTC units will conduct a pass in review ceremony. Pass in review ceremonies are a long-standing military tradition that began as ways for newly assigned commanders to inspect their troops.
  • Location: Main Campus Central Plaza | Time: 11 a.m. (MT: 1100)

  • Veterans Admission and Certification Information Session: The San Antonio community is invited to learn about admission to UTSA and the services it offers its student veterans and military-affiliated students. A panel discussion titled “Challenges in Transition from Active Duty to Higher Education” will take place at noon.
  • Location: UTSA Downtown Campus Buena Vista Building (BV 1.338) | Time: 11:30 a.m. (1130)

  • “Honoring Texas Military Members:” The UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures will host an opening reception for an exhibit by Brandeis High School students titled “Honoring Texas Military Members.” To register, visit https://giving.utsa.edu/ITCrsvp.
  • Location: UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures | Time: 6 p.m. (1800)

  • World War II Era Swing Dance: Dancers from San Antonio Swing Dance Society will perform as well as conduct a 30-minute swing dance class.
  • Location: Main Campus, The Sombrilla | Time: 11:30 a.m. (MT: 1130)

  • Military Appreciation Reception: The University Center invites the campus community to a reception in honor of the military men and women at UTSA. Light refreshments provided.
  • Location: Main Campus, UC Window Room | Time: 12:00 p.m. (MT: 1200)

Nov. 21

  • Military Appreciation Football Game: UTSA vs. Rice: Veterans and active military service members will be honored during the UTSA football game against Rice University.
  • Location: Alamodome | Time: 6 p.m. (1800) | For tickets, call the UTSA Athletics Ticket Office at 210-458-UTSA (8872). For game day information, visit the UTSA Game Day website.

Nov. through Dec. 7, 2016

  • Our Part of Victory: Texans in World War II:” In honor of the 70th anniversary of World War II, the UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures’ exhibit “Our Part of Victory” explores the role of Texans during the war effort and the impact that these efforts had on life in Texas. Free and open to the public.
  • Location: UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures

About UTSA’s dedication to supporting its military-affiliated community

About 10 percent of UTSA’s enrollment is military affiliated. These include military veterans, active duty military or military dependents. The university provides numerous services and programs for its military community, including the Veterans Certification Office, the VetSuccess on Campus program, which provides two full-time vocational counselors from the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Student Veterans Association and the Veteran Services Advisory Committee.

UTSA has been recognized consistently for its veterans outreach services. In 2014, the university was designated one of the nation’s top Military Friendly Schools for the fifth consecutive year by G.I. Jobs Magazine. That same year, Military Advanced Education awarded UTSA the designation of a Top School in its 2015 Guide to Colleges & Universities.


For information on event parking, download maps of the UTSA Main and Downtown campuses and the UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures.

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