(Sept. 15, 2017) -- You’ve learned how to get around campus and you’ve got your class schedule memorized. It’s time to show off your UTSA pride. Here are a few easy ways to get into the Roadrunner spirit.
Show off your UTSA colors.
Decking yourself out in orange and blue is practically the campus dress code and it’s the surest way to show your UTSA pride. Wherever you go, you’ll see other ‘Runners who bleed orange and blue, and you’ll feel right at home.
It’s easy. Simply open your hand with your palm facing away from you. Curl your middle three fingers toward the center of your palm, leaving your thumb and little finger upright. Do it whenever you hear someone shout, “Birds Up!”
Support the teams.
You don’t have to be part of the UTSA Cheer or Dance teams to root for the Roadrunners. When the Orange and Blue make crushing plays, score touchdowns or hit home runs, ’Runners are always there in the stands cheering them on.
Sing the UTSA Fight Song.
“Go, Roadrunners, Go! On to vict’ry with all your might.
Fight, Roadrunners, Fight! For the Blue and the Orange and the White.”
Get that down and you’re halfway there. There’s no stronger way to show your pride than by singing the UTSA fight song with your fellow ‘Runners. Join in when the Spirit of San Antonio plays it and sing loud and proud!
Learn the Roadrunner Creed and the Alma Mater.
Developed in 2010 with input and support from students, faculty and staff, the Roadrunner Creed signifies UTSA’s principles of academic honesty, respect for others and being a positive force in the community.
Composed in 1981 by Alan E. Craven, professor emeritus and former dean of the College of Liberal and Fine Arts, with music by Clarence J. Stuessy, retired professor and former chair of the Department of Music, it unites generations of Roadrunners together in a beautiful harmony celebrating all that makes UTSA and being a Roadrunner so special.
There’s nothing that makes you feel more like a Roadrunner than joining a chorus of voices in singing the UTSA Alma Mater, “Hail UTSA.”
Besides, you’re going to need to know it for Commencement so get to singin’…
From our 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
President Taylor Eighmy is inviting all UTSA faculty and staff to "Tacos With Taylor." Take the opportunity to introduce yourself to the President at any one of these casual meet and greets.Frio Street Building, Food Court Commons Area, Downtown Campus
Celebrate 40 years of BestFest, an annual event hosted by Roadrunner Productions as a part of UTSA Homecoming festivities. The event will feature a carnival, food and drink booths, a golf cart parade, firework and live music from Anthem.Brackenridge Lot 1, Main Campus
Celebrate homecoming as the Roadrunners take on Rice. Come early for the Spirit Walk, tailgating, games, music and food. Stick around for a halftime show with SOSA and the crowning of Mr. and Ms. UTSA.Alamodome, 100 Montana St., Downtown San Antonio
The Leadership Storytelling Homecoming Brunch brings together UTSA alumni and students to share a delicious meal as well as a roundtable conversation about how experiences in college carry us forward on unique leadership journeys.University Center, Denman Room (UC 2.01.28), Main Campus
The conference is dedicated to sharing recent knowledge and experiences gained in the area of Big Data by researchers in academia, industry and the government sectors within the areas of business, national security, infrastructure, healthcare and visualization. The conference fee is $45 and includes breakfast, lunch & parking. Free for students and non-academic government employees. Register here: https://www.regonline.com/UTSAdataconference2017.H-E-B University Center Ballroom (HUC 1.104), Main Campus
Former National Security Advisor Susan Rice, via webcast, will examine America’s economic, political and security relations with China during CHINA Town Hall, an 80-city live discussion and Q&A on China and Sino-American relations.Building Building, Richard Liu Auditorium (BB 2.01.02), Main Campus
The African American Studies program proudly presents William "Cruz" Shaw, San Antonio City Councilman and UTSA Alumnus. Event is free and open to the public.University Center, Retama Auditorium (UC 2.02.02), Main Campus
The graduate fair is an opportunity for the UTSA student body and local San Antonio community to learn about graduate education opportunities. The event is free and open to the public.H-E-B University Center Ballroom (1.104), Main Campus
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