(Oct. 5. 2018) – One of the biggest weeks of the year at UTSA is here. Homecoming Week brings together students, faculty, staff, alumni and the San Antonio community as they celebrate UTSA spirit, tradition and pride during more than 20 events from Sunday, Oct. 7 through Sunday, Oct. 14 on the Main and Downtown Campuses.
The week is full of family-friendly activities that lead up to UTSA signature events: BestFest and the UTSA Football Homecoming game. The Roadrunners face Louisiana Tech at 6 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 13 inside the Alamodome. UTSA’s 2018 Homecoming will also recognize the new 2018-2019 Mr. & Ms. UTSA during halftime.
Homecoming Week Highlights:
Roadrunners Give Back
Sunday, Oct. 7, 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m., Student Union Paseo, Main Campus
Roadrunners kickoff Homecoming Week with a community service project. UTSA students will collaborate on various campus beautification project across the Main Campus.
Window Wars - Main Campus Edition
Sunday, Oct. 7, 1p.m. - 3 p.m., Student Union Window Lounge, Main Campus
Student organizations show off their school spirit and artistic abilities by decorating the Student Union windows. Judging takes place Tuesday and Wednesday. Winners will be announced at BestFest on Oct. 12.
Monday, Oct. 8, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., Sombrilla, Main Campus
The UTSA community gathers at the Sombrilla to give thanks to all the UTSA donors helping to make great things happen at the university.
Window Wars - Downtown Edition
Monday, Oct. 8, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Frio Street Commons, Downtown Campus
The 23 year tradition comes to the Downtown Campus as student organizations decorate the campus windows with Roadrunner flair. Judging takes place Tuesday and Wednesday. Winners will be announced at BestFest on Oct. 12
Golf Cart Decorating Party
Monday, Oct. 8, 5:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m., H-E-B Student Union Lawn, Main Campus
Creative Roadrunners come together to decorate their student organization’s cart before Tuesday’s Golf Cart Parade. The competition’s overall winner will receive a brick in the Paseo with the organization’s name engraved on it.
Mr. & Ms. UTSA Voting
Tuesday, Oct. 9 and Wednesday, Oct. 10
UTSA students can vote on their choice for Mr. and Ms. UTSA 2018-2019. Voting takes place on RowdyLink. The students with the most votes will be announced the winners during halftime of Saturday’s Homecoming game.
Golf Cart Parade
Tuesday, Oct. 9, 11 a.m., Student Union Paseo, Main Campus
One of the only schools in the United States to do one, UTSA hosts a parade of golf carts during Homecoming Week. Awards are presented for performance and decoration.
Tuesday, Oct. 9, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m., H-E-B Student Union Ballrooms (HSU 1.104/1.106), Main Campus
A UTSA tradition that Fraternity and Sorority Life started during Homecoming 2011, Roadrunners Live is a campuswide talent show to showcase the Rowdy Roadrunner Spirit, from individual acts to teams. Come see who will be crowned 2018 Roadrunners Live Champion.
Game Week Wednesday
Wednesday, Oct. 10, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Central Plaza, Main Campus
Stop by Central Plaza to play some games, grab a snack, pick up some athletic goodies and meet some of the UTSA Football team members.
Homecoming Comedy Night: Featuring Chloé Hilliard
Wednesday, Oct. 10, 8 p.m., H-E-B Student Union Ballrooms (HSU 1.104/1.106), Main Campus
Get ready to laugh among fellow Roadrunners for an evening of fun at this special Homecoming Comedy Show featuring comedian Chloé Hilliard. Students get in free with their UTSA Student ID.
Downtown Homecoming Blitz
Thursday, Oct. 11, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Bill Miller Plaza, Downtown Campus
Show your Rowdy spirit and celebrate this year’s Homecoming with music, giveaways, roadrunner cupcakes and drinks.
T-Shirt Exchange Field Day
Thursday, Oct. 11, 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., At the Student Union Lawn
Bring in an a shirt from another university or school and get a free UTSA shirt in return. There will also be free food, drinks, t-shirts, games and activities, and a big field day competition.
Homecoming Golf Tournament
Friday, Oct. 12, 8 a.m., At the Silverhorn Golf Course., San Antonio
Golfers who preregistered will take a swing to help fellow Roadrunners. Money raised from this event will be used to assist Campus Recreation student-staff with educational and professional opportunities.
BestFest featuring Sugar Ray
Friday, Oct. 12, 4 p.m. – 11 p.m., Brackenridge Ave. Lot 1, Main Campus
BestFest, one of UTSA’s most popular traditions, features dozens of food and drink booths, games and carnival rides. DJ Gumby gets the party started at 4 p.m. The Austin Party Band performs at 6 p.m. Following the 8:45 p.m. fireworks show, 90s pop band Sugar Ray caps off the night. The event is free and open to the community. Tickets are required for food and beverage purchases and benefit student organizations.
UTSA Volleyball Game: UTSA vs. Florida International
Friday, Oct. 12, 7 p.m., Convocation Center, Main Campus
Take a break from BestFest and come inside the Convo to cheer on the UTSA Volleyball Team as they take on Florida International. Show some Roadrunner spirit as the girls try to bring home a win during Homecoming Weekend.
Rally at the Alley
Saturday, Oct. 13, 2 – 5:30 p.m., Alamodome, Roadrunner Alley, between Lots B and C
Roadrunners put on their blue and orange and enjoy music, games and free food while supplies last. Take the shuttle from Laurel Village two-and-a-half hours before the game to get to the Alamodome parking lots in time for the fun.
UTSA Alumni Association Tailgate
Saturday, Oct. 13, 3 p.m. - 6 p.m., UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures, Hemisfair Campus
Before the Roadrunners hit the gridiron against Louisiana Tech, join fellow alumni, friends and fans for the rowdiest Homecoming Tailgate! Rain or shine, the official UTSA Alumni tailgate offers a shaded party area, convenient access to parking and interior restroom facilities, all close to the Alamodome. For more information, visit the UTSA Alumni Association website.
Saturday, 4 p.m., Alamodome, Roadrunner Alley, between Lots B and C
This is an exciting tradition for fans to get the team pumped for the game. Join the Spirit of San Antonio and UTSA Spirit squads as they lead the team down Roadrunner Alley and into the Alamodome. Fans can line the walkway between the Alamodome parking lots B and C, cheering and showing the team they’re behind them 100 percent. Fans can look for orange smoke in this area to know when it’s time for the Spirit Walk.
Homecoming Football Game
Saturday, Oct. 13, 6 p.m., Alamodome
UTSA takes on LA Tech. Kickoff is set for 6pm inside the Alamodome. Stick around at halftime to watch a special Homecoming performance from The Spirit of San Antonio marching band and see who is crowned Mr. & Ms. UTSA.
Homecoming Storytelling Brunch
Sunday, Oct. 14, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Student Union Denman Room (SU 2.01.28), Main Campus
The Storytelling Luncheon Series is a program that happens once each semester to bring students together to discuss a leadership topic and share experiences. The program is free to attendees and provides valuable networking experience for students of all classifications and majors. Pre-registration is required.
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UTSA will offer science, engineering, architecture, sports, music, writing and language and culture camps for kids, teens and adults. Register now.Various locations, Main and Downtown Campuses
UTSA faculty, staff and students can meet vendors from various industries offering products and services such as computer equipment, office supplies, travel accommodations, software, catering, promotional merchandising, medical equipment and supplies, and more.Durango Building River Walk Room (DBB 1.124), Downtown Campus
UTSA faculty, staff and students can meet vendors from various industries offering products and services such as computer equipment, office supplies, travel accommodations, software, catering, promotional merchandising, medical equipment and supplies, and more.H-E-B Student Union Ballrooms (HSU 1.104/1.106), Main Campus
Health Fair to focus on topics such as healthy living, college admissions, health screening, and sexual assault prevention.Bill Miller Plaza, Downtown Campus
Garvey, an interdisciplinary artist and educator showcases her work that she says acts as a kind of feminist temple. The gallery contains a number of altars, each one host to what historian Francis Connelly calls “Boundary Creatures,” grotesque monsters that roam the borderland of all that is familiar and conventional.Terminal 136, 136 Blue Star, San Antonio
The Summer Bridging Institute is a week-long institute that provides professional development workshops for current and future educators of all grade levels and all subjects.Durango Building first floor, Downtown Campus
Join Dr. Max Kilger for a fascinating look at the research illuminating the motivations behind malicious online actors, a key component to combating our nation’s digital national security issues.Geekdom Event Centre, 131 Soledad, San Antonio
Roadrunners get involved in fun, engaging and interactive experiences to gear up for the new school year.Various locations, Main and Downtown Campuses
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