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See how San Antonio is lighting the city orange for UTSA's birthday

(June 5, 2019) -- You might notice San Antonio is glowing orange this week.

Local businesses and organizations are coming together to Light The City Orange to honor the 50th anniversary of UTSA’s founding and the university’s strong ties to the community.

San Antonio landmarks, monuments and buildings will be shining with orange light every night through June 9.

In addition, businesses along Houston Street will also be decorating their storefronts, windows and patios in orange to display their Roadrunner pride.

On UTSA's anniversary day, June 5, the city invites everyone to join in by wearing their most festive blue and orange clothing or UTSA gear to show their hometown support. The community is invited to share their photos throughout the week with #BirdsUpDowntownSATX and #UTSA50.

Check out the slideshow below to see the amazing way the city of San Antonio is joining in on this celebration of UTSA’s 50th!  

Kara Soria

Celebrate UTSA’s 50th Anniversary and share social media posts about the 50th using the hashtag #UTSA50.

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The University of Texas at San Antonio is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through research and discovery, teaching and learning, community engagement and public service. As an institution of access and excellence, UTSA embraces multicultural traditions and serves as a center for intellectual and creative resources as well as a catalyst for socioeconomic development and the commercialization of intellectual property - for Texas, the nation and the world.

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