Friday 8/22- Start Roadrunner Days off the right way by getting settled in. Day one of move-in weekend starts at 9 am. The sidewalks and parking lots will be full of helpful hands ready to move boxes. After your new place feels more like home, head over to the Welcome Back Reception hosted by the Admissions Staff at 7:30 pm in the Cental Plaza (next to the Sombrilla) for a sit-down dinner and give-aways. Friends and family are welcome, and admissions counselors will be available to discuss any concerns you may have. The Spirit of San Antonio Marching Band will be giving their first performance during the reception as well, so don’t miss out!
Saturday 8/23- Round two of move-in will take place again from 9 am – 5 pm. Once again, plenty of hands will be on deck. At 9 pm take a walk over to the Rec Center for Late Night at the Rec where fun and games will ensue. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to be surrounded by 6,000 Roadrunners ready to kick off another great school year.
Sunday 8/24- Get connected to people on campus who share your beliefs. The Spiritual and Religious Fair kicks off at 3 pm in the UC Ballroom. Come and check out what each group has to offer and find out which one might be right for you. While you’re there, stop by the Paseo at 4 pm for music, dancing, free food samples, a free t-shirt and a free screening of “Maleficent” (6 pm @ UC 2.02.02).
Monday 8/25- Fall Convocation for all incoming freshmen will be taking place at 10 am and 1 pm. Students with last names starting with A-L will go to the first meeting while all others will go to the second. PlayFair, a team-building exercise, will be taking place during convocation times on the UC Lawn, in the UC Ballroom and at the Rec Center. Afterwards, check out the Inclusion Block Party at 5 pm in the UC Ballroom for networking and free food.
Tuesday 8/26- Explore campus and get any last minute tasks done during UTSA Marketplace. This event will last form 9am – 5pm and staff from all over campus will be available for walk-ins. Throughout the day various other events and meetings will be taking place that transfer students and freshmen won’t want to miss. For transfer students, a Success Panel and Reception will take place from 3pm – 5:30pm in the UC Mesquite Room and UC Ballroom. The Honors College will be hosting a gathering in the Denman Room (UC 2.01.28) from 9:30am – 12pm so that students can meet with the faculty and staff before classes begin. Additional events include a Rowdy Rush Organizational Meeting, the Gallery 23 Exhibit, Rowdy MD, a Student Government Informational Meeting and the Roadrunner Productions’ Pizza Party and Organizational Meeting. For times and locations for these events visit roadrunnerdays.utsa.edu.
Wednesday 8/27- Have a meal with Dr. Romo at the President’s BBQ. The event will take place at the Downtown Campus (11am-1pm) as well as the Main Campus (5pm-7pm). Free t-shirts will be given out while supplies last. At the Main Campus, there will also be a ribbon cutting ceremony outside of the UC room 1.00.40 to officially open the Student Leadership Center’s new location. Giveaways and refreshments will be provided along with the opportunity to learn how to get involved with leadership.
Thursday 8/28- Pachanga on the Plaza will be taking place at the Downtown Campus from 11am – 1pm. This is an opportunity for students to become involved with university organizations while enjoying music, food and giveaways. At the Main Campus, the Cool Down social event will be taking place at the Chaparral Village Pool from 6pm – 8pm. There will be live entertainment and refreshments. It will also be a great opportunity to mingle with the members of the sororities and fraternities on campus.
Friday 8/29- It’s National Wear Your School Colors Day, so make sure to flaunt your brightest orange and navy blue attire. At 7:30pm join fellow Roadrunners in watching the first football game of the season (UTSA @ HOU). The location for the Watch Party is to be determined, so check roadrunnerdays.utsa.edu for updates.