Road Runner Days 2022 Welcome Events January 14-29

Spring 2022 Edition

Roadrunner Days immerses new and returning students in the culture, traditions, and values of UTSA. Students will have the opportunity to engage with faculty, staff and fellow Roadrunners during programs and events that connect them to the resources, places, and people that make up our diverse community, contribute to their success, and help them discover a sense of belonging.

Roadrunner Days will continue as planned for Jan. 14th - 29th. Measures will be put in place to reduce density and opportunities for transmission, and masks will be strongly encouraged.

Saturday, January 15th

UTSA vs Charlotte Women's Basketball

Time: 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Welcome back UTSA Women's basketball alumni and watch the team take on Charlotte! Free Let's Go 210 Koozie for a select number of fans that get to the game early!.

Monday, January 17th

MLK Bike Challenge

Time: All Day

The MLK Bike Challenge at Campus Recreation will be an all-day competition event in which participants will bike for a total of 18 minutes and 52 seconds in remembrance of Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech. If the participant completes the 18 minutes and 52 seconds on one of our bikes in one session, the participant will receive a champion price and will be recognized as one of our fitness champions.

Tuesday, January 18th

Roadrunner Safety Station

Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

UTSAPD and Emergency Management will host a table with safety information, give-a-ways, and interactive demonstrations. Both departments will provide information on services available to the UTSA Community.

Adobe Creative Campus Kickoff

Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

The Adobe Creative Campus Kickoff will introduce students to Adobe software and how they can use it to both produce professional content for their courses as well as how they can create content for their side hustle. The hour-long session will teach you how to gain FREE access to downloadable software such as Photoshop and Illustrator as well as web-based programs such as Adobe Spark. Want to learn more? Contact William.Schaefer@utsa.edu

National Day of Racial Healing

Time: 12:30 – 1:30 PM

Join the Multicultural Student Center for Equity and Justice (MSCEJ) and Counseling in taking a moment to reflect on racial healing and starting 2022 in a positive, healing, direction.

Wellbeing Meet and Greet

Time: 1:00 – 3:00 PM

Come on over and meet your Wellbeing Services team! Meet some of our Mental Health Advocates, Peer Educators, Campus and Student Advocates, the Recovery Center and our UT Health partners for the Clinic and UT Health Counselors.

UPM1000 Meet and Greet

Time: 3:00 – 5:00 PM

Enrolled in UPM1000 this spring? Come and meet your First-Year Experience (FYE) UPM Peer Mentor! As a first-year student at UTSA, you will be meeting with a peer mentor in your Academic Studies area. Your peer mentor is here to support and guide you academically and socially, as you navigate your first year of college. At the Meet & Greet, you will virtually connect with your UPM peer mentor, schedule your first meeting, and ask any questions you may have as a new Roadrunner. Check your email for an invitation from your UPM peer mentor, as well as more information about the UPM Meet & Greet.

Wednesday, January 19th

Community Conversation: Processing the Pandemic

Time: 12:00 – 1:00 PM

A restorative justice virtual conversation to process thoughts and emotions as our community continues to navigate the impacts of Covid-19.

Health, Community and Policy Student Success Center Welcome

Time: 12:00 – 1:00 PM

Let’s get introduced! Join us for our Spring 2022 virtual get-together where you can meet the Student Success Team, Faculty, and Peer Mentors in the College for Health, Community and Policy (HCaP). This will be a great opportunity to get connected to the HCaP community and meet other HCaP students. Plus, you get to learn about services offered through the new HCaP Student Success Center.

Get to Know Campus Services

Time: 1:00 – 3:00 PM

Thank you for coming to learn more about Campus Services. Campus Services enhances the campus experience by providing resources designed to support university goals and individual success outside the classroom. Our services include parking, UTSA Dining, The Runner, Rowdy Campus Store, UTSACard, vending, and housing facilities.

Art of Wellbeing

Time: 3:00 – 5:00 PM

Stop by and create a vision board for the semester. Set a visual representation of your goals with some arts and crafts.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Annual Lecture

Time: 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

The UTSA and San Antonio community are invited to join Dr. Charles W. McKinney, Jr., Neville Frierson Bryan Chair of Africana Studies and an Associate Professor of history at Rhodes College in Memphis for UTSA's Annual MLK Day lecture. This virtual event will be a YouTube streamed event and link to the event will be emailed after registration and posted on this page.

Thursday, January 20th

Coffee With A Cop

Time: 9:00 – 10:30 PM

Coffee with a Cop is aimed at building better relationships between members of our university police force and the campus community as we work collaboratively to improve the overall safety at our multiple locations. This program brings together officers and our campus community members – over coffee – to discuss issues and learn more about each other.

COS Says: Welcome to Spring 2022!

Time: 5:00 - 6:00 PM

This is BYOS (Bring Your Own Snacks)... and join us for online trivia! Hosted by the COS Student Success Center's Peer Mentors, you'll get to have fun and hang out with other students. You have a shot at winning prizes, so get comfy on your couch, put your feet up, and log on at 5:00 pm.

Get to Know Campus Services

Time: 1:00 – 3:00 PM

Thank you for coming to learn more about Campus Services. Campus Services enhances the campus experience by providing resources designed to support university goals and individual success outside the classroom. Our services include parking, UTSA Dining, The Runner, Rowdy Campus Store, UTSACard, vending, and housing facilities.

UTSA vs UTEP Women's Basketball

Time: 7:00 – 9:30 PM

Celebrate 40 years of UTSA Basketball as the Women's team hosts UTEP for a Throwback Thursday 80's night. Receive a retro UTSA Basketball sign to hang in your room!

Friday, January 21st

MLK Day of Service

Time: 11:00 – 12:00 PM

Join Leadership and Volunteer Services for MLK Day of Service on Friday, January 21. Choose between virtual document transcribing with the Smithsonian Museum or Dog Toy Making using materials you can find at home! RSVP for the event in order to claim your UTSA Volunteers T-Shirt. We are excited you are kicking off the semester with virtual service!

Career Center: How To Search For Jobs

Time: 1:00 – 2:00 PM

Join the University Career Center's Virtual Peer Mentors and learn how to search for jobs (on and off-campus) and internships!

Take the First Step: Jumping into your Business Adventure

Time: 2:00 – 3:00 PM

A welcome to Alvarez College of Business students to know about the school resources, play some games, and get to know the new Alvarez Student Success Center.

Learn How to Navigate a Career Fair

Time: 3:00 – 4:00 PM

Hear from the University Career Center's Virtual Peer Mentors on the best tips for navigating a career fair, whether you are looking for internships or jobs!

Sunday, January 23rd

UTSA vs UTEP Men's Basketball

Time: 3:00 – 5:30 PM

Start the semester a champion and come to the UTSA vs UTEP Men's basketball game and take a photo with the 2021 Conference USA Football Championship Trophy!

Tuesday, January 25th

Java City Sampling at the Main Campus

Time: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Welcome back to campus, 'Runners! Enjoy samples of some warm favorites and learn about Java City's sustainability promises at the Main Campus Java City located in Guadalupe Hall. Submit your best guest at the Java City Bean Count trivia for a chance to win a basket filled with coffee, snacks and useful on-the-go cups. Start your spring semester right with the Java City team!

Klesse College Student Org Open House

Time: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

All students are encouraged to join the Klesse College of Engineering and Integrated Design (CEID) Student Organizations in the second floor of the Engineering Building to learn more about what orgs are available to students. Student Orgs range from being major-focused, to interest-based, to identity-based and many are open to students from various colleges. Start your professional development early and come find a group that's right for you, or just meet other current students!

Student Organization Involvement and Success:
Tips from your Leaders

Time: 12:00 – 1:00 PM

Student Organizations are the backbone of student life. Learn what you can do to help your organization be successful this semester. This panel will feature several student organization leaders sharing tips and strategies for maximizing success within your organization and share helpful resources around campus as well.

Wednesday, January 26th

Spring Into COLFA

Time: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Join the College of Liberal and Fine Arts (COLFA) Student Success Center for tacos, music, and giveaways as we welcome our new and continuing COLFA students for Spring 2022!

College of Education and Human Development Student Success Center Virtual Tour and Trivia

Time: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Join us virtually as we unveil the new College of Education and Human Development’s (COEHD) Student Success Center! Learn about how this Center is designed to assist Undergraduate COEHD students with a successful academic transition from entry to graduation, provide support and mentorship and serve as a resource center and hub to enhance their academic journey. There will also be UTSA and Pop Culture Education Trivia and giveaways as well. Come check out what this new Center has to offer!

Klesse College Student Org Open House - Downtown

Time: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Join the Klesse College of Engineering and Integrated Design (CEID) Student Organizations in the second floor of the Engineering Building to learn more about what orgs are available to students, along with what resources and events they have going on in the spring 2022 semester. Student Orgs range from being major-focused, to interest-based, to identity-based. Start your professional development early and come find a group that's right for you, or just meet other current KCEID students!

Thursday, January 27th

UTSA vs FIU Men's Basketball

Time: 7:00 – 9:00 PM

Help us celebrate 40 years of UTSA Basketball by coming out to 90's night at UTSA Men's basketball. We're giving away 90's UTSA Shirts, have the chance to win free stuff and cheer your men's basketball team on to victory! Experience a true college division I basketball game!

Welcome Back Carnival at Roadrunner Café

Time: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Come by the Roadrunner Cafe Carnival for some carnival treats and games - all Roadrunners are welcome! We will have a discounted door rate of $6 for an all-you-care-to-eat experience during lunch! Grab a friend and enjoy a day of delicious food, fun prizes and good company.

Saturday, January 29th

UTSA vs FAU Men's Basketball Military Appreciation

Time: 1:00 – 3:30 PM

Come celebrate Military Appreciation day at UTSA Men's basketball! See your Runners compete in conference play for a chance to go to the C-USA Tournament!

Sunday, February 6

Kickback at the Union - Spring Edition

Time: 5:00 – 8:00 PM

All students are invited to come relax and "kickback" in the Student Union. Come enjoy free food and live music, head over to the Roost Game Room for gaming fun and learn about the various services located within the Student Union! Check out our photo booth or spend some time playing outdoor games on the Union lawn. The Union is a place where all 'Runners belong – Don’t forget to also explore the Pantry, Info Desk, Retail Stores, and more! Arrive early for free t-shirts!

Monday, February 7th and Tuesday, February 8th

Find Your Class

Time: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Need help finding your classes for the spring semester? Honors Alliance and the UTSA Ambassadors will help you find your classes on the UTSA main campus. Stop by the Sombrilla Plaza to meet with a member.

Monday, February 14th

Sponsored Student Organizations Open House

Time: 4:00 – 6:00 PM

Will you be our Valentine? We would love to get to know you. Located along the North Paseo are several of UTSA's Sponsored Student Organizations (SSO). Join us on Monday, February 14 for food, music, activities, and some fun giveaways!

Tuesday, February 15th

Get Involved Fair

Time: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Are you interested in getting involved? If so, make sure to come out to the Get Involved Fair and meet over 100 organizations, non-profit partners and various UTSA departments! While you are there, look out for our Volunteers in Get Involved Shirts to check in and register for our give-a-ways.

Multicultural Student Welcome & Dreamer Resource Center Anniversary

Time: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Welcome students to a new semester! Meet some of UTSA's cultural and identity-based student organizations and celebrate the 4th Anniversary of the Dreamers Resource Center within the Multicultural Student Center for Equity and Justice.

Accommodation Requests

If you need an accommodation to fully participate in any program or event, please contact UTSA Student Affairs at least 72 hours prior to the event via email at studentaffairs@utsa.edu.