Roadrunner Days 2022 - August 19-September 3
Roadrunner Days 2022 - August 19-September 3

Fall 2022 Edition

Roadrunner Days immerses new and returning students in the culture, traditions, and values of UTSA. Students can engage with 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.

Before classes start...

Thursday, August 18

UTSA Soccer vs
Houston Baptist

Time: 7 PM - 9:30 PM
Location: Park West Athletic Complex

UTSA Soccer opens up their promising 2022 season at home vs Houston Baptist, looking to return to the conference championship.

Movie Under the Stars

Time: 9 PM - 10:30 PM
Location: Student Union Lawn

The Honors College invites students to the Student Union lawn for a Movie Under the Stars as we watch Legally Blonde. Bring a lawn chair or blanket, a picnic, and bug spray. Snow cones and kettle corn popcorn will be provided! This event is open to all students.

Friday, August 19

Move In To COLFA

Time: 9:30 AM - 2 PM
Location: McKinney Humanities Bldg 2.01 Galleria

Recommended for new students in the College of Liberal and Fine Arts - Come meet your Student Success Center, learn how to MOVE through college successfully, and meet new friends. We will have food, short info sessions, giveaways, and more!

Find Your Classes Tour

Time: 12:00 PM - 3 PM
Location: Meet at the Roadrunner Statue

Get help finding your way around campus. UTSA Ambassadors and Honors Alliance members can help you find your classes, UTSA Card, and any other resources around campus! Simply come by our table in the Sombrilla!

Transfer Student Transition Event

Time: 4 PM - 6 PM
Location: McKinney Humanities Bldg 2.01.24 - Academic Classroom - Lecture Hall

Join the Transfer and Transition Team as we talk transition, resources, and student success. Learn more about Blackboard, bluebook, and important academic policies. Bring in prior institution swag, and swap it for UTSA swag.

Family Get Together

Time: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Location: Student Union Ski Lodge

Roadrunner families are invited to take a break from moving in their students to join the Family Association for refreshments in the Student Union Ski Lodge. Connect with other families and then stay for the Roadrunner Welcome featuring SOSA!

Roadrunner Welcome featuring SOSA

Time: 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: Student Union Paseo

Vibe with us! Come enjoy a free Kona Ice and listen to the sounds of DJ Koop. You can come with friends or make a friend when you arrive. This night is about relaxing and having a good time. It's also about being a part of our wonderful tradition to hear the Spirit of San Antonio (SOSA), UTSA’s Marching Band as they help us kick off the academic year! For new students, this is the first time you will have to hear SOSA. For graduating seniors, this is your last time to hear the SOSA Premiere as a student.

Saturday, August 20

Leadership and Service
Floor Orientation

Time: 12 PM - 2 PM
Location: Student Union 2.03.08 - Anaqua Rm

Welcome to the Leadership and Service Floor! Join the Leadership and Volunteer Services staff for orientation where participating residents will learn about resources at UTSA as well as hear about the opportunities you have to get involved.

Late Night at the Rec

Time: 9 PM - 12 AM
Location: Recreation Wellness Center

A UTSA tradition that transforms a standard information session into an exciting night of fun! Students will be able to learn about our facilities, recreation programs, and wellness services offered at the main and downtown campuses while meeting new people.

Sunday, August 21

UTSA Soccer vs
Texas Southern

Time: 1 PM - 3:30 PM
Location: Park West Athletic Complex

UTSA Soccer continues their home season vs TSU.

Tech Cafe: After Hours

Time: 8 PM - 10 PM
Location: UC First Floor

This event is your chance to ‘recharge’ with a free iced coffee bar and learn about our services. Ask questions about technology, get your devices set up for the year, and win prizes—at night!

Midnight Light

Time: 11:30 PM - 12:30 AM
Location: Monument Lights

Midnight Light is a campus tradition with music, dancing, giveaways and fireworks on the night before the first day of classes. Roadrunners have been gathering together each year since 2014 for this special experience since. At this featured welcome week event, students will get to learn the meaning of the monument lights, hear messages of welcome from key individuals, and celebrate the new academic year alongside fellow Roadrunners.

Monday, August 22

Find Your Way on Your
First Day

Time: 9 AM - 1 PM
Location: Meet at the Roadrunner Statue

Get help finding your way around campus. UTSA Ambassadors and Honors Alliance members can help you find your classes, UTSA Card, and any other resources around campus! Simply come by our table in the Sombrilla!

Adobe Creative Campus Kickoff

Time: 11 AM - 12 PM
Location: Virtual

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 Express.

Alvarez Student Success Center Open House

Time: 10 AM – 1 PM
Location: Business Building 2.01.08

Business students can see the new Alvarez Student Success Center, meet the staff, have snacks, and learn how to reserve the space for meetings or study groups.

Tuesday, August 23

Find Your Way on Your First Day

Time: 9 AM - 1 PM
Location: Meet at the Roadrunner Statue

Get help finding your way around campus. UTSA Ambassadors and Honors Alliance members can help you find your classes, UTSA Card, and any other resources around campus! Simply come by our table in the Sombrilla!

Fraternity | Sorority Life Informational

Time: 3 PM - 5 PM
Location: H-E-B Student Union Ballroom

Students are invited to attend the annual Fraternity and Sorority Life Information. This is an opportunity for students to learn more about Fraternity & Sorority Life, the councils within it, and how to join. Afterward, students will be able to meet with council executive officers to learn more about each council.

Celebrate UTSA

Time: 5 PM - 7 PM
Location: Student Union Paseo

Celebrate UTSA and all its beauty. Cultural and identity-based student organizations gather to show students who they are and what they have to offer. Browse the info tables, engage in the activities and games, watch the performances, enjoy some food, and get some great freebies!

First-Year Experience Mentee Welcome Social

Time: 4 PM – 6 PM
Location: Student Union 2.01.28 - Denman

The First-Year Experience (FYE) Welcome Social is designed to directly connect incoming first-year students with student leaders (Peer Mentors) through a relaxed social experience. This event will function as the first impression for first-year students to meet and interact with their Peer Mentor.

Wednesday, August 24

Academic Innovation Info Fair

Time: 10:30 AM – 2 PM

Visit the Academic Innovation Info Fair by the MS Building to learn more about our services to enhance your learning experience! There will be fun games, prizes, and more!

KCEID Welcome Back Bash

Time: 11 AM - 1 PM
Location: Biotechnology Sciences and Engineering Bldg - Kleberg Commons

The Klesse College of Engineering & Integrated Design (KCEID) Student Success Center will host a welcome-back event for students to meet with faculty in their department and learn about CEID student organizations. There will be music, grab-and-go food, and t-shirt giveaways for students who attend.

Get to Know
Campus Services

Time: 12 PM – 2 PM
Location: John Peace Library Food Court

Learn more about Campus Services and all the ways we help keep UTSA moving. Campus Services enhances the campus experience by providing resources designed to support university goals and individual success outside the classroom. Services include parking, UTSA Dining, The Runner, Rowdy Campus Store, UTSACard, vending, and housing facilities.

Welcome Back
Virtual Trivia

Time: 12 PM - 1 PM
Location: Virtual

Join the Graduate School staff and other new and continuing graduate students during a virtual trivia event. Participants will have the opportunity to win Graduate School swag. We are so excited to see you as we all take on a new semester!

Writing Center Open House

Time: 1 PM – 2:30 PM

Drop by the Writing Center to meet tutors and learn about how to make an appointment with a Writing Center tutor. We will let students know how we can help you become a stronger, more confident writer.

Magic of Wellbeing

Time: 4 PM – 7:30 PM
Location: H-E-B Student Union Ballroom

An evening of mocktails, free food, close-up magic, and wellbeing! Ben Jackson’s one-man show will be a non-stop rollercoaster of excitement that mixes comedy, international award-winning sleight-of-hand, and feats of the mind. The Center for Collegiate Recovery and Wellbeing Services are partnering to provide a night of fun, and laughs. Mocktails will be provided to show a fun way to have a drink without alcohol and still have a great time.

Business Bienvenida

Time: 5 PM – 7 PM
Location: Business Building 2.06.04

The Alvarez College of Business' Signature Welcome Back Event with the Business Student Council is back and we're ready for a new year! Join the 11th Annual Business Bienvenida. Come hang out and enjoy food, music, and games. Students will connect with Business student organizations and meet Alvarez College of Business staff and faculty members.

Thursday, August 25

Roadrunner Safety Station

Time: 10 AM – 12 PM
Location: Student Union - Window Lounge

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.

UTS Bold Careers Ambassadors & Interns Invitational Roundtable

Time: 10 AM – 12 PM and 1:30 PM - 3 PM
Location: Outside the Bosque Building and Virtual

This University Technology Solutions (UTS) program is the perfect opportunity to gain experience toward your career goals and establish professional relationships by networking in your future field! Join us and hear about the program and the students involved!

¡HCAP Hola!

Time: 11 AM – 1 PM
Location: HCAP Student Success Center, Multidisciplinary Studies Building 2.02.36

Students in the College of Health, Community and Policy (HCAP) are invited to the HCAP Student Success Center. Meet our staff, join the FUN, and eat the FREE food while supplies last! Learn about services from Peer Mentors and how we can help you have a great year. Learn about the majors and minors in HCAP.

Back to School Bash at Roadrunner Café

Time: 11 AM – 2 PM
Location: Roadrunner Café

Enjoy a day of fun games and refreshing eats and drinks at the Roadrunner Café and outside Java City Coffee at Guadalupe Hall.

First-Gen/Transfer Identity Exploration and Open House

Time: 12 PM – 1:15 PM
Location: Mentoring Hub - McKinney Humanities Building 02.02.02

Exchanging knowledge and resources is a major component of the success of the first-gen and transfer community. The goal is to cultivate community, present resources available at UTSA, and provide an overview of our current peer mentorship programs.

¡Viva Science!

Time: 1 PM – 3 PM
Location: Flawn Sciences Bldg - Portico East

Join the College of Sciences (COS) Student Success Center in celebrating ¡Viva Science! This COS event welcomes our incoming and returning students. There will be FREE food, prizes, t-shirts, and games such as a dunk tank and gladiator joust! Make sure to meet and connect with your Science Mentors, who will be leading the celebration along with the faculty. Kick off the start of a new semester with the College of Sciences!

Student Government Association - Meet Your Representatives

Time: 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Location: H-E-B Student Union 2.202 & 2.212 - Travis & Harris

The UTSA Student Government Association (SGA) invites you to come and meet your elected and appointed representatives of SGA and learn about how you can serve your fellow students and the UTSA Community. SGA is looking forward to meeting you and hearing your recommendations, comments, and concerns as we begin a new academic year. Light refreshments will be served.

Friday, August 26

Howdy Rowdy Bash

Time: 3 PM – 11 PM
Location: Six Flags Fiesta Texas

Don’t miss Howdy Rowdy Bash, an exclusive night at Six Flags Fiesta Texas just for the Roadrunner community! This exciting event consists of Rowdy’s Social Hour, Rally and Show presented by Roadrunner Productions and access to the amusement park. Secure your tickets early!

Saturday, August 27

Move-In Market

Time: 11 AM – 4 PM
Location: H-E-B Student Union Ballrooms

Now that you've moved in, come and shop at the first-ever Move-In Market hosted by the Whataburger Resource Room! All items are free with your UTSA ID! Find a cool lamp or dishware for your place. You will be given Rowdy dollars at the door so be prepared to spend.

Kickback at the Union

Time: 6 PM - 9 PM
Location: Student Union

Please join comedian Paul Varghese for an hour of laughs and entertainment.
All students are invited to relax and "kickback" in the Student Union. Enjoy free food and live DJ music, then head over to the Roost Game Room for more fun! Check out the photo booth, or spend time playing outdoor games on the Union lawn. The Student Union is a place where all 'Runners belong. Learn about all the services we offer including the Whataburger Resource Room, Info Desk, retail stores, and more! Arrive early for free t-shirts!

Sunday, August 28

UTSA Soccer vs Kansas State

Time: 1 PM – 3:30 PM
Location: Park West Athletic Complex

UTSA Soccer continues their home schedule vs Kansas State.

Monday, August 29

Black Convocation

Time: 4 PM - 7 PM
Location: Student Union - Lawn

UTSA Black Convocation is a Roadrunner Days welcome event that brings together UTSA's Black community. This event will feature music, performances, and opportunities to network with faculty and staff, share interests, meet student organizations, and learn about UTSA's resources. We will also have food and giveaways!

COEHD Student Success Center Open House

Time: 11 AM – 1 PM
Location: MS 2.03.14B

Celebrate the newly opened College of Education and Human Development (COEHD) Student Success Center! This event will comprise of a mix and mingle with various COEHD faculty, staff, and students, in addition to games, prizes and giveaways. Attendees will get to partake in free lunch and learn all about the COEHD Student Success Center's resources!

Tuesday, August 30

Coffee With A Cop

Time: 9:30 AM – 11 AM
Location: John Peace Library Food Court

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 campuses. This program brings together UTSA officers and campus community members – over coffee – to discuss issues and learn more about each other.

Birds Up Downtown

Time: 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Location: DT Campus - Bill Miller Plaza

Visit this one-of-a-kind street festival and welcome back event for UTSA students at the downtown campus. There will be food, music, balloon artists, and more!

Career Engaged Learning Tailgate Semester Kickoff

Time: 12 PM – 2 PM
Location: University Career Center - Student Union 2.02.04

Let's GO Roadrunners! Join Career Engaged Learning for a Tailgate Semester Kickoff to learn about all the intentional programming and services for your career game plan. Experience music, fun, and free food! Come celebrate the spirit of UTSA while learning the keys to career & professional success.

LFG - Equal Play. Equal Pay.

Time: 7 PM - 9:30 PM
Location: Business Building University Room

This BOLD event is a screening and reflection of LFG, a documentary that gives an inside account of the US women’s national team and their fight for equal pay. Students will learn negotiation tactics, the continued fight for gender equality, and what it looks like to feel like a valued employee. There will be drinks, popcorn, and other snacks. Students are encouraged to wear soccer jerseys.

Wednesday, August 31

Part Time Job Fair

Time: 10 AM – 12 PM
Location: Sombrilla

Roadrunners are encouraged to connect with companies and campus departments looking to fill part-time job opportunities on and off campus. Come prepared to talk to company representatives. There will be free swag!

Graduate School Wellbeing Event

Time: 2 PM - 4 PM
Location: Student Union 2.01.28 - Denman

Join the Graduate School for fun with furry friends to start off the semester!

First-Gen/Transfer Identity Exploration + Open House

Time: 3 PM - 4:15 PM
Location: Mentoring Hub, MH 2.02.02

Exchanging knowledge and resources is a major component of the success of the first-gen and transfer community. The goal is to cultivate community, present resources available at UTSA, and provide an overview of our current peer mentorship programs.

Thursday, September 1

Rising Roll Takeover

Time: 10 AM – 2 PM
Location: Student Union-Outside of Rising Roll

Stop by Rising Roll to enjoy Starbucks coffee samples and play a round of cornhole. Be sure to download the GrubHub app beforehand for a chance to receive some free tasty treats!

Get Involved Extravaganza

Time: 5 PM - 7 PM
Location: Student Union Lawn

Come out to the Get Involved Fair and meet UTSA student organizations and UTSA departments, and learn about service opportunities! There will be music, inflatables, giveaways, and much more!

Friday, September 2

Roadrunner Days Service Projects

Time: 9 AM – 1 PM
Location: Student Union Paseo

Meet fellow Roadrunners while volunteering with Leadership and Volunteer Services. Kick-off a great year of volunteering with various community service projects on and around campus.

The GRAD Center Opening and First Friday

Time: 9 AM – 11 AM
Location: Outside MS 2.02-9

We are excited to welcome back our new and continuing graduate students during the grand opening of The Graduate Resource and Academic Development (G.R.A.D.) Space. Similar to our First Fridays, we will have coffee and donuts for our graduate students to enjoy while interacting with peers. This special event will also include a chance to win prizes.

Donuts, Coffee, and Hot Cocoa at the Southwest Campus!

Time: 10 AM - 11:30 AM
Location: UTSA Southwest, Santinkos Building, Student Lounge - Rm 104

We want a special welcome for our new Southwest Campus (Southwest School of Art) and to connect our downtown Art students and faculty! Join us to enjoy breakfast goodies and network with your Student Success Center.

Freshens Fresh Food Studio Takeover

Time: 12 PM - 2 PM
Location: John Peace Library Food Court

Prepare your taste buds for a sweet treat! Come try some delicious Freshens Fresh Food Studio smoothies at the JPL Food Court!

Saturday, September 3

UTSA Football vs Houston

Time: 10 AM – 10 PM
Location: Alamodome

UTSA Football looks to kick off the 2022 season after an incredible, record-breaking 12-1 season in 2021 as we take on the Houston Cougars at the Alamodome on Saturday, September 3.

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