UTSA Roadrunner Days: Free, fun and spirited events to welcome new and returning students

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(July 13, 2012) -- Roadrunner Days is the official kick-off for the new school year, running Aug. 24-31 with a wide selection of free, fun and spirited events to welcome new and returning students with a look at campus life.

Luis Alberto Urrea, author of "The Devil's Highway," will provide the keynote address at the UTSA Fall Convocation, which will launch the week. Urrea's book is a 2005 Pulitzer Prize finalist, and he is a best-selling author and member of the Latino Literature Hall of Fame. The book is a non-fiction account of a group of Mexican immigrants lost in the Arizona desert and is the common reading for the Class of 2016.

The week also includes the ICE Block Party, where students from various backgrounds and shared cultures can meet, hosted by the UTSA Inclusion and Community Engagement (ICE) Center.

The week's events give new students opportunities to preview UTSA campus life, learn about resources to ease the transition to college, experience the excitement of the growing campuses and meet other new students.

Returning students will enjoy many of the activities as well and are welcome to participate in these free events. Faculty and staff also are invited to attend most of the events.

For more information, visit the Roadrunner Days new website.