New traditions: UTSA hosts inaugural Midnight Light at 11:30 p.m., Aug. 25

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UTSA Main Campus entrance monument

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(Aug. 22, 2014) -- UTSA students, faculty and staff are invited to start a new tradition with the inaugural Midnight Light ceremony Aug. 25 at the monument sign at the north entrance to the Main Campus.

The crowd will begin gathering near John Peace Circle at 11:30 p.m., Monday, and President Ricardo Romo will flip the switch at midnight to light up the sky. The Spirit of San Antonio Marching Band will be on hand to join the celebration.

For the ceremony, the John Peace Circle entrance to campus will be closed 11 p.m.-1 a.m. The Tobin Avenue and Brenan Avenue north entrances will remain open as usual. Free parking will be available 11 p.m.-1 a.m. in the Tobin Avenue Garage.

The award-winning architectural element welcomes everyone to campus, highlights the university's presence in the community and shows that the UTSA spirit is burning bright. The lighting for the monument is full-spectrum LED lighting and can be set to display in a wide array of color combinations -- including UTSA orange, blue and white.

The official kick-off of the new academic year, UTSA Roadrunner Days features a series of events running through Friday, Aug. 29 at the Main and Downtown campuses. The events and activities give students an opportunity to take part in new and time-honored UTSA traditions and connect with UTSA resources.

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For more information and the event schedule, visit the UTSA Roadrunner Days website.

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