Mascot Mayhem

Rowdy has been UTSA’s mascot since 1977, but he almost wasn’t a roadrunner. The choices for the 1977 vote were an armadillo or a star. The student vote was voided by the Student Representative Assembly, now the Student Government Association, and a roadrunner was thrown into the vote. The roadrunner won, and UTSA is now proudly represented by Rowdy the Roadrunner (he even has his own backstory).


There are many stairs on campus and a lot of land to cover, but have no fear: UTSA offers shuttles across campus and to the nearby student apartments. There is even a bus for commuters stuck out in the middle-of-nowhere-parking lot near the Arts building. The shuttles are tracked by an app, called The ‘Runner, that shows all shuttle routes.

Terminal 136

Terminal 136 is UTSA’s off-campus art gallery located in the Southtown Art District. Terminal 136 is a great place to see student artwork and hang out in a cool part of town. The Terminal has become a respected venue in the city of San Antonio and free to all UTSA students.


The Paisano

UTSA has no journalism degree, but The Paisano Independent Student Newspaper is home to students from every major reporting, writing and editing the latest stories breaking on campus. The Paisano began in 1981 and remains the only independent student newspaper in Texas.

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