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On Campus with Curt: The University of Texas at San Antonio

The University of Texas at San Antonio CampusThe University of Texas at San Antonio was established in 1969 when then Governor Preston Smith signed the school into legislation at a ceremony in front of the Alamo. By 1973 Peter T. Flawn was appointed the school’s second president and more than 670 students were enrolled in graduate-level courses taught by 52 faculty members. The earliest students attended class at the Koger Center which was an office park. The school now has more than 30,000 students enrolled.

UTSA Sign with the Roadrunner mascotThe school conducted a student election to select either "The Stars" or "The Armadillos" as its mascot, but finally chose "The Roadrunners" after a student write-in referendum election. Led by Rowdy the mascot, UTSA joined Conference USA after its first two football seasons as WAC members playing in the Alamodome.


UTSA Main Campus buildingUTSA's motto is “Disciplina, Praesidium, Civitatis” which means “a cultivated mind is the guarded genius of democracy.” The original architects designed the campus buildings to be reminiscent of an Italian village.