The Institute for P-20 Initiatives conducts Roadrunner for a Day, UTSA campus tours for elementary and middle school students.
Elementary/Middle School Tours
Elementary/Middle School Tours
Roadrunner for a Day Tour
The Roadrunner for a Day program provides elementary and middle school students with an opportunity to tour the UTSA Campus, talk to college students, and learn about the importance of higher education. Our office aims to inspire, engage, and assist the participating students in their pursuit of higher education goals.
Roadrunner for a Day lasts approximately two hours and consists of a campus tour and scavenger hunt, a college going presentation, and a UTSA student panel.
Fall 2019 tours are now available to book at either our downtown or main campus on select days. If you are unable to come to any of these scheduled guided tours, you are welcome to sign up for a self-guided experience. Please select one of the links below to book a Roadrunner for a Day tour. Spring tours will be available in January.
Can’t make it to a Roadrunner for a Day Tour? Check out our Self-Guided Tours.
Guided Group Tours
Guided Group Tours
If the afternoon works better for you, we offer afternoon tours that consist of a 1 hour interactive tour and scavenger hunt. Unlike the Roadrunner for a Day Tours, these tours will not include a presentation. These tours take place at 1:30pm Wednesday and Thursday afternoons. These tours will accommodate up to 50 students at a time. Groups larger than this should book a separate tour for a second group or opt to participate in our self-guided experience.
If an elementary or a middle school is unable to reserve a Roadrunner for a Day, you may experience UTSA through a Self-Guided Tour of the UTSA 1604 Campus. Reservations are available for groups to complete a tour of campus on their own.
Self-guided tours may be scheduled during the week at 9:30 AM, 11:00 AM, and 2:00 PM.
One group per time slot is allowed.
Groups larger than 150 should split the group and stagger arrival times for self-guided tours.
Registration for self-guided tours are requested to ensure the safety of the students and campus.
Roadrunner for a Day FAQs
→ When and where are P-20 Roadrunner for a Day campus tours conducted?
Tour days and times change each semester depending on P-20 staff, student staff, and classroom availability. Tour dates and times are finalized after the UTSA Census Date, the last day of open enrollment, each semester. Tours are available for the Main and Downtown Campuses.
→ How do I register for a Roadrunner for a Day campus tour for elementary and middle school groups of students?
You can register through our Eventbrite page utsap20.eventbrite.com.
→ When are Roadrunner for a Day and Teacher Led Tours not available?
Roadrunner for a Day and Teacher Led/ self-guided tours are NOT permitted during the first two weeks of classes, large campus events, holidays, final exams, and after the end of the semester.
→ How many students can attend the elementary and middle school tours?
The Roadrunner for a Day tours can accommodate up to 50 students.
→ What if the date I want is not available or the group size is larger?
If you are unable to join us during our regular scheduled Roadrunner for a Day, please feel free to enjoy UTSA through the Self-Guided Tour experience.
→ What is the agenda for Roadrunner for a Day?
Students arrive on campus for a 30-minute presentation for the Institute of P-20 Initiatives about the importance of going to college, UTSA information, 15-minute student panel, and participate in a 45 minute guided tour with scavenger hunt.
→ How long is Roadrunner for a Day?
Approximately 2 hours
→ Who will meet us when we arrive?
The P-20 Senior Program Coordinator or UTSA students who are P-20 College Information Advocates (CIA) will meet you. You will get a confirmation packet with the meeting location and number to call.
→ Who will confirm my tour along with all of the details?
You will receive confirmation immediately after registering for a campus tour though Eventbrite.
→ Can we eat on campus?
Yes, you can eat packed lunches or eat at the food courts. You can make arrangements to eat at buffet style Roadrunner Café or contact Aramark for other dining arrangements. Please contact Senior Program Coordinator for dining contact information.
→ Where do buses park upon arrival?
Please contact Senior Program Coordinator for parking instructions.
→ Where do cars or separate vehicles park upon arrival?
Chaperones or administrators in separate vehicles may pay to park in short-term, pay by space, parking lots or garages. Please see visitor parking website for information.
→ What happens if we are lost or running late, who do we contact?
Special arrangements have been made for facilities and presenters. Please call the Senior Program Coordinator on the phone number provided in the confirmation packet if you are running late. If unexpected schedule changes occur the day of the visit, all scheduled activities may not be possible. Tours arriving more than 30 minutes late may experience a tour through the Self-Guided Tour depending on staff and student staff availability.
→ How many days in advance do we need to give cancellation notice?
Three business days are preferred. Cancelled tours may not be able to be rescheduled. Tours cancelled due to inclement weather (flooding, ice, snow, lightning, etc.) will be given priority to reschedule.
→ Who do we contact for additional events such as the College and Career Day presentations and UTSA Mobile Go Center?
Please contact the P-20 Senior Program Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
Kayla Martinez, Senior Program Coordinator
Institute for P-20 Initiatives
The University of Texas at San Antonio