Fiesta medal excitement has already begun! Beginning this year, the official UTSA Fiesta medals will be available for purchase at the Roadrunner Express in the University Center beginning March 26. Each medal will cost $3.00. There will be a limited number of medals, so hurry in and purchase yours while supplies last!
This year’s UTSA Fiesta Medal features a navy and blue ribbon and a trumpet player from UTSA’s own Spirit of San Antonio marching band on a field of confetti. The “We are UTSA” motto is also included.
According to the Fiesta San Antonio Commission, pin and medal collecting and trading is one of Fiesta San Antonio’s most popular traditions. The medals tradition goes back at least 50 years, but no one is exactly sure how this tradition began. Each year, more than 100 non-profit organizations order and sell the items as fundraisers. Local military organizations, private companies, individuals and other institutions also create the medals as mementos.
Roadrunner Express is located on the UC Paseo between the UC Fountain Courtyard and Rios Golden Cut Salons. They accept Interdepartmental Transfers (IDTs) for on-campus purchases as well as Visa, Mastercard, Discover, UTSACards, and personal checks with proper identification. The store is open 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and can be reached at RRExpress@utsa.edu or 210-458-6159.