Special Events

Light the Way Holiday Festival
Saturday, Nov. 18
The annual holiday kickoff is back with some major changes this year. See our back cover for more exciting information. 6:30 p.m., University of the Incarnate Word

Golden Harvest 5K
Sunday, Nov. 19
This year’s annual canned food drive and run for charity benefits the Society of St. Vincent de Paul San Antonio. Kids can participate in Red’s Rad Race, a new obstacle course. 8 a.m., University of the Incarnate Word

15th Annual Red Dress Fashion Show & Health Fair
Tuesday, Feb. 13
Heart health is in style. The annual event supports the American Heart Association and features vendors, health screenings, exhibits and activities. The celebration culminates with a special fashion show. 11 a.m., McCombs Center Rosenberg Sky Room

Special Services

Immaculate Conception Mass
Friday, Dec. 8
Share in the message of the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception and Holy Day of Obligation. 8 a.m. and 12 p.m., Our Lady’s Chapel

Baccalaureate Mass
Friday, Dec. 15
Begin graduation festivities by filling your spirit with gratitude and gladness. 5 p.m., McDermott Center

Christmas Eve Mass and Choir
Sunday, Dec. 24
Join the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word for the annual celebration of the Nativity. Pre-service music, 5 p.m., Mass, 5:30 p.m., Chapel of the Incarnate Word

Mass of the Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph
Sunday, Dec. 31
As the year draws to a close, be reminded of deep and blessed love of the Holy Family in this special Mass in honor of their Feast day. 10:30 a.m., Our Lady’s Chapel

Ash Wednesday Services
Wednesday, Feb. 14
Mark the beginning of the Lenten season at one of several services throughout the day. 8 a.m., 12 p.m., 6 p.m., 9:20 p.m., Our Lady’s Chapel

Arts & Exhibits

UIW Art Department Holiday Treasures Arts and Crafts Sale
Friday, Dec. 15 – Saturday, Dec. 16
Enjoy holiday shopping fun and find unique treasures and handmade creations made by artisans and craftsman. Friday, 6 – 10 p.m., Saturday, 12 – 9 p.m., Kelso Art Center

San Antonio Modernism: The Art of Bill Reily
Friday, Jan. 19 – Wednesday, Feb. 28
Discover more about the local artist and former UIW fine arts department chair who helped introduce modernism and abstract-impressionism to new audiences. Opening reception, Friday, 6 – 8 p.m., Semmes Gallery

Music & Performance

Singers Workshop Presents: Amahl and the Night Visitors
Friday, Dec. 1 – Saturday, Dec. 2
UIW’s vocalists perform the one-act opera about the shepherd boy, Amahl, who is visited by the Three Kings while travelling to see the newborn Christ. Friday, 7:30 p.m., Saturday, 2 p.m., Concert Hall

UIW Jazz Concert
Thursday, Dec. 7
The Cardinal Jazz Band takes the stage to perform selections from their broad repertoire. 7:30 p.m., Concert Hall

Orchestra of the Incarnate Word
Saturday, Dec. 9
Conducted by Terence Frazor, the ensemble of students, faculty and local musicians perform. 8 p.m., Concert Hall

Texas Women: Her Heritage Song Faculty Recital
Thursday, Jan. 18
Talented faculty showcase the works of Texas women in this one-night-only performance. 7:30 p.m., Seddon Recital Hall

UIW Wind Ensemble Concert
Sunday, Feb. 25
Conducted by Dr. Brett A. Richardson, the University’s wind ensemble performs at this semiannual concert. 3 p.m., Concert Hall

Alumni Events

Alumni & Parent Spurs Night Out
Friday, Jan. 26
Join fellow UIW alumni and parents as they watch the San Antonio Spurs take on the Philadelphia 76ers. Tickets are available online. 7:30 p.m., AT&T Center

Cardinal Couples Mass
Sunday, Feb. 11
Hundreds of alumni have found their soulmates among their fellow UIW graduates. Enjoy a special blessing during morning Mass and a special token from the Department of Alumni Relations. RSVP online at uiwalumni.org. 10:30 a.m., Our Lady’s Chapel

Alumni Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, March 24
Get your little ones and prepare to hunt as many colorful eggs as they can spot. Register online at uiwalumni.org. 9 – 11:30 a.m., McCracken House

Thirsty Thursdays
Dec. 14, Jan. 11, Feb. 8, Mar. 8
Toast to your fellow alumni at these monthly mixers held every second Thursday. Locations are announced via the monthly newsletter or uiwalumni.org.