Everything It Takes


You do everything it takes to achieve our mission to make lives better. Every member of the UT Health San Antonio family invests their energy and talent into serving our community, building toward our future endeavors and upholding our core values.

As we envision the next five years of possibilities, we’d like to take a pause and celebrate you! Because of you, we continue to offer a future full of promise with a new generation of health care professionals, groundbreaking discoveries and compassionate health care for our patients. It is time for Spirit Week 2022!

Spirit Week 2022: Everything it takes!

President William Henrich and his wife, Mary, smiling at an outdoor event.

Cheers to this time of year when we thank you for all you do, every day, to advance our shared purpose to make lives better.

As we engage in our missions of education, research, patient care and community service, we continue to make an impact that is unprecedented. With our sights set on serving the needs of the people of Texas, the nation and the world, we contribute as South Texas’ largest research institution and a chief catalyst for San Antonio’s $42.4 billion-a-year biosciences and health care industry.

At the same time that we celebrate our traditions of spirit, discovery and commitment, we look forward through the lens of our new five-year strategic plan, Possibility and Promise 2023 – 2027.  This multiphase and multidimensional roadmap will outline six major strategic priorities that will help us create greater value for our faculty, staff, learners, patients and community partners. Most importantly, this plan will call upon every member of our university community to work toward a set of shared priorities to meet our significant growth goals. It will indeed take all of us to achieve it.

Thank you for joining us on this critical journey – and for being the reason we gather together this Spirit Week.

William L. Henrich, M.D., MACP
Professor of Medicine
UT Health San Antonio

Monday – Friday, October 10-14

Team Spirit

Spirit Week is dedicated to celebrating our employees, who are the backbone of our institution and do everything it takes to serve our students, patients and community.  Let’s celebrate Spirit Week with our team members, take lots of pics and remember to share your photos here on Spiritweek2022.com!

 Thursday, October 27, 2022

NEW Spirit Week T-shirt Pick-up Date

NEW Spirit Week T-shirt Pick-up Date

If you were unable to pick up your Spirit Week t-shirt last week, we have a new pick-up date and new locations.

Thursday, October 27, 2022

Long Campus
7am – 4pm
Drive through in front of Long School of Medicine(Look for the tent)

MARC Campus
8am – 5pm
Pick up t-shirts at the MARC Conference Room C

Greehey Campus
Contact: Brian Phillips at phillipsb@uthscsa.edu at Greehey Campus to schedule a time to pick up shirt.

Mays Cancer Center
Contact: Lauren Smith smithl9@uthscsa.edu at Mays Cancer Center to schedule a time to pick up shirt.

Wednesday, October 12

24-Hours of Spirit Week Giveaways

Beginning at midnight, Oct 12, we will randomly select students and employees to win prizes each hour.  A total 72 prizes will be given away in 24 hours.  Winners will receive an email, and a list of winners will be posted on SpiritWeek2022.com

Thursday, October 13

President’s Forum

Pestana Lecture Hall – Noon to 1 PM

In-person presentation by President William Henrich, M.D., will share exciting information about our growing institution.

Friday, October 14

Final Rally

Find out the winners of the Team Spirit Photo Contest!

Learn more about our new five-year strategic plan, Possibility & Promise 2023-2027, that outlines the significant expansion of our university!

Special thanks to the UT Health San Antonio Special Events Council for their sponsorship of this year’s activities.