Join us for a guided drive through campus! During this experience, you will get to hear about campus traditions, see landmarks, and learn about all the campus areas that contribute to your success as a roadrunner.
Ready to come to campus? We wish to ensure that everyone's experience is engaging, informative, and safe during the days of COVID-19.
As such, please note a few ground rules for the day of:
- Arrive at the event with only individuals you have been isolating with during the last few weeks of quarantine in your vehicle.
- If you are not driving to the event in your own car (live on campus, taking public transit, etc.) we will have a shuttle to take people around campus (social distancing and masks will be required on the shuttle).
- Please make sure to bring your own face covering or mask, as these items are required to be worn at check-in, on the shuttle (if you are utilizing it) and if you need to get out of your vehicle at any time.
- Please plan to stay in your vehicle throughout out this roughly half hour event - note, most restrooms on campus will be closed on the event day.
- While driving in your own vehicle we ask that you stay on the specified route, maintain a speed no greater than 5mph, and that you keep moving through the route without stopping or slowing down to speak with those along the route.
- The tour route will start at the Breckenridge Ave 5 entrance off of UTSA Blvd - you will not be able to enter the campus through any other entrance as they will be blocked for the tour. The tour will exit onto 1604 from Peace Circle Drive.
Stay tuned for additional information on the tour route and the podcast app needed to play the guided tour as you go.
Welcome to Rowdy Crew, UTSA’s Student Section! If you're wondering what Rowdy Crew that's is what we all our student section/body at games. Athletics is such a vital part of the undergraduate experience and we want you to feel at home when you're at a game, our mission is to bring pride and accomplishments to our university so that we can be recognized not just locally but nationally. Rising from the hills of oak and cedar you will see the newest addition to our campus, the Roadrunner Athletic Center of Excellence also known as RACE. This will be home to UTSA Athletics and will help serve UTSA in state-of-the-art athletic fields and facilities. This building isn't just for our staff and student athletes though. This building will serve as a classroom for those student assistants who dream of working in sports either in coaching, marketing, communications, digital media, athletic training, and so many more opportunities. We're so happy to have you at UTSA and we look forward to seeing you at a game, Birds Up, and go Runners!
If you are ready to get out there and cheer on the 15 different NCAA D1 FBS ATHLETICS PROGRAMS at UTSA, go get active in Rowdy Crew.
Rowdy Crew is made up of all current and former students, so when you see the Crew doing something, gathered on campus or other locations, join in, Be Rowdy. It’s who we are.
Campus Services enhances the campus experience by providing resources designed to support university goals and individual success outside the classroom. They provide a multitude of services students use every day from surface and garage parking options, convenient on-campus dining locations (including food courts in the Student Union, JPL, and in the Frio Street Building Downtown), vending services and PODs throughout campus, identification cards, to the student transit system (the Runner) and more. We create educational and outreach initiatives to connect with students, employees, and campus visitors. Our staff assists, serves, and enriches the campus community.
Academic Innovation, your partner for successful learning experiences digitally and face-to-face! Academic Innovation at UTSA brings together experts in teaching, technology, and learning to champion innovative and transformational practices that enhance students’ academic experience and faculty. The division groups together: Office of Digital Learning, Teaching and Learning Services, Video Production, Online Programs, Learning Technologies, and Extended Education.
The overarching goal of the division is to promote innovative, quality, and accessible teaching and learning experiences. Among its recent projects, the division has led the institution’s transition to online teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic and has collaborated with colleges and departments in the development of exemplary online courses to enhance student retention and success by implementing nationally recognized standards for quality and accessible online education through Quality Matters.
UTSA is the first four-year public Adobe Creative Campus in Texas. This means that our students have access to all the programs in Adobe Creative Cloud. With Adobe, users can create professional videos, online portfolios of work, graphics for social media, and visual artifacts that may be used to help explain research. In addition to the Adobe Suite, UTSA licenses a variety of digital tools so professors can create the best means to share their lessons, assignments, and content with their students. Many of these tools also integrate into our Blackboard Learning Management System (LMS), which we also support.
For technical support, contact our Blackboard 24/7 support at odl.utsa.edu/support or call 210-458-4520 if you run into issues during the semester. We work closely with Student Disability Services to make sure your online experiences meet the needs of our students. Please make sure you contact SDS if you have any questions or concerns so we can work with your professor as soon to create a great experience for you.
Located on the first floor of the Union right off the Paseo walking path is Leadership and Volunteer Services.
Leadership and Volunteer Services believes you can be a roadrunner who leads, serves, and inspires others now and forever! They provide the resources and programs that will help you be successful in developing yourself as a leader in the world and as an agent of change in your community.
Some of their biggest programs include the Student Leadership Academy - a series of workshops to enhance your leadership skills; the Alternative Break Program - a high-impact experience focused on social justice in our communities; and LeaderShape – a transformational experience of self-discovery and team dynamics.
Additionally, they sponsor 3 student organizations! Are you looking to get involved this semester? Meet with the Involvement Ambassadors. They will help you find your place here at UTSA.
Are you seeking to meet friends through service? Join VOICES, the largest volunteer organization on campus. Want to have your voice heard and represent your fellow roadrunners? Be a part of university change with the Student Government Association.
The opportunities for leadership and service are abundant at UTSA, so be a roadrunner who leads with confidence, serves with intent, and inspires others to act! Follow Leadership and Volunteer Services @UTSALeadership_Volunteer on Instagram and Twitter, or go to their RowdyLink page to learn more!
The Student Union is the heart of student life where you can learn about anything going on around campus. It’s a place where you can hang out, study, grab a bite to eat, and even go shopping. If you join a student organization through Student Activities, you’ll most likely gather in a meeting room that can be reserved through our Events Management Department.
Sometimes between classes, you may want to take a lunch break or get a snack. There are 7 different food options to choose from like Chili’s Too, Panda Express and more. If you’re looking for a scantron, postal supplies, UTSA gear, portable charger, or maybe even a haircut the SU has 5 retail options for you. (The UPS Store, Rowdy’s Campus Bookstore, Rios Hair Salon, Roadrunner Express, and the Campus Technology Store). Tech help through University Technology Solutions is easy to find at the new Tech Café located on the second floor of the HEB Student Union.
The SU houses the Information Desk, where student staff are available to assist you with any questions you may have, provide you a campus map, or a resource for anything you may be in need of. We can also check out study rooms and a Lactation room as a special service. Check out the live chat button on our website to connect immediately with an Information Desk staff member.
The Roadrunner Pantry is also available to students in need of food, toiletries, or school supplies at no cost. It’s our on-campus food pantry available to all students with your school ID. You can even donate items to the Roadrunner Pantry as well.
Finally, we have The Roost game room for students to play video games, billiards, and enjoy tournaments. All equipment can be checked out with your school ID. A cool thing about the Roost is weekly tournaments are offered on a variety of games.
Another thing the SU has to offer is all the free events. Follow us @UTSA_StudentU on Instagram and Twitter to learn more and stay up-to-date on everything about your Student Union!
The Bosque Building houses the UTSA Police Department at the Main Campus. They serve our campus 24/7, 365 days a year.
The Police Department provides free U-locks for bikes, engraving services for personal items, a safety escort program, and the student initiative Rowdy Watch Student Patrol Program. Rowdy Watch Student Patrol Program is a student based initiative that focuses on campus safety.
As part of our emergency response plan for UTSA, you can reach us at alerts.utsa.edu. You will find important phone numbers and resources, how to report an incident, health and safety with COVID 19, weather updates, and school closures.
Located within the Student Union are many other offices including Student Activities, home for UTSA’s more than 350 student organizations, Student Activities.
Student Activities helps students complete their education by getting involved in exceptional student experiences while creating a sense of belonging on campus. Student organizations such as Roadrunner Productions, Council of Student Organizations, Honors Alliance and our Fraternity|Sorority Councils, offer incredible opportunities for personal and professional growth.
Student Activities is also responsible for many of our campuses’ most treasured traditions including commencement for all graduating students and our Mr. & Ms. UTSA program that recognizes students whom embody the spirit of UTSA! Many of these events will be available this year virtually, so check them out on social media.
Located on the second floor of the Union, above Chili’s Too, is the Multicultural Student Center for Equity and Justice (MSCEJ) is a department on campus whose mission is to create an equitable and socially just campus for students through community building, campus advocacy, education and programming.
MSCEJ offers a variety of events and experiences that celebrate the diversity of UTSA while also advocating for equity and social justice in programming and in the classroom. Events include various discussions on important social topics, like the social justice film series, and Celebrate UTSA to celebrate our campus diversity and showcase the talents of students at UTSA.
The Dreamers Resource Center (Or DRC) is also part of MSCEJ. Dreamer(s) is an inclusive term for undocumented students both with and without Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (Or DACA). The DRC supports students, staff, and faculty with the training, resources, and knowledge needed to ensure every Dreamer receives the correct information required to successfully enroll, persist, and graduate. The DRC regularly hosts Know Your Rights training sessions which inform students of their rights both on and off campus, regardless of their immigration status, provides Dreamer Ally training, Dreamer Success Workshops, and one-on-one advising, and has regular virtual walk-in hours. We look forward to seeing you at some of our events! Go Runners!
Student Health Services is a team of doctors, physician assistants, RN’s, LVN’s, and health educators that provide currently enrolled students healthcare services and wellness programs to keep students healthy.
Students can visit our clinic for general medical care, immunizations, and routine medical laboratory testing. Students can make appointments online through their MyMed Patient Portal at mymed.utsa.edu.
Student Health Services also has a Health Promotion department whose mission is to create a UTSA campus culture that enhances student wellbeing. The Health Promotion office offers a diverse set of education and prevention programs. Follow on Instagram at @UTSAHealth to stay up to date on all we have to offer.
Located in the same building as Student Health Services is Counseling and Mental Health Services. CMHS provides a supportive safe space for students to utilize our mental health services. Our services are one hundred percent confidential and free to all registered UTSA students, and include multiple areas to accommodate students of all backgrounds and concerns.
Individual therapy and group therapy are some of our most popular services, but we also provide far more than that! Biofeedback, workshops, self-help and wellbeing apps, and more are available for you to utilize at any time!
We also provide a 24/7 crisis helpline that students can reach at any time by simply calling our office at 210-458-4140 and pressing option 3 when prompted. Counseling and Mental Health Services is here for you, and if you ever have concerns for yourself or someone you care about, feel free to reach out to our office at any time. To get started simply walk-in, call, or visit our website at utsa.edu/counsel for more information. You can also follow us on twitter, Instagram, or Facebook to learn more.
Connected to Student Health Services and CMHS is the gigantic Campus Recreation facility. The Rec offers many different programs from a wide variety of areas, located on the Main and Downtown campuses. The Rec is comprised of Aquatics, Club Sports, Fitness & Wellness, Intramural Sports, and Outdoor Pursuits.
All enrolled students are members of Campus Recreation and are eligible to use all the services provided, as well as participate in programming. Campus Recreation is dedicated to providing inclusive facilities and programs that enhance the experiences and wellbeing of our diverse community.
One Stop Enrollment Center is a place we’re sure you will visit from time to time while attending UTSA. One Stop can assist you with information in the areas of Financial Aid & Scholarships, Undergraduate Admissions, and class registration and records (through the Registrar). Our office is located on the first floor of the JPL Building by the food court and Starbucks. If you need to find out where you are in the financial aid process, information you need to submit, trouble with registration, withdrawals, or need a transcript, our office can assist you.
You are encouraged to visit ASAP regularly, check your University email, check out the One Stop webpage, or Social Media pages as most of the answers to your questions may be found on one of these resources.
If you visit our office the cool thing is, you can avoid waiting in lines by signing in remotely to the One Stop Q and saving a spot in line. While we are holding your spot in line, you can grab a bite, find a comfortable place to study or hang out in the Sombrilla. Once you’re near the front of the line, we’ll send you a text (you must opt-in to be notified via text) to make your way back to One Stop.
To sign in remotely, you will need to go to the OLESS app. Have a great semester and we look forward to your visit to the One Stop Center.
The University Career Center has fantastic services to help Roadrunners discover, explore and develop their unique career path. Since many UTSA students work either part-time or full-time, the career center is here to help students find on-campus work (this includes both work-study and non-work study options) and off campus work. Some of the other services we provide include career/major exploration and guidance, career assessments, resume review assistance, job search help, career fair prep, interview coaching, and so much more! If you need help finding a job or any of the services mentioned, please reach out to the career center by visiting utsa.joinhandshake.com, complete your profile and then schedule an appointment with a career counselor.
Connect with us on social media to receive information on upcoming career related events and opportunities by following @UTSACareer. Our staff at the University Career Center are ready and excited to help you!
The Multi-Disciplinary Studies Building (MS) houses many classes and departments within the building, including the Graduate School is located on the fourth floor. For those already in a Graduate Program and for those interested in continuing their education after a bachelor’s degree, the Graduate School is where many of your answers can be found.
The Graduate School offers over 120 Master’s programs, Doctoral programs, and graduate certificates across 7 colleges to help you reach your next academic goal. Our office is dedicated to the success of our students. Explore new research with over 32 centers and facilities on campus. Create lasting relationships with faculty and within your cohort. Jumpstart your career with numerous professional development opportunities offered through the Office of Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Success.
The Fostering Education Success Center opened in Fall 2019 to serve students who have a history of foster care, in achieving academic success. If you have a history of foster care, you may be eligible for our services! We offer dedicated Emergency Funds to cover expenses for anything that becomes a barrier to your academic goals. This includes payments towards rent and utilities, purchasing groceries, covering phone or internet bills, and more!
We also have Peer Mentors on board to help support you through your academic journey and build supportive relationships and community with fellow roadrunners with similar backgrounds. We have Supervised Independent Living in UTSA student housing for those students in extended foster care, and now offer brand new laptops to check out each semester to help you access virtual educational resources, book scholarships, and clothing vouchers! When you connect with us, you will receive incentives for participating.
Did you know there are over 100 students on campus using the Tuition and Fee Waiver for having a history of foster care? We like to share this because it’s important for you to know that you’re not alone! We are here to support you in the pursuit of higher education! We collaborate closely with Academic Success Coaches, Peer Mentoring across First Gen and the First Year Experience, Student Housing, the One Stop office, and many other departments to help you navigate your Roadrunner experience and make sure you feel confident and secure on campus.
The First-Generation & Transfer Student Center celebrates and supports students that identify as First-Generation or Transfer. First-Generation students are students whose parent/guardian did not obtain a four-year degree. Transfer students are students who have previously attended another 2-year or 4-year postsecondary institution. UTSA is enriched by students like you who bring a unique perspective and a variety of valuable experiences and skills to campus. Our mission is to help students feel connected to UTSA and effectively utilize a variety of resources available to them throughout their Roadrunner journey. We do this through two distinct mentorship programs and campus wide events such as First-Gen Fest, National First-Gen Day and Transfer Student Week.
The First to Go and Graduate program supports UTSA institution-wide culture that actively recognizes, encourages and supports first-generation college students. F2G&G provides first-generation students with a first-gen peer mentor and a first-gen faculty coach.
The Roadrunner Transition Experience program seeks to help transition and support transfer students as they navigate UTSA and all its resources. RTE provides students with a transfer peer mentor who will help them bridge their transition to UTSA. Welcome to our Familia!
The First-Year Experience Program or “F-Y-E” for short, knows that college can be a difficult transition for many first-year students, as you are all adjusting to a new environment. Luckily, at UTSA, you do not have to do it all on your own. FYE wants you to have a meaningful first year experience by connecting you with a peer mentor. Peer mentors are student leaders who understand and remember what it is like to be new to UTSA. They can help you with topics like academic and professional development, getting connected to the campus community, and introduce you to UTSA resources.
If you’re a first year student—you're in luck! All first-year students will participate in the first-year experience program through the AIS and UPM courses. In these courses, you are going to be paired with a FYE peer mentor who is in the same Academic Studies area. You are encouraged to meet with your mentor three times a semester. Your peer mentor will be contacting you the first week of classes through email to introduce themselves and set up your first virtual meeting. We would love for you to see what FYE is all about, so follow us on Instagram @utsafye and check out our page on the UTSA website. See you soon and Go ‘Runners!
Here in the College of Sciences we celebrate diversity and inclusivity. We value a welcoming environment that encourages a variety of voices. As a student in the College of Sciences, you will find yourself surrounded by faculty, staff, and fellow students who represent a wide range of disciplines and backgrounds. Our commitment to an empowering education includes your program of study, student support services, and extracurricular opportunities. Whether you dream of attending medical school, teaching high school biology or becoming an astrophysicist, we will tailor your undergraduate experience to your career goals. No matter who you are, we are dedicated to your success. We look forward to meeting you soon. To learn more about the College of Sciences, please visit our website, utsa.edu/sciences, and follow us on social media!
The University of Texas at San Antonio recognizes Academic Advising as an essential component of our students’ educational experience and success. It is a partnership between students and Academic Advisors. Every student is assigned a professional Academic Advisor to guide them on their journey at UTSA. We engage our students in their educational planning, teach students how to navigate the University system, and encourage students to take responsibility for their decisions about their academic progress. Students are encouraged to meet with their assigned Academic Advisor at least once a semester to ensure they remain on track with their intended degree plan. To schedule an appointment, students can call or e-mail their Academic Advising unit. For more information about Academic Advising, visit our website at utsa.edu/advising. We look forward to working with you and we’re excited you are joining the Roadrunner family.
The Transfer and Transition Student Success Services, also known as T2S3, is here to assist transfer students as well as those in transition to another institution and back to UTSA. We are an office of four and are here to support your success. We just celebrated our 1-year anniversary as a department and have already assisted many students with their transition to UTSA.
We develop transfer guides with 14 community colleges UTSA has entered into articulation agreements to help ensure a smooth transfer and transition. Our Student Success Transfer Advisors work with the UTSA Catalog and Student Policies to ensure transfer and prospective students are on the right track to success with their intended major!
Another resource we use is DegreeWorks. With DegreeWorks, students can work with their academic advisors to determine how credits will apply, courses completed, and courses still needed in their degree plans. We offer one-on-one meetings to provide personal assistance and ensure academic success.
If you’d like to schedule a meeting or have any questions, you can contact us at: 210-458-8777. You can also e-mail us at: TransferAdvising@utsa.edu.
The Tomás Rivera Center, known as the TRC, offers three programs to support your academic success here at UTSA: Academic Success Coaching, Supplemental Instruction, and Tutoring Services. With Academic Success Coaching, you meet one-on-one with an academic coach to develop a plan for success based on your individual strengths and needs. Supplemental Instruction, also known as SI, offers review sessions for historically difficult classes. Tutoring Services offers “walk-in” tutoring on a variety of subjects, as well as targeted study sessions for certain classes. All our services are also available virtually. So whether you are taking a class on campus or online, TRC is here to support you. For more information on our services or how to contact us, go to our website at utsa.edu/trcss.
If you have a writing assignment, we can help. The Writing Center is a peer-tutoring service that focuses specifically on any and all writing projects, for any subject or class. We can even help with business writing or personal projects. At the Writing Center, we engage in a conversation about your writing, at any stage of the writing process, whether you’re brainstorming, drafting, or already at the revising stage. The Writing Center offers online tutoring seven days a week, including late-night and weekend hours. In your welcome bag you’ll find our flyer with our website, where you can register to start making appointments.
Visit utsa.edu/twc to get started. Our tutors are happy to help with any writing project you’re working on, whether you’re just getting started or practically finished. We can’t wait to work with you.
Math Matters is excited to welcome you all to UTSA! Our program supports students enrolled in MAT 1053 – Mathematics for Business and MAT 1073 –Algebra for Scientists and Engineers. If you are enrolled in either of these courses, you have access to all of our support programming. The faculty that teach Math Matters supported courses are committed to providing a positive math learning experience. They are dedicated to supporting your active learning as you work to succeed in your math class.
The Math Matters Student Success Center tutoring lab has supplemental support available to you throughout the week. You’re not learning alone! Peer tutors are embedded in the classroom with you to provide additional learning assistance during class and weekly review sessions after class. They are also available for tutoring in our lab on a drop-in basis.
Just because your class is online doesn’t mean you are isolated from our team! All of the services described here are available in our virtual environment throughout the Fall 2020 semester. Check out our website at pivot.utsa.edu/mathmatters, or search “UTSA Math Matters” to find out more! We’re so happy that you’re a part of our Roadrunner family. Birds up!
The Arts building houses one of the 11 departments in UTSA’s largest college, the College of Liberal and Fine Arts. Offering a diverse array of academic pursuits from political science, geography, and languages, to music, art, and communication - COLFA truly occupies a large place in many Roadrunner’s academic development and growth.
COLFA is responsible for one-third of all the instruction delivered at the University and serves all University students through the Core Curriculum. In addition, the College offers 19 major degree programs, 33 minors, and one certificate program. One-fourth of all UTSA undergraduate degree recipients annually are COLFA majors.
Visit the John Peace Library, known to students as the JPL! The JPL is the flagship of the UTSA Libraries, where you have access to a vast collection of research materials including over 500 databases, 100,000 e-journals and over 2 million e-books. This semester, the JPL will undergo a phased reopening process for those students who will be on campus. Occupancy limits, social distancing and masking protocols will all be in place. For those students taking classes online, the UTSA Libraries provide access to the full suite of digital research material and academic support services. Simply log on lib.utsa.edu
While you’re there, meet the Blue Crew, our team of chat librarians. If you need help with anything this semester, the Blue Crew has your back. Just use the chat widget in the lower right corner of the website. For more specific research questions, you can schedule a one-on-one Zoom session with one of our friendly librarians. At the UTSA Libraries, we’re here for you — whether you are studying at home or on campus.
Many of the decision makers at UTSA have offices inside the Main Building including the President, Provost, and most VPs. There are also a couple auditoriums, a computer lab, and several classrooms you may use during your time at UTSA.
As a business Roadrunner, you will be part of a collaborative and diverse community. You’ll study with top-notch faculty and gain practical real-world experience.
Whether your dream is to become a CFO of a Fortune 500 company, to lead cyber security efforts for the National Security Agency or start an entrepreneurial venture, the UTSA College of Business is here to help make your dreams a reality.
Our undergraduate programs are ranked Top 5 in the nation by BusinessWeek, and we are accredited by AACSB International, placing us among the top 5% of business schools worldwide.
We’re so glad you’ve chosen to become a part of the Roadrunner family. Welcome Runners!
Hello and welcome to the UTSA Alumni Association! Even though we are focused on connecting alumni to the university, there are a number of programs that we offer for current students. The association is the home of the UTSA Ring program. Only official UTSA Rings sleep in the Alamo before the ring ceremony each semester. You’re eligible to take part in this tradition once you’ve completed 60 credit hours. Visit our ring website at balfour.com/utsa to see the rings, including a new line by Kendra Scott.
You do not have to wait until you graduate to get involved with the Alumni Association, as we partner with Roadrunner Student Alumni Association, or RSAA. Together, we offer opportunities for you to network with alumni, as well as raise funds to support students. RSAA helps coordinate the Student Emergency Fund to help Roadrunners who need support as they face emergencies and unplanned needs. Additionally, we offer financial health programs for students and alumni with our partners at Credit Human.
Finally, the UTSA Alumni Association offers more than $130,000 in scholarships for current students each year. You can apply through the scholarship office at One Stop. All of these programs are made possible by alumni association member dues and donations from graduates and friends. We hope you’ll visit our website at alumni.utsa.edu to learn more about the association and the opportunities that the UTSA Alumni Association offers. Welcome home UTSA Class of 2024!