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Campus Life & Student Services

Academic Advising

The UTSA Downtown Undergraduate Advising Center serves students majoring in Architecture, Construction Science & Management, Criminal Justice, Infancy and Childhood Studies, Interior Design, Mexican American Studies and Public Administration. Professional academic advisors will partner with you to help you succeed towards your academic goals. We can assist you with information and clarification about degree requirements; transfer coursework, academic and university policies, registration procedures and much more. The Downtown Advising Center is located on the first floor of the Buena Vista Building (BV 1.304). For more information, call 210-458-2550.


The University Bookstore offers a full line of new and used textbooks, reference books, school and office supplies, academically-priced software, clothing and gift items, greeting cards, snacks, drinks, and sundries. The University Bookstore buys textbooks year-round at competitive prices. The Bookstore is located on the first floor of the Buena Vista Building (BV 1.342). Check the Downtown Bookstore hours or call 210-458-2865 for more information.

Campus Recreation

The Downtown Campus offers UTSA students and Campus Rec members a Fitness Center, located on the third floor of the Durango Building (DB 3.302), an array of group fitness classes and series of programs and events that are offered during fall and spring semesters. Visit Campus Rec Downtown Programs online to learn more.

Campus Technology Store

For UTSA Downtown Campus students, staff and faculty, products from the Campus Technology Store can be found online. Any hardware purchased will be mailed or can be picked up at the Campus Technology Store at the UTSA Main Campus.

Career Center

The University Career Center provides comprehensive career planning, employment and internships search services to UTSA students and alumni. Students can use the online job bank, Rowdy Jobs, to search for various positions, internships and register for workshops and upcoming events

Both online career and individual career counseling is available to students to help them explore career choices and majors. Counselors also provide assistance on job and internship searching, mock interviews and resume development.

The UTSA Career Closet allows students to borrow professional attire for their job interviews. “Careers In” workshops are given by professionals who explain how to enter and become successful in various career fields.

Employment recruiting events such as on-campus interviews with employers, employer recruiting tables and career and job fairs are also coordinated by Career Services.

For more information, visit the downtown office located on the first floor of the Monterey Building (MNT 1.162), call them at 210-458-2910, or browse their website at

Computing Lab

Update as of December 2015: OIT’s Student Computing Services Frio Street Computer Lab is moving into the Downtown Library.

Starting in the 2016 Spring Semester, OIT will augment the Downtown Library services with increased technical student support and assistance along with adding more computer workstations.

This more centralized model will offer Downtown Campus students a centralized, consistent customer service experience (a one-stop shop for library and computing assistance), access to 50+ additional computers in the library to meet demand, and OIT Student Computing staff to provide on-site technical support.

The UTSA Downtown Campus community can expect these changes to be in place when they return for the start of the Spring 2016 semester. For more information, visit Student Computing Services online.

Dining Services

The UTSA Downtown Campus dining facilities are located on the first floor of the Frio Street Building in the Commons area. For information on dining options, hours of operation and monthly deals, visit UTSA Dining online.

Disability Services

Student Disability Services coordinates support services for UTSA students with temporary or permanent disabilities to ensure equal access to all educational programs and activities. Services available to students include registration, assistance, test accommodations, volunteer note-takers, recorded text, interpreters for the deaf and assistive technology such as audio enhancement systems and adaptive computers. Disability Services is located on the first floor of the Buena Vista Building (BV 1.302). For more information, call 210-458-2945 or visit UTSA Student Disability Services online.

Health and Counseling Services

The Student Health and Counseling Services Center is located in the Buena Vista Building (BV 1.308) and offers medical and counseling assistance to registered UTSA students.

Student Health Services provides medical care and wellness programs to currently-registered students. Clinic visits are on a walk-in basis for general medical care and you will be initially triaged by a nurse. Appointments will need to be scheduled for immunizations, lab work, or to see a medical provider. We also offer Women's Health Services.

Student Counseling Services offers appointments with a licensed counselor and a variety of other professional services including individual counseling, psychotherapy, relationship counseling and group counseling.

For more information about these services or to schedule an appointment, call 210-458-2930.


UTSA students who take all or some of their classes at the Downtown Campus may choose to live closer to downtown San Antonio. While on-campus housing is not offered at the Downtown Campus, there are several housing options close to the campus.

The following downloadable list of rental properties near the UTSA Downtown Campus is provided by the Office of Student Life as a courtesy to students, faculty and staff. UTSA does not endorse any off-campus housing.

  • Download Downtown Housing Database - Summer 2015 (pdf)

  • Library

    Located on the second floor of the Buena Vista Building (BV 2.314) with a stunning view overlooking the city skyline, the Downtown Library provides the same services available at the John Peace Library (JPL) on Main Campus.

    The Downtown Library houses the main collections of books and periodicals for architecture, interior design, criminal justice, public administration and social work. In addition, the Library has a core collection of books and periodicals covering most subjects, as well as a collection of DVDs and CDs.

    The Library Express Delivery Service between the Downtown and Main campuses provides easy access to materials housed in the JPL. Borrowing materials from other libraries is just a click away via interlibrary loan.

    The UTSA Libraries provide access to a vast number of online resources, including 345 databases, 48,000 e-journals and 976,000 e-books. UTSA students, faculty and staff can access these materials from an off-campus computer by logging in with their myUTSA ID (abc123) and password when prompted. Non-UTSA patrons can access these materials from any library computer.

    The Downtown Library offers 36 desktop computers, and also has printers, media viewing equipment and a high-speed KIC scanner. Laptop computers are available for check-out from the Front Desk.

    The Downtown Library is a great place to study with comfortable seating, quiet study areas, and group study rooms available for check out. Library staff are available to assist students, faculty, staff and the general public with their research needs. Tutoring is offered in the Library through our collaboration with the Tomás Rivera Center.

    Downtown Campus Library – More Information
    Circulation - 210-458-2440
    Research Assistance - 210-458-2446
    Library Hours
    Driving Directions
    Library Quick Search – Find articles, books, movies and more

    One Stop Enrollment Center

    The One Stop Enrollment Center downtown is a one-stop location where you can receive answers to your questions regarding financial aid, registration, and undergraduate admissions. You can also submit necessary admissions, financial aid, and registrar forms and documents, receive assist with course registration, and request academic transcripts. The office is located on the first floor of the Frio Street Building (FS 1.500).

    Office hours are 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. In addition to stopping by in person, students can reach One Stop staff by calling 210-458-8000 or emailing or for questions related to those areas.

    For online financial aid resources, visit UTSA Financial Aid & Scholarships.

    Parking & Bus Info

    The UTSA Downtown Campus has many parking options for students, employees and visitors. A UTSA parking permit is required to park in all UTSA lots. Students may purchase the "C" Commuter Student permit and park in any of the unmarked spots in the surface parking lots surrounding the campus.

    Many students utilize San Antonio's public transportation system - VIA Metropolity Transit - to get to and from the campus. Several major bus routes serve the UTSA Downtown Campus community, including Routes 93 and 94, which allow students to travel back and forth between the Main and Downtown Campuses.

    Students may purchase a VIA 5-month Semester Pass for just $35! The Student Semester Pass can be purchased near the start of each semester at the Roadrunner Express store, located in the Durango Building next to the Student Center, or at any VIA Information Centers throughout the city. All you need is your school photo ID and proof that you are currently enrolled and have paid your tuition.


    The safety of our Downtown Campus community is of utmost importance. The UTSA Police Department is located on the first floor of the Buena Vista Building (BV 1.303) and the campus enjoys 24/7 coverage by uniformed officers. Each building, inside and out, is equipped with security cameras.

    Students, faculty and staff members can reach the UTSA Police non-emergency line by calling 210-458-4242 to request a safety escort or a safety whistle, request after-hours room/building access, drop off or search for items in Lost & Found, or to report any suspicious activity or behavior.


    The Downtown Campus Office of the Registrar is located within the One-Stop Enrollment Services Center on the first floor of the Frio Street Building (FS 1.504). This office handles questions concerning registration, manages course waitlisting, determines residency status for undergraduate tuition, assists with veterans certification for education benefits, guides the graduation application process, assists with commencement ceremonies, fulfills transcript requests, administers classroom scheduling, maintains a forms library and provides many other services to ensure student success.

    Roadrunner Express

    Operated by the University Center, Roadrunner Express is a convenient store on campus that sells gift items, testing supplies, sweets and snacks, VIA bus passes, tickets to UTSA events, and discounted tickets to Six Flags Fiesta Texas, Schlitterbahn, Santikos Theaters and TicketMaster. The Downtown Campus Roadrunner Express is located across from the Student Center in the Durango Building.

    Student Activities

    Located on the first floor of the Durango Building (DB 1.302), the Office of Student Activities provides opportunities for students to get involved on campus, nurture their leadership skills, create life-long friendships and develop a connection to the UTSA community. This office also serves as the administrative office for Campus Recreation.

    The Student Center, located on the first floor of the Durango Building (DB 1.116), offers a place for students to interact with others. Students with a current UTSA ID card can checkout equipment for playing pool, table tennis, video games and foosball. Students can also access the RowdyAir wireless internet connection or just simply relax.

    For more information, visit the office (DB 1.302), call (210) 458-2816, or browse the website at

    Testing Services

    Student Testing Services provides placement exams, credit-by-exams (such as CLEP, DSST, IS 1403 Test Out, CBE), admissions and program-specific exams (such as TOEFL IBT, THEA iBT, Accuplacer) and administers national and state standardized tests (such as LSAT, TExES, ACT). A member of the National College Testing Association, the Downtown Campus Testing Services Center is located on the first floor of the Buena Vista Building (BV 1.302).

    Tomás Rivera Center for Student Success (TRC)

    Housed in the Durango Building (DB 2.114), the Tomás Rivera Center for Student Success provides comprehensive academic advising services and support programs for undecided and provisionally admitted students. The center also focuses on improving academic skills and retention rates for all UTSA students. It offers tutoring, Supplemental Instruction and study skills workshops. In addition, the Access College and Excel (ACE) Scholars Program is housed at the TRC, as is non-course based developmental instruction in reading, writing and mathematics. To learn more about these services call 210-458-2838 or browse their website at


    The UTSACard is the official university identification and debit card. Students, faculty and staff can deposit money into their account and use the card to purchase items at Dining Services, Campus Bookstore, Student Health Services, Print Spot locations and more. For more information, visit the Business Auxiliary Office inside the One-Stop Enrollment Services Center on the first floor of the Frio Street Building (FS 1.506), visit the UTSACard website or call 210-458-2965.