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Welcome Back Reception on UC Paseo

Come to the Roadrunner Days Welcome Back Reception!

Roadrunner Days kicks off with UTSA Housing Move-in on Friday, August 18 and continues through Sunday, August 27. After move-in, students, parents, and guests are encouraged to attend the free Welcome Back Reception. With drinks and snacks in hand, students and their families re-connect one last time with their admissions team, while enjoying the UTSA Paseo, making new friends and awaiting the Premiere Performance of the Spirit of San Antonio (SOSA), UTSA's marching band.

Classes start on Tuesday, August 22, but please remind your student that attendance is mandatory for Convocation (Monday, August 21, 10:00am, UTSA Convocation Center). Encourage your student to attend as many Roadrunner Days events throughout their first week of classes — it's a great way to make new friends, learn about UTSA, and experience many wonderful campus traditions.

One Stop Front Door

Get to Know the One Stop Enrollment Center

Is your student wondering which office they should contact regarding Undergraduate Admissions, Financial Aid, Scholarship and Registrar questions? Well, that's the One Stop Enrollment Center!

One Stop counselors are available to answer questions in person (ground floor of the JPL building just down the hall from the food court), over the phone (210-458-8000 or 1-800-669-0919), through email or Skype appointment, or on social media.

For more information be sure to check out the One Stop Enrollment Center website.

Rowdy at Payment Window

RowdyPay: 24/7 Mobile and Online Access

RowdyPay gives users 24/7 online and mobile access to campus bills, online bill payments and installment plan application. With RowdyPay, UTSA students can now give "Authorized Users" access to view balances and make payments on their behalf. Authorized Users can be anyone the student allows to view and make payments, such as parents and other relatives. Students and Authorized Users can now make payments for specific items, like housing or meal plans, without paying the entire balance due. RowdyPay also allows users to view account activity and print monthly statements. Users can store payment information for future payments and schedule future payments at any time.

With RowdyPay, users now have mobile options as well. Users can make payments, get account balances and view statements, all with screens optimized for cell phones. User can also opt in for text message notifications in addition to normal email notifications. Fiscal Services is proud to offer the UTSA community a comprehensive online student services experience.

For all the details, please visit the Fiscal Services website.

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Parking Permit Questions?

Resident Housing Permit, Commuter Student Permit, Student Tobin Avenue Garage Permit — so many permits!

Make sure your student has plenty of time before the semester starts to review all the different permits Campus Services offers. You can view each permit, its price, and purchase a permit on the UTSA Campus Services Parking Permits website.

How to order

  • Login to MyParking
  • Click Get Permits
  • Follow on-screen instructions to choose and purchase a permit
    • Buy now, pay later? — select add to tuition/fees during checkout.
    • If registered for classes but MyParking doesn’t show available permits, call (210) 458-7275 or email UTSA Parking.

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No Car? No Problem: The Runner Shuttle

By Melissa May, MA, APR, Director of Communication, Business Affairs

UTSA Today Features 'Runner App

UTSA Campus Services recently launched The UTSA 'Runner app (Apple version, Android version), which allows students to track their shuttle bus location in real-time, view schedules and arrival times, and receive up-to-date information.

Read the UTSA Today article.

For more information visit The 'Runner website, follow UTSATheRunner on Twitter, or visit the UTSA Transportation website for more information about our services. Also, printed schedules remain in the shuttle stops and online for quick reference.

Students Love the 'Runner App

I began working for the Office of the Vice President for Business Affairs a few weeks before the GPS app was released. I remember Kathy Funk-Baxter talking about it in the office, and I wasn't sure how the app was going to work. I began seeing screens next to the drivers in the shuttles and couldn't be more excited.

I live off campus, and having an app like this is very convenient. I use the GPS app every single day. The timing is accurate, and it gives me a great idea as to how many minutes I have to get ready in the mornings before I head off to school. The app is also easy to use. Its GPS locator will find the nearest shuttle stop, whether it be at the university or an off-campus student-living complex. A red circle icon indicates where the shuttle is, so I can track its progress. Every time I mention the app to my friends and classmates, they are excited to hear about it and immediately download it. The app has helped me manage my time and stay safe and warm, leaving my apartment or school building moments before the shuttle arrives. Thank you for this great service!

Submitted by —
Sofia Real, Senior, Communications Major and Communications Work Study, Office of the Vice President Business Affairs

UTSA dining salad bar

Meal Plan Information

Meal plans make eating on campus easy. A wide array of options is available — find out which meal plan is right for your student at the UTSA Campus Dish website.

How to order

  • Login to ASAP
  • Click Student Services, then UTSA Card menu
  • Click Meal Plan Application
  • Follow on-screen instructions and agree to your meal plan contract

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UTSA Libraries: Your Student's All-Purpose Academic Resource

By Ryan Schoensee, Communications Specialist

UTSA Libraries provides a one-stop shop for all your student's academic needs outside of the classroom, whether it's to find information, study, caffeinate, prepare for a group project, catch up on email, or just find a quiet space to think.

The libraries' friendly Blue Crew staff are here to help students find the information they need, day, night and weekends. Students can chat with the Blue Crew from any page on the library's website, or visit them in person at any library information desk — all they have to do is look for the blue shirts!

Knowing that students need a safe place to study late into the night, the libraries have great evening and weekend hours — the John Peace Library on Main Campus is even open 24 hours a day during weekdays!

Other features your student will find at our libraries:

More information on UTSA's library locations

UTSA Main Campus bookstore

Where to Buy Textbooks

Textbooks are available used or new for purchase or rental through the Rowdy Campus Store (Main Campus) or the Rowdy Store Downtown (Downtown Campus).

How to order

  • After registering for classes in ASAP, select Order Books Now
  • Click Student Services, then UTSA Card menu

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Not Yet a Member?

Join the UTSA Family Association Today!

Family Association Membership is free, and members receive:

  • Priority notice to register for Family Association events
  • Access to members-only student scholarships
  • Networking opportunities with Roadrunner families and staff
  • Email copy of the Family Association Newsletter