Why live on-campus? Studies show students who reside on campus report a higher degree of satisfaction with their college experience, have higher retention and graduation rates, and are more likely to achieve a higher grade point average.
The convenience of living on campus is invaluable. Students are within walking distance of the library, classroom buildings, the University Center, dining options, Health Services and Campus Recreation. They can get to their early morning classes without fighting traffic, and participate in a late-night study group at the library or University Center without concern about the drive home. On-campus residents also have the added security of a dedicated University police force that patrols the campus 24 hours a day.
Campus Living Villages (CLV) offers two conveniently located communities for students. Chisholm Hall is conveniently located near the Roadrunner Café and offers extra large single or double occupancy rooms with private bathrooms. University Oaks offers apartment living on campus with a variety of floor plans. Apartments range from efficiencies to four bedroom / two bathroom units. CLV owns and operates Chisholm Hall and University Oaks pursuant to long-term ground leases with the University.
Housing and Residence Life offers three conveniently located communities for students. Alvarez Hall is the newest addition at UTSA and houses over 600 residents. Each student has a single bedroom with a shared bathroom. Chaparral Village and Laurel Village offer apartment-style living in either two or four private bedroom suites for over 1,600 residents. Each suite is fully furnished and includes a living room and kitchenette.