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Future Residents


How to Apply - Now accepting Spring, Summer and Fall 2018 applications.

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Step 1

Login to the Housing Portal and complete all steps available.

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Step 2

Housing deposit is required at time of application.

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Step 3

Check your UTSA email account regularly for updates.

About Roommate Requests

Applicants are able to request suitemates and confirm or deny requests made by other resident applicants. Please keep in mind that you are able to request someone only if they have applied for the same semester and  housing location as yourself, and have opted to be included in the suitemate search.. To be considered, all suitemate requests must be mutual. While we try to accommodate roommate preferences, not all requests can be honored.




Early completion of the application process improves the overall likelihood of reserving one's first choice in roommate preference. For resident applicants who do not have a specific suitemate request, we match suitemates using specific criteria. There is no guarantee that suitemates will get along, no matter what criteria is used in matching. However, our staff is committed to assisting residents in meeting and interacting with their assigned suitemates.

Meal Plan Options

In response to student feedback, UTSA is implementing a number of changes to the meal plan options for the 2017-2018 academic year that will provide more variety of choices, flexibility, and value. Here's a look at the Meal Plan offerings for Fall 2017 in an easy-to-compare chart. 

Plan Name Number of Meals Dining Dollars Meal Trades Per Week Total Semester Cost ** Total Cost **
Access 7A Unlimited M-S $300 7/week $1,842 $3,684
Access 7B Unlimited M-S $200 5/week $1,794 $3,588
Access 7C Unlimited M-S $0 None/week $1,350 $2,700
Access 5A Unlimited M-F $300 None/week $1,575 $3,150
Block Plans
Block 150 150 Meals/per semester $300 5/week $1,383 $2,766
Block 120 120 Meals/per semester $400 None/week $1,251 $2,502
        ** Plus Tax ** Plus Tax

Everyone has their own preferences and lifestyle, which is why UTSA provides students with an array of meal plan options. To choose the best plan for you, please take a few minutes to understand what the various plans offer and how they differ.

If you don't choose a plan and will have 48 or fewer completed semester credit hours at the beginning of the fall semester and will be a resident of UTSA Housing, you will default into the Access 7B plan. While the Access 7B is a great plan that provides all access to the Roadrunner (RR) Café 7 days a week, $200 in Dining Dollars and 5 Meal Plan Equivalency (MPE) swipes a week, for only $51 more you can get $300 Dining Dollars and 7 MPE swipes a week with the Access 7A plan.  So if you like the Access 7B, you may like the Access 7A even more.
New meal plan options(Access 7C and two block plans) include a set number of meals you can use any time during the semester.

  • The Access 7C provides tremendous value for students who plan to frequent RR Café and are not  interested in Dining Dollars or MPE swipes. With this option, your meal plan only works in the RR Café, but allows you unlimited access to the café 7 days a week.
  • Do you plan to average about 8 meals or less a week in the RR Café? If so, you may want the Block 2 plan  because it has 120 meals in the RR Café and $400 in Dining Dollars you can use at any campus dining venue whenever you want. The Block 1 plan offers 150 meals (about 10 a week) at RR Café, $300 Dining Dollars, and the added flexibility of 5 MPE swipes a week.

If you like the Access 7B plan and you have 48 or fewer completed semester credit hours, you don't have to choose a meal plan—you will automatically be signed up for that plan. However, if you prefer one of the other meal plan options, you can choose it online through ASAP.

Once there, choose the "Student Services" tab, then the "UTSACard" link, and finally the "Meal Plan Application" to choose a meal plan. If you have 49 credit hours or more, you are not required to have a meal plan, but we strongly encourage all students to consider choosing a plan that best meets their needs. Being well nourished is essential to making the most of your college experience and having a meal plan makes it easy to meet this need.

Additional information about meal plans can be found at:

To help you better understand key features of some plans, we describe both Dining Dollars and Meal Plan Equivalency below.

  • Dining Dollars function as a declining balance on your student ID card and can be used at any dining venue on campus at any time, providing maximum flexibility. Starting this year, Dining Dollars roll over from the fall to the spring semester. If you don't spend all your Dining Dollars in the fall, you don't lose them—you just have more to spend in the spring. However, they will expire at the end of contract period in May.
  • Meal Plan Equivalency allows you to swipe your ID card at any dining location on campus, including the Provisions on Demand (POD) locations and the convenience store during specific meal periods for a dining credit of up to $5 per swipe.  MPE swipes can be used once per meal period and cannot be in conjunction with a RR Café swipe. Meal periods are 7am-10:30am, 10:30am-4:00pm, 4:00pm-9:00pm, and 9:00pm to 2:00am. MPE is included in the All Access 7A, All Access 7B, and Block 1 meal plans.

Need to grab a quick lunch between classes, but don't have time to trek to the RR Café and back? In the JPL and want to use your meal plan to eat at Chick-fil-A at 11:00pm?   MPE swipes will allow you to purchase food at any on-campus location without having to use your Dining Dollars. However, if the meal you purchase exceeds the $5 dollar credit, you will be able to use Dining Dollars to offset the difference. Either way, you'll save!


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Important Housing Dates and Deadlines


Spring Semester Housing

10/1/2017 Housing application opens.
November 1, 2017 Deadline for current residents to notify the housing office of their intent to leave and not return for Spring 2017. (Must qualify via the housing cancellation policy.)
January 5, 2018 Move In

Summer Semester Housing

January 23, 2018 Housing application process opens.
May 1, 2018 Housing will finalize summer housing assignments for all students.
May 25, 2018 Move In for Ten-Week Term and First Five-Week Term.
June 25, 2018 Housing will finalize Second Five-Week Term housing assignment.
July 6, 2018 Move In for Second Five-Week Term
July 7, 2018 Move Out for First Five-Week Term
July 31, 2018 Move Out for 2017-2018 Full Term and Summer Ten-Week Term and Summer Second Five-Week Term residents who are not attending classes.
August 9, 2018 Move Out for Ten-Week Term residents and Second Five-Week Term for residents who have finals.

Academic Term Housing & Full Term Housing

October 14, 2017    Housing application process opens and all students can apply. (New applicants who have their UTSA ID and passphrase can begin to apply for housing.
January 30, 2018      Housing contract step opens.
February 6, 2018     Current Residents, who live in housing, can begin and complete the renewal process. They can reserve their current room from February 6th through February 14th or select a new room and location from February 23rd through February 28th.
March 20, 2018    Current Residents, who have a signed contract but did not select a room with be manually assigned into a room space.
April 7, 2018 New Applicants who have completed their housing contracts by March 9, 2018 will receive a Priority Selection time slot to select a room. (Priority Selection timeframe: April 9-11th) Student will receive an email notification with their timeslot information.
April 30, 2018 Deadline for cancelling 2017-2018 housing contracts without penalty.
June 20, 2018 New applicants who have completed their housing contracts by April 15, 2018 will be assigned based on the date of their completed housing contract. Timeframe: June 20th-24th.
July 1, 2018 All contracts signed after April 25th will be assigned based on the date of their completed housing contract.
August 17, 2018        Official Move In Date for Fall 2018.
August 21, 2018        Classes begin.
May 2-9, 2018       Move Out (By noon the day after last final.) for academic contract holders.
July 31, 2018 Move Out (By noon the day after last final.) for Full term contract holders.
*** Important dates are subject to change without prior notice. ***


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