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Future Residents


How to Apply -  Now accepting applications for Spring 2020 only.

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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

Here's a look at the Meal Plan offerings for Fall 2018 in an easy-to-compare chart. 

Plan Name Cost Per Semester* Dining Dollars Meals at Dining Hall Total Annual Cost*
Access 7A $1,878 $300 Unlimited Mon-Sun $3,756
Access 7B $1,830 $200 Unlimited Mon-Sun $3,660
Access 7C $1,380 $0 Unlimited Mon-Sun $2,760
Access 5A $1,605 $300 Unlimited Mon-Fri $3,210
Block 1 $1,410 $300 150 Meals $2,820
Block 2 $1,272 $400 120 Meals $2,544

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 2019 Housing Dates and Deadlines

Spring Semester

January 11, 2019 Spring 2019 Residents Move-in
January 14, 2019 Classes Begin
January 21, 2019 Offices closed for MLK Holiday
January 30, 2019 Academic and Full Term Contracts Available for 2019-2020 Housing Applications (First day to get contract signed, order priority begins.)
February 5, 2019 Current residents, who live in UTSA Housing, who have reapplied can reserve their current room* from February 5th through February 11th
February 14, 2019 Current residents, who live in UTSA Housing, who have reapplied can reserve a new room and location from February 14th through February 20th
February 15, 2019 New Housing Applicant Priority Deadline for Round 1 Room Selection
February 19, 2019 New Housing Applicants that applied by Feb. 15th will receive a room selection time slot between February 25-March 1, 2019
February 25, 2019 New Housing Applicant Round 1 Room Selection Begins and goes through March 1, 2019
March 11-16, 2019 Spring Break
March 15, 2019 New Housing Applicant Priority Deadline for Round 2 Room Selection
March 19, 2019 New Housing Applicants that applied by March 15th will receive a room selection time slot between March 25-March 29, 2019
March 25, 2019 New Housing Applicant Round 2 Room Selection Begins and goes through March 29, 2019
April 9, 2019 Open Room Selection Begins and goes through April 12, 2019, anyone that completed their application that has not selected a room can do so during this time.
April 16, 2019 Applicants that complete their housing application and haven't selected a room or complete their application after April 12th will be manually placed, on-going placements will happen every Tuesday.
April 23, 2019 Waitlist requests for a different space becomes available
April 30, 2019 Deadline to cancel 2019-2020 housing contracts without penalty
May 1, 2019 Summer Housing Assignments will be finalized
May 6-7, 2019 Study Days
May 8-14, 2019 Final Exams (Residents must check-out of their room 24 hours after their last final, unless graduating or staying for summer housing.)


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