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Housing and Residence Life (HRL)

The department of Housing and Residence Life (HRL) at UTSA has three residential communities (Alvarez Hall, Chaparral Village, and Laurel Village) for students to choose from.

Alvarez Hall offers individual rooms with two students sharing a bathroom and has Special Interest Housing, which includes an Honors College floor, an Engineering floor, and a Leadership and Service floor. Chaparral Village and Laurel Village offer apartment-style units with individual bedrooms in either a two bedroom one bath suite or four bedroom two bath suite.

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Housing Options Serving the Downtown Campus

Amazing things are being planned for the UTSA Downtown Campus, including a mixed-use facility with a variety of living options, dining, and other retail. In the meantime, there are different options available now for students wanting an urban-living experience convenient to the Downtown Campus - find out more information here.

Housing Tours

UTSA Housing walk-in tours are available Monday through Friday from 9:30am - 4:30pm and Saturdays from 12pm to 3pm with visitor parking available in front of Alvarez Hall.

If you are interested in a UTSA campus tour with an optional housing tour, you can contact the UTSA Welcome Center for more information: (210) 458-5145.


Phone: 210-458-5145

UTSA Housing will have a limited model viewing due to spaces being utilized to house UTSA Students.  While we can show a room at Alvarez Hall, we can also offer a general informational walking to anyone interested.