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Family and Guests | Fall Orientation UTSA Family Orientation

Family Orientation is a separate experience designed specifically for family members of incoming UTSA students. Parents, family members, and guests are encouraged to attend Family Orientation to gain more information on how to support their student. The program gives family members an introduction to UTSA by focusing on academic success, student life, and Roadrunner spirit and traditions.

How to Register

Reservations for all Family Orientation programs are required and can be made by your student through their ASAP account. Family can only attend an orientation program for the term that their student was admitted/accepted. Space is limited and is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. All Family Orientation charges are added to your student's UTSA tuition and fees bill.


Family/Guest Fees

Family/Guest Fees: Fall 2015
Family Orientation Fee $60 per person*

*Children, age 3 and under, are free of charge
All orientation fees are placed onto your student's tuition and fees bill


What to Expect

Family Orientation is a two-day program and is typically offered once a week during June, July, and early. Family Orientation is a separate experience for family members that runs concurrently with new student orientation.

Family Orientation participants will have the opportunity to listen to, meet and speak with staff from various student service areas. Participants are assigned to their own Orientation Leader (OL), who will lead sessions regarding academic policies and share student perspectives throughout the program. Family Orientation participants will also have the opportunity to network with other new UTSA families, staff, and students. Participants are provided with publications aimed at helping them learn about the college transition process their students will undertake.

Orientation Meal Packages

A $9 meal card meal will be provided to guests who are registered for Family Orientation. Guests can choose to add an optional orientation meal package on-site at family orientation check-in. The package would be added to your student’s tuition and fees bill. Learn more about orientation meals.

Schedule at a Glance

Family Orientation participants will receive a detailed schedule at their Family Orientation session. The schedule below is subject to change without notice and serves as a basic sample schedule.

My Student’s Orientation

View your student’s new student orientation schedule. Please note the new student orientation schedule is subject to change without notice and serves as a basic sample schedule.

Family Orientation Sessions for Spanish Speakers

Family Orientation participants will have the choice to attend select Family Orientation sessions in Spanish during the June 15-16 and July 27-28 Family Orientation programs. If you have a family member who is more comfortable communicating in Spanish, please register for the June 15-16 and July 27-28  New Student Orientation (Roadrunner Roundup) AND Family Orientation, if available.

Directions & Parking for Orientation

View information for orientation Directions & Parking.


Accommodations (optional)

Family Orientation Optional Housing (Two-Night Stay)

Get a true feel for what students will experience staying on campus for two nights! For an additional charge, overnight accommodations are available for Family Orientation participants at Laurel Village. Built in 2006, the housing complex features student tailored suites with availability for up to 4 guests. Reservations are required for overnight accommodations, and can be made on the student's ASAP account. Space is limited and separate from student housing facilities.

Rates for Laurel Village accommodations
1 person $40
2 people $40
3 people $52
4 people $64

Rates include two nights. Linen and towels are not provided. Single occupancy guests will share suite spaces with other same-sex single occupancy guests; rooms are private.

Amenities include:
  • Secure room access
  • Kitchenettes (including a full-size refrigerator and microwave)
  • Ethernet network connection in room (ethernet cord not provided) — wireless internet is not available
  • Computer lab in the Neighborhood Center

What if the Family Program is full?

If the Family Orientation program that you wanted to attend is full, you can keep yourself connected to UTSA by becoming a member of the Family Association. Stay connected and up-to-date on UTSA activities for your student all semester long.