Family and Guests | Fall Orientation UTSA Family Orientation
Family Orientation is designed specifically for family members of incoming UTSA students. Parents, family members, and guests are encouraged to attend with their student as Family Orientation participants. 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 for. 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: Fall 2013|
|Family Orientation Fee||$60 per person*|
*Children under the age of 3 are free of charge
What to Expect
Fall Family Orientations are two-day programs and typically offered once a week during June, July, and August. Family Orientation is a separate experience for family members that runs concurrently with Roadrunner Roundup (new student orientation).
Family Orientation participants will have the opportunity to listen to, meet and speak with staff from various student service areas. Guests are assigned to their own Orientation Leader (OL), who will guide participants through a campus tour, lead sessions dealing with academic policies, and share student perspectives and tips throughout the program. Additionally, OL's will facilitate sessions and dramatic presentations throughout the two days. Social events will be offered in order to give guests the opportunity to network with new UTSA families, staff, and students. Guests are provided with publications aimed at helping them learn about the transition process their students will undertake. Lunch is provided both days for Family Orientation participants.
Schedule at a Glance
Families will receive a detailed schedule at their orientation program. The schedule below is subject to change without notice.
My Student’s Orientation
View your student’s orientation information.
Family Orientation Sessions for Spanish Speakers
Family Orientation participants will have the choice to attend select Family Orientation sessions in either English or Spanish during the June 26-28 and July 17-19 Family Orientation programs. If you have a family member who is more comfortable communicating in Spanish, please register for the June 18-19 or July 16-17 Student Orientation (Roadrunner Roundup) AND Family Orientation, if available.
Family Orientation 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|
Rates include two nights. Linen and towels are not provided. Participants can purchase dinner at Roadrunner Café.
- Secure room access
- Kitchenettes (including a full-size refrigerator and microwave)
- Ethernet network connection in room (wire not provided) — wireless 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.