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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 Reserve Your Spot

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 2016
Family Orientation Fee $60 per person*

*Children, age 9 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 and a half day program and is typically offered once a week during June, July, and early August. 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, faculty, and students. Participants are provided with publications aimed at helping them learn about the college transition process their students will undertake.

Meals at Orientation

Family Orientation participants will receive one meal provided by Orientation and Family Programs. 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. This schedule is subject to change without notice.

Walking Note: Please be aware that the orientation experience includes EXTENSIVE WALKING. Please plan accordingly as the university does NOT provide any mobility assistance equipment.

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. If you have a family member who is more comfortable communicating in Spanish, please reserve for the June 20-22 or July 18-20 New Student Orientation AND Family Orientation, if available.

Directions & Parking for Orientation

View information for orientation Directions & Parking.


Family Orientation Housing Accommodations (optional)

Orientation Housing

On-Campus Short Stay Housing at University Oaks – Two Day Orientation Program

For students and guests that may require overnight accommodations during their orientation program, University Oaks offers short stay options. Unique apartment-style, 2-bedroom furnished unit, private bedroom with full bed, semi-private bathroom, shared living room with couch, kitchenette with microwave & refrigerator are available to reserve.

Note: No kitchen ware, linens or television provided.

Depending on your group size, you may be assigned a suite to be shared with one or more same gendered roommates.

On-Campus Short Stay Housing at University Oaks - Pricing

$60 for 1 adult – half of unit* this includes 2 nights of lodging
(1 bedroom with a full bed)

$120 for a full unit* this includes 2 nights of lodging
(includes entire 2 bedroom unit each bedroom with a full bed)

Visit the Family Association page for hotels in close proximity to the UTSA Main Campus with special rates for UTSA students, families and guests.


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.


Coordinated Admission Program (CAP) Family Orientation

What to Expect

CAP Family Orientation is offered July 28, 2016. It is a one day program in which CAP Family Orientation participants will attend New Student Orientation sessions with their student.

Meals at Orientation

CAP Family Orientation participants will receive one meal provided by Orientation and Family Programs.

Schedule at a Glance

Family Orientation participants will receive a detailed schedule at their Family Orientation session. This schedule is subject to change without notice.


CAP Family/Guest Fees

CAP Family/Guest Fees: Fall 2016
Family Orientation Fee $35 per person*

*Children, age 9 and under, are free of charge
All orientation fees are placed onto your student's tuition and fees bill

My Student’s CAP Orientation

View your student’s new student orientation schedule http://www.utsa.edu/orientation/freshman/fall/what-to-expect.html . Please note the new student orientation schedule is subject to change without notice and serves as a basic sample schedule.