Tuesday, December 01, 2015


Transportation choices: Shuttle buses, rideshare, carpooling, permits, more


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(Aug. 24, 2011)--As alternatives to buying a parking permit, there are many low-cost and even free options for commuting to UTSA. These alternatives can help UTSA students, faculty and staff save money and energy -- and avoid hunting for a parking space.

UTSA students can ride free on the UTSA shuttles from nine apartment complexes (see the list below) near the UTSA Main Campus. Because there is lots of traffic as the semester gets underway, it's important to allow extra time to arrive at your campus destination.

  • VIA offers a Student Semester Pass ($35 per semester) and monthly passes ($30 for faculty and staff) all including the VIA Bike and Ride program (bike racks on the buses). For details, visit VIA Metropolitan Transit website.
  • Additionally, student, faculty and staff commuters can save money with rideshare and carpooling, a motorcycle permit, daily UTSA parking permits and short-term paid parking.
  • The alternative is a UTSA parking permit. If you choose to park on campus, you must buy a parking permit and park in the appropriate space. A variety of permits are available to UTSA faculty, staff and students. Visit the ASAP information system website to review options and purchase an annual parking permit.
  • Read more about alternative options and other information at the UTSA Parking website.


For the 2011-2012 academic year, UTSA shuttles will serve these apartment complexes near the UTSA Main Campus:

  • Hill Country Place
  • Broadstone Ranch
  • The Highlands
  • The Outpost
  • Avalon Place
  • The Reserve
  • The Villas @ Babcock
  • High View Place
  • Maverick Creek



Dec. 1, 9 a.m.

CITE Venture Competition & Exposition

The annual Center for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship (CITE) 100K Venture Competition and Exposition will be held on the Main Campus on Dec. 1. Twenty-eight teams from across the university will exhibit their project; six teams will compete for a prize pool of more than $100,000 in funding to launch their new venture / company. More than 650 students have participated in launching new technology ventures.
Biotechnology, Sciences and Engineering (BSE 2.102), Main Campus

Dec. 3, 5:30 p.m.

UTSA Downtown String Project Winter Concert

This concert features 50 community children performing music in the UTSA Downtown String Project Winter Concert. The children, led by UTSA music students studying to be music teachers, will join together in playing the Theme from Batman at their concert. The Batman of San Antonio, a local celebrity figure, will make an appearance at the concert. This event is free.
Buena Vista Theatre, Downtown Campus

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