(March 7, 2012) -- As alternatives to buying a parking permit, there are many low-cost and even free options for commuting to the UTSA campuses. These alternatives can help UTSA students, faculty and staff save time and money and help UTSA "Go Green".
Low cost options include VIA Park and Ride and VIA routes 93 and 94 (between the Main and Downtown campuses) for a minimal fee. Additionally, the VIA Student Semester Pass ($35.25 per semester) can be purchased at Roadrunner Express at the University Center on the Main Campus; and monthly passes ($30 for faculty and staff) can be purchased directly from VIA -- all include the VIA Bike and Ride program (bike racks on the buses).
Other low-cost travel options to help students, faculty and staff save money are rideshare and carpool programs, a motorcycle permit, daily UTSA parking permits and short-term paid parking.
An additional carpool program is the UTSA Carpool Connection, through which staff volunteers help students and employees connect with others interested in saving money by carpooling. Email Nancy Miller for assistance in finding others in your neighborhood who want to carpool. Email your name, address/area and phone number with the subject line "Carpool Connection" to begin saving today. Once there is a neighborhood match, an email will be sent to the potential carpoolers in order to work out details.
Additionally, students have access to a free UTSA shuttle from nine apartment complexes near the UTSA Main Campus -- Hill Country Place, Broadstone Ranch, The Highlands, The Outpost, Avalon Place, The Reserve, The Villas at Babcock, High View Place and Maverick Creek. The off-campus shuttles operate on class days 7:30 a.m.-9:55 p.m., Monday-Thursday, and 7:30 a.m.-5:55 p.m., Friday.
Biking is great for everyone at UTSA. It lessens congestion in our parking lots and on shuttle buses, it's better for the environment, it's faster than walking -- and it's good for you. Encourage your fellow students and colleagues to enjoy all the benefits of biking to campus. Obtain your free bike permit by Registering Your Bike online.
The alternative is a UTSA parking permit. If you choose to park on campus, avoid getting a parking ticket -- buy a parking permit and park in the appropriate space. A variety of permits is available to UTSA faculty, staff and students. Visit the UTSA Permits website to review options, then log in to your ASAP account to purchase an annual parking permit.
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President Taylor Eighmy is inviting all UTSA faculty and staff to "Tacos With Taylor." Take the opportunity to introduce yourself to the President at any one of these casual meet and greets.
Frio Street Building, Food Court Commons Area, Downtown Campus
Celebrate 40 years of BestFest, an annual event hosted by Roadrunner Productions as a part of UTSA Homecoming festivities. The event will feature a carnival, food and drink booths, a golf cart parade, firework and live music from Anthem.
Brackenridge Lot 1, Main Campus
Celebrate homecoming as the Roadrunners take on Rice. Come early for the Spirit Walk, tailgating, games, music and food. Stick around for a halftime show with SOSA and the crowning of Mr. and Ms. UTSA.
Alamodome, 100 Montana St., Downtown San Antonio
The Leadership Storytelling Homecoming Brunch brings together UTSA alumni and students to share a delicious meal as well as a roundtable conversation about how experiences in college carry us forward on unique leadership journeys.
University Center, Denman Room (UC 2.01.28), Main Campus
The conference is dedicated to sharing recent knowledge and experiences gained in the area of Big Data by researchers in academia, industry and the government sectors within the areas of business, national security, infrastructure, healthcare and visualization. The conference fee is $45 and includes breakfast, lunch & parking. Free for students and non-academic government employees. Register here: https://www.regonline.com/UTSAdataconference2017.
H-E-B University Center Ballroom (HUC 1.104), Main Campus
Former National Security Advisor Susan Rice, via webcast, will examine America’s economic, political and security relations with China during CHINA Town Hall, an 80-city live discussion and Q&A on China and Sino-American relations.
Building Building, Richard Liu Auditorium (BB 2.01.02), Main Campus
The African American Studies program proudly presents William "Cruz" Shaw, San Antonio City Councilman and UTSA Alumnus. Event is free and open to the public.
University Center, Retama Auditorium (UC 2.02.02), Main Campus
The graduate fair is an opportunity for the UTSA student body and local San Antonio community to learn about graduate education opportunities. The event is free and open to the public.
H-E-B University Center Ballroom (1.104), Main Campus
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