(Aug. 15, 2013) -- Students and their families will unload all the comforts of home as they move into their UTSA student housing accommodations Friday, Aug. 23 and Saturday, Aug. 24. New residents will move into one of three residence facilities on the UTSA Main Campus -- Chaparral Village, Laurel Village and the newly built San Saba Hall -- before classes begin Wednesday, Aug. 28.
With the addition of the students moving into the privately operated Chisholm Hall and University Oaks facilities, the number of students living on campus this fall will be 4,300.
While some students moving in are returning from previous semesters, many more will be first-time college students experiencing life away from home for the very first time. To make this transition as smooth as possible, the Office of Housing and Residence Life will be on hand throughout the move-in weekend to assist in a variety of ways. Additionally, student, faculty and staff volunteers from a variety of organizations and departments will be on site to assist newcomers.
"We want to ensure that UTSA residents have a fantastic college experience," said Daniel Gockley, director of housing and residence life. "As UTSA moves toward Tier One status, it's important that new and returning students have Tier One residence facilities to accommodate them."
UTSA's new San Saba Hall will house 618 students and includes state-of-the-art amenities for its residents. The hall houses three themed, special-interest community options in its south tower: the Engineering Living Learning Community, Leadership and Service Lifestyle Floor and the Honors College and Terry Scholar Community.
For more information, visit the UTSA Housing website.
Student move-in weekend is the first official event of Roadrunner Days, UTSA's series of back-to-school events and activities aimed at giving students the opportunity to preview campus life and make lasting connections with their peers. UTSA Roadrunner Days continues through the first week of class and ends Friday, August 30.
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
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
Graduate student uses storytelling to highlight important issues facing children
As touch screens and e-books demand more and more attention from both casual readers and scholars, many people say the handwriting is on the wall for the printed page.
At UTSA, the handwriting is on the wall for a library that doesn't have any printed books.
Since March 2010, the bookless library in the Applied Engineering and Technology Building has given UTSA students an innovative way to read, research and work with each other to solve problems.
With ultra-modern furniture and a décor featuring desktop computers, scanners and LCD screens, the AET Library is designed to engage students in an online format. But it also offers group study niches and study rooms with whiteboards and glass walls on which students can write. The space encourages teamwork, communications and problem solving for the next generation of scientists and professional engineers.
Did you know? The UTSA AET Library is the nation's first completely bookless library on a college or university campus. It served as a model for Bexar County's first-in-the-nation public bookless library system and one of its branches, the Dr. Ricardo Romo BiblioTech.
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