(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 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.
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
President Taylor Eighmy is inviting all UTSA students to "Pizza With The Prez." Come grab a slice of pizza and take the opportunity to introduce yourself to the President. Pizza while supplies last.
Frio Street Building, Food Court Commons Area, Downtown Campus
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.
Biotechnology, Science and Engineering Building atrium, Main Campus
The College of Engineering Student Council and the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce host this fun and education event. Erika Camacho is the keynote speaker. Children and families are welcome.
East Campus Parking Lot, Valero Way, Main Campus
UTSA Arbor Day event where volunteers will plant trees and give away 100 sapling trees to neighbors in the surrounding communities.
Brackenridge Ave. Lot 5, Main Campus
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