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Last year's UTSA Move-in Weekend: (top photo) UTSA students move into campus housing and (bottom photo) UTSA President Ricardo Romo (right) greets students and their families.

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(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.



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UTSA prides itself on giving students a well-rounded education. Combining a top-tier academic program with opportunities for personal growth prepares students to compete in a global economy. And that's not all. They learn to be informed and engaged citizens as well. At the heart of that academic program is an award-winning core curriculum.

For four consecutive years, UTSA has received an A-rating from the American Council of Trustees and Alumni for the caliber of its core curriculum. According to ACTA, UTSA requires its students to take six of the seven courses deemed "crucial" to a well-rounded education: composition, literature, U.S. government or history, economics, mathematics and science. Only a handful of other institutions in the U.S. are giving students these tools, which are needed to succeed in careers and the community.

Did you know? UTSA is one of only three Texas institutions and 23 in the United States to receive the highest rating for its core curriculum in the 2014-2015 edition of the ACTA's "What Will They Learn?" report.

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