(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 Honors College welcomes all new freshmen to UTSA. Join them for breakfast and meet Honors College administrators, staff, and connect with other new Honors students.
University Center, Denman Room (UC 2.01.28), Main Campus
Convocation is UTSA’s ceremony to launch the new academic year. Attendance is mandatory for all incoming freshmen because it marks the first step students will take in their higher education journey of discovery. It is also highly recommended for transfer students as they continue their higher education journey at UTSA and become members of the Roadrunner Family.
Convocation Center, Main Campus
Visit your College to explore your major before the first day of classes.
Various locations, Main and Downtown Campuses
Successful first-year students at UTSA are those who learn how to utilize resources, recognize and resolve problems, and prepare themselves to take advantage of their time on campus. The Student Success Series promotes this achievement by offering workshops on the common concerns and questions first-year students have during their transition to university life.
University Center Retama Auditorium (UC 2.02.02), Main Campus
The Fraternity & Sorority Councils New Member Information Session gives students information about the diverse organizations, their membership requirements, the benefits of joining a fraternity or sorority, as well as discussing important information about hazing guidelines and the responsibilities of joining these types of organizations.
University Center, Retama Auditorium (UC 2.02.02), Main Campus
Come be a part of your official Class of 2021 picture! The entire freshmen class gather at the Recreation Field Complex which some may know as the UTSA Football Practice Field behind the Softball Complex and Alvarez Hall.
Recreation Field Complex, Main Campus
Come show your Roadrunner Spirit by joining our very own Rowdy, The Spirit of San Antonio Marching Band (SOSA), your fellow students, faculty and staff as we light the Monument at our Main Campus entrance at the stroke of midnight to mark the start of a new academic year.
John Peace Blvd. entrance, Main Campus
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