(Aug. 19, 2014) -- Throughout the summer, UTSA staff members have worked to develop a top-tier residential living experience at each of the university's three residence facilities: Chaparral Village, Laurel Village and San Saba Hall. This week, UTSA will put the finishing touches on the facilities before approximately 4,300 students arrive Friday, Aug. 22 through Sunday, Aug. 24.
"We have been busy making sure that everything is ready for the arrival of our residents," said Daniel Gockley, director of the UTSA Office of Housing and Residence Life. "We hope that the residents really enjoy what we've done over the summer."
This year, Laurel Village will feature a special-interest community for approximately 20 students majoring in music. The themed community, designed to foster academic success, will be similar to those already in San Saba Hall including the Engineering Community, the Leadership and Service Community, and the Honors College Communities (Top Scholars and Terry Scholars.)
Gockley said UTSA hopes to offer more special-interest housing options to students in the future.
New and returning residents will find that flooring in most Chaparral Village Rooms has been replaced with new vinyl plank flooring, reminiscent of hardwood. Additionally, twin-sized beds in several locations in Chaparral Village and Laurel Village have been replaced with new full-sized beds.
"The success of our students is our primary concern," said Gockley. "Our great students need a great place to live, and we've worked tirelessly to give them a top-tier living experience here at UTSA."
UTSA Residence Hall Move-In is 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday, Aug. 22 through Sunday, Aug. 24.
The official kick-off of the new academic year, UTSA Roadrunner Days, runs Aug. 22-29 with themed events at the Main and Downtown campuses. The events and activities give students an opportunity to take part in time-honored UTSA traditions and connect with UTSA resources. Read more.
UTSA researchers are exploring matter at the atomic level with Helenita. It's one of the most powerful microscopes in the world, with the ability to operate near the theoretical limit of resolution. At 9 feet, 2 inches tall and weighing more than two tons, Helenita can dissect almost anything. With Helenita's resolution, researchers can study particles atom by atom to see how they behave.
That's critical in developing nanotechnology that will help diagnosis early-stage breast cancer or make helmets that are uber strong. Moreover, the detail that Helenita provides will allow nanotechnology researchers to create new therapies and treatments to fight a wide range of human diseases.
Did you know? Helenita can magnify a sample 20 million times its size, which would make a strand of human hair the size of San Antonio.
Join AIA San Antonio’s Women in Architecture group for their networking and happy hour event, where all design professionals are welcome.
Liberty Bar, 1111 S. Alamo St.
This documentary, presented by the San Antonio Film Festival, documents the experience of re-entry after incarceration. The film features Michael Gilbert, associate professor in the department of criminal justice and director of the Office of Community and Restorative Justice program at UTSA.
Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, 100 Auditorium Circle
Discover resources and strategies for teaching Tejano history and culture and get a special educator's tour of the new long-term exhibit, Los Tejanos.
Institute of Texan Cultures, 801 E. César E. Chávez Blvd.
This cowboy-themed programming, offered in conjunction with Our Kids Magazine's Kidcation Week, gives families the opportunity to visit with cowboy docents, enjoy readings and visit activity tables.
Institute of Texan Cultures, 801 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd.
The UTSA Alumni Association hosts this annual gala honoring the Alumna of the Year, Alumnus of the Year and the Alumnus of the Year Lifetime Achievement award winners.
Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort & Spa, 9800 Hyatt Resort Dr.
Victor Cyrus, Jr will see his first book of poetry published this fall
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