(June 9, 2017) -- Members of the UTSA community are invited to celebrate another milestone in UTSA’s growth to Tier One. At 10 a.m. today, UTSA will break ground on its new Science and Engineering Building (SEB). The program will be held in the Biotechnology, Sciences and Engineering Building on the UTSA Main Campus.
Special guests will include UT System Regent James Conrad “Rad” Weaver and the Honorable José Menéndez of the Texas State Senate. UTSA President Ad Interim Pedro Reyes will also offer remarks.
Slated to open in 2020, the SEB will serve as a hub for UTSA’s academic and research programs in brain health, chemical engineering, biology and chemistry. It will also house the UTSA Center for Innovation and Technology Entrepreneurship, an interdisciplinary center to spur innovation among students, faculty members and the surrounding business community.
>> Learn more about the Science and Engineering Building.
Among the building's most unique features will be its magnitude of exterior and interior glass. Many of the laboratories in the building will be surrounded in glass so students and visitors walking by can see what's going on, a concept referred to as science on display. The goal is to encourage interaction among students from different majors, creating opportunities for students and faculty members to connect with people who have different interests. In addition to engaging more students in research, the approach has shown to improve student retention and graduation rates.
The $95 million SEB construction project will be UTSA’s largest to date. The majority of the funding for the $95 million building will come from tuition revenue bonds approved by the Texas legislature in 2015.
Learn more about UTSA's campus construction history.
The kickoff to Roadrunner Days, the UTSA community welcomes the thousands of students who move in to their new homes as they begin their journey at UTSA.Various residence halls, Main Campus
This come and go session allows Roadrunners and their families to explore all the great things the UTSA Libraries offers to help students succeed. Join a group on a quest through the library for a chance at prizes and enjoy some ice cream.John Peace Library, Main Campus
Fast Action Trivia is a game where participants interact with fellow Roadrunners to test their brain skills while learning some interesting things about UTSA and have a chance to win actual cash money!Student Union Retama Auditorium (SU 2.02.02), Main Campus
This UTSA tradition is a fun, engaging opportunity for Roadrunners to learn about the facilities, recreation programs and wellness services offered at the Main and Downtown Campuses while also enjoying tons of games and activities with new and old friends.Recreation and Wellness Center Texas Room (RWC 2.214) and San Antonio Room (RWC 2.218), Main Campus
The UTSA Ambassadors are here to help students find their classes before the first day of school! Bring your class schedule to the UTSA Ambassadors table in the Student Union Ski Lodge (near Chili’s Too!), and they will help you navigate the campus to find your classes.Student Union Ski Lodge (SU 1.01.00), Main Campus
Kickback at the Union is a welcome back event for new and returning Roadrunners. Come relax and learn about the Student Union, enjoy free food, games, photo booth, and a chance to connect with each department in the Union. Arrive early for free t-shirt and stay late for a movie.Student Union Paseo and Buildings, Main Campus
Following Kickback, stick around the Union for a free screening of Avengers Infinity Wars.Student Union Retama Auditorium (SU 2.02.02), Main Campus
The Honors College welcomes its new freshmen with a breakfast, meet and greet with Honors College administrators, faculty, staff and peers and an opportunity to learn about the experiences they will have with the Honors College.Student Union Denman Room (SU 2.01.28), Main Campus