(Feb. 8, 2018) -- The Athletics and Transportation Fees at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) will remain the same for students next school year. More than 6,100 students voted this week on a proposal to raise the fees. In the largest voter turnout ever at UTSA, neither fee passed.
Athletics Fee voting results
Transportation Fee voting results
The current Athletics Fee is $20/semester credit hour with a cap at 12 hours, or $240, which is 27 percent lower than the Conference USA average. The proposed increase would have raised it to $21/semester credit hour for the 2018-19 academic year and $22/semester credit hour for the 2019-20 academic year while also removing the 12 credit hour cap.
The fee increase was requested to enhance the students’ experience at UTSA sporting events, support recruiting student-athletes, maintain and upgrade athletic facilities, upgrade video equipment and expand staff to televise programs at Conference USA standards, and hire and retain athletic managers and trainers to support student well-being.
The current Transportation Fee, which has not increased in nearly 10 years, is $20/semester. The proposed increase was $29/semester for the 2018-19 academic year and $38/semester for the 2019-20 academic year.
The increased fee was requested to add shuttle routes, decrease congestion on campus, reduce demand for parking, and implement a shopping shuttle for students without transportation to grocery and retail stores.
“I am very appreciative that so many Roadrunners came out for the referendum vote,” said UTSA President Taylor Eighmy. “It is vitally important to have participation in this democratic process and use the results to better understand our students’ viewpoints and areas of concern. We will carry this knowledge forward as we work toward supporting our athletic programs and their role in helping to build UTSA’s reputation beyond San Antonio and Texas.”
Roadrunner Nation! Show off your UTSA pride by sporting blue and orange UTSA swag to celebrate the start of the fall semester. Students, faculty, staff, alumni and Roadrunner families on and off-campus are encouraged to participate.Everywhere
The UTSA Involvement Ambassadors invite students to stop by the Paseo and take a picture celebrating the first day of classes. Share with friends and family via social media using #UTSARRDays.Theywill also be passing out 1st Day of Classes goodie bags and telling students about ways to get involved.Student Union Paseo, Main Campus
The Roadrunner Life Hacks is a series promotes ways to utilize campus resources, solve problems and make the most of what UTSA offers to all students. These workshops provide information about common issues and questions students have as they navigate university life.H-E-B Student Union Harris Room (HSU 2.212) or Travis Room (HSU 2.202), Main Campus
The UTSA community is invited to attend a series of Community Networking Socials hosted by the Student Center for Community Engagement and Inclusion during Roadrunner Days. Various opportunities will be available that will focus on our diverse population in a come and go setting.H-E-B Student Union Harris Room (HSU 2.212) and Travis Room (HSU 2.202), Main Campus
This open house features fun activities, refreshments and information on student services including tutoring and academic success coaching.Durango Building Tomás Rivera Center (DB 2.114), Downtown Campus
Calling all COEHD undergraduate and graduate students! Joinan interactice scavenger hunt, learn about the many resources available in the college and meet faculty and staff. Participants will receive food and prizes (while supplies last) and have the chance to win 1 of 5 iPad Minis!Main Building (MB 3.308), Main Campus
Students and families are encouraged to come learn more about the programs and resources offered at the First-Generation and Transfer Student Center.H-E-B Student Union Harris Room (HSU 2.212) and Travis Room (HSU 2.202), Main Campus
Stop by Bill Miller Plaza and join us as we kick off the school year with music, food, paletas, games and giveaways and say hi to President Eighmy.Bill Miller Plaza, Downtown Campus