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New Student Orientation Advising Appointments

Welcome to The University of Texas at San Antonio! We are excited you are joining the Roadrunner family and look forward to meeting you! Students will be able to sign up for Orientation and a specific Academic Advising appointment date using the online Orientation reservation system.

As part of the new student orientation experience, you will meet with your assigned Academic Advisor who will assist you with any advising questions, registration planning tips, creating a personalized graduation plan, and how to be successful at UTSA.

The below information will help prepare for your appointment. Make sure to check your UTSA-issued @my.utsa.edu e-mail address regularly, as this is how we will contact you about your new student advising appointment.

Scheduling your appointment

  • Using our scheduling system (Civitas), the Academic Advising team will send you your assigned appointment time via your UTSA-issued email to schedule your 1-hour virtual orientation advising appointment.
  • Orientation advising appointments will be scheduled between 9:00am-4:30pm (CST) on the date selected during your orientation reservation process.
  • Appointments must be scheduled, we do not offer walk/drop-in appointments for orientation advising.
  • If you do not receive your emailed appointment confirmation by Tuesday BEFORE your appointment at 5:00pm (CST), please e-mail advising@utsa.edu.

Before your appointment, we need you to:

  • Complete your Academic Advising Preview to prepare for your Academic Advising appointment
  • If you are a Freshman OR Freshman Transfer:
  • Verify/confirm your personal information on ASAP. For instructions on how to update your information visit One Stop.
  • Read the appointment confirmation your Academic Advisor will send after scheduling your appointment. Also, check your email’s junk mail/spam folder.
  • Be on time for your appointment.
  • Please note you cannot register for classes until all holds impacting your registration have been end-dated or resolved. We recommend that you take care of your TSI and Meningitis holds before your advising appointment so that you can register for your classes when you meet with your academic advisor.

During your appointment, you and your Academic Advisor will:

  • Have the opportunity to discuss a change of major, if needed.
  • Discuss course options.
  • Begin the class registration process.

After your appointment, you should

  • Register for any remaining classes.
  • Expect a follow-up e-mail from your Academic Advisor.
  • View the “ What’s Next? ” handout for tips and tools for success.

We also encourage you to follow us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook (@utsaadvising) for updates, reminders, and giveaways. We look forward to working with you on your educational journey at UTSA!