The Family Association Newsletter provides you with insight into UTSA events, resources, opportunities, and talking points for supporting your student.


Welcome New Roadrunner Families! 

This summer, UTSA will welcome thousands of new Roadrunners and their families to the UTSA community through virtual and in-person orientation experiences. As our membership for the Family Association grows, we look forward to being able to connect with more roadrunner families through our various events and socials and for families to get to know each other.

Through our newsletter and other communications, the Family Association would love to include current Roadrunner families in providing helpful tips to our new UTSA families about transitioning to parenting from a distance, how to support the college academic and social experiences for your student, or how you have engaged in being a Roadrunner family. Fill out our Best Advice Practices Form with some of your best advice for new UTSA families and we will share it here in the newsletter, on social media, or in emails. 

Our Family Association team is excited to see all the new families connect with us this summer and we look forward to seeing you all at upcoming events! 

Orientation Group


Pride Parade

Pride Parade 

UTSA students, faculty, and staff are invited to join UTSA's delegation at the 2024 Pride Bigger Than Texas Parade in downtown San Antonio. The event takes place on Saturday, June 29, 2024 at 9:00 pm. Take advantage of free shuttle transportation from the Main and Downtown Campuses.


Families and friends of the UTSA community are invited to attend the 2024 Juneteenth Celebration on Wednesday, June 12 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm in the Student Union Paseo. The event will feature music, food, performances, and an opportunity to meet and connect with the UTSA community. This opportunity provides students a chance to connect with the Black faculty, staff, and student organizations at UTSA.  

Juneteenth Celebration

Upcoming Summer Events

Family Association
Welcome Social

Family Assoc. Social

Parents are invited to attend the Family Association Welcome Social on Saturday, August 23. Enjoy time with other UTSA parents while your student attends a Roadrunner Days event. More details to follow!

Roadrunner Days

Roadrunner Days

Returning and new students should save the date for Roadrunner Days. Roadrunner Days Welcome Week events will run from Saturday, August 23 through Saturday, September 7. Roadrunner Days Welcome Week events immerse new and returning students in the culture, traditions, and values of UTSA.

Move-In Week

Move-In Week Family

Roadrunners return to campus August 20 - 23. Families can move in their students back to on-campus housing at Guadalupe Hall, Chaparral Village, Alvarez Hall, Laurel Village, and Chisholm Hall. More information can be found at UTSA Housing and Residence Life.

Resources and Opportunities

Fall Financial Aid Paperwork Priority Deadline - July 19! 

Does your student have outstanding financial aid requirements for 2024-2025? The priority deadline to submit complete financial aid documents for Fall 2024 is Friday, July 19. Most documents can be submitted through the Document Uploader. If your student has not applied for 2024-2025 financial aid or scholarships, it’s not too late! 

We encourage all students to apply, which can help minimize out-of-pocket costs for the next school year. 



Finding Internships: COLFA Student Success Center Workshop Series 

Is your Roadrunner interested in finding an internship, but they're not sure where to start? Roadrunners can join COLFA for a workshop to give them a solid start in the process! For more information visit the College of Liberal and Fine Arts. 

  • MainCampus McKinney Humanities – June 18 and July 16, times vary.

UTSA Summer Ring Sales 

The UTSA Ring serves as a symbol of pride and accomplishment. It forms a common bond between past and future graduates. No other single item replicates the uniqueness of UTSA the way the official ring does. The ring is reserved exclusively for those who have earned the right to wear it. This lasting symbol of UTSA is limited to juniors, seniors, graduate students, and alumni. 

If your student is an undergraduate with 65 or more completed credit hours, they are eligible to order their UTSA Ring. For more information visit the UTSA Alumni Association website. 

  • Main Campus Student Union - Wednesday, July 10 and Thursday, July 8, times vary 



Student Affairs Jobs 

Is your student looking for a job this summer or in the Fall semester? Working on-campus for 10-15 hours per week between classes or the weekend can add a new dimension to the college experience. Our division is looking for students to apply for resume-building experiences and explore potential careers. Students can apply on Handshake and must be eligible for work-study. 

Free General Admission to the McNay Art Museum 

Thanks to our institutional membership, UTSA students get unlimited free general admission to the McNay Art Museum! Just have your student show their UTSACard at the museum entrance to gain entry to one of San Antonio's most beautiful landmarks and enjoy its unique collection of art. 

McNay Museum

Conversation Starters With Your Roadrunner

Discussions for the Summer  

While summer is a time for relaxation and recharging, there are still valuable conversations to have with your Roadrunner. Whether your student is taking classes, focusing on working or an internship or work, or just taking in the summer discuss what is going on in their lives and their plans for returning in the fall. Consider some of these questions as conversation starters. 

February conversations

For Parents of Returning Students 

  • In what ways have you grown as a student and as an individual this year? 
  • How are summer courses, internship, or work going? 
  • Are you staying in contact with your UTSA friends this summer? How are they enjoying summer? 

For Parents of New Students 

  • What are you most looking forward to about life at UTSA? 
  • What will you miss the most about home? 
  • What is your biggest take away from orientation? 
  • Is there anyone you met during the in-person orientation experience that you plan to keep in contact with when you start school? 

Not Yet a Member?
Join the UTSA Family Association Today!

Family Association Membership is free, and members receive:

  • Priority notice to register for Family Association events
  • Access to members-only student scholarships
  • Networking opportunities with Roadrunner families and staff
  • Email copy of the Family Association Newsletter
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