The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) students have several excellent choices when selecting on-campus housing options. UTSA opened Alvarez Hall in the fall of 2013, it's newest residential facility. All 618 Alvarez Hall residents will have private rooms with a connecting shared bathroom. Ideally located, Alvarez Hall adds an exciting new living option for students.
UTSA's next two communities are Chaparral Village and Laurel Village. These two complexes offer apartment-style living with a choice of either a two or four bedroom suites which includes a kitchenette, shared living space and a semi-private bathroom in each unit. These three complexes are owned and operated by UTSA and residents are required to purchase meal plans, which can be used at the Roadrunner Café conveniently located near Chaparral Village, and Laurel Village, and Alvarez Hall.
Campus Living Villages (CLV), a privately owned company, owns and operates both Chisholm Hall and University Oaks pursuant to a long-term, ground lease with the University. A student choosing one of these options is contracting with a private company (CLV), as opposed to the University.
Chisholm Hall is a traditional style residence hall in which two students share a double occupancy room with an attached private bath. University Oaks is a large apartment complex with a variety of floor plans, all of which have full kitchens (including stove/oven). Although Chisholm Hall is conveniently located near the Road Runner Café, residents of these two on-campus housing options are not required to purchase a meal plan.
The properties owned and managed by CLV operate under different contractual agreements than those owned and managed by UTSA and prospective residents are encouraged to carefully consider the specific obligations of the legal agreement they choose.