Campus life at UTSA looks different this fall and spring, but the Roadrunner spirit remains strong through virtual programming, modified campus services and student activities designed for flexibility based on current health and safety best practices.
Limited Campus Operations after Thanksgiving break
Starting Monday, November 30, campus operations will be limited through the end of the semester. UTSA will continue to have services and staff in place to assist residential students, keep campus safe and maintain facilities. Campus Rec, the John Peace Library and the Student Union will continue to be open with limited services. These facilities are available to students regardless of whether they live on or off campus. The Roadrunner Pantry's hours will remain unchanged. Campus offices that are currently offering in-person appointments and services have updated information on their hours and services for the period between Thanksgiving and the end of the semester.
You can get your UTSACard online
No need to wait in line! Current UTSA students, staff and faculty members can now get their UTSACard online and receive their card by mail in 5-7 business days.
Campus events and meetings should be done virtually whenever possible
Any in-person events are considered on a case-by-case basis, and only with extensive public health safety parameters in place. In-person gatherings involving nonessential campus visitors, volunteers or activities involving external groups or organizations are limited. See UTSA's event guidelines >>
UTSA strongly discourages students from hosting or attending parties or other social gatherings (on or off-campus) during the pandemic. This includes fraternity or sorority organization, student organization, or other personal gatherings. Faculty and staff are strongly discouraged from attending or hosting non-essential off-campus events and social gatherings of 10 or more individuals.
Safety plans in place for home football and basketball games
Safety plans have been put into place for UTSA's home football games at the Alamodome and basketball games at the Convocation Center. UTSA students receive free admission to every home game and can access their mobile tickets for football games through goutsa.com. Based on the decision by Conference USA, UTSA's soccer and volleyball programs have shifted their seasons to spring 2021.
Student Health Services and Counseling & Mental Health Services are open
These offices are continuing to offer their services to students this fall via phone and video conference, as well as limited in-person visits at the provider’s discretion.
Outdoor campus spaces are open
Common outdoor areas – like the Sombrilla – are open with social distancing measures in place.
Campus dining venues are open
Dining venues such as the Roadrunner Café and food courts are open with limited seating capacities for social distancing. No self-service buffets are available, and take-away meals are encouraged. New technology has been implemented to reduce contact where possible, including cashless/touchless pay options, mobile ordering and self-checkout. Visit UTSA Dining for up-to-date hours info.
The ’Runner shuttle is unavailable
Due to a reduced on-campus student population, we are not offering campus transportation services this fall and spring. While The ’Runner shuttles are unavailable, all students, faculty and staff have access to free transportation throughout San Antonio using the VIA U-Pass program, which includes convenient transportation between the Main and Downtown Campus.
Students can park on campus without a permit
To accommodate the different needs and schedules of our campus community, several permit-free student commuter parking areas are available at the Main and Downtown Campus. A variety of other parking options are also available, including parking permits at the standard rates and hourly parking.