Sign up for Orientation

Orientation marks a major step towards becoming a Roadrunner! It is a unique experience designed to welcome you and ensure a successful transition into college.

You’ll learn about UTSA, prepare for your first semester, and have fun meeting other students. We have a special Family Orientation program too, so let your loved ones know! Orientation is required for all freshmen and transfers.

How do I reserve my spot for Orientation?

The Orientation Reservation System opens at specific dates based on your admitted term and student classification (freshman or transfer). Access the system through your ASAP account and follow the onscreen step-by-step instructions to reserve your spot.

Sign up for Fall Orientation typically begins in March, and for Summer and Spring Orientation, sign up typically starts in September. For further instructions on how to sign up for Orientation, visit

What happens at Orientation?

As the excitement of college starts to settle in, many students may find they have lingering questions regarding academics, student services, housing and residence life, financial aid and much more. Orientation will answer many of these questions and prepare you for your first semester at UTSA. At Orientation, you will:

  • Complete a class schedule in his/her chosen major
  • Have an effective and comprehensive academic advising session
  • Gain knowledge of UTSA student support services and academic life
  • Gain a better understanding of the personal, academic and financial responsibilities of attending college
  • Reduce anxiety about the transition to college life
  • Develop UTSA spirit and pride

Questions? Contact the following office:

Orientation and Family Programs


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