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San Saba Hall: Newest addition to UTSA campus housing is now leasing

San Saba Hall lobby
San Saba Hall exterior view
San Saba Hall room

Artist's renderings of San Saba Hall: From top, views of the lobby, exterior and a student room

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(March 27, 2013) -- The UTSA Office of Housing and Residence Life announces the newest addition to UTSA on-campus housing, San Saba Hall, which will open in fall 2013. Conveniently located next to the Recreation and Wellness Center on the UTSA Main Campus, San Saba Hall consists of 618 residential rooms… and is now leasing to UTSA students.

This new residence hall will provide UTSA students with three new special-interest community options in the south tower:

  • Engineering Living Learning Community (south, third floor)
  • Leadership and Service Lifestyle Floor (south, first floor)
  • Honors College and Terry Scholar Community (north and south, second floor)

>> The Engineering Living Learning Community (ELLC) will house UTSA engineering students. The program will foster a community of scholars, helping them build a commitment to academic excellence in engineering by providing an atmosphere that promotes serious intellectual pursuits and social interaction in both the classroom and the living room.

The residents of this floor also can attend resident tutoring sessions, seminars by engineering professors, home football games in designated block seating, field trips to various engineering locations, peer mentoring and engineering advising once each semester. (Students with 30 credit hours or less would normally go to Freshmen Advising.) The purpose of ELLC is to create a stronger community for incoming and current engineering students, allowing them to increase their chances of success through specialized tutoring, mentoring and networking.

>> UTSA's commitment to leadership and service continues at San Saba Hall in the Leadership and Service Lifestyle floor. Housing and Residence Life (HRL) and the Student Leadership Center (SLC) have partnered to create a unique and dynamic living experience to foster future leaders at UTSA. The program will provide an array of opportunities for students to create social change among their UTSA community and beyond.

Throughout the academic year, students can participate in a variety of activities and events utilizing the components of the SLC mission statement: education, engagement and experience, which will allow students to evolve as globally aware leaders. Additionally, they will align with the mission of HRL by empowering students to think critically, lead purposefully and grow professionally.

>> The Honors College and Terry Scholar Community will allow students to build lasting friendships with other honors students, while enjoying the benefits of studying and socializing together. The community will provide a unique educational experience for academically talented students with a commitment to excellence. This housing option will assist with interdisciplinary seminars that bring together advanced students from diverse disciplines.

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San Saba Hall will feature an open lobby, administrative offices, meeting spaces, and live-in professional staff. Residents will have access to a conference room, computer lab, floor study lounges, laundry facilities and a community kitchen.

The new hall is just minutes away from the University Center with services such as a full-service Frost Bank, the Campus Technology Store with academic pricing and concierge service for Apple and PC hardware and software, the UPS Store with mailbox rentals, and Rios Golden Cut Salons.

Once your errands are done, relax with the UC’s many entertainment options. The Roost game room features pool tables, table tennis and a student-selected video game library for PS3, XBOX 360, and Wii. Weekly coffeehouse performances feature live music, open-mic nights and poetry slam artists. UCinema Nights feature blockbuster favorites before they are on DVD, along with free popcorn every Friday and Saturday night. Other regular programs include casino nights, late-night barbecue, and hypnotists or comedians. Learn more at the University Center website.

>> Be one of the first to live in San Saba Hall. For more information, visit UTSA Housing website or call 210-458-6834.

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San Saba Hall amenities

  • 618 beds
  • Study and TV lounges on each floor
  • Large lobby/lounge
  • Two courtyards
  • Computer lab
  • Multipurpose room
  • Community kitchen
  • Programming activities and events
  • Utilities included
  • Free laundry facilities
  • Basic cable TV
  • Unlimited building-wide Wi-Fi access

Each residential room has:

  • Extra-long bed
  • Desk with chair
  • Dresser
  • Personal sink
  • Shared bathroom

 

 

Events
Feb. 5, 6:15 p.m.

First Friday Stargazing

The UTSA Department of Physics and Astronomy's Curtis Vaughan Observatory will offer free stargazing for the public beginning on top of the 4th floor of the Flawn Science Building. Experienced astronomers will be on hand to show a variety of astronomical objects and answer any questions. This event is free and open to the public, so feel free to invite friends and family.
Curtis Vaughan Observatory

Feb. 6, All Day

10th annual San Antonio Writing Project Teachers' Conference

This year's keynote speaker is Donalyn Miller, author of The Book Whisper. The event will feature breakout sessions and a presentation by the Creative Writers from North East School of the Arts. The event is free and open to all teachers from Pre-K through university level. Attendees can earn a certificate for 3 hours of Professional Development Credit.
Riklin Auditorium (FS1.406), Downtown Campus

Feb. 9, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. & 6 - 9 p.m.

Rowdy Gras 2016

The UTSA community is invited to attend the 3rd annual Rowdy Gras celebration! This year Rowdy Gras includes a daytime event from 11 a.m. -1 p.m. with a free food tasting and music on the UC Paseo. The main event takes place from 6 - 9 p.m. in the UC Lawn. The event includes free food, live jazz music, activities and giveaways.
University Center Paseo & Lawn, UTSA Main Campus

Feb. 10, 5:30 p.m.

UTSA College of Architecture, Construction and Planning 2015-16 Speaker Series

The UTSA College of Architecture, Construction and Planning’s 2015-16 Speaker Series continues with Dana Cuff, Ph.D., a professor of architecture and urbanism at the University of California, Los Angeles. In her talk, Cuff will discuss new forms of “studio” and new types of practices. Free and open to the public.
Aula Canaria Lecture Hall (BV 1.328), UTSA Downtown Campus

Feb. 13, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

29th annual Asian Festival - Year of the Monkey

The UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures invites Texas and Texans to the Asian Festival. What began as a traditional family reunion for the Chinese New Year has expanded to include other Asian communities and participants, showcasing their unique culture and traditions.
The UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures

Feb. 13, 1 p.m.

2016 Interdisciplinary Studies Colloquium

Join the UTSA Department of Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching in celebrating interdisciplinary inquiry at the 2016  Interdisciplinary Studies Colloquium.  The colloquium will include a panel of faculty and recent doctoral graduate and a showcase of the best IDS undergraduate inquiry projects of the year 2015. The event is free and open to the public.
Business Building (BB 2.06.04), UTSA Main Campus

Feb. 23, 5:30 p.m.

African-American Social Welfare Pioneers Responding to Community Needs

The UTSA College of Public Policy presents the Dean's Distinguished Lecture Series featuring Dr. Iris Carlton-LaNey, Professor of the School of Social Work at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Dr. Iris Carlton LaNey will speak to the UTSA community about the role and impact of African-Americans in the social work profession.
Buena Vista Theater (BV 1.326), Downtown Campus

Feb. 23, 7 p.m.

Presentation and Book Signing with Luis Carlos Montalvan

Please join us for a presentation and book signing by Luis Carlos Montalván (Fmr. Capt., USA), author of the New York Times Bestseller Until Tuesday and the international award-winning childrens book Tuesday Tucks Me In. His books will be available for purchase at the UTSA Bookstore. This event is free and open to the public.
Southwest Room (DB 1.124), Downtown Campus

Feb. 25, 6 p.m.

12th Annual Black Heritage Gala

The 12th Annual Black Heritage Gala is a formal event which includes a student performance, keynote remarks by Michael Brown, an award presentation, dinner and dancing. Tickets are $10 for UTSA students and $15 for all other guests. Tickets are on sale now at Roadrunner Express. Contact (210) 458-4770 for more information.
H-E-B University Center Ballroom, Main Campus

Feb. 27, 9 a.m.

Cultural Contrasts in Latin America

The UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures will host a free workshop focusing on teaching Latin American culture and geography for students seeking their teacher certification. The workshop includes free resources for teaching Latin American subject matter as well as presentations on language, identity, music, geography, and political and developmental history, and a special educators’ tour of the museum’s Los Tejanos exhibit. Free with registration.
The UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures (ITC 3.01.02)


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