(Aug. 14, 2014) -- The first group of UTSA students living on campus will arrive Thursday, Aug. 14 at Chisholm Hall and University Oaks at the Main Campus. The facilities are owned and operated by Campus Living Villages, a privately owned company that contracts with UTSA.
Including 500 Chisholm residents and 1,400 University Oaks residents, more than 4,300 students live in campus residences. Approximately 2,400 students live in UTSA-owned properties San Saba Hall, Laurel Village and Chaparral Village.
Chisholm Hall offers students a close-knit community with traditional residence hall facilities. Students have the choice of individual and double-occupancy rooms with an attached private bathroom, plus an indoor swimming pool, planned programs and complete community kitchens for residents to use.
University Oaks offers a variety of apartments, an outdoor pool and a residential life program on the south side of the UTSA Main Campus. Students have a choice of fully furnished apartments, a convenient location and an independent lifestyle.
After Chisholm and University Oaks residents settle in, they can enjoy the official kick-off of the new academic year with UTSA Roadrunner Days, running Aug. 22-29 at the Main and Downtown campuses. The events celebrate the start of the new school year and give students an opportunity to preview campus life and connect with UTSA resources and traditions.
Learn more at the UTSA Campus Housing website.
For more information and the event schedule, visit the UTSA Roadrunner Days website.
The annual Center for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship (CITE) 100K Venture Competition and Exposition will be held on the Main Campus on Dec. 1. Twenty-eight teams from across the university will exhibit their project; six teams will compete for a prize pool of more than $100,000 in funding to launch their new venture / company. More than 650 students have participated in launching new technology ventures.
Biotechnology, Sciences and Engineering (BSE 2.102), Main Campus
This concert features 50 community children performing music in the UTSA Downtown String Project Winter Concert. The children, led by UTSA music students studying to be music teachers, will join together in playing the Theme from Batman at their concert. The Batman of San Antonio, a local celebrity figure, will make an appearance at the concert. This event is free.
Buena Vista Theatre, Downtown Campus
Graduate student uses storytelling to highlight important issues facing children
As touch screens and e-books demand more and more attention from both casual readers and scholars, many people say the handwriting is on the wall for the printed page.
At UTSA, the handwriting is on the wall for a library that doesn't have any printed books.
Since March 2010, the bookless library in the Applied Engineering and Technology Building has given UTSA students an innovative way to read, research and work with each other to solve problems.
With ultra-modern furniture and a décor featuring desktop computers, scanners and LCD screens, the AET Library is designed to engage students in an online format. But it also offers group study niches and study rooms with whiteboards and glass walls on which students can write. The space encourages teamwork, communications and problem solving for the next generation of scientists and professional engineers.
Did you know? The UTSA AET Library is the nation's first completely bookless library on a college or university campus. It served as a model for Bexar County's first-in-the-nation public bookless library system and one of its branches, the Dr. Ricardo Romo BiblioTech.
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