(Sept. 22, 2017) -- The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) has launched a Dreamers Resource Center website, which comprises all the university’s available resources to assist and support DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) recipients and other undocumented students.
“As a community, we must do everything we can to help our fellow Roadrunners in their time of need,” President Taylor Eighmy said in a statement earlier this month. “If you know Dreamer students, now is the time to give them emotional support during all the uncertainty and fear they will face in the months to come. They will need their friends and faculty/staff mentors now more than ever.”
Of particular note, UTSA is hosting two DACA clinics on Saturday, Sept. 23, in collaboration with RAICES (Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services). UTSA students who are eligible to re-apply for DACA status can get assistance with completing their renewal applications before the Oct. 5 deadline. The clinics will be held at both the Main Campus and Downtown Campus.
The Dreamers Resource Center website was launched in response to the announcement earlier this month to eliminate the DACA program.
In addition to identifying UTSA staff and offices who can help resolve questions regarding residency, financial aid and other concerns, the website include information on external legal and government resources. It also lists faculty members in each college who are ready to assist undocumented students with issues related to the college or department.
“UTSA serves a large population of undocumented and DACA students—and we do it with great pride,” said Mauli Agrawal, interim provost and vice president for academic affairs. “We want to make sure that UTSA provides all the resources we can to assist these students during this very difficult time.”
The town hall is an opportunity for the campus community to learn more about the President's Initiative for the Downtown Campus, ask questions, and offer perspectives on potential challenges and benefits.Student Union Retama Auditorium (SU 2.02.02), Main Campus
This unofficial Fiesta celebration offers students and the community an alcohol-free alternative to Fiesta with music, games, food and fun. The 10th annual celebration is bigger than ever before with a new location, the Student Union Ballrooms and features a casino night theme.Student Union Ballrooms (HSU 1104/1.106), Main Campus
UTSA Athletics will host a watch party for the first round of the NFL Draft. Roadrunners are invited to see which team selects former student-athlete Marcus Davenport.Walk-On's, 11075 IH-10 West, San Antonio
UTSA students and the San Antonio community are invited to this event where people shave their head and raise money to fight childhood cancer.Student Union Lawn, Main Campus
The former curator of literary collections for The Huntington Library will share Secrets from the Stacks: Untold Stories of Collecting the Papers of Contemporary Authors. Lecture is free and open to the public.John Peace Library (JPL 4.04.22), Main Campus
Come learn about Korea and its culture through food tasting, music, dance and percussion performance, games, arts, crafts, presentations and more.Student Union Retama Auditorium (SU 2.02.02), Main Campus
Teams of four hit the links for a day of golf that supports UTSA scholarships.Hyatt Hill Country Golf Club, 9800 Hyatt Resort Dr, San Antonio
President Taylor Eighmy invites all UTSA students to "Pizza With The Prez." Come grab a slice of pizza and take the opportunity to introduce yourself to the President.Student Union Ski Lodge Patio, Main Campus