(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 UTSA Ambassadors are here to help students find their classes before the first day of school! Bring your class schedule to the UTSA Ambassadors table in the Student Union Ski Lodge (near Chili’s Too!), and they will help you navigate the campus to find your classes.Student Union Ski Lodge (SU 1.01.00), Main Campus
Kickback at the Union is a welcome back event for new and returning Roadrunners. Come relax and learn about the Student Union, enjoy free food, games, photo booth, and a chance to connect with each department in the Union. Arrive early for free t-shirt and stay late for a movie.Student Union Paseo and Buildings, Main Campus
Following Kickback, stick around the Union for a free screening of Avengers Infinity Wars.Student Union Retama Auditorium (SU 2.02.02), Main Campus
The Honors College welcomes its new freshmen with a breakfast, meet and greet with Honors College administrators, faculty, staff and peers and an opportunity to learn about the experiences they will have with the Honors College.Student Union Denman Room (SU 2.01.28), Main Campus
This UTSA tradition marks the start of a new academic year. All new students gather together as UTSA President Taylor Eighmy, administration and faculty welcome them to Roadrunner Nation.Convocation Center, Main Campus and overflow seating in Recreation and Wellness Center
This is an opportunity for students to learn everything they need to know about their major and college. Each UTSA academic college has a lot to offer including mentoring, class information, support and research opportunities.Various locations, Main and Downtown Campus
This is a casual event where new students can meet their college mentor.Recreation and Wellness Center, Main Campus
Come show your Roadrunner Spirit by joining President Eighmy, our very own Rowdy, The Spirit of San Antonio Marching Band (SOSA), your fellow students, faculty and staff as we light the Monument at our Main Campus entrance at the stroke of midnight to mark the start of a new academic year.John Peace Blvd. entrance, Main Campus