FEBRUARY 18, 2021 — The university recognizes that the events of this week have been extremely challenging. Should you find yourself needing additional support during this crisis, UTSA has resources available.
Student Emergency Resources
The Student Emergency Fund will provide $100 grants to eligible full- or part-time enrolled students in need of essential supplies. The grants will be awarded through UTSA’s Financial Aid office and therefore tax-exempt. To apply, please complete the UTSA emergency aid application. In the comments section, be sure to mention the winter storm and provide a description of your situation and need. Funds will be available on a first-come, first-served basis until exhausted.
Employee Emergency Resources
The Staff Emergency Fund will provide $200 grants to eligible full-time staff members and full-time fixed-term-track faculty in need of essential supplies. In light of the weather crisis, a streamlined application process is now in place. To apply please complete this form, providing a description of your situation and need. If you have questions, contact Cheri Wiese at firstname.lastname@example.org or 210-452-2560. Funds will be available on a first-come, first-served basis until exhausted.
For semimonthly payroll employees, payments for approved applications received by Wednesday, February 24 will be made in the March 5 payroll. For monthly payroll employees, payments for approved applications received by Friday, March 12 will be made in the April 1 payroll.
Warming Stations on Main Campus
UTSA students, faculty and staff in need of a temporary space to warm up, recharge their phones or access wi-fi service may use the warming stations in the John Peace Library and on the ground floor of the Main Building.
The Roadrunner Pantry provides food and personal care items to members of the UTSA community. The pantry will be open noon to 4 p.m. through Sunday.
We look forward to supporting our Roadrunner community in this time of need.
Come to Bandera Market to celebrate national Hispanic Heritage Month with Hispanic vendors from a variety of countries. Free entry.Bandera Pointe Shopping Center,11627 Bandera Road
The College for Health, Community and Policy at UTSA is proud to present the Dean's Community Lecture Series, a series of events bringing community leaders from San Antonio and beyond to foster the natural leadership abilities of students while discussing critical topics in our community.Virtual Event
A video on Instagram Live (@UTSA_MSCEJ) of Chef Jesse Moreno-Valle from Aramark creating a couple of great dishes: sopa negra (black bean soup) al estilo Costa Rica y güirilas (a crepe style item made with corn and a cheese filling) from Nicaragua.Virtual Event
Visit the library to learn how to make your own Worry Dolls. Pick up a supply packet to make at the library or to take home. Worry dolls (also called trouble dolls; in Spanish, Muñeca quitapena) are small, hand-made dolls that originate from Guatemala.San Antonio Public Library, 9050 Wellwood, San Antonio, Texas 78250
For Hispanic Heritage Month this year we will be reading two books, starting in September with "I, Rigoberta Menchú", an autobiography. The October book will be "Cemetery Boys" by Aiden Thomas. Students who join the RJBC are eligible to receive the book free.Virtual Event
Dueling Tacos are on the menu for Noon Time Helping of Mexican cuisine in San Antonio Public Library's Virtual Kitchen! Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in style and discover new taco ideas!Virtual Event
Join the voice and instrument ensembles in this welcome back concert outdoors near the central fountain. Jazz, band, and choral favorites will be performed against the fall sunset--and it is all free!Sombrilla Plaza, Main Campus
The University of Texas at San Antonio is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through research and discovery, teaching and learning, community engagement and public service. As an institution of access and excellence, UTSA embraces multicultural traditions and serves as a center for intellectual and creative resources as well as a catalyst for socioeconomic development and the commercialization of intellectual property - for Texas, the nation and the world.
To be a premier public research university, providing access to educational excellence and preparing citizen leaders for the global environment.
We encourage an environment of dialogue and discovery, where integrity, excellence, inclusiveness, respect, collaboration and innovation are fostered.
UTSA is a proud Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) as designated by the U.S. Department of Education.
The University of Texas at San Antonio, a Hispanic Serving Institution situated in a global city that has been a crossroads of peoples and cultures for centuries, values diversity and inclusion in all aspects of university life. As an institution expressly founded to advance the education of Mexican Americans and other underserved communities, our university is committed to ending generations of discrimination and inequity. UTSA, a premier public research university, fosters academic excellence through a community of dialogue, discovery and innovation that embraces the uniqueness of each voice.