FEBRUARY 7, 2023 — UTSA will be featured in an upcoming episode of the streaming TV series “The College Tour.” Now in its seventh season, “The College Tour” showcases colleges and universities from across the country, telling the story of each institution from the perspective of its students.
Swapping out the typical red carpet for UTSA orange, a screening party to celebrate the episode’s debut will take place at 6 p.m. on Monday, February 13, in the Student Union Retama Auditorium (SU 2.02.02) at the UTSA Main Campus.
Twenty UTSA students from a wide variety of majors and backgrounds are featured in the 60-minute episode. The show will be split into multiple segments, allowing each student to illustrate life at UTSA from their own unique viewpoint. Each segment also focuses on a different aspect of the UTSA college experience, ranging from campus life and student activities to career-engaged learning and research excellence.
“The College Tour” host Alex Boylan spent some quality time with Rowdy during filming on the UTSA Main Campus last fall.
One of the 20 featured students is sophomore Angelica Cordero, a first-generation student and psychology major from Taylor, Texas.
“Working on ‘The College Tour’ and representing UTSA has been a great experience,” said Cordero, who is a member of the service organization VOICES (Volunteer Organization Involving Community, Education and Service). “I believe the opportunities at UTSA are endless, and I auditioned for ‘The College Tour’ because I want to show others that anything is possible here no matter who you are or where you come from.”
Other featured students include Chloe Barnes, Joshua Barron, Miranda Boggan, Canaan Eggers, Juan Ramirez Garcia, Gisele George, Jesus Guillen Jr., Farah Hamed, Maren Kitogo, Erica McFarland, Esteban Mejia, Jenelle Millison, Madeline Morales, Kaitlyn Page, Emily Perez, Daniel Phillips, Amanda Salas, Maria Wilhelm and Rashad Wisdom.
“We are thrilled to feature a glimpse of UTSA and our outstanding students on ‘The College Tour.’ What a great opportunity to show prospective students from both the U.S. and around the globe all that UTSA has to offer. Viewers gain a real feel for what it’s like to be a student here,” said UTSA Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Kimberly Andrews Espy. “Our diverse students, representative of our unique academic community, share their stories and learning experiences as Roadrunners and highlight the many pathways to success offered here at UTSA.”
Created by award-winning producers and hosted by Emmy-nominated storyteller Alex Boylan, “The College Tour” crew filmed at various locations across UTSA’s Main, Southwest and Downtown campuses last September.
In addition to the main episode, Boylan also sits down with UTSA President Taylor Eighmy and Director of Freshmen Recruitment Ana K. Rodriguez as part of the Coffee With the President and Ask Admissions miniseries. In these short episodes, Boylan chats with Rodriguez and Eighmy to discuss topics including the admissions process and financial aid, UTSA’s student diversity, and what makes San Antonio an ideal city for students to begin their higher education journey.
UTSA’s episode of “The College Tour” will be available in mid-March on Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV and other streaming platforms.
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