Student Life

Student Life


At UTSA, you’ll have access to all the on-campus amenities, involvement opportunities and campus resources you’ll need to be a part of a thriving culture and diverse student body.

On-Campus Amenities

Campus Recreation

UTSA’s Recreation and Wellness Center contains a variety of recreational and wellness opportunities such as personal training, group exercises, intramural sports, aquatics, outdoor pursuits and more.

Campus Safety

Safety is very important at UTSA. Our full-service police department offers free services like safety escorts, crime alerts and blue emergency phones around campus. In the event of an emergency, call Campus Police at 210-458-4911.

Free Athletic Admission

Are you a sports fan? Another perk to being a Roadrunner is getting free admission into all the UTSA home sports games! This even includes football games at the Alamodome!

UTSA Dining

UTSA Dining offers a wide variety of dining options and meal plans to make eating on campus easy and delicious! Some of the on-campus choices include Chili’s Too, Chick-fil-A, Panda Express, Starbucks, Steak ‘n Shake and more! Learn more at UTSA Dining

The Roost

UTSA’s arcade room, the Roost, offers a variety of games like pool, air hockey, foosball, ping pong, board games and even current-gen game systems to play on. The Roost also hosts regular game tournaments.

Signature Events

From BestFest in the fall to Fiesta in the spring, there’s plenty of cool events on campus to celebrate and participate in. They usually provide food, games, entertainment and time to hang out with your fellow Roadrunners.

Student Health Services Clinic

UTSA has an on-campus clinic that can perform dental screening, immunizations, medical care and women’s health services.

Student Union

The Student Union is a community space that serves as a focal point for on-campus events, dining and relaxation and includes a dining hall, bean bag lounge and auditorium that is regularly transformed into a full-fledged movie theater.

Getting Involved

At UTSA, there are many ways to connect with others, gain relevant career experience, and leave your mark at a world-ranked university. With over 300 student organizations, there’s something for everyone at UTSA.

Student Clubs

There’s no end to the interesting opportunities and activities you’ll find as a Roadrunner! Many student organizations are heavily connected to the areas they represent and can help you develop a strong sense of belonging, expand your connections and gain new skills that you’ll be able to carry with you into the working world. Explore UTSA student organizations on RowdyLink!

Work Study

Handshake, a job portal website from the UTSA Career Center, is where Roadrunners can go to use their myUTSA ID to log in and search for jobs. There are almost 150 job postings a day! You can apply for work study positions if you’ve been awarded work study financial aid. If you’re interested in helping others learn, you can also apply to be a tutor with the Tomás Rivera Center.

Volunteering

There are several student organizations on campus that focus on making a difference. VOICES, UTSA’s largest student volunteer organization, helps Roadrunners find meaningful volunteer opportunities within the San Antonio area. Every spring, Roadrunners also celebrate an annual tradition called UTSA Day of Service. On this day, Roadrunners come together to give back to the San Antonio community by engaging in service projects for the city and local nonprofits.

Office of Undergraduate Research

The Office of Undergraduate Research can help you dive deeper into your field of study by connecting you with interesting research opportunities and scholarly activities in your field.

Campus Resources

UTSA has a large community of interconnected departments and organizations that are available to support you throughout your college career. Your academic support network consists of advisors, mentors, tutors, counselors, departments and more.

One Stop

UTSA’s One Stop Office is your go-to resource as a UTSA student. They’ll assist you with anything related to enrolling at UTSA, whether it’s checking your financial aid status, submitting required paperwork, or giving advice on how to troubleshoot any unexpected hang-ups.

The Math Lab

The Math Lab is open and free to any student enrolled in a mathematics course. Upper division undergraduates and graduate students are available to help with any math questions.

Academic Success Coaches

These coaches host workshops and individual trainings to help you develop important study habits like note-taking, test preparation and time management.

Tutors

The Tomás Rivera Center (TRC) offers several free tutoring services spread across nearly every course and discipline. These services include Academic Success Coaches, Supplemental Instructors and tutors.

Supplemental Instruction

SI Leaders are fellow students who hold weekly study sessions for tough classes that they’ve already taken and aced. Students who regularly attend SI sessions usually average one half to one full letter grade higher in that course.

UTSA Libraries

UTSA has three libraries that provide all the space, technology, materials and personalized help you need to be academically successful. The John Peace Library (JPL) is UTSA’s main library and offers over 800,000 books, more than 2,200 seats and several quiet study areas. If you need help, many of UTSA’s tutoring services are headquartered here, along with subject librarians, or you can reserve a study room if you’d rather study alone or with a group.

The Writing Center

Part of the Writing Program, the Writing Center helps students through each step of the writing process from brainstorming, establishing a thesis and achieving coherence to recording and revising grammatical errors.

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