UTSA puts students first by cultivating an environment focused on their success! This is accomplished by providing various resources, services, and programming to support our student’s academic and personal development throughout their college experience.
Academic Success Services
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 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.
Student Support Services
The term Dreamer(s) addresses undocumented students with and without Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals(DACA). Our Dreamers Resource Center provides resources and information to help Dreamer students to know their rights, and ensure their success and graduation from UTSA.
First-Generation students (First-Gen for short) are defined as students whose parent(s) or guardian(s) have not completed a four-year degree. Our First-Gen & Transfer Student Center guides these students to success through activities, mentorships, and building a sense of community.
The First-Year Experience (also known as FYE) serves to help students adjust to life as a college student. First year freshmen are given a peer mentor who provides them support in their studies as well as their social and personal lives.
The Multicultural Student Center works to build a sense of community at UTSA and San Antonio. The Center hosts equity-based trainings and works with student organizations to create programs and events that foster reflection and engagement with the many cultural backgrounds and identities of our diverse Roadrunner student body.
We strive to empower UTSA students with a history of foster care through our Fostering Educational Success Center. The FESC provides these students with various resources including incentives for enrollment and participation, emergency funds, peer mentoring, laptops available for checkout, and more.
At UTSA, we provide support for transfer students before, during, and after their time as a Roadrunner. From digital resources like our transfer credit calculator, to appointing students their own transfer advisor, to our scholarships intended strictly for transfer students, we work to ensure our transfer students are successful and satisfied with their time at UTSA.
We pride ourselves on our service to Military Affiliated Students, whether they be dependents of military members, veterans, or active duty, our Center for Military Affiliated Students (or CMAS) makes sure our students have all the help they need while at UTSA.