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Construction work is underway on Guadalupe Hall, the university’s newest living and learning community for freshmen. The project is part of UTSA’s Campus Master Plan to develop the UTSA campuses over the next decade to meet the needs of its growing population.

“This is a big day for UTSA and our students as the vision to provide more on-campus housing gets off the ground,” said Veronica Mendez, UTSA’s senior vice president for Business Affairs and chief financial officer. “This new living and learning community will dramatically impact the student campus experience, further supporting student success, especially among our freshman and first-generation student populations.”

The four-story building will feature study lounges, an academic resource center, community lounges, community kitchens, laundry rooms, group study areas, a multipurpose and seminar room, and a coffee shop. Students are expected to move in before the fall 2021 semester, raising the number of Roadrunners living on campus to 4,508.

Guadalupe Hall is the first of a series of new housing developments planned for the Main and Downtown Campuses as UTSA prepares to increase its enrollment to 45,000 by 2028. The Honors Residential College, an interactive, vibrant living and learning community for Honors College students, is also in its planning stages.

UTSA is also making plans for Cattleman Square Residential Tower, a high-rise housing option at the Downtown Campus. Plans are also underway for a new mixed-use neighborhood on Main Campus called Roadrunner Village, which will include housing for faculty, staff and upper-class students, fostering a sense of belonging and aiding in the university’s retention efforts.

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