The next step of your Roadrunner Journey

Freshman Orientation

Transfer Orientation

International Orientation

Online Student Orientation

Extra - Family Orientation

Extra - New Student Extended Experiences

Orientation is the First Step

Once you’ve been admitted to UTSA and you’ve completed your Rowdy Ready items, your next big milestone is to attend Orientation! Orientation is offered for the fall, spring, and summer semester and it is required for our incoming freshmen and transfers.

What to Expect

Your onboarding experience at UTSA starts with orientation sign up, followed by your orientation experience that will prepare you to meet with an academic advisor and get you enrolled for your first semester at UTSA.

Orientation Step 1


Sign Up for Orientation

Orientation for spring term typically opens up in September and Orientation for fall/summer terms open up in March. You will be notified when the orientation reservation system is open.

Orientation Step 2


Complete Your Orientation

Once you sign up, you will gain access to your Orientation Experience modules, to be completed online. Online orientation takes 1-2 hours to complete and can be done in multiple sittings. We recommend completing your orientation prior to meeting with your academic advisor as some of the items will help you prepare for your appointment.

Orientation Step 3


Meet with Your Academic Advisor

When you sign up for Orientation, you will select a date to virtually meet with your academic advisor. Closer to your date, you will receive an email from Academic Advising to your preferred email with more details about your appointment. You’ll want to be prepared to meet with them as they will discuss your degree plan and your first-semester schedule.

Orientation Step 4


Register for Classes

When you meet with your academic advisor, he or she will review your degree plan and advise you on your first semester schedule. Afterwards, you will be able to adjust and register for your classes.

Orientation Step 5


Finish Your Rowdy Ready Checklist

Be sure to review your Rowdy Ready checklist, it’s personalized with required items you’ll need for a successful transition to UTSA. Some items will need to be completed before meeting with your academic advisor and others can be completed prior to the first day of classes.

Orientation Step 6


Join an Extended Experience

We highly recommend participating in all of the extended virtual experiences available to our new students, including meeting with the academic colleges, opportunities to connect with various departments & services, and family orientation.