The next step of your Roadrunner Journey
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.
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.
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.
Meet with Your Academic Advisor
When you sign up for Online Orientation, you will select a date to virtually meet with your academic advisor. Closer to your date, you will receive an email to your UTSA email from Academic Advising with more details about your appointment. You’ll want to be prepared to meet with your advisor as they will discuss your degree plan and your first-semester schedule. If you are not contacted by Academic Advising, please email email@example.com. You can learn more about what to expect from your first appointment with your academic advisor by viewing the Advising Module in Online Orientation or visiting the UTSA Academic Advising website.
When you sign up for an In-Person Orientation, the date of your Orientation is also the day you will meet with your academic advisor in-person. Closer to your date, you will receive an email from Academic Advising with the specific time of your appointment. You’ll want to be prepared to meet with them as they will discuss your degree plan and your first-semester schedule. You can learn more about what to expect from your first appointment with your academic advisor by visiting the UTSA Academic Advising website.
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.
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.
Join an Extended Experience
Additional extended orientation experiences will allow you and your family to learn even more about your first semester at UTSA! Visit the New Student Extended Experiences page to learn about these exciting opportunities!