New Student Extended Experiences

New Student Extended Experiences


UTSA Orientation & Family Programs will offer several virtual resources and events for new students and families to extend the orientation experience.

Campus Tours

UTSA Orientation Campus Tours Events
After you have signed up for Orientation, register for a tour of UTSA’s Main Campus led by the orientation team. This one hour tour exclusively for our incoming new students will feature key places on campus and help to prepare you for the start of your Roadrunner journey. Due to COVID-19 protocols, spaces are limited to ensure a safe experience for all.

Virtual Family Orientation

UTSA Orientation Events
Join us for Family Orientation, which will welcome you to Roadrunner Nation and provide a virtual overview of the UTSA family experience. The program will include ways to support your student’s success and opportunities to connect with key administrators and current students.
Our virtual Family Orientation features:

  • A Pre-Welcome Family Mixer
  • Variety of Informational Sessions
  • Opportunity to Connect with Key University Experts
  • Q & A and More!
RSVP for a Session

Campus Recreation Virtual Tour

UTSA Oreintation Virtual Tours
Join us for a live virtual Campus Recreation Tour! Our Orientation Leaders and Campus Rec student staff will guide you through our 185,000 sq ft facility to show you some of the amazing amenities and programs we have to offer.
Our virtual tour features:

  • Outdoor Resource Center
  • Fitness Training Areas
  • Aquatics Center
  • Gaming Lounges
  • Q&A and More
Watch Student Resource Videos

New Student Resource Videos

New Student Resource Videos

Our New Student Resource Videos are an excellent way for you to learn more about various UTSA departments and offices available to you as a Roadrunner. Each video highlights key information about the department/office and provides you with contact information to get you further connected. You can view all of the New Student Resource Videos anytime on-demand here.

Student Union

New Student Resource Videos

The UTSA Student Union provides in-person, live, and on-demand programming for UTSA students. View all upcoming events on RowdyLink. You will need to have your UTSA ID to log-in to RowdyLink to be able to view upcoming events. Be sure to follow us on social media @UTSA_StudentU for live events, weekly prizes, and meaningful ways to connect to campus.

This summer, the Student Union is collaborating with several UTSA departments and groups, including the Racial Justice Book Club, to host a summer read. The book we’ve selected is The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. This powerful young adult novel grapples with racism, activism, and identity. We think this novel will resonate with our students and our hope is that it will create space for meaningful dialogue related to racial justice.

The Racial Justice Book Club will meet weekly to discuss the book for five weeks starting Wednesday, July 7th at 2pm. The weekly discussions are open to all UTSA students, faculty, and staff. Each week will focus on a different theme related to the book.

Book Club Schedule
Date Chapters Theme
July 7th at 2pm Chapters 1-5 Identity & Language
July 14th at 2pm Chapters 6-10 Community
July 21st at 2pm Chapters 11-15 Wellbeing
July 28th at 2pm Chapters 16-20 Finding Your Voice
August 4th at 2pm Chapters 21-26 Social Activism

Guests can join the book club discussion via Zoom.

Learn more about the Summer Read on RowdyLink: Summer Read 2021 – The Hate U Give – RowdyLink