Family Orientation

Family Orientation


Welcome to the UTSA Family! As your student begins their journey to become a new Roadrunner, we are excited to provide you with resources, opportunities, and information to help make sure you have all you need to be an informed and engaged UTSA family member.

UTSA Family Experience

As a family member to a new, incoming student, we know it is important to equip yourself up with as much knowledge and insight as you can to ensure your student’s success. We offer our UTSA family members optional orientation experiences that parallel your students’ experience with a variety of important information and campus resources. In addition, we partner with UTSA’s Family Association who make sure you stay connected to campus activities, network with other UTSA family members and continue to support your student. We encourage you to take advantage of these amazing opportunities.

UTSA Family Orientation

Become an engaged and informed UTSA family member by attending Family Orientation. Hear from campus partners, learn new information, and gain a greater understanding of how to be a supportive family member to your new student.

Family Orientation is offered for every academic term as an in-person or virtual experience. Sign up for a Family Orientation session to learn more about UTSA’s services, resources, network with other family members and gain valuable information to assist with successfully navigating UTSA.

In-Person Family Orientation

Reservations for all Family in-person Orientation programs are required prior to the program date and can be made by your student through their ASAP account. Family can only attend an orientation program for the term that their student was admitted/accepted for. Space is limited and is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.

No Additional cost for In-person family orientation, limit 2 guests per student.

  • Held at the UTSA Main Campus
  • One Day Program – With sessions thru the morning and opt-in experiences for the early afternoon
  • Designed to introduce family members of new students to academic and social resources, faculty and staff
  • View our schedule at a glance

Note: Many of our campus services open during this time (parking garages, dining, etc.) are only payable with debit or credit cards.

If the Family Orientation program that you wanted to attend is full, we encourage you to attend one of our virtual Family Orientation sessions. You can keep also stay connected to UTSA by becoming a member of the Family Association.

Virtual Family Orientation

Registration is required for the Virtual Family Orientation programs. You can register for any of the upcoming virtual sessions through our Eventbrite page. After registering, you will receive an email with the Zoom link closer to the date of the event.

This program is free of charge to all family members and guests.

  • Held virtually via Zoom
  • 2 hour Program – 6pm-8:00pm (includes an optional virtual campus tour at the end of the program)
  • Designed to introduce family members of new students to academic and social resources, faculty and staff
  • View our schedule at a glance

UTSA Family Association

The UTSA Family Association is the official membership organization for families of current students. The association is free to join and keeps families informed about what is happening on campus and how they can support their student, as well as creates opportunities for families to engage with the University’s administration, faculty, staff and President.

Consider joining this free organization, as UTSA understands the importance of family engagement to the success of your student.

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UTSA Campus Resources

We want to make sure you have access to all the information you need to enhance you and your students’ campus experience. Campus Services and the UTSA One Stop Enrollment Center have a variety of information that may assist you in ensuring your successful transition to campus.

UTSA Campus Resources

UTSA One Stop Enrollment Center

For further Orientation questions or information, please contact Orientation@utsa.edu or call (210) 458-4724.