We’ve created some FAQs to help you navigate the process of signing up and completing orientation.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between in-person and online orientation?
For Spring ‘22, all students will have the option of selecting from a fully online orientation or an in-person orientation.
For online orientation, you would complete your online modules, available immediately after sign up, and attend a virtual Academic Advising appointment on your assigned day.
For in-person orientation you would attend sessions in person that meet your orientation requirement. You will also be advised on your in-person orientation date. We are excited to be able to offer an in-person date for Spring students, however please note we are monitoring COVID updates regularly and should this no longer be an option we will reach out to you directly.
How do I sign up for online orientation?
Login to ASAP, navigate to the “Future Roadrunner” tab, click “Sign Up for Orientation” and follow the on-screen instructions, which includes paying your orientation fee, until you get to the confirmation page.You should be available from 8am to 5pm on the date that you selected when signing up for orientation. A few days prior to your scheduled date you will receive specific details about the time of your appointment.
How do I complete online orientation? (Is it a live session?)
You can review your orientation confirmation page on ASAP to find instructions on how to access the online orientation. The program will consist of viewing 7 modules and passing a final quiz with a 90% or better.
How long is the online orientation?
The Online Orientation takes about 1.5 to 2 hours to complete.
Do I have to complete the online orientation in one sitting?
No, the program is designed to be completed at your own pace. You can access the online orientation at any time.
When is the last day to complete orientation?
We highly recommend you complete online orientation as soon as possible since it includes information that will be helpful as you have your advising appointment and prepare for next semester. Typically, orientation closes a week before the start of classes.
How do I register for classes? (Will the online orientation show me how to register?)
During your virtual advising appointment, you will be advised on your first semester of classes along with an overview of how to register for classes.
I have not completed my Rowdy Ready requirements (TSI, ALEKS, Meningitis), can I still complete orientation?
Yes, you can complete orientation before your Rowdy Ready requirements are complete. The online orientation is now available, and you can access it at any time.
I completed the online orientation, when do I meet with my Academic Advisor?
You have select the date of your academic advising appointment during orientation sign up. Three business days prior to your advising appointment date, you’ll receive an email to your preferred email with the time and confirmation of your academic advising appointment. 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 please view the Advising Module in Online Orientation and visit the UTSA Academic Advising website.
What if I need to reschedule date of my orientation advising appointment?
If you need to reschedule your orientation advising appointment, you must do so two weeks prior to your scheduled advising date. You can do this by logging back into the Orientation reservation system and canceling your original date and then selecting a new date.
Will there be a Family Online Orientation?
Yes! Visit our Family Orientation page to learn more.
After Orientation, where do I learn more about using my Veteran Benefits?
For students who are military affiliated including active duty, veteran, guard/reserve and family members using their parent’s/spouse’s benefits, you can check out the Center for Military Affiliated Students and take advantage of the great resources they offer such as their getting started check-list and sign up for a benefits workshop today!