Sign Up for Freshmen Orientation
You must be admitted to UTSA as an incoming freshmen/transfer and have had activated your myUTSA ID in order to sign up for your Orientation.
When Freshmen Orientation Sign Up Opens
You will be notified when the orientation reservation system is open for your admitted term. Dates are available on a first come first served basis. The orientation programs that you are eligible to select from will appear for you as a customized menu in the reservation system based on major and other factors. Note that you may not see all orientation dates as a part of your menu.
|Admitted for Summer Term||Opens in March|
|Admitted for Fall Term||Sign up now open!|
|Admitted for Spring Term||Opens in September|
Note: You will not be able to sign up for orientation until the system opens. Once the system is open for your admitted term, you will receive an email that you can now sign up for orientation.
→ How do I sign up?
- Log into your ASAP account, click the “Future Roadrunner” tab and click “Sign Up for Orientation”
- You will select your Orientation Academic Advising appointment date when you sign up for orientation. Please select a date where you are available from 8 am-5 pm. Note: You will receive your Academic Advising appointment time and details a few days prior to your scheduled date. If you need to reschedule, you must do so two weeks prior to your scheduled date by canceling your date in the Orientation reservation system and selecting a new date.
- Upon sign up you will need to pay your orientation fee by credit card to confirm your reservation.
You are welcome to log back into your ASAP account and make edits to your orientation reservation as long as your edit button is visible on your confirmation page. Two weeks prior to your program date, the orientation sign up period will end and you will no longer be able to edit your reservation. Should your plans change or an emergency arise, please reach out to our office to discuss your options.
Please note: Your orientation fee payment is non-refundable, even if you no longer plan to attend UTSA.
After signing up for Orientation, you will immediately be able to access Online Orientation On Demand from the link on your orientation sign up confirmation page. Online Orientation takes 1-2 hours to complete and does not need to be completed in one sitting. You must complete all modules and complete the final quiz with a 90 or above to complete orientation. Multiple attempts are allowed on the final quiz to achieve the passing grade needed to move forward. Please allow 24 hours for your grade/completion to update within our system.
We do recommend completing your Online Orientation experience prior to meeting with your academic advisor as some of the items will help you prepare for your appointment.
Meet with your Academic Advisor
Students will select the date of your academic advising appointment during orientation sign up. Three business days prior to your advising appointment, 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.
Register for Classes
Once you meet with your academic advisor, you will be able to register for classes. You can learn more about the schedule planner tool and when/how to register for your first semester classes here onestop.utsa.edu/registration/register.
Finish Rowdy Ready Checklist
Your Rowdy Ready Checklist is customized to help you identify the things that you will need to complete before attending UTSA. You do not have to be Rowdy Ready complete before you finish orientation, but we encourage you to check off items as quickly as possible! Your Rowdy Ready status includes items that we recommend completing prior to orientation such as:
- Completing your TSI requirement
- Submitting proof of your Meningitis Immunization
- and a few more items …
Other items can be completed after your orientation experience, such as getting your UTSACard. You can view your personalized Rowdy Ready status by logging into your ASAP account and clicking the “Future Roadrunner” tab.
Join an Extended Experience
Additional virtual extended orientation experiences will allow you and your family to learn even more about your first semester at UTSA! More information about our extended experience, such as College Meetings, opportunities to connect with various departments & services and Family Orientation.
Contact our Office of Orientation and Family Programs.
|Office||Main Campus, Multidisciplinary Studies (MS) Bldg, Room 2.01.10|