Freshman Orientation

Freshman Orientation


Sign Up for Freshmen Orientation

You must be admitted to UTSA as an incoming freshman 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. All students must sign up and complete online orientation to fulfill the university orientation requirement. You will also have the option to sign up for a variety of optional in-person experiences designed just for you!

Admitted for Summer Term Sign up now open!
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 orientation reservation system opens. Once the system is open for your admitted term, you will receive an email that you can now sign up for orientation.

Readmitted and Post Baccalaureate students, who are not in a solely online program, do not need to complete Orientation.

  • Log into your ASAP account, click the “Future Roadrunner” tab and click “Sign Up for Orientation”
  • Upon sign up you will need to pay your orientation fee by credit card to confirm your reservation. You can learn more about the orientation fee & the deferment option for Pell-eligible students on our Orientation Fee page.
  • You must complete Online Orientation in order to fulfill the university orientation requirement and become eligible to schedule your academic advising appointment.
  • Need to update or edit your orientation reservation? You can log back into your ASAP account and make edits as long as your Edit button is visible on your confirmation page. If you signed up for additional in-person experiences, you have up to one week prior to your program date to make any changes.
  • Missed your window to make any updates or edits to my orientation reservation? One week 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 Orientation to discuss your options at 210-458-4724 or orientation@utsa.edu.

Please note: Your orientation fee payment is non-refundable, even if you no longer plan to attend UTSA.

Complete Online Orientation

Once you sign up through the Orientation Reservation System, you’ll find a green button that states, “Launch Online Orientation” on your confirmation page under the additional information area. By clicking on the green button, you’ll be able to access and complete Online Orientation. Online Orientation takes 1-2 hours to complete and can be done in multiple sittings. Once you complete the modules and pass the final quiz with a 90% or higher your Orientation Hold will be outdated the next business day. Online Orientation fulfills the university Orientation requirement.

Meet with your Academic Advisor

Completing Online Orientation and having your Orientation Hold outdated notifies Academic Advising that you are now eligible to schedule your Academic Advising appointment.  You will receive an email to your UTSA email address with information on scheduling your advising appointment within two weeks of completing Online Orientation. If you are not contacted by Academic Advising, please email advising@utsa.edu. 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.

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 Online 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 Online Orientation such as:

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.

Online Orientation PLUS  Extended Experience

Additional in-person and virtual extended orientation experiences will allow you and your family to learn even more about your first semester at UTSA! All students are eligible to sign up for an in-person experience at no additional cost.

  • When you sign up for Orientation, you’ll have the option to select an in-person date for a one-day experience taking place on UTSA Main Campus. This one-day program will provide you with some UTSA swag items, allow you to meet and connect with other incoming students, become familiar with the Main Campus, and learn important information about your next steps. You’ll also see the option of signing up your family for a program on the same day you attend on campus.
  • If you’re interested in a shorter in-person experience, sign up for a one-hour Campus Tour at either our Main Campus or Downtown campus. If you’ve signed up for only Online Orientation, you’ll find the link to sign up for this in-person experience on your confirmation page under the additional information section. You’ll receive some UTSA swag items and take a one-hour tour given by an Orientation Leader to learn more about UTSA. After the tour, you’ll have the opportunity to sit down with your Orientation Leader and other tour group members for coffee to connect with one another and learn more about the UTSA student experience.
  • Virtual family orientation is available for all incoming Roadrunners families visit the Family Orientation page to learn more.

Questions?

Contact our Office of Orientation and Family Programs.

Phone 210-458-4724
Email orientation@utsa.edu
Office Bauerle Road Garage (BRG), Room 0.304