Freshman Orientation

Freshman Orientation


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 Opens in March
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.

  • 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.

Complete Orientation

After signing up for Online Orientation, you will be able to immediately access the Online Orientation modules 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 pass 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 Orientation Hold to be outdated and Orientation completion to reflect on your Rowdy Ready checklist.

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

When you sign up for Online Orientation, you will select a date to virtually meet with your academic advisor. Closer to your date, you will receive an email to your UTSA email from Academic Advising with more details about your appointment. You’ll want to be prepared to meet with your advisor as they will discuss your degree plan and your first-semester schedule. 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.

When you sign up for an In-Person Orientation, the date of your Orientation is also the day you will meet with your academic advisor in-person. Closer to your date, you will receive an email from Academic Advising with the specific time of your appointment. You’ll want to be prepared to meet with them as they will discuss your degree plan and your first-semester schedule. You can learn more about what to expect from your first appointment with your academic advisor by 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 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:

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

We highly recommend participating in all of the extended experiences available to our new students, including signing up for an in-person tour of campus, participating in the required virtual meeting with your academic college, along with opportunities to connect with various departments & services, and our virtual Family Orientations.

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