Transfer Orientation

Transfer Orientation

In response to the continued developments of COVID-19 and to support the health and wellbeing of our university community, all in-person Orientation programs scheduled for summer will be moved to an online delivery format. Students who are signed up for an in-person orientation will be automatically moved to an online orientation. Those who paid a deposit will have it automatically applied to their online orientation fee. Please note if your family signed up for a Family Orientation, we do not have an online option at this time and you will not be charged for this program. For questions, please email We will continue to update this page regarding orientation as we continue to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic.

Transfer orientation is a requirement for all new UTSA transfer students. In order to sign up for an Orientation date, you must be admitted to UTSA for the term you want to attend Orientation. Orientation & Family Programs offers transfer students two types of orientation program experiences: in person or online.

Sign Up for Transfer Orientation

You must be admitted to UTSA as an incoming transfer and have had activated your myUTSA ID in order to sign up for your Orientation date.

When Transfer Orientation Sign Up Opens

Dates are available on a first come first served basis. The programs that are specific to you and your major will appear in your ASAP reservation system. You may not see all program options.

Admitted for Fall Term Now Open
Admitted for Spring Term Opens October
Admitted for Summer Term Opens March
  1. Log into your ASAP account, click the “Future Roadrunner” tab and click “Sign Up for Orientation”
  2. Follow the onscreen step-by-step instructions, which includes:
    • Select your Orientation Date (online will be included in this)
    • If attending an in-person orientation, you have the option of adding Family Orientation, if your family members wish to attend
    • Paying your Orientation Fee
  3. Print your confirmation and parking permit when you reach your confirmation page

In-Person Orientation

    In-Person Transfer Orientation Fee is $80.
    To register for an in-person Transfer Orientation, students are required to make a $25 non-refundable deposit during ASAP registration; the remaining balance will be placed on your Student Tuition and Fees Bill.

Online Orientation

    Online Transfer Orientation Fee is $65.
    No deposit is required to select the Online Transfer Orientation.
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. In the two weeks prior to your program, the orientation registration 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 see if any accommodations can be made.

    Please note: Your deposit is non-refundable, even if you no longer plan to attend UTSA

Before You Attend Orientation

Before you attend Orientation, you must be Rowdy Ready. Your Rowdy Ready status includes required to-dos after you have been admitted. While you may be exempt from one or more of the items listed below, they are generally required to be Rowdy Ready: If you have not completed these items, you may not be able to register for classes at orientation.

You can view your personalized Rowdy Ready status by logging into your ASAP account and clicking the “Future Roadrunner” tab.

Rowdy Ready Details

What To Expect at Orientation

Transfer Orientation can either be completed online or through a 1-day in-person experience.

Transfer students have the opportunity to participate in an Online Orientation experience at their own pace and convenience. The Online Orientation is filled with valuable information about UTSA services, resources, academic policies and much more!

  • Sign up for Online Orientation in ASAP and access the Online Orientation through the link provided in the Orientation Confirmation Packet.
  • Pass the Final Online Orientation Quiz with a 90% or better for the Orientation hold to be updated. Please allow 24 hours for your grade/completion to update within our system.
  • Schedule an appointment with your Academic Advisor in order to register for your classes.
  • Transfer students can meet with an advisor at any time before, during or after Orientation, but must complete both Academic Advising and Orientation in order to register for classes.

The One-day program is held on Main Campus and runs from 8:00 a.m. – 5:15 p.m. The in-person experience is designed to introduce new transfer students to the UTSA Community including academic policies and student services unique to UTSA. Students who attend on-campus orientation will:

  • Receive a tour of the campus
  • Meet with faculty and staff
  • Take care of university business
  • Receive an individual appointment with an academic advisor, to prepare for course registration.


Orientation participants will be provided with a $9 meal card to use for their on-campus lunch.


A temporary orientation parking permit is required and must be displayed to park on campus during orientation. Below is more information on parking for orientation:

  • The temporary permit can be found in your confirmation letter after you register in ASAP
  • Follow all parking policies listed on this permit, failure to do so will result in a parking citation
  • The temporary permit will be marked with the dates that the permit is valid
  • The temporary permit is good for unmarked spaces only in the designated parking lot listed [ex: Brackenridge Rd Lot 1, BK 1 or Resident Lot 1, R1]. DO NOT park in Faculty/Staff or 24 HR RESERVED spaces. DO NOT park in fire lanes, reserved spaces, service areas, loading zones, University Vehicle spaces or restricted areas
  • The permit must be visible on your dashboard at all times to avoid receiving a citation. Pay-by the hour parking is available in the Bauerle Road or Ximenes Garages. Any vehicle parked in violation of UTSA parking regulations will be cited. If you receive a citation at orientation, you will need to file an appeal with Campus Services.

Please be aware that the on-campus orientation experience includes extensive walking. Please plan accordingly as the university does NOT provide any mobility assistance equipment.

What to Bring:

Click here to see what to bring to Orientation.


Contact our Office of Orientation and Family Programs.

Phone 210-458-4724
Office Main Campus, Multidisciplinary Studies (MS) Bldg, Room 2.01.10