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Orientation is a requirement for all admitted transfer students. You will be notified when the orientation reservation system is open for your admitted term. Additionally, you will also have the option to sign up for a variety of optional in-person experiences designed just for you.

Orientation Reservation System

Once the system is open for your admitted term, you will receive an email that you can now sign up for orientation. You will not be able to sign up for orientation until the orientation reservation system opens. Below can give you an idea of when orientation typically opens.

Admitted for Summer Term Opens in February
Admitted for Fall Term Opens in February
Admitted for Spring Term October – Spring 2023 is currently open

How to Sign Up for Orientation

  1. Log into your ASAP account, click the “Future Roadrunner” tab, and click “Sign Up for Orientation” which will redirect you to the Orientation Reservation System.
  2. Follow the on-screen instructions.
  3. 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.
  4. You must complete Online Orientation in order to fulfill the university orientation requirement and become eligible to schedule your academic advising appointment.
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How to Edit your Reservation

If you 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 an additional in-person experience, you have up to one week prior to your program date to make any changes. 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.

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Orientation Fee

When you sign up for Orientation, you will be asked to pay your non-refundable orientation fee by credit card in order to confirm your orientation. Once registration is complete, a confirmation page will appear indicating your confirmed reservation and your non-refundable payment information. Please note that orientation is not supported through tuition dollars and your orientation fee must be paid at the time of Orientation Sign Up. The UTSA orientation fee supports staffing, the optional in-person programming, and technical costs of producing a quality online orientation for our new students.

Orientation Fee: $150

There is no waiver for the orientation fee. PELL-eligible students (as determined by their FASFA submission) will have an option to defer their orientation fee at the time of Orientation Sign Up, in lieu of a credit card payment. Please note by deferring this fee, the fee will be applied to your student tuition & fee bill even if the student decides not to attend UTSA. Students who have extenuating circumstances can submit a request to defer the orientation fee by emailing orientation@utsa.edu. Please allow 3-5 business days to review your requests. The decision will be sent via email once it has been made.

Complete Your 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 your Orientation requirement through an online module.

Your Online Orientation modules will take about 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.

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Complete Academic Advising Appointment

Completing Orientation and having your Orientation hold outdated notifies Academic Advising that you are now eligible to schedule your Academic Advising appointment. Advising will send you 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.

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Register for Classes

Once you meet with your academic advisor, you will be able to register for classes. You can view your degree plan on UTSA DegreeWorks and find courses through the class schedule or schedule planner.

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Complete 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 completing your TSI requirement or submitting proof of your Meningitis Immunization. You can view your personalized Rowdy Ready status by logging into your ASAP account and clicking the “Future Roadrunner” tab.

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In-Person Experiences

Although your Orientation requirement is online, there are additional in-person experiences you can sign up for at no additional cost! When you sign up for Orientation, select an in-person date for a one-day experience taking place on UTSA Main Campus. You’ll receive fun UTSA swag, 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 to attend the one-day program with you.

Family Orientation

Include your family in your Orientation experience! Your family can choose to attend the in-person program with you and/or attend the Virtual Family Orientation. At the Virtual Family Orientation, your family will hear from campus partners, learn new information, and gain a greater understanding of how to be a supportive family member to your new student.