UTSA Day is our large open house event that includes many activities like tours, presentations, workshops and more. Discover more about the program or college you’re interested in, hear from admissions staff and understand your financial aid options.
Join us for UTSA Day
Future Roadrunners will see what Roadrunner life is all about at UTSA Day. All of Main Campus transforms into our UTSA Day open house for Future Roadrunners and their families to explore the university experience.
What You Can Expect
Utilize the UTSA Guide App to view up to date event information. Learn about how and what it means to be a Roadrunner. We’ll have multiple presentations at any given hour featuring our academic programs, admission requirements, financial aid and much more!
To help you experience life as a Roadrunner, we’re offering a variety of in-person tours. Future Roadrunners can take a tour of the Main Campus, University Housing and/or the Campus Rec Center. Tours will be offered throughout the day.
Stop by our Academic and Student Services Fair, where you can visit students, faculty and staff from a wide array of programs, services and organizations. There will be something for everyone.
Get to know the UTSA campus by exploring at your own pace. You can walk through academic buildings, visit our delicious dining locations, and see what life as a Roadrunner is all about.
UTSA Guide App
We recommend that you take the opportunity to download the UTSA Guide app prior to our event. The app will allow you to build your schedule, view our virtual opportunities and so much more! For more information on how to download the guide, view our resource page.
Plan Your UTSA Day
In this video, get tips on how to create the perfect UTSA Day schedule based on your interests so you don’t miss out on anything!
Frequently Asked Questions
Our campuses offer free Wi-Fi access to guests. To gain access
- Guests of the university – please use “AirRowdy_Guest” SSID (free of charge).
We recommend accessing campus through UTSA Blvd.
Free event parking is offered in any unmarked surface parking space or spaces marked Employee A or B in Brackenridge Lot 1 or 2 (BK 1 or BK 2) or Ximenes Avenue Lot in the instance that spaces are full in Brackenridge Lot 1 & 2.
Please do NOT park in spaces marked ‘Reserved’ or spaces designated for ‘Resident’ Parking. Hourly parking is also available in the Ximenes Avenue Garage at a rate of $2.50/hour.
Parking options for those who have an ADA placard/license plate, but no UTSA parking permit, can park on any surface ADA parking space.
The best way to begin your day is by reviewing the UTSA Day program and identifying activities you would like to participate in based on your academic major, interests, or even activities that help you with the next steps to enroll at UTSA. Some of these activities include housing tours, signing up for orientation, or speaking with a One Stop Enrollment or Financial Aid counselor.
For example, if my major or interest is Business Management- I would opt to sit in on the Alvarez College of Business info session, visit their browsing fair, take a tour of housing and/or a general tour of campus. Next, I could sign up to meet with a financial aid counselor to help me understand my financial aid or scholarships or visit the browsing fair in the Sombrilla Plaza to learn more about academic and student services. In addition, I could also stop by to chat with a roadrunner or learn more about how to get involved on campus by speaking to a current Roadrunner located at the Paseo. Located in the Student Union Ski Lounge your family can also attend our family engagement lounge where your family can learn more about joining our UTSA Family Association.
Your next destination will depend on what you would like to experience and learn more about during our UTSA Day event.
If a particular session is full- no worries! Many of our information sessions are offered at least 2-3 times throughout our UTSA Day program. There is plenty to do every hour- depending on your next interest feel free to check out that activity and come back at the next available time frame.
Still worried you can’t attend this session? OR Missed the session you wanted to learn more about?
Don’t worry our UTSA campus partners have recorded each info session and will be available for you to review post the event. Be sure to check out the UTSA guidebook application for more information.
During check in, offered at two different locations – the Campus Recreation & Wellness Center and the UTSA Main Building, each student was provided a swag bag with a t-shirt and other signature UTSA swag items. Our team strives to offer each student their specific t-shirt size while supplies last.
If you did not get your t-shirt please refer to your program to assist you in finding our check in locations at the Campus Recreation & Wellness Center and the UTSA Main Building.
Need to meet with our One Stop Enrollment Counselor to discuss admissions or financial aid?
No worries-making an appointment is easy! Reserve your spot in line to meet with our counselors no matter where you are located on campus by texting “ROWDY” to 210-941-2236. You will be prompted to fill out your information to save your spot in our queue and contacted once the One Stop Enrollment Center team is ready to meet with you!
Need to submit documents or check your status? Beat the line by stopping at our Business Building Computer Lab, located on the second floor of the Business Building to meet with our Freshman, Transfer or Orientation teams that can assist you with checking your status, accepting official documents, and assist you in registering for orientation.
During UTSA Day our Housing & Residence Life and Campus Living Villages offers free housing tours and free shuttles to three of our five housing options on campus-Chisholm Hall, Chaparral Village, and University Oaks.
To take a tour of our housing units, please find our Housing Shuttle pick up/drop off located in the Student Union on the first floor, near the Fiesta Dancers. Our tours are offered every 40-45 minutes and the last shuttle to each of the housing properties will depart at 2:00pm.
Need an excuse letter to provide documentation for a school or work absence?
Please stop by any of our orange booth Info Stations or Check In locations to receive a copy of our UTSA Day excuse letter that indicates your participation during the UTSA Day program. Please note this excuse letter will only indicate the actual day of the event and does not provide documentation for pre or post the event date.
UTSA Day is one of the best ways to get introduced to UTSA because we turn the whole university into a giant open house! At UTSA Day, you can attend talks from our academic colleges, explore the campus and housing spaces, and connect with UTSA faculty, staff and students.