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The University of Texas at San Antonio - 2016

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Engineering Information

Support Programs

College's Under-Represented Student Groups

National Groups

  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
  • Society of Women Engineers

Other Student Support Programs

Orientation is essential in assisting new students with their transition to college and to UTSA. All freshmen and freshman transfers with 29 or fewer college credit hours participate in a mandatory Orientation to register for their first-semester classes. During Orientation, new students meet with an academic advisor to plan a class schedule, learn about UTSA's campus services and programs, and meet a variety of people ranging from faculty and administrators to other new and current UTSA students.

UTSA Roadrunner Camp exists to help freshmen become successful college students. Students get the most out of college when they: are aware of personal values and their importance in daily life; develop friendships with peers, staff, and faculty; know the benefits of and opportunities for leadership and involvement; understand the value of diversity; and have pride in the tradition, spirit, and heritage of UTSA. In a two-day program of events, we support personal, social, and academic excellence. By planning activities in a fun environment where students can be themselves and interact with others, we give freshmen a good start on their new journey.

Transfer transition programs are available for all new transfer students. The programs include a campus tour, sessions on campus services, and information about University policies, procedures and the core curriculum. Academic advising and registration is also included. Orientation for transfer students with 30 or more hours is not required but strongly recommended.

UTSA also offers Family Orientation programs because sending a student to college can be a transition for family members as well. These half-day programs include a tour of the campus, information about UTSA services and resources, helpful publications, and interaction with faculty and staff.

The Tomas Rivera Center (TRC) is an academic support unit dedicated to providing services that will promote student success from Academic Advising, Learning Assistance, and Supplemental Instruction to specialized Retention Programs such as Checkpoint, Phoenix and the Academic Development Program. The TRC is committed to helping students make the grade as college students. "Students come first."
The academic support programs include: Supplemental Instruction, Non Course Based Developmental Education (NCB), Learning Assistance / Tutoring, Learning Programs, Expert Learner Workshops, TASP/THEA Workshop, Learning Communities For Freshmen.