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Family and Guests | Fall Orientation UTSA Family Orientation

Family Orientation is designed specifically for family members of incoming UTSA students. Parents, family members, and guests are encouraged to attend with their student as Family Orientation participants. The program gives family members an introduction to UTSA by focusing on academic success, student life, and Roadrunner spirit and traditions.

How to Register

Reservations for all Family Orientation programs are required and can be made by your student through their ASAP account. Family can only attend an orientation program for the term that their student was admitted/accepted for. Space is limited and is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. All Family Orientation charges are added to your student's UTSA tuition and fees bill.

Family/Guest Fees

Family/Guest Fees: Fall 2014
Family Orientation Fee $60 per person*

*Children under the age of 3 are free of charge
All orientation fees are placed onto your student's tuition and fees bill

What to Expect

Family Orientation is a two-day program and is typically offered once a week during June, July, and August. Family Orientation is a separate experience for family members that runs concurrently with Roadrunner Roundup (new student orientation).

Family Orientation participants will have the opportunity to listen to, meet and speak with staff from various student service areas. Participants are assigned to their own Orientation Leader (OL), who will lead sessions regarding academic policies and share student perspectives throughout the program. Social events will be offered in order to give participants the opportunity to network with other new UTSA families, staff, and students. Participants are provided with publications aimed at helping them learn about the transition process their students will undertake.

Orientation Meal Packages

Only one meal will be provided to guests who are registered for the family orientation program.  Guests can choose to add an orientation meal package on-site at family orientation check-in (optional).  The package would be added to your student’s tuition and fees bill. Learn more about orientation meal packages.

Schedule at a Glance

Family Orientation participants will receive a detailed schedule at their orientation program. The schedule below is subject to change without notice.

My Student’s Orientation

View your student’s orientation information.

Family Orientation Sessions for Spanish Speakers

Family Orientation participants will have the choice to attend select Family Orientation sessions in Spanish during the June 16-18, July 14-16, and July 28-30 Family Orientation programs. If you have a family member who is more comfortable communicating in Spanish, please register for the June 16-18, July 14-16, or July 28-30 Student Orientation (Roadrunner Roundup) AND Family Orientation, if available.

Directions & Parking for Orientation

View information for orientation Directions & Parking.

Accommodations (optional)

Family Orientation Two-Night Stay

Get a true feel for what students will experience staying on campus for two nights! For an additional charge, overnight accommodations are available for Family Orientation participants at Laurel Village. Built in 2006, the housing complex features student tailored suites with availability for up to 4 guests. Reservations are required for overnight accommodations, and can be made on the student's ASAP account. Space is limited and separate from student housing facilities.

Rates for Laurel Village accommodations
1 person $40
2 people $40
3 people $52
4 people $64

Rates include two nights. Linen and towels are not provided. Single occupancy guests will share suite spaces with other same-sex single occupancy guests; rooms are private.

Amenities include:
  • Secure room access
  • Kitchenettes (including a full-size refrigerator and microwave)
  • Ethernet network connection in room (ethernet cord not provided) — wireless internet is not available
  • Computer lab in the Neighborhood Center

What if the Family Program is full?

If the family orientation program that you wanted to attend is full, you can keep yourself connected to UTSA by becoming a member of the Family Association. Stay connected and up-to-date on UTSA activities for your student all semester long.