Special Interest Housing

Special Interest Housing (SIH) promotes the academic and personal development of the students living in the selected community* by allowing students with common interests to live together in a supportive environment. SIH serves as a significant educational resource for each student who participates in Special Interest Housing. The program aims to educate members on their special interests and to provide a welcoming environment to discuss issues. 

Biology Freshman Interest Group (Bio FIG)

Want to meet people in your major or who share an interest with you? Want a built-in support system and to get to know a faculty member well in your first semester? Want to connect with an experienced student who will help with your transition to UTSA?  Then joining the Biology FIG might be right for you. A Biology FIG is a group of freshmen who live together in the residence hall and take two to three set of selected courses during their first year at UTSA. The Biology FIG is for students majoring in biology that want to get a jumpstart on biology and chemistry content.

  • Locations for 2021-22 to be determined
  • Special Notes: Biology department will coordinate the course requirement component for those accepted into FIG

C-Suite Business Living Learning Community (The C-Suite)

The C- Suite (for Future Executives) Business Living Learning Community will give you an exciting opportunity to be part of a team of first-year business majors who live and learn together.  Think like an executive from day one and set yourself up to be a successful college student and business professional through our programming, professional development activities and study sessions. You will also engage in experiential learning activities, which will provide you with real-world business perspectives.  You will build your personal Board of Advisors by connecting in and outside of the classroom with staff, faculty members, business alumni and community leaders.

  • Locations for 2021-22 to be determined

Data Science Living Learning Community (Data Science LLC)

The Data Science Living Learning Community will give you an exciting opportunity to be part of a team of first-year Data Science-related majors who live and learn together with Honors College students. Set yourself up to be a successful college student and data science savvy professional through our programming, professional development activities and study sessions. You will also engage in experiential learning activities, which will provide you with real-world data computing and data analytics perspectives. You will build your personal Board of Advisors by connecting in and outside of the classroom with staff, faculty members, alumni, and community leaders.

  • Locations for 2021-22 to be determined
  • Special Notes: First-Year Majors in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Cyber Security, Information Systems, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, or Multidisciplinary studies (BS) only.

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Engineering Freshman Interest Groups (Engineering FIGs)

Engineering FIGs are groups of ~20 students who live together in the same building in the Engineering Learning Community. Students are co-enrolled in the same sections of Calculus 1, Chemistry, and a special section of Engineering Projects in Community Services (EPICS). EPICS credit replaces your requirement to take AIS. An upper-division Engineering undergraduate student lives with you in the Residence Hall to serve as a Peer Advisor and plans community building and professional development activities for FIG members. Additionally FIG students are assigned a faculty mentor who will attend several of your classes and interact with you outside the classroom. The FIG provides students with a built-in study group as well as an immediate connection to other engineering students and faculty.

  • Locations for 2021-22 to be determined
  • Special Notes: Engineering department will coordinate the course requirement component for those accepted into FIGs

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Engineering Living Learning Community (Engineering LLC)

The Engineering Living Learning Community is designed to create a stronger community with incoming and current engineering students, allowing them to increase their chances of success through specialized tutoring, mentoring, and networking. The program aims to foster a community of scholars to help grow a commitment to academic excellence in engineering. Such is achieved by providing an atmosphere that promotes serious intellectual pursuits and social interaction both in the classroom and in the living environment.

  • Locations for 2021-22 to be determined

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First-Gen Familia (First-Gen)

Students in the First-Gen Living & Learning Community learn all about UTSA resources, and will be part of the UTSA First to Go & Graduate (F2G&G) program.  This community (also known as a "familia") has dedicated first-gen faculty coaches, first-gen peer mentors, and the other first-gen residents that are at the core of the familia! *A first-generation student includes anyone whose parent(s) or guardian(s) has not earned a four-year bachelor's degree.

  • Locations for 2021-22 to be determined

For more information

Email: FGTSC@utsa.edu

 

Honors Residential Community (HRC)

Honors College students reside in the Honors section of campus housing. Each member of this community participates in programs and events tailored to the Honor College mission.

2021-2022 LOCATIONS:

  • Incoming, first-year Honors students: Guadalupe Hall
  • Non first-year Honors students and Top and Terry Scholars students: Laurel Village
  • Special Notes: First year Honors students who live on campus are highly encouraged to live in the HRC

La Comunidad, Spanish-Language Immersion Housing (La Comunidad)

Ideal housing for any and all interested in immersing themselves in the language and culture you studied in high school or en la casa de los abuelos. Weekly activities, including conversation hours, movie nights, guest lectures, and field trips led by bilingual faculty advisors and peer mentors will help you build lasting friendships and become professionally bilingual during your time at UTSA no matter what your major. Take a short five-minute online survey to find out if La Comunidad is right for you, then sign up, and begin making your housing count. ¡Atrévete!

  • Locations for 2021-22 to be determined
  • Special Notes: Complete a brief survey and sign up in the housing application if eligible

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Leadership and Service (Leadership & Service)

The Leadership and Service Floor is a welcoming and nurturing community for aspiring student leaders who share a commitment to making a positive difference in the world. Residents develop friendships and skill sets for life while making a positive impact on the UTSA and San Antonio communities. Students will be surrounded by a community of peers and staff who are excited about leadership activities and service opportunities. Leadership and Volunteer Services provides dedicated support to develop residents as Roadrunners who lead, serve and inspire. Opting into the Leadership and Service Floor entails a commitment to actively engage with fellow residents and to participate at a minimum in annual orientation, end-of term reflections, as well as at least two leadership-development and at least two service events each semester.

  • Locations for 2021-22 to be determined

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Email: lvs@utsa.edu

Well-Being Living & Learning Community (Well-Being LLC)

The Well-Being Community will introduce students to the eight dimensions of personal well-being.  Students participating in this community will be required to attend 8 program offerings a semester that cover at least 4 dimensions of well-being. Through these offerings (programs, workshops, and other experiences) residents will discover what well-being means to them and how to practice these dimensions in their everyday life so that they may thrive as Roadrunners.  Students will also be required to complete a fitness assessment at the beginning of Fall and end of Spring semesters.

  • Locations for 2021-22 to be determined
  • Special Notes: Limited to 20 spaces

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Please note that Special Interest Housing option community locations and room types can change from year to year.