Fostering student success with community-based academic, personal and professional growth programs

Residential students have several advantages.

  • First-year students who live on campus achieved higher average GPAs, and maintained this advantage even when moving off campus in later years.
  • First-gen college students who live on campus (rather than off campus or at home) are more likely to stay in school.

Special Student Success Programs

for residents of Alvarez Hall, Chaparral Village, Laurel Village, Guadalupe Hall and Chisholm Hall

Roadrunner ABCs

Our Proprietary Residential Education Model


We help you adjust to both campus culture and the community in your building.


We share strategies on balancing academics, social well-being and other commitments.


We support you as you become more involved in your community and college.

Roadrunner ABCs explained

A residential educational model is put in place to help residents transition and carry out their lives while attending college. This model is based on creating intentional and influential relationships with residents, connecting them to UTSA resources and organizations, and facilitating programming to fit their needs and wants. We will be utilizing the Roadrunner ABCs to carry out our mission and hit our objectives as a department.

The Roadrunner ABCs will focus on three educational components that UTSA residents will utilize during their college experience. They are as follows: Adjust, Balance and Challenge. Residents will enter our communities first learning to adjust to both campus culture and the community in their building. Throughout the year, residents will understand what it means to balance their academics, social well-being and other commitments. Both of these components will then give residents the opportunity to challenge themselves going into their second semester to become more involved in their community and college experience.

Monthly Training Programs

Monthly training programs delivered by RAs

Academic Success

Strategies and tips for succeeding at UTSA and graduate school.

Student Health Topics

Group training led by professional trainers from UTSA Health Services.

Healthy Relationships

Supportive discussions about how to build and maintain relationships.

Social Justice

Raising awareness for the larger issues outside ourselves.

Community Service

Opening ourselves to the needs of our university community, our city and beyond.


Group activities that both teach and foster a spirit of volunteerism.

Connecting with UTSA

Tips on how best to get involved with all UTSA has to offer.


Group and individual support on making a positive transition into college life.


Common sense, reality-based discussions about managing money in college.

Cooking & Laundry

Both the how-to's and etiquette of sharing kitchens and laundry rooms.

Living on Campus

How to make the most of your special status as an on-campus Roadrunner.


Activities and discussions that build awareness of our impact on the environment.

Civil Discourse

Group work that builds personal capacity for listening and debating alternative viewpoints.

Self-Care & Mental Health

Learning healthy ways to manage stress, and how to ask for help.

School Spirit

Learning about UTSA Traditions and sharing events together with new friend groups.

UTSA Resident Assistant Manny Bocanegra
“As an RA, I love the sense of community, the smiles, and the opportunity to make a difference in someone's college experience by creating a home away from home.”
Manuel Bocanegra, UTSA Resident Assistant

Want to be a Resident Assistant?

Being an RA is a great way to build leadership skills, create community, support your fellow students, and get paid to live on campus.

Meet Our Graduate Complex Coordinators

Graduate Complex Coordinators are live-in positions supervised by complex coordinators. This position is responsible for day-to-day operations and assisting with building management and community development. Graduate Complex Coordinators assist with RA supervision as well as administrative management in on-campus residence hall communities.

Anisha Naidu

Anisha Naidu

Tyler Salinas

Tyler Salinas

Isaias Sanchez

Isaias Sanchez

Ready to make UTSA your new nest?

On-campus housing for the fall typically fills up early in the spring semester, so apply for housing as soon as you have applied to UTSA.