General Information

The University’s Main Campus address is The University of Texas at San Antonio, One UTSA Circle, San Antonio, TX 78249. The address of the Downtown Campus is 501 César E. Chávez Boulevard, San Antonio, Texas 78207. The main telephone number is (210) 458-4011. Visit UTSA on the Web at

The Alma Mater

“Hail UTSA”

From our hills of oak and cedar
To the Alamo,
Voices raised will echo
As, in song, our praises flow.
Hail Alma Mater!
Through the years our loyalty will grow.
The University of Texas
San Antonio.

The Mascot

The roadrunner, a bird representative of the Texas Hill Country and the Southwest, was voted the UTSA mascot in 1977.

The School Colors

Official colors of The University of Texas System are orange and white. Upon recommendation from the UTSA Student Representative Assembly, the Board of Regents approved the addition of blue to the orange and white for UTSA’s school colors.

Statement of Equal Educational Opportunity 

No person shall be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any program or activity sponsored or conducted by The University of Texas System or any of its component institutions on any basis prohibited by applicable law, including, but not limited to, race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, veteran status, or disability. Discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression are also prohibited pursuant to University policy.

Institutional Accreditation

The University of Texas at San Antonio is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral degrees. Questions about the accreditation of The University of Texas at San Antonio may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (

University Publications

The UTSA Undergraduate Catalog provides information about degrees offered by the ­undergraduate departments and lists the faculty. The chapter for each college describes the degree requirements for all majors offered by the college and lists the college’s undergraduate courses. UTSA Student Policies gives important information about academic policies and procedures that apply to all students, regardless of the catalog under which they are seeking their degree. It includes the official academic calendar, admission procedures, and residence requirements. Student Policies contains policies on grades and the grade point average, credit by examination, and scholastic probation and dismissal. This annual publication also gives historical and current information about the University’s organization and physical facilities.

Academic Advising

The University of Texas at San Antonio recognizes that academic advising is an essential and critical component of our students’ educational experience and success.Academic Advising is a partnership between students and academic advisors. Every student is assigned a professional academic advisor to guide them through their journey at UTSA. Advisors engage students in their educational planning, teach them how to navigate the University system, and encourage them to take responsibility for their decisions

It is Academic Advising’s mission to support the holistic development of students by cultivating trusting and collaborative relationships. It is an interactive and student-focused process.As a partnership, it is important for students to understand the responsibilities for themselves and their academic advisor.

Student Responsibilities
  • Read your e-mail communications from your academic advisor.
  • Learn and know where to find information about curriculum requirements, academic policies, and university procedures.
  • Schedule and prepare for your academic advising appointment.
  • Accept responsibility for decisions and actions that affect your educational progress and goals.
  • Understand the importance of registering early
Academic Advisor Responsibilities
  • Communicate curriculum requirements, academic and state policies, and university procedures.
  • Refer students to applicable support resources.
  • Encourage and guide students as they define and cultivate goals.
  • Teach decision-making skills and how to take responsibility for education progress.
  • Engage in training facilitated by the department to stay current and knowledgeable of department, college and university-wide programs and requirements.

Students are encouraged to meet with their assigned academic advisor at least once a semester to ensure they remain on track with their intended degree plan. To schedule an appointment, students may call or visit.


Phone: 210-458-4900