ON-CAMPUS PROGRAMS SPECIAL INTEREST HOUSING The Special Interest Housing (SIH) program promotes the development of the students living in these areas by allowing students with common interests to live together in a supportive environment. The SIH experience serves as a significant educational enhancement for residents. SIH’s aim is to educate members on their special interests and provide a welcoming environment in which to discuss issues. These communities are located in Alvarez Hall and Laurel Village and includes: • Honors • Engineering • Leadership and Service • Music (Marching Band and all music majors) RESIDENCE HALL ASSOCIATION The Residence Hall Association (RHA) is a student organization with the purpose to build a strong sense of community and empower residents through service, educational, social, leadership, and personal development opportunities. RHA also acts as an agency for resident advocacy with the intent to revisit housing policies and address the issues and concerns of the residential community to improve the living/learning environment. STUDENTS TAKING AN ACTIVE ROLE SERIES Students Taking an Active Role Series (STAARS) is a Residential Curriculum designed to develop and empower the residents of Chaparral Village, Laurel Village, and Alvarez Hall through the enhancement of skills and experiences that will impact personal and professional success. APPLY FOR UTSA HOUSING Our leasing options are flexible. We offer an academic lease (Fall and Spring semesters), a Spring semester lease and a full year lease (Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters). Choose the option which best matches your needs, especially if you plan to participate in the UTSA study abroad program, UTSA internships, and/ or December graduation. Don’t lock yourself into an off-campus lease that lacks the flexibility you desire as a student! 1. START YOUR APPLICATION ONLINE AT UTSA.EDU/HOUSING CONTACT US Applying is easy. Start by going to utsa.edu/housing and click “Apply Now.” Using your myUTSA ID (abc123) and your passphrase, log on and select the housing option you wish to apply for, and follow the instructions to begin the application process. Chaparral Village Laurel Village Alvarez Hall 210-458-6834 [email protected] 2. PAY YOUR HOUSING DEPOSIT LIKE US! All applicants who wish to be considered for on-campus housing at UTSA must pay provide a housing deposit. The total amount of the payment is $200 ($175 deposit and a $25 nonrefundable application fee) and is paid through the on-line housing application process. facebook.com/UTSAHRL twitter.com/UTSAHousing instagram.com/UTSAHousing 3. SIGN YOUR HOUSING CONTRACT ONLINE AT UTSA.EDU/HOUSING Once we have verified receipt of your application and housing deposit, you will be able to sign and complete the Housing License Agreement. If you are under 18 years of age, it will be necessary to print, complete and mail the Guarantor Signature Page to the address listed on the form. 4. COMMUNICATE Stay in contact with UTSA Housing to verify all requirements have been received and your records have been updated. ON-CAMPUS HOUSING SUCCESS STARTS HERE THE ON-CAMPUS EXPERIENCE ON-CAMPUS FACILITIES Choose to live with us and take your first step to success and enjoy all that campus has to offer. Studies show UTSA students who reside on campus report a higher degree of satisfaction with their college experience, have higher retention and graduation rates, and are more likely to achieve a higher grade point average. Success Starts Here! ALVAREZ HALL • All bedrooms are private occupancy and fully furnished • Utilities included—electricity, broadband & wireless Internet & extended basic cable • Free laundry • Unbeatable convenience—to classes, the library, dining, recreation, and programming • Computer labs and study areas • Highly trained and supportive live-in staff AMENITIES • Activities and events available for all residents • 24 hour emergency maintenance • 9 and 12 month leasing options • Variety of dining options at the Roadrunner Café • On-campus residents also have the added security of a dedicated university police force that patrols campus 24 hours a day Alvarez Hall is the newest residence hall at UTSA. Alvarez Hall provides students with a private, fully furnished bedroom with a shared, connecting bathroom. Each bedroom is accessed through an electronic lock system. • • • • Large lobby/lounge area Elevators 24-hour desk service Community kitchen in the common area • Multipurpose room for resident gatherings • Individual floor lounges • Two courtyards • Housing and Residence Life Staff offices • Front Desk with evening hours • Computer lab • Conference room • Lounge with kitchen • Public restrooms BATHROOM CONVENIENCE AND SIMPLICITY BEDROOM KITCHENETTE BEDROOM BEDROOM Neighborhood Centers (7): BEDROOM • • • • TV lounge/gaming area Community kitchens Laundry area Restrooms Outdoor Amenities (2): 2 BEDROOM & 1 BATH 338 SQ. FT. • Resort -Style Pool and Hot Tub (Chaparral Village) • Outdoor Basketball Courts (2) LIVING ROOM BATHROOMS BEDROOM BEDROOM 4 BEDROOM & 2 BATH 928 SQ. FT. City Centers (2): On-campus housing offers an environment where lifetime friendships are formed, ideas and ideals may be exchanged, and opportunities for leadership and networking await those willing to explore and get involved. Living on campus is simple. All residential facilities are furnished and provide ample space for effective studying, sleeping, socializing, and storage. No need to worry about separate bills either. We offer simple, inclusive billing for all utilities and services through your ASAP account. We also accept UTSA financial aid. Offered as apartment-style living, Chaparral Village and Laurel Village consist of private units arranged in two- and four-bedroom suites where students share a bathroom, kitchenette, and living area. All units are fully furnished, and the kitchenette includes a full-size refrigerator, microwave oven, sink and cabinetry. The units and bedrooms are accessed through an electronic lock system. AMENITIES BUILD RELATIONSHIPS Living on-campus is convenient. Residents are within walking distance of the library, classroom buildings, the university center, dining options, and the recreation center. Live on campus and avoid morning traffic and be able to participate in late-night study groups at the library without the concern about the drive home. CHAPARRAL VILLAGE & LAUREL VILLAGE KITCHENETTE BATHROOM LIVING ROOM BEDROOM BEDROOM 2 BEDROOM & 1 BATH 529 SQ. FT.
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