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Regents approve Downtown Campus expansion

Frio St. Building sits in the center of the Downtown Campus. President Taylor Eighmy
envisions a major expansion of the Downtown Campus over the next 10 years.

Josh Peck, News Editor

March 3, 2020

The UT Board of Regents approved the purchase of 1.997 acres of land in downtown San Antonio for $5.7 million on Feb. 27 to support the expansion of the UTSA Downtown Campus. The new College of Business (COB) building will occupy the land which is situated on 622 Dolorosa Street between two other pieces...

UTSA expands Downtown Campus

UTSA expands Downtown Campus

Josh Peck, News Editor

January 28, 2020

Following the University of Texas System Board of Regents’ approval of a 4.601-acre land purchase for UTSA in downtown San Antonio in November 2019, UTSA is also considering approving a land transfer nearby at 218 S Laredo. That land was being used by GEO Group, a for-profit prison operator, for decades u...

2018 UTSA crime statistics

Graphic by Paola Esquivel

Joseph Torres

October 2, 2019

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, or Clery Act, mandates UTSA to release a report disclosing security information and criminal statistics annually. The Department of Public Safety at UTSA released the 2019 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report in...

Survey opposes new college of business building

Should the College of Business move downtown?

Alejandro Lopez

November 28, 2018

In a survey conducted among the faculty in the college of business (COB), 62 percent of participants opposed moving the COB to the Downtown Campus. Fifty-six full-time faculty and nine part-time faculty participated in the survey, which was sent to all faculty in the COB. UTSA announced a new COB building in...

Student Union Expands Downtown

UTSA Downtown campus.

Adrianne Kristianto

October 18, 2018

The Student Union has expanded to the Downtown Campus, as part of the Presidential Initiative to improve the learning experience of who attend classes downtown. “We want to turn the Downtown Campus into a thriving, urban campus,” said Herb Ganey, Executive Director of Student Union. The UTSA Main Ca...

Expansion to Downtown Campus and College of Business

Map of Downtown Campus expansion plan. 
Photo courtesy of UTSA

David Crawford

September 27, 2018

UTSA will begin constructing new buildings on the Downtown Campus in 2019 while also seeking tuition revenue bonds (TRB) from the Texas Legislature for a new College of Business building – which will begin construction in 2020 – with plans to transition the College of Business downtown.  Earlier this month, UTSA received $70 million from...

Student housing available near Downtown Campus

DoubleTree by Hilton. 
Photo courtesy of Ricky Galindo/The Paisano

Heather Montoya

August 21, 2018

Starting in the Fall 2018 semester, student housing will become available for UTSA students attending the Downtown Campus. UTSA has partnered with the Tobin Lofts and DoubleTree by Hilton San Antonio to provide students with the option of living near the Downtown Campus. “We think students will...

Freshmen can now fulfill degrees at Downtown Campus

UTSA Downtown Campus.
Courtesy of UTSA

Alejandro Lopez

August 21, 2018

Beginning in the Fall 2018 semester, UTSA students taking classes at the Downtown Campus will have more options to create their course schedules and reduce their need to travel between the Downtown and Main Campus to fulfill degree requirements.  These curriculum enhancements are part of the Presidential ...

New shuttle services

UTSA shuttles parked in Brakenridge Parking Lot 1. 
Ricky Galindo/The Paisano

Heather Montoya

June 9, 2018

The Runner available to transport students between campuses Beginning in Fall 2018, UTSA will begin providing additional shuttle services for students. “UTSA recognizes the needs of its growing student population and is exploring a number of options including providing pilot shuttle services to ...

Re-developing the downtown campus

UTSA Downtown Campus
Photo courtesy of UTSA

Heather Montoya

June 9, 2018

Task force targets services, communication, curriculum, housing and name change Three community town hall meetings were held in April to discuss the development of the downtown campus. Since the meetings, President Eighmy’s Downtown Campus Task Force has continued to receive feedback from the UTSA comm...

Editorial: Ban on tobacco should go up in smoke

April 9, 2013

UTSA’s smoking policy is slated for change. The University recently moved forward in supporting a tobacco-free and smoke-free campus.The proposed policy explains beginning June 1, 2013 smokers will be allowed only on surface parking lots excluding, Ximenes Avenue lot, Ford Avenue lot, Laurel Villa...