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UTSA gives on-campus residents an option to cancel their Spring 2021 housing contracts

Chaparral Village on campus. Housing and Residence Life is giving students a chance to change their on-campus living options for the Spring 2021 semester.

Breahna Luera, News Editor

October 20, 2020

UTSA Housing and Residence Life (HRL) sent an email to students who have a Spring 2021 housing contract with them that laid out possible options for housing next semester. This email was sent out on Oct. 16 and is in response to President Taylor Eighmy’s email sent to students earlier in the semeste...

Laurel Village and Chaparral Village residents can be retested for COVID-19 at no cost

One of the COVID-19 testing centers is in the Paseo. Residents in university housing can be tested more than once at no cost.

Josh Peck, News Editor

October 6, 2020

Students living in Laurel Village and Chaparral Village are now allowed to be tested more than once for COVID-19 at no cost, according to an email from Housing and Residence Life (HRL). 17 students have tested positive for COVID-19 since Aug. 24, although it is unclear how many, if any, of those stud...

COVID-19 Surveillance Testing Program Launches in Student Housing

A sign in the Student Union tells university community members to wear face coverings. The signage is part of UTSA's

Josh Peck, News Editor

September 15, 2020

UTSA launched a new COVID-19 surveillance testing program on Sept. 14 for asymptomatic students living in on-campus housing. Participation in the program is voluntary, and the tests will come at no cost to students who are selected and choose to participate. The surveillance testing program is aimed at...

UTSA does not commit to offering housing refunds if students are forced to leave campus

Chaparral Village is one of three UTSA-owned dormitories on campus. UTSA has not committed to giving students a pro-rated housing refund if the university forces them to leave on-campus housing.

Josh Peck, News Editor

September 4, 2020

At this time, UTSA will not commit to offering prorated housing refunds for students in the event that the university forces students to leave on-campus housing, according to a UTSA spokesperson. UTSA-owned campus housing currently holds 1,027 students.  “Our decision would be based on the circu...

Chaparral Village and Alvarez Hall designated freshmen-only in Fall 2020

The university designated all non-freshmen to Laurel Village starting Fall 2020. Tammy Wyatt hopes that
clustering students in this way will increase student retention.

Breahna Luera, News Editor

February 11, 2020

Starting in Fall 2020, UTSA will change the way it houses its students who live on campus. The university informed students on Jan. 23, via email, that Alvarez Hall and Chaparral Village will become freshman-only dorms, while non-freshmen students will live in Laurel Village or be referred to other hous...

Early voting for primaries begins Feb. 18 on Main Campus

Early voting for primaries begins Feb. 18 on Main Campus

Ben Shirani, Staff Writer

February 11, 2020

UTSA students can participate in early voting for the Democratic and Republican presidential primaries on UTSA’s Main Campus in the Student Union Bexar Room (HSU 1.102) from Tuesday, Feb. 18 through Friday, Feb. 28. UTSA students can also vote for their party’s presidential candidate at the same l...

Freshmen Move-In 2018

Freshmen Move In 2018

Kat Joseph and Eddie Monsibaiz

October 7, 2018

Students share their reasons for choosing UTSA, goals, and advice for freshmen. Host - Kat Joseph Multimedia Editor - Kat Joseph Videographers - Eddie Monsibaiz, Kat Joseph Video editor - Kat Joseph   Check out other videos from The Paisano. Subscribe to keep up with sports reports,...

No USPS mail delivery to HRL

Mailboxes at on-campus UPS store.

Lauren Donecker

September 19, 2018

P.O. box required to receive voter registration cards Students living in Chaparral Village, Laurel Village and Alvarez Hall can only receive packages, but not United States Postal Service (USPS) mail at their individual addresses. “If they [students] wish to receive USPS letter mail they must r...