One Stop Enrollment Center Rowdy Talk, April Edition, 2024

ONE STOP ENROLLMENT Students served march 2024:

Walk-Ins = 886

Emails Answered = 2,028

Calls Answered = 5,273

Total Students Served = 8,330


Spring 2024 Academic Calendar Dates

( Please check the academic calendar for important dates for all terms offered during the spring.)

  • Full 16 week Term (January 16 – May 10) Important Dates Below
  • April 24 - Student Course Evaluations OPEN in Canvas at 8 a.m.
  • April 30 - Withdraw/Automatic “W” Deadline- Deadline for all students to withdraw (drop all classes) ONLY and receive a grade of “W” for each class. Students must see advisor to drop developmental classes. ** Students receiving financial aid must submit withdrawal form in person to the One-Stop Enrollment Center. Withdrawal forms are available at
  • Second 8 Week Term (March 18 – May 8) Important Dates Below
  • April 12 - Drop Deadline* Last day to drop an individual course in the second 8-week (B6) term and receive a grade of “W”
  • April 12 - Deadline to choose credit/no credit grading option (undergraduate only).
  • April 29 - Student Course Evaluations OPEN in Canvas at 8 a.m.

Spring 2024 commencement details


Spring 2024 Commencement will be held May 17th, 2024, in the Alamodome. Please check the commencement website for any updates.


NEW Priority Deadline: In order to maximize your financial aid for the next year, we encourage you to submit your FAFSA 2024-2025 application by the new priority deadline of April 15th, 2024.

Also, the TAFSA 2024-2025 application is now available online for Texas residents who are not eligible for Federal aid. We highly encourage student to submit their TAFSA application online now, but the paper form is still available to fill out too.


UTSA Financial Success team is providing FAFSA/TAFSA workshops for our students to attend if you are needing assistance with completing, you're FAFSA/TAFSA application. RSVP on Rowdy link:

  • April 1st, 2024- Location: JPL 2.01.12C (Writing Center Computer Lab) from 10:00 am- 2:00pm
  • April 9th, 2024- Location: JPL 2.01.12C (Writing Center Computer Lab) from 10:00 am- 2:00pm

UTSA Financial Success Outreach

UTSA Financial Success team also offer Outreach Request in which they provide presentations to the UTSA community, high schools, and other outside organizations on financial aid application assistance, general financial aid overview, budget management, and more! Please email and a counselor will get in contact with you as soon as possible.


Complete your application today at

  • Will we be notified once UTSA has received the FAFSA application? Federal student aid will send student an email when their FAFSA information has been sent to their selected schools and when you can access your FAFSA Submission Summary on
  • When will UTSA receive FAFSA 2024-2025 applications? Per FAFSA website; they will be providing student FAFSA eligibility information to their select school(s) and state in the first half of March.
  • If parent doesn't have a Social Security Number how can they create a FSA ID? Parent with no social security number can still create an FSA id.
  • How do you invite contributors to the FAFSA application? To invite a contributor to your FAFSA form, you'll need to provide their name, date of birth, Social Security number, and email address.
  • If I was single back in 2022 but I am now married, do I still have to provided Spouse information on the FAFSA application? If you are now married but filed single 2022 tax return, you will be required to provide Spouse information since we are going based on the present information when you are filling out the FAFSA.
  • How does one provided consent on the FAFSA form? The contributor will log in to their account using their FSA ID (username and password), check the information needed for their section on the FAFSA form, and give consent, approval, and a signature.
  • What if FAFSA can't calculated my SAI? If a student, spouse, or parent does not provide consent on the FAFSA, the Student Aid Index (SAI) will not be calculated, and the student will not be eligible for financial aid.

Videos on Demand:


STAFF member OF THE MONTH: Andrew Ingram

If you could choose one superpower, what would it be? If I could have one super power it would be to be able to create world peace and end poverty.

What restaurant or café place do you recommend people to try out? I recommend trying 2M Smokehouse for some great Barbecue.

What is your favorite movie/TV show? The Lion King

What actor would you choose to play you in your biopic? Jack Black or Kevin James

What movie or show do you keep re-watching? I am currently rewatching the series “King of Queens”

What is the best advice you have ever received? “You are only as good as your word because at the end of the day your word is all you have.”

Pictures left to right: Andrew Ingram (One Stop Counselor) and Antony Surratt (Senior Director)

Student Associate of the month: Kataishalee Lopez

If you could choose one superpower, what would it be? I would choose the ability to move things with my mind.

What restaurant or café place do you recommend people to try out? I recommend Taquitos West, they have the best Tacos and are open till 3 am

What is your favorite movie/TV show? My favorite show is Friends and my Favorite movie is Fast and the Furious 5

What actor would you choose to play you in your biopic? Halle Bailey

What movie or show do you keep re-watching? Jersey Shore

What is the best advice you haves ever received? "It is better to let things in life happen naturally."

Pictured left to right: Kari Doring (Assistant Director) Kataishalee Lopez (Student Associate) and Nancy (Senior One Stop Counselor)

Student associate spotlight!

Daniela Aranda Gomez presented at the UTSA COLFA Research Conference on her topic What is “Dirty”? A Cross-Analyzation of Blood Consumption.

"My project was a cross-analyzation of blood consumption and how our society understands slaughter and death concepts. I analyzed the Inuit seal hunt and Jewish kosher slaughter. I wanted to understand what cultural practices guided perceptions of what is safe and not safe to consume."


Total Solar Eclipse Campus Viewing Party

Enjoy a narrated community viewing experience led by Angela Speck, professor of astronomy and UTSA's resident eclipse expert. All are invited to gather on the Recreation Field for a magnificent clear sightline of the eclipse and crowd countdown. Water stations will be provided to keep everyone cool and hydrated. Click here for more details.

  • DATE: April 8, 2024
  • TIME: 12-2 pm
  • LOCATION: UTSA East Recreation Field Complex (map)

Event Highlights

  • 12:14 pm- First contact
  • 1:15 pm- Birds and other critters start reacting
  • 1:32 pm- One-minute countdown!
  • 1:33 pm- Start of totality
  • 1:35 pm- End of Totality

Día en la sombrilla

  • DATE: Friday, April 19
  • TIME: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • LOCATION: Main Campus Sombrilla Plaza and Central Plaza

A major San Antonio tradition is Fiesta - a weeks-long spring celebration of the city's vibrant community. It shouldn't be any surprise that UTSA is a hotspot for event festivities. UTSA is home to Día En La Sombrilla, a daylong fair that takes place in the Sombrilla Plaza and features food, music, medals, and cascarones (hollowed-out chicken eggs filled with confetti or small toys). UTSA is also a mainstay at nearly every Fiesta parade — keep an eye out for the university's dynamic floats.

Have your cash or card ready for purchases at the booths. Payments are also taken electronically via PayPal, Cashapp, or Venmo depending on the organization.

Student Resources/ programs

Mental Health Services: Counseling Services, more information on services can be found on

Meditation Room/Space: Located on the second floor of the H-E-B Student Union(HSU 2.211A)

Food Pantry: The Roadrunner Pantry is a community-supplied food pantry that is open to all students in need. You only need to bring your UTSA ID card with you. Students needing emergency assistance during non-operating hours can arrange for a food kit pick up by emailing

  • Roadrunner Pantry- Main Campus: Located in the Student Union (SU) 1.04.06 (next to the UPS Store)
  • Whataburger Resource Room- Downtown Campus: Located in the Durango Building (DB) 1.306
  • For information on hours of operation visit

At our core, we aim to deliver exceptional service and consistently aim for top-notch experiences! Following every interaction, we distribute customer service surveys. Your feedback on our successes and areas for improvement is invaluable to us.

Customer Service Survey Winner

Niah Martin

Major: Cyber Security

One Stop Customer Services Surveys april 2024

Had great help and was given clear/concise steps to do what I needed in order to move forward with my problem. - Cristina Ortiz

Awesome service ! Really helped me out explaining the financial aid due dates and helped me understand where to submit everything! - Rodrigo Perezgarcia

Entered my inquiry and was answered within a day, timely and to the point. - Gabriel Gonzalez


Thanks for quick help for new students. - Jamari Hill

Newsletter prepared by Kaycee Banuelos and Kassandra Gomez