Mission
The First-Generation & Transfer Student Council is composed of UTSA advocates who seek solutions to barriers to enhance our students’ academic success and educational experiences. Our goal is to help create a campus culture that keeps our first-gen and transfer student populations in mind when setting policies and priorities on our campus. 


Signature Experiences

Transfer Student Fest 
With the Transfer student population at UTSA being nearly 37.5% of the overall student population, the First-Gen & Transfer Student Council coordinate a week long experience in the month of October that correlates with National Transfer Week. This program seeks to highlight and recognize our amazing Transfer students by providing programming that will promote a positive and unified community of transfer students and Transfer Champions – Faculty and Staff. Transfer Student Fest encourages all Transfer Students to take full advantage of the resources and activities that Transfer Student Fest provides! Join us for a week of learning, engagement and fun!

Upcoming Event(s): October 15, 2018 – October 19, 2018 

First-Gen Fest  
With the First-Gen student population at UTSA being nearly 50% of the overall student population, the First-Gen & Transfer Student Council coordinates a week long experience that promotes First-Gen community awareness for Students, Faculty and Staff. This program promotes a culture of visibility for the first-gen community at UTSA that displays the unique strengths, experiences and achievements that these students bring to the university. This program ends with a one day First-Gen Institute for Faculty & Staff that educates university partners in connecting, collaborating and empowering first-gen students. Join us for a week of celebration, community building, engagement and fun!

To learn more about First-Gen Fest, please check out the UTSA Today’s featured article here.

Upcoming Event(s): March 4, 2019 – March 8, 2019

MONDAY, MARCH 4TH 
All Day First-Gen Takeover

*Students, Faculty, & Staff are encouraged to wear their First-Gen T-shirts

 

11a – 2p First-Gen Fest Kick-Off

Central Plaza/Sombrilla

*First-Gen Group Photo at 12:50p (Central Plaza)

 

TUESDAY, MARCH 5TH
12p – 3p

 

First-Gen Progressive Celebration

DT Campus: Campus Rec, Frio St. Commons, Library, One Stop, TRC

*First-Gen Group Photo at 12:50p (Frio St. Commons)

 

12p – 3p First-Gen Creative Activity & Research Symposium (CARS)

DT Campus: Riverwalk Room (DB 1.124)

*Follow the QR code to register for this event

 

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6TH
10a – 1p First-Gen Creative Activity & Research Symposium (CARS)

Denman Room (SU 2.01.28)

*Follow the QR code to register for this event

 

1p – 2p First-Gen Platica (Conversation)

Travis Room (HEB SU 2.202)

 

THURSDAY, MARCH 7TH
5p – 6p First-Gen Mix & Mingle

Denman Room (SU 2.01.28)

*Heavy appetizers

 

6p – 8p Homeless By Choice: Featuring Roy Juarez Jr.

Denman Room (SU 2.01.28)

 

FRIDAY, MARCH 8TH
9a – 3p

 

2nd Annual First-Gen Institute for Faculty & Staff

SU Denman

*Follow the QR code to register for this event


Interested In Serving on the Council? Please email Brandon Cruz, Chair of the First-Gen & Transfer Student Council at Brandon.Cruz@utsa.edu.

Council Members represent the following university areas: 

  • Undergraduate Admissions
  • Academic Advising
  • Biology
  • Dreamers Resource Center
  • Engineering
  • Liberal & Fine Arts
  • First-Gen & Transfer Student Center 
  • First-Year Experience
  • The Graduate School
  • Institutional Effectiveness
  • LEAD & Soar Summer Programs
  • UTSA Library
  • Institute for P-20 Initiatives
  • Office of the Provost and Academic Affairs
  • Registrar’s Office
  • Student Center for Inclusion & Community Engagement
  • Student Leadership Center
  • Student Union
  • Tomas Rivera Center
  • Teaching & Learning Center
  • Trio Programs
  • University Communications and Marketing