Missed the 1969 minutes of action? Click here to make a gift!
Honors College

Game on!  

Who is the Honors College? 

2100+ hard-working, creative students from all majors and all colleges make up the Honors College. Honors gives ‘Runners more opportunities: more hands-on learning, more internships, more study abroad, more research, more financial support, and more advising to achieve their goals. Think of Honors as the rocket booster for our undergraduate ‘Runners. 

What is the Honors College? 

An individualized, interdisciplinary and applied learning journey, tailored to each student’s professional goals. 

Living in Guadalupe Hall: In their first year, Honors students live and learn together in Guadalupe Hall, building communities of support for the entirety of their time at UTSA. 

Making Friends and Having Fun in Student Life: Honors hosts or cohosts 300+ events per year, including Honors in the City, which takes students to cultural, social and recreational events in San Antonio, like the San Antonio Ballet, the Botanical Gardens, and San Pedro Playhouse.  

Learning While Skill Building: Whether building canoe paddles in a maker space while learning about urban ecology, traversing National Parks to conduct research, or learning chemistry while cooking, Honors courses are about applying knowledge to learn skills through memorable experiences and that relate to all majors – or life. Our award-winning faculty come from all colleges. 

Taking It Even Further With Special Programs:  


Focusing In With College Honors Programs: partners with Carlos Alvarez College of Business, College of Sciences, and the Margie and Bill Klesse College of Engineering and Integrated Design (and all other colleges have honors programs in development) 

Being Supported: With drop-in advising on goal-setting and making the most of college, our Academic Counseling team not only stands at the ready to help but reaches out to students through events and supportive comms. We offer student scholarships, big and small, so students have more access to learning while doing, social events to network, and professional development. Honors offers specialized advising for large, national awards to fully fund summer research, study abroad, and even graduate school, making students even more competitive for their next professional step. 

And Honors is growing. Soon, we’ll be at least 1 in 10 students at UTSA. Help Honors do EVEN MORE for our ‘Runners! 


Learn about some fantastic Honors students! 

Honors College graduates shine brightly, prepare for bold futures, Class of 2023 

Advice from Honors College grad Miranda Boggan? Try everything! Class of 2023 

Honors College Donor Challenge
Let's level up for Honors! When 25 donors get in the game by giving for the Honors College, an additional $1,000 will unlock to support amazing opportunities for students.
25 / 25 Donors
Power Hour: UTSA Giving Day 2024 Kick-Off
From 10:11 AM-1 PM on April 9, 2024, the project with the most donors will win an additional $2,000 for their cause.
Rank Prize Department Donors
1 $2,000 Klesse College of Engineering & Integrated Design 49
2 College for Health, Community and Policy 26
3 Athletics 25
4 Spirit of San Antonio (SOSA) Marching Band 16
5 UTSA Air Force ROTC 14
Staff & Faculty Match Day 2
This one is for UTSA faculty and staff! The first $4,000 in gifts from faculty and staff starting at 8:00 am on April 10 will be matched, 1:1.
$4,000 MATCHED
Power Hour: Late Night 'Runners
The project with the most donors between 11 p.m. CDT on April 9 and 1 a.m. CDT on April 10 wins an additional $2,000 for their cause.
Rank Prize Department Donors
1 $2,000 Spirit of San Antonio (SOSA) Marching Band 80
2 Film and Media Studies Program 15
3 Libraries and Museums 11
4 Klesse College of Engineering & Integrated Design 5
5 Athletics 5
Staff & Faculty Match Day 1
For heroes of the UTSA realm! The first $4,000 in gifts from faculty and staff starting at 10:11am on April 9 will be matched, 1:1.
$4,000 MATCHED
Participating Groups
UTSA Fund - Areas of Greatest Need Carlos Alvarez College of Business College of Education and Human Development Klesse College of Engineering & Integrated Design College for Health, Community and Policy College of Liberal and Fine Arts College of Sciences Honors College University College Libraries and Museums School of Data Science The Graduate School UTSA Alumni Association Athletics Academic Advising UTSA Air Force ROTC Alpha Sigma Alpha Sorority Scholarship Archer Fellowship in Washington, DC UTSA Army ROTC Birds Up for Barry Dr. Berriozábal Prefreshman Engineering Program Career Engaged Learning Cheer & Mascot Program Club Sports Honor UTSA Trailblazer, Ellen Riojas Clark, Ph.D. Larry Coker 1st UTSA Football Head Coach Endowment Support Dreamers at UTSA Family Fund First Generation & Transfer Student Support Fostering Futures Program Dr. Patricia A. Graham Endowed Scholarship Houston Roadrunner Alumni Scholarship Endowment Multicultural Events Najim Center for Innovation and Career Advancement Overly Chromatic President's Associates Pride FSA Professional and Continuing Education [PaCE] Recovery Center Roadrunner Pantry and Whataburger Resource Room Nikolas Romano Construction Management Scholarship Rowdy Warrior Military Veterans Alliance UTSA Men's and Women's Rugby SGA & Honors Alliance for Student Wellbeing Spirit of San Antonio (SOSA) Marching Band Staff Senate Annual Scholarship Student Emergency Fund Student Tech Fund Student Veterans Emergency Fund VOICES Service Opportunities & Alternative Breaks Wellbeing and Mental Health Initiatives Westside Scholarship Fund
Share on social with #BuildTheNest!
Don't forget to share!

Questions? See our FAQ.

Or you can contact us at givingday@utsa.edu.