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Whether you are in Texas, across the country, or beyond, these are unprecedented times. In response to the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, UTSA leaders are working to ensure the health and well-being of our campus community while enabling the continued academic progress of our students.

"I personally am trying to move home to Seattle while also staying connected to my classes. This situation was obviously unexpected and I know some of my classmates are struggling right now. What a message it sends when alumni and other people donate to those assistance funds. It tells me that Roadrunners will take care of other Roadrunners, and it makes me proud to go to UTSA.”

-- Gage Martin, UTSA Junior and President of the Roadrunner Student Alumni Association.

One of the best things about our Roadrunner Nation is how we come together in times of uncertainty. Many alumni and friends of the university have asked how they can support current students. Here are some programs you can support that will make a direct impact on our students:

Student Emergency Fund

The Student Emergency Fund is managed in part by the Roadrunner Student Alumni Association to offer grants to students who find themselves in difficult situations as a result of natural disasters, medical bills, or other unforeseen circumstances, like job uncertainty because of the current pandemic. The goal is to help cover some of their necessary expenses to help ensure they can stay enrolled.


Student Tech Fund

The Student Tech Fund will assist students who need internet access or a personal computer to successfully transition to 100% online instruction during the coronavirus pandemic. Students who typically rely on access through campus labs, loaner laptops, and direct access to professors are experiencing disruption to their studies. You can give hope and resources to ensure that amidst the stress of this uncertain time, no undergraduate student is left behind because of financial need.


Roadrunner Pantry and Whataburger Resource Room

Through our on-campus food pantries, $5 can provide more than a week of meals for a student. The pantries, which also offer non-food essentials such as soap and toilet paper, are open to all students in need with a valid UTSA ID.


Fostering Educational Success

The Fostering Educational Success Center is a program dedicated to engaging and supporting Roadrunners with a history of foster care. These students often require additional support in the face of emergencies for things like loss of income, housing struggles, vehicle repairs, and many other unforeseen circumstances that could be detrimental to the students’ academic success, health, and emotional well-being.


Student Veterans Emergency Fund

The war doesn’t always end when the service member leaves the battlefield. The transition from military to civilian is never easy and affects each person differently. In addition to the difficult transition, many student veterans have obligations beyond those of a traditional college student. During this unprecedented global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, UTSA continues to enable the academic progress of our student veterans. 100% of your donation goes to UTSA student veterans with emergent needs including housing, food, emergency vehicle repairs, and assistance with utilities. Help support those Roadrunners who served.


Student Crowdfunding Projects

There are a number of other opportunities to support UTSA students available on the Launch UTSA crowdfunding platform, including support for first-generation students and Dreamers. Also, while students will not return to campus-based instruction this semester, there are a number of student organizations preparing for future opportunities now.

The UTSA community is strong and will make it through this as we always have: TOGETHER. You can offer hope to students and help ensure their continued success with your gift today.

We are grateful for your support.

Learn about the university’s response and impact to campus life on our Coronavirus Updates website.