UTSA Downtown

UTSA has three campuses located in San Antonio: the Downtown Campus, the Main Campus, and the Hemisfair Campus.

The 18-acre campus is located in the heart of San Antonio just west of IH-35 at the intersection of W. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd. and Frio Street, and is easily accessible by car or bus. It is also within walking distance of many cultural attractions, restaurants and businesses that make San Antonio a top destination in Texas.

The UTSA Downtown Campus is home to the College of Architecture, Construction and Planning, the College of Public Policy and the College of Education and Human Development departments of Counseling, Educational Psychology, and Educational Leadership and Policy Studies.

The campus offers seven undergraduate degrees, nine master’s degrees, three doctoral degrees, and seven graduate certificates. More than one-third of UTSA’s graduate students take classes at the Downtown Campus.

One of the defining elements of the campus is its connection to the community and its role as a center for urban issues and research.

The Carnegie Foundation has recognized UTSA for its community engagement efforts. Housed at the UTSA Downtown Campus, the Office of the Vice President for Community Services oversees many of the university’s public service, extension, outreach and community education programs.

The UTSA Downtown Campus includes a 19,000 square-foot library, computer lab, professional quality theater, art gallery, campus bookstore, student center, fitness center, sport court, dining facilities, health and counseling services, student disability services, testing services, tutoring and writing support and more.

Getting to Campus


UTSA Downtown Campus
501 W. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd.
San Antonio, TX 78207

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Parking for UTSA students and employees with a UTSA parking permit is available surrounding all sides of the campus in the Durango Lot, Lots D1, D2 and D3 (underneath I-35/I-10), the Monterey Lot and in Cattleman’s Square Lot. UTSA parking permits can be purchased online through UTSA Business Auxiliary Services.

Visitor parking is available for an hourly fee in the Downtown Campus Garage along the I-35/I-10 access road (S. Pecos – La Trinidad St.) and the Monterey Lot along S. Frio Street. Paystation kiosks for visitors are located on the top level of the DTC Garage, in the Monterey Building (MNT) first floor lobby, Frio Street Building (FS) first floor hallway near Starbucks and in Buena Vista Building (BVB) outside the Aula Canaria Lecture Hall.

Click here to view and download the UTSA Downtown Campus Map (pdf).

For questions about parking at UTSA, visit UTSA Parking online or call 210-458-7275.

Public Transportation

Students, employees and visitors may utilize San Antonio’s public transportation system – VIA Metropolity Transit – to get to and from the campus. Several major bus routes serve the UTSA Downtown Campus community, including Routes 93 and 94, which allow students to travel back and forth between the Main and Downtown Campuses.

Students may purchase a VIA 5-month Semester Pass for just $35! The Student Semester Pass can be purchased near the start of each semester at the Roadrunner Express store, located in the Durango Building next to the Student Center, or at any VIA Information Centers throughout the city. All you need is your school photo ID and proof that you are currently enrolled and have paid your tuition.

Learn more at VIA Metropolitan Transit’s website.