22 Things You'll Understand If You Attend or Graduated From UTSA
The Alamo City is home to quite a few colleges and universities, but the University of Texas at San Antonio, better known as UTSA, is a standout. With so many folks attending the UT system school — either because they grew up here and wanted to stay around, moved from a smaller Texas town to enjoy SA or just ended up here — UTSA is synonymous with San Antonio culture. As such, we decided to highlight some inevitable, relatable truths about attending UTSA.
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The squirrels here unlike any others
The bravest damn squirrels you’ve ever seen. Because everyone feeds them, they’ve become pretty tame. They’ll basically take food right from your hand and, if you’re not paying attention or it’s a safe distance from your person, right out from under your nose.
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You will be late to class because of parking
Maybe once. Maybe twice. Maybe even three times — especially if you’ve got class at a peak busy time. That being said, one glorious day, one of your professors will be late because of parking too. The struggle is real.
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Bean bags are like an unofficial second mascot
Everyone tries to lay up on those bean bags. EVERYONE. You could have five minutes left to get to class and if you see one of those beanbags in the UC vacant, you know you’re gonna sit there just for a little bit, ya nasty.
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You’ll get calves of steel without meaning to
Sometimes you have a class in the Business Building and you’ve got to haul ass all the way to the BSE in 10 minutes just to get stuck with the left-handed desk. Or maybe your schedule means you gotta climb lots of stairs. It be that way sometimes.
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You’ll see a kid you knew in elementary school
UTSA is becoming so large and ubiquitous that you actually have a pretty high chance of running into someone that you’ve known at some point. Even if you went to different high schools, you may recognize a few familiar faces walking around campus.
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You’ll try to meet your friend at the Sombrilla
Somehow, you still won’t be able to find each other. Between two floors, the giant fountain, the occasional demonstration or fair, and about a million other people trying to find their own friends, you never had a chance. The other side of this coin is that you’ll inevitably run into someone you definitely don’t want to see. You win some, you lose some.
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Someone will try to hand you the Paisano
And you’ll dodge that mess like the plague. Don’t @ us.
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The UTSA/Texas State rivalry is real
I once saw a bar fight between a Roadrunner and a Bobcat. Except they were dudes. And they beat each other up. Nowadays, the rivalry is mostly Twitter meme-based as of late, which is a thousand times more clever and funny — and nobody has to go to jail!
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You’ll get lost
You don’t even have to be high AF. Sometimes you’ll enter a building on the ground floor and come out across campus on the other side. We’ve all been there, it doesn’t matter who you are. Now if only you could go in one building and end up in Lot 13…
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You’re either obsessed with the football team or completely uninterested
And it’s super easy to tell which side you fall on.
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