First-Year Experience Badge Collection
Welcome to the First-Year Collection. During your first year at UTSA, you can earn one or all of the First-Year Collection - a set of competency-based digital badges that document career development skills and campus life involvement - which can be added to your portfolio, LinkedIn, and social media. Earning badges is not required, but highly recommended to help you find your place at UTSA through activities and events that build strong social and academic foundations.
What Badges are Available and How do Students Earn Them?
Below is a snapshot of the First-Year Collection and a link to the earning requirements for each, like participation in an activity or event and writing/recording a brief reflection.
The Spring 2021 First-Year Collection activities and events are being finalized, added to Rowdylink, and linked here. Stay tuned and get ready to build a strong social and academic foundation at UTSA!
First Year: Bold Conversations
Meet with friends and peers to chat and discuss one shared book or movie. Discussions are completely student-led and happen in Zoom - February, March and April.
First Year: Well-being
Take care of yourself! Participate in the First Year Wellness Event and at least one other well-being activity at UTSA.
First Year: Information
(Re)discover the library! It is an exciting social place. Come and take part in a series of activities and events that have nothing to do with classwork and you will not be asked to be quiet.
First Year: Design The Future
Are you creative, have great ideas, have great plans? Do you like to build things? Come help us reinvent the First-Year Collection for next year. Work in small groups with peers and mentors from UTSA and the San Antonio community to create, design and market the look of the First-Year Collection and future First Year events!
Contact: Frances Matos - firstname.lastname@example.org