The NSD Texas Institute takes place July 16-29 and is located at the University of Texas, San Antonio. Easily accessible from the San Antonio Airport (SAT), the University of Texas, San Antonio provides a central location for students all over Texas and beyond to come together to work in an inclusive environment designed to help them succeed on the Texas circuit.
Students will be staying in Alvarez Hall, located right in the heart of campus. The dorm rooms are air-conditioned. Students should bring linens for an extra long twin bed. There is a front desk attendant on duty 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
NSD provides students with Lunch and Dinner services in the Roadrunner Cafe, "Real Food on Campus" university dining. Students will be able to get snack and sundries throughout the day in the dorm at the many active campus markets, located in the dorms, libraries and classroom buildings. Breakfast food is not provided by NSD. Students and staff should bring granola bars, pop tarts, cereal, fruit and other ready-to-eat breakfast food to campus with them. Additional food can be purchased at the campus mini mart stores as needed.
Student Supervision is provided by NSD Institute Directors, Administrative Staff and Faculty. Students are expected to attend all activities unless they are feeling unwell, in which case they should contact our Institute Directors, Chris Castillo and Jenn Miller-Melin. Attendance is monitored by staff. There is roll call in the morning and room checks at midnight.
General security is provided by the University of Texas, San Antonio Police Department as well as the 24-hour dorm staff in Alvarez Hall that are always available to NSD and its students.
Computer access and internet are available. We strongly encourage students to bring their own laptops. UTSA computers are also available for use in the computer clusters in the dorm and throughout the library. Printing costs $.015 a page and is at staff and student expense. The campus is wireless, but bring an Ethernet cable and USB flash drive for use as needed. Students may not add to or tamper with computer systems on campus.
There will be Free Day midway through camp. There are no classes until after dinner. Staff will provide students with the options of attending supervised outings to museums, movies, or local San Antonio attractions. Students can also choose to stay close to campus and take advantage of the campus Recreation and Wellness Center.