GSBS New Student Information
It is our pleasure to welcome and assist you with your transition to the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and the city of San Antonio. Below you will find important information regarding your matriculation and enrollment process.
If you have any questions, please contact the Assistant Director of Admissions and Special Programs, Yvonne Valdez at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student Web Orientation
All students are required to complete the web orientation offered by the UT Health San Antonio Canvas learning management system. The instructions will be sent to your LiveMail email account from the Office of Student Life.
For supervisor notification, add your Academic Program Coordinator, in order for them to receive a notice of completion. Failure to complete both modules of the web orientation will result in a HOLD status and will delay the registration process.
GSBS Calendar (All GSBS Programs excluding IBMS)
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|Aug 16||9:00am Safety Training Orientation|
10:00am Institutional Animal Care Orientation
|11:00am Lunch Social (get to know your cohort)|
|1:00pm Student Insurance and Employee Benefits Overview|
|Aug 17||9:00am-3:00pm GSBS Orientation Bootcamp|
|Aug 18||10:30am Student Life Orientation|
|11:30am Lunch & Student ID's|
|1:00pm Program Specific Orientation|
|6:00pm Student Social (details coming soon!)|
|Aug 19||3:30pm Candidacy Ceremony, Convocation & Picnic|
IBMS Specific Calendar
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|Aug 1||1:00pm Mini Bootcamp|
|Aug 2||2:00pm Critical Thinking Pre-Matriculation Course|
|Aug 3||9:00am Molecular Biology Pre-Matriculation Course|
2:30pm Critical Thinking Pre-Matriculation Course
|5:00pm BIG-R Pre-Matricualtion Course|
5:00pm BIG-R Pre-Matricualtion Course
|Aug 5||9:00am Molecular Biology Pre-Matriculation Course|
|3:00pm Critical Thinking Pre-Matriculation Course|
9:00am Molecular Biology Pre-Matriculation Course
|Aug 10||9:00am Molecular Biology Pre-Matriculation Course|
|5:00pm BIG-R Pre-Matriculation Course|
|Aug 11||5:00pm BIG- R Pre-Matriculation Course|
|Aug 12||9:00am Molecular Biology Pre-Matriculation Course|
Tuition and Fees
Up to date tuition and fees charges can be found here. If a HOLD remains on a student account that prevents registration and payment of tuition and fees by 4:00 p.m. Friday, August 20, the student will be responsible for paying a $100 late fee.
Registration for Fall
Each student is responsible for registering themselves for courses, make sure to be in contact with your program regarding your exact plan of study. Each student is responsible for any HOLD status on the account that could delay registration and enrollment. This can be done by accessing the Student Self-Service site.
All incoming UT Health Students must meet and maintain the University's requirements for immunizations. Students that are out of compliance will be issued a HOLD that will inhibit them from registering for classes. As of Fall 2019. the University started using a system called Sentry MD with whom you will communicate directly. Once you have been matriculated into the University you will be contacted by them directly with further instruction on how to submit your records. A complete FAQ section on Sentry MD and the Immunization Requirements can be found here: Student Immunization Tracking.
Student Health Insurance Coverage
All UT Health students are required to have health insurance. Until you have either chosen to purchase the student option from the University or have proven that you have your own coverage either on your own, through a parent or spouse a hold will remain on your account. Once you have completed this form, the HOLD will be instantly released allowing you to complete registration.
The student health insurance option is available for purchase through the Office of Student Life. Corresponding fees for that coverage can be found on their website here.
For Students who Receive Stipends
Please follow up with your department regarding stipend amounts and start dates. Student employees of UT Health San Antonio and earning a salary, you will be paid on the 1st business day of each month.
Please contact the Office of International Services at email@example.com regarding your offer and F-1 documentation.
The Graduate Student International Club is a student-led resource support group for international students at UT Health San Antonio. The purpose of this group is to best guide and assist the current and incoming international students by providing resources that allow them to successfully transition to life in the USA with the overall goal of improving and making a productive study atmosphere on campus. One of the major purposes of the Graduate Student International Club is to help international students with the initial transition to the life in the USA by providing services like airport pickups, hosting international students, information resources for housing, utilities and social activities. To learn more, email Graduate Student International Club by contacting Bowen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Changes to Contact Information
If your email or home address changed from the address provided on your application, send your updated contact information to email@example.com to receive the most recent information regarding admissions and registration.
An email from Information Management Services will be sent to you after you have accepted your offer of admission and have been matriculated into the system regarding your UT Health San Antonio email and domain account. If you cannot locate this email, please check your junk folders or spam filters. If you continue to have problems, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request this information again.
Your Health Science Center domain user ID and password are the same as your Health Science Center e-mail user ID and password. If you are not able to successfully sign in to the University Portal contact the IMS Help Desk at IMS-ServiceDesk@uthscsa.edu or 567-7777.
A list of the apartments near the UT Health San Antonio, along with web information and comments by our graduate students, is provided. Any views or opinions presented in this document are solely those of the students and do not necessarily represent those of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. A letter of salary support is available upon request.
Parking Permits and Student ID Badge
The cost for parking will be deducted from your monthly salary check. The cost for a student ID badge is $10. A photo ID (driver's license or passport) is required by UT Police when purchasing your parking and student ID badge.
Student Employee Forms
For those students who are stipend eligible, there is an additional orientation process that must be completed with HR. New Employee Forms will be distributed by your program closer to your hire date.
If you are currently a UT Health San Antonio employee, these forms are already on file with the Office of Human Resources; however, if you would like to continue coverage with BlueCross BlueShield or discuss other benefit options as you transition to a student employee classification, please make an appointment to speak to your HR benefits counselor.
Student Lounge and Lockers
Other Important Contacts
- Counseling Services
- Location: Dental School Building 3.100
- Phone: 210-567-2648
- Fax: 210-567-2689
- Location: Briscoe Libary Room 4.080
- Phone: 210-567-2621
- Fax: 210-567-2685
- Wellness 360 - Student Health Clinic
- Location: 1.422 Nursing School
- Phone: 210-567-2788
- Fax: 210-567-5903
- Monday 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- Tuesday - Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Student Life
- Location: Briscoe Library Room 3.056
- Phone: 210-567-2654
- Fax: 210-567-3415
- Recreational Sports
- Phone: 210-567-5220
- Veteran Services & Financial Aid
- Location: Briscoe Libary 4.064
- Phone: 210-567-2635
- Fax: 210-567-6643
- Certificate in Cancer Prevention
- Cert in Translational Science
- Pre-Professional Graduate Certificate
- MS Biomedical Engineering
- MS Cell Systems and Anatomy
- MS Clinical Investigation and Translational Science
- MS Dental Hygiene
- MS Immunology and Infection
- MS Medical Health Physics
- MS Personalized Molecular Medicine
- Doctorate of Medical Physics
- PhD in Biomedical Engineering
- PhD in Health Sciences
- PhD in Integrated Biomedical Sciences
- PhD in Nursing Science
- PhD in Radiological Sciences
- PhD in Translational Science