Student Services and Academic Support (2024)

Table of Contents
Academic Advising Athletic Academic Center (AAC) Attorney for Students (AFS) Bike Cave Bobcats Bounce Back (B3) Bobcat Shuttle Career Services Center for Diversity and Gender Studies Center for International Studies Center for the Study of the Southwest Copy Cats Correspondence Self-Paced Studies Counseling Center Dean of Students Office Dining on Campus Dining Services by Chartwells Disability Services Distance and Extended Learning Education Abroad Programs Financial Aid and Scholarships First-Generation Initiatives First-Year Advising Housing and Residential Life IDEA Center ID Services International Student and Scholar Services IT Assistance Center (ITAC) LBJ Student Center Organizations, Programs and Services Amenities, Retail and Food Venues Departments Located Within the LBJ Student Center Include: Math CATS (Computer and Tutoring Services) Off-Campus Living Parking Services Peer Mentoring Physical Therapy Clinic Print and Mail Services Recycling Program Round Rock Campus Service-Learning Excellence Program Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic Student Conduct and Community Standards Student Learning Assistance Center (SLAC) Student Ombudsperson Student Success at Round Rock Testing, Evaluation, and Measurement Center (TEMC) Texas State Intensive English (TSIE) Program The Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Transfer Center Transportation Services Bicycles, Skateboards, and Non-motorized Vehicles Also, see in this section of the Student Handbook: University Advising Center University Health Services University Libraries Research Help Research Guides Resources and Tools for Research Electronic Databases and Journals Library Online Catalog Periodicals (Journals, Magazines, Newspapers) Obtaining Materials from Other LibrariesTexShare and ILLiad Computers, Laptops, Printers and Wireless Access Send&Print Services and Kiosks University Police Department (UPD) University Registrar University Seminar (US1100) University Writing Center Veterans Affairs GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website. Vice President for Student Success The Wittliff Collections References
  • Academic Advising

    Undergraduate Academic Center, First Floor

    Academic Advising. One of the most important things students can do to support their success is to establish a strong working relationship with their academic advisor. Every undergraduate student has access to high-quality professional academic advising from their first semester through graduation. Academic advisors help students define and achieve their academic goals by supporting them in choosing a major that aligns with their interests, strengths, values, and career goals; mapping a path to graduation through course selection; and identifying and connecting with campus resources.

  • Athletic Academic Center (AAC)

    The Athletic Academic Center (AAC) assists student-athletes by providing support and development in academic excellence, athletic excellence, community service and career exploration, as well as opportunities for personal growth. In conjunction with the Associate Athletic Director for Compliance, the AAC educates student-athletes about NCAA rules and regulations and monitors their progress for continuing eligibility. AAC advisors verify course selections to ensure student-athletes are working toward their degrees, achieving satisfactory academic progress and meeting GPA requirements.

  • Attorney for Students (AFS)

    LBJ Student Center, Suite 5-1.5

    The Attorney for Students (AFS) Office offers legal services to all currently enrolled Texas State University students. AFS serves students by providing them with critical legal counsel, limited-scope representation, and practical education concerning their legal rights and responsibilities. By providing legal services, AFS supports student retention by improving students' ability to focus on their education. There is NO additional cost for legal services because AFS is supported by student service fees. All case information is protected by attorney-client privilege and is treated confidentially by all AFS staff.

    Practice Areas include but are not limited to:

    • Property Law (Lease Reviews, Landlord/Tenant Renting Issues)
    • Criminal Law (Tickets, Charges, Expunctions, etc.)
    • Immigration (Family Petitions, DACA, Visas, etc.)
    • Business Law (Contracts, Business Formation, Intellectual Property Rights)
    • Will and Probate Law (Simple Wills, Powers of Attorney, Advance Directives)
    • Insurance Law (Auto Accident and Medical Insurance claims)
    • Employment Law (Employment Agreements, Worker's Rights)
    • Consumer Law (Credit and Debt Issues, Civil Matters)
    • Family Law (Uncontested Divorce and Custody matters only, Name and gender marker changes)

    Speaking Engagements, Panelists, and Presentations:
    AFS staff are available as speakers or panelists and can provide legal presentations to students, classes, recognized organizations, and programs by request.

    Excluded Services:
    AFS does not provide legal counsel on matters involving the Texas State University System or disputes between Texas State students, staff, faculty, or departments. We cannot represent students at court hearings or before government agencies. We also do not advise on tax issues or contested divorces and child custody matters. The office can help students find resources such as outside agencies or private attorneys for legal issues that we can not assist with, require extensive time commitment or representation before opposing parties, courts and government agencies.

  • Bike Cave

    The Bike Cave is a university-owned bike shop and workspace. It is in room 100, Colorado Building on Pleasant Street. The Bike Cave has self-serve workstations and tools, parts, and trained mechanics to help students maintain or repair their bikes. The Cave offers parts, safety accessories, affordable bikes, and services for sale.

    Contact the Bike Cave:

    The Bike Cave

  • Bobcats Bounce Back (B3)


    Bobcats Bounce Back (B3) supports undergraduate students who are working to bounce back to good academic standing. Students working with B3 learn to identify their strengths, leverage effective support-seeking behaviors, and design holistic and personal strategies for success that enable them to achieve their goals inside and outside of the classroom.

    If you want assistance designing your bounce back semester, connect with a B3 Success Strategy Consultant by emailing

  • Bobcat Shuttle

    The Bobcat Shuttle is a bus service operated for all Texas State students, faculty, staff, and the general public. The system is in operation during class days.

    How to Ride the Bus

    • Check the map or the Texas State app to find the stop closest to you.
    • Make sure to be at the bus stop before the bus gets there. use the DoubleMap Real-Time GPS Tracking on the TXST App to help plan y our trip.
    • When the bus arrives, check the route name and number on the bus to make sure it's the bus you want. Not sure? Ask the driver, they are happy to help.
    • Let people off the bus before you get on the bus.
    • Get on! You do not need to show your TXST ID or pay a fare.
    • When your stop is about a block away, pull the yellow hanging cord to let the driver know that you want the bus to stop.
    • When the bus stops, check where you were sitting to make sure you left nothing behind. Be sure to watch your step as you get off the bust.

    Contact the Bobcat Shuttle:

    Bobcat Shuttle

  • Career Services

    LBJ Student Center, 5th floor

    Career Services assists students and alumni in pursuing and achieving their career potential.

    Among our services are:

    • Career Planning and Exploration – Staff are available to help students research and explore career options as well as to identify skills, education, and experience necessary to pursue a chosen career.
    • Job Search Assistance – Staff are also available to prepare students and alumni for their job search, including resumes, cover letters, and interview skills.
    • Internships and Part-time Jobs – Career Services hosts a variety of online and in-person resources to help students identify and apply for part-time jobs as well as internships in the local community.
    • Career Fairs – Career Services works with employers to create opportunities for students to connect with potential part-time and full-time jobs as well as internships. Multiple industry-specific and general career fairs are hosted virtually and in-person throughout the year.
    • Graduate/Professional School Advising – Students and alumni interested in pursuing an advanced degree may find a variety of online and in-person resources available through Career Services.
  • Center for Diversity and Gender Studies

    Undergraduate Academic Center, Room 478

    The Center for Diversity and Gender Studies (CDGS) in the College of Liberal Arts administers several interdisciplinary academic minors: African American Studies at the undergraduate level and Diversity Studies at the undergraduate and graduate level, the Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies at the undergraduate and graduate level. These academic minors offer students the opportunity to engage in interdisciplinary academic programs and activities to complement their majors while learning how to work and live in a culturally pluralistic society. The CDGS connects students to extra-curricular activities and events sponsored by CDGS and shares information about internships, research scholarships, career planning and leadership, in addition to a library with more than 300 books for students and faculty.

  • Center for International Studies

    The mission of the Center for International Studies is to provide students with aquality interdisciplinary education to prepare them for international careers. Students will learn the necessary research and writing skills to pursue graduate studies or careers in law, diplomacy, and international affairs. The undergraduate and graduate international studies programs will challenge students to further explore and understand the rapidly globalizing world of today.

  • Center for the Study of the Southwest


    The Center for the Study of the Southwest at Texas State University engages faculty and students in the richness and diversity of Texas, the Southwestern United States and Northern Mexico via curriculum development, public outreach and research that give focus to intercultural studies through examining the region’s people, institutions, history, art, and physical and cultural ecology.

  • Copy Cats

    Nueces Building

    Copy Cats offers a broad array of services to the university community, including:

    • black-and-white and color copies
    • finishing services such as binding, cutting, folding and laminating
    • a wide array of paper stocks, including recycled
    • mailing services, including postage stamps, U.S. Postal Service drop-off and UPS package drop-off
    • notary service
    • fax service
    • shipping envelopes and supplies

    Copy Cats has an internet-accessible order form and offers the convenience of emailing documents directly to

    Walk-ins are welcome as well; hours are 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday – Friday.

    Copy Cats accepts checks, cash and major credit cards with a valid Texas State ID.

    Copy Cats is located downstairs from the Police Department in the Nueces Building, just off the Quad.

  • Correspondence Self-Paced Studies

    Academic Services Building North, Room 302
    512.245.2322 | 800.511.8656

    Correspondenceself-paced study provides the opportunity to earn college-level course credit through online, non-semester-based courses. Most courses can be completed within two to three months. Maximum course enrollment is for six or nine months, depending on the course, and students may enroll in courses at any time during the academic year. The Office of Distance and Extended Learning offers undergraduate university courses through correspondence self-paced study in a variety of subjects. Courses are open to those who meet departmental and course prerequisites and Texas Success Initiative Program (TSIP) requirements. If you complete your course while residing in a state outside of Texas, then Texas State University is bound by the state authorization rules of the state in which you reside.

    A listing of correspondence self-paced course offerings can be found on the Correspondence Self-Paced Studies website.

  • Counseling Center

    LBJ Student Center, 5th floor, Suite 5-4.1
    Social Media: @txstcc

    Office Hours
    San Marcos

    8 a.m.– 5 p.m. Monday - Friday
    After hours crisis consultation: Avail Crisis Hotline 1-877-466-0660

    Round Rock

    Services available Monday - Friday during San Marcos office hours. On-site office hours vary by semester and are by appointment only.
    After hours crisis consultation: Bluebonnet Trails Crisis Hotline 1-800-841-1255.

    The Counseling Center offers time effective services to help currently enrolled students address adjustment, personal and psychological concerns that may interfere with your ability to succeed academically. Use of the Counseling Center is not part a part of your academic record. Services may be provided virtually or in-person: a decision that will be made collaboratively and will consider health, safety, and privacy factors. Services are confidential; however, there are limited exceptions that will be clearly outlined and discussed with you.

    Counseling Center services include short-term individual and group counseling, skill-based workshops, psychiatric referral, crisis intervention, prevention-focused outreach programs & self-help resources, campus consultation & training, and referral assistance to community resources/providers.

    To initiate services, currently enrolled students can make an initial consultation by calling or stopping by the Counseling Center on the San Marcos campus. Students on the Round Rock Campus can make an appointment by calling the Counseling Center's main number (512-245-2208) for assistance. If you have an urgent concern or situation, crisis appointments are also available by contacting the Center. Resulting from the initial contact, the clinician will recommend appropriate sources of support. The recommendations may include: receiving further assessment, being scheduled for services within the Counseling Center, being connected with appropriate campus offices, and/or being referred to a community provider for more focused or specialized services.

    We invite students to explore our web site and social media or to stop by our events to learn more about available services and programs! Go Bobcats!

  • Dean of Students Office

    LBJ Student Center 5-9.1

    The Dean of Students Office consists of:

    • Alcohol and Drug Compliance Services
    • Attorney for Students
    • CARE Center
    • Ombuds Services
    • Student Conduct and Community Standards

    The Dean of Students Office provides the following services:

    • acts as a clearinghouse to refer students, parents or other university community members to appropriate campus offices/departments when necessary
    • assists students during emergencies or crises
    • assist with university-related complaints through the student ombudspersonto assist with achieving resolutions
    • notifies faculty on behalf students when emergencies or crises prevent a student from notifying faculty, especially for absences
    • provides notary services for currently enrolled Texas State students
    • provides disciplinary background checks, following appropriate FERPA guidelines (e.g., federal jobs, study abroad, university applications for certain programs, etc.) per student request/approval
    • assists families in cases of student deaths
    • coordinates the Student Behavior Assessment Team
    • publishes the official Texas State student handbook
    • serves as liaison for students who were involved in the foster care system (FACES) and students who are parents (SWAP)
  • Dining on Campus

    Dining Services by Chartwells

    Download the Dine On Campus App

    Chartwells Dining Services, also known as Texas State Dining, manages the on-campus food service for Texas State University, including the dining halls, food courts, markets, cafes, catering, and concessions. The Dine On Campus website features daily menus, nutrition content, ingredients, hours of operation, a full schedule of dining events and promotions, and contacts for each location and resources for students regarding wellness and sustainability. We also encourage students, faculty, and staff to download our Dine On Campus Mobile App available on Android and Apple devices. This app enables you to text your feedback, find your favorite foods on campus, purchase meal plans and, best of all, add meals to your fitness tracker. To make dining accessible, and more convenient for our guests, we now offer mobile ordering through the Grub Hub Mobile App. Using Grub Hub, users can browse menus, customize orders, pay, then have their items scheduled for pickup. Once an order is ready, Grub Hub sends a push notification to the user, who can pick it up and avoid waiting in line. Grub Hub’s app also remembers personalized choices, which makes it easy for one-tap reordering.

    For any information regarding meal plans, please visit our website.

    Commons Dining Hall

    Located on Bobcat Trail, across from Flowers Hall

    Commons Dining Hall is an "all-you-care-to-eat" dining facility that offers a variety of cuisines such as home-style, Tex-Mex, grill, pizza, pasta, soup and salad bar, breakfast pantry, and deli. Our Bobcats never get tired of eating at Commons Dining Hall since our menus rotate and change every day! Commons also features many dining options for guests with special dietary needs. All baked goods are made in Texas State’s very own Bobcat Bakery! Use Text 2 Chat to send feedback on your dining experience at Commons.

    The Den Food Company

    Located inside the Academic Services Building South

    The first floor features retail locations Papa John’s Pizza and Tea Co. Additionally, enjoy delicious empanadas from Yapa or some tasty brisket from AJ's BBQ food trucks. The all-new Den Dining Hall Express features three all-new stations consisting of breakfast all day, main line, and deli stations.

    Einstein Bros. Bagels is located on the second floor. Skip the line by going to the Coffee Express Lane for a hot cup of brewed coffee. Use Text 2 Chat to send feedback on your dining experience at The Den Food Court.

    Harris Dining Hall

    Located on Moore Street, behind the Student Recreation Center

    Harris Dining Hall is an "all-you-care-to-eat" dining facility that offers various cuisines such as home-style, Tex-Mex, grill, pizza, pasta, soup and salad bar, breakfast pantry, and deli. Our Bobcats never get tired of eating at Harris Dining Hall since our menus rotate and change every day! Use Text 2 Chat to send feedback on your dining experience at Harris Dining Hall.

    Jones Dining Center

    Located across from The Tower

    Jones Dining Center now features Dunkin Donuts on the lower level of the building, Panda Express in the center of the building, and Fruteria y Mas on the east wing. Enjoy signature sandwiches or salads at Create or perhaps your perfect burrito or burrito bowl at Asado Latin Grill. You can also choose from various homemade pasta, in-house pizzas, and calzones that alternate daily at Woods St. Pizza. Finally, enjoy various campus favorites from Wing It, such as hand-tossed wings, chicken tenders, or southern sides. Use Text 2 Chat to send feedback on your dining experience at Jones Dining Center.

    LBJ Marketplace

    Located inside the LBJ Student Center on the first and second floors
    512.245.9902 | 512.245.9903

    The first floor features Tu Taco, Chick-fil-A, and Starbucks Coffee.

    The second floor features Pizza Hut Express, Global Evolution, and Burger 512 inside the LBJ Marketplace. Mondo Subs is also located on the second floor and features a variety of signature sandwiches. Also located on the second floor is Revolution Noodle which offers made-to-order ramen bowls. Use Text 2 Chat to send feedback on your dining experience at all locations in the LBJ Student Center.

    Paws-N-Go Market

    Adjacent to Evans Liberal Arts

    This convenience store features fresh coffee, Spring & Sprout snacks, bottled beverages and chips, freshly made sushi, salads, breakfast snacks, and lunch items. Look for gluten-free frozen meals and pre-packaged snacks!

    McCoy Café

    Located inside McCoy Collee of Business on the second floor

    This We Proudly Serves Starbucks location offers a variety of espressos, hot and iced coffees, as well as pastries made daily. Are you looking for a quick meal as well? Grab a salad, sandwich, fruit cup, or parfait from our Spring and Sprout cooler.


    Located inside of the Undergraduate Academic Center

    The popular sandwich brand finally got its own space. This concept focuses on customizable sandwiches and also has a variety of signature sandwiches.

    Shake Smart

    Located inside the Student Recreation Center

    This concept focuses on offering healthy, convenient options for our Texas State University community. With a wide variety of shakes, acai bowls, natural sandwiches, oatmeal, and wraps, there is bound to be something for everyone. Signature shakes focus on offering 30+ grams of protein, high-quality whey isolates, and natural fruits and veggies. One of the most important aspects of Shake Smart is that it also provides options for guests who live a vegan, gluten-free, and lactose-free lifestyle.

    The Market at University Events Center

    Located in the University Events Center near Strahan Coliseum

    The Market has everything you need to refuel after a long day of exercise, from protein shakes to high-energy snacks! Are you looking to grab a quick meal or snack before class? Enjoy one of our various ready-made meals, sandwiches, salads, and parfaits from our Sprig & Sprout cooler. This location also serves coffee and espressos made-to-order.

    Starbucks at Alkek Library

    Located next to the main entrance to the Alkek Library.

    This location provides all your favorite Starbucks favorites such as espressos, lattes, coffees, and pastries ideal for your library study sessions!

    Coffee & Pi Market

    Located on the ground floor of the Ingram School of Engineering.

    Start your day off right with your favorite drip coffee and assorted breakfast items. Then continue to stay fueled by chowing down on several snacks or Sprig & Sprout salads, sandwiches, or fruit cups.

    Bobcat Eats Catering


    Let Bobcat Eats Catering help you design the perfect menu and personalize all the details for your unique event. Our catering services can accommodate any size, theme, or individual requirements in virtually any location — on or off-campus. Choose from student organization-friendly menus and Carved & Crafted!

    We’ll also work with you to create a completely customized catering menu inspired by your unique needs that will leave a lasting impression on your guests. All menus will follow the Chartwells culinary philosophy; authentic recipes using the freshest, seasonal ingredients. Waiter service, buffet, small plates, and international-inspired specialty stations: all served in your style! And because you’ve entrusted your event to Bobcat Eats Catering, the food will be unmatched, the service spectacular, and the event will be unforgettable. Visit our website to view all menus and place an order for your next event!

    Bobcat Concessions


    Chartwells oversees Concessions operations at Bobcat Stadium, Strahan Arena, the Baseball and Softball Stadiums, and the West Athletic Complex. Dining Dollars and Bobcat Buck$ are accepted at certain concessions windows at Bobcat Stadium and Strahan Arena. Show your Bobcat Pride and pick up a Texas State-branded souvenir fountain drink cup during any big game!

  • Disability Services

    LBJ Student Center 5-5.1

    The mission of the Office of Disability Services (ODS) is to promote equal access to all university programs and activities for students with disabilities. The ODS provides institution-wide advisem*nt, consultation, and training on disability-related topics, collaborates with partners to identify and remove barriers to foster an all-inclusive campus, and provides individual services and facilitates accommodations to students with disabilities. The ODS promotes student learning, development, and success through a wholistic approach.

    Academic accommodations and support services are provided to qualified Texas State students with documented disabilities. A student must register with the ODS and provide documentation in order to receive accommodations and services at Texas State University. All accommodations are determined on an individual, case-by-case basis and are directly related to the functional impact of the student’s condition. Information about the process to register with ODS and the documentation guidelines are available on the ODS web site or upon request from the office.

    Accommodations include, but are not limited to:

    • Extended time on examinations
    • Reduced distraction environment for testing
    • Note-taking assistance
    • Alternative format text
    • Assistive technology
    • Special Groups (Early) Registration for classes
    • Sign language interpreting services
    • Real-time captioning services

    Students with disabilities who need financial assistance should contact Texas Workforce Solutions – Vocational Rehabilitation Services at its Texas State office: 512.245.3625.

    Students who have concerns or complaints should contact the director of Disability Services at 512.245.3451.

  • Distance and Extended Learning

    Academic Services Building North, Room 302
    512.245.2322 | 800.511.8656

    Texas State offers courses in many academic disciplines each semester via the internet and interactive video, at various off-campus locations, at the Texas State University Round Rock Campus, and during evenings and weekends on campus. A listing of these courses can be found on the CatsWeb schedule of classes under the headings of “Instructional Method” (all categories except for “Face to Face”) and “Campus” (all categories except for “Main”). The procedure for enrolling in a distance learning course or off-campus course is the same as that for enrolling in a class at the San Marcos campus. Students enroll using CatsWeb.

    Texas State also offers a number of partially and fully online degree programs. A list of these programs can be found on the Distance and Extended Learning website.

  • Education Abroad Programs

    Thornton International House, First Floor
    344 W. Woods St.

    Studying abroad is a unique, once-in-a-lifetime experience that will open many doors for students, both academically and personally. Education Abroad Programs expand students’ intellectual and personal development as they become immersed in other cultures. Students who participate in education abroad gain a global perspective, an appreciation for a multicultural world and a clearer understanding of their own cultures.

    A variety of programs are available to students, ranging from participating in Texas State faculty-led programs for a summerterm to direct enrollment in an institution abroad for a full academic year.

    Faculty-led programs are the most popular type of education abroad program at Texas State. Every year, hundreds of students participate in these programs. Under the leadership of Texas State professors, these group-based programs include class instruction, mentoring, accommodations, organized visitsand cultural encounters. Most of these programs are offered during the summer and cover many academic disciplines and locations around the world.

    The International Student Exchange Program provides students with an opportunity to study abroad at costs approximate to Texas State rates. Participants may study at a participating institution for one or two long semesters, depending on the guidelines of the specific program as well as space availability. Courses in a variety of subject areas are available through this program, offering Texas State students a unique opportunity to enhance their university education with an international experience. In most cases, students do not need to be fluent in the language of the host country.

    Affiliated programs are offered by third-party providers that have been approved by Texas State University. The opportunities available through affiliated programs offer diverse choices based on program length, location, academic field and type of experience such as academic courses, internships, volunteering and/or service learning. Affiliated providers offer full assistance not only while students are abroad, but also before and after the program. The cost of affiliated programs usually includes tuition, accommodations, meals, an on-site program director, in-country orientations, airport pick-up, health insurance, excursions, etc.

    The credit a student earns in an education abroad program may be applied toward a degree at Texas State. Most of the financial aid that students receive for studying on the Texas State campus may be applied toward Texas State education abroad programs. Qualified Texas State students are also eligible for the International Education Fee Scholarship. This scholarship program is funded through the student service fee account. The scholarships are distributed in a competition open to all undergraduate and graduate Texas State students, including international students, who meet the established eligibility requirements.

  • Smith House
    736 Oscar Smith Street

    Regular Business Hours: 512-245-3616
    After Hours Non-Emergency: 512-738-6650 (only for reporting environmental issues, chemical spills, lab issues or other non-life-threatening safety concerns)

    Texas State EHSRM is the university authority on regulatory compliance for programs designed to monitor environmental health, fire and life safety, laboratory safety, and risk management, among other areas. As a resource to the university community, EHSRM staff serve as subject matter experts and provide guidance using their knowledge and technical expertise on a variety of safety and compliance issues. EHSRM maintains a presence on campus by performing routine compliance inspections as well as complaint investigations in areas of concern, including university infrastructure, construction activities, and laboratories, among other areas.

    EHSRM provides many resources to the university community to address general safety, environmental protection, and compliance with state and federal regulations. Texas Food Handler Training and CPR/First Aid Training are available for all students through EHSRM. For student employees, EHSRM provides Student Worker Safety Training as well as job-specific trainings, such as Hazard Communication Training, General Biosafety Training, or Fire Safety and Evacuation Training. For more information about these trainings or to contact EHSRM to request a training, please visit the EHSRM webpage and select the “Training” tab in the menu.

    For student employees, Texas State offers coverage for on-the-job injuries that occur during employment and result in damage or harm to the body. EHSRM manages the Workers’ Compensation program and serves as the primary point of contact for coordinating payment medical treatment and lost wages for employees if they become injured on the job.

    EHSRM is also responsible for conducting Safety Hazard Assessments and Incident Assessments. If you encounter an unsafe condition, hazard, or any other safety concern on campus, please submit a Safety Hazard Report online through our website using the link above. If you are a non-employee and have been injured while on campus, please submit an Incident Report online through our website using the link above. EHSRM staff will complete an assessment using the information provided to determine the most appropriate method for mitigating the issue.

  • Financial Aid and Scholarships

    J.C. Kellam Building Room 240
    512.245.TXST (8978)

    Texas State makes every effort to help students who need assistance in paying for the cost of their education. Interested students should contact TXST One Stop or visit the office’s website to view the types of assistance that are available.

    Federal and State Aid Programs
    Texas State participates in both federal and state financial aid programs. Students with sufficient financial need can benefit from such grants as the Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, TEACH Grant, Iraq-Afghanistan Service Grant, TEXAS Grant, Texas State Tuition Grant and Texas Public Educational Grant. Aid can come in the form of grants, work-study, student and parent loans, and scholarships.

    Applying for Financial Aid
    To apply for financial aid, a student must complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online and include the Texas State University school code – 003615.


    • January 15 is the priority date for filing a FAFSA for the upcoming academic year (fall and spring). If the deadline is missed, a student may still apply and receive some forms of assistance such as the Pell Grant and student loans.
    • March 1 is the priority deadline for filing the separate summer financial aid application prior to the upcoming summer semester. This separate summer application must be completed in addition to filing the appropriate year’s FAFSA.

    For scholarshipdeadline information, visit the Scholarships website.

    Satisfactory Academic Progress Requirements
    Federal regulations require students to meet certain minimum academic standards in order to remain eligible for financial assistance.

    The requirements are that a student:

    • maintain a minimum cumulative Texas State GPA
    • complete at least 67 percentof all course work
    • not exceed a maximum limit of attempted hours toward their degree

    Additional program-specific requirements also exist. View these SAP criteria in more detail online.

    Courses Counting
    The federal government requires that a student’s aid eligibility only be based on those courses that count toward the completion of the student’s degree. So to be considered a full-time student for financial aid purposes, a student would want to enroll in 12 credit hours as an undergraduate (or 9 credit hours as a graduate) that count toward their degree. Remember, to be eligible for most financial aid, a student only needs to be enrolled at least half-time (6 hours for undergraduates and 5 hours for graduates). For more information, please visit Courses Counting.

    Alternative Loan Resources
    For information on alternative loans along with helpful information about this type of funding, please visit the Financial Aid and Scholarships website.

    Official Withdrawals and Financial Aid
    If a student withdraws or is expelled from the university on or prior to the 60-percent point of the semester, the student is required to repay any unearned portion of federal Title IV aid. For more details, visit on the Financial Aid and Scholarships website.

    Unofficial Withdrawals and Financial Aid
    If a student is a federal financial aid recipient and fails to receive earned grades (e.g., all U’s, all I’s or a combination of all U’s, W’s or I’s) in courses that span the entire period the student is scheduled to complete during a semester, the student is considered to have unofficially withdrawn from the university. As a result, a federal withdrawal calculation must be performed to determine the amount of Title IV funds that the student must repay. For more details, visit on the Financial Aid and Scholarships website.

    Non-Attendance and Financial Aid
    If the student is a Pell Grant, Iraq-Afghanistan Service Grant (IASG) or TEACH Grant recipient, federal regulations require the student to have begun attending the courses for which the student is enrolled and receiving these grants. If on the census date roster (e.g., 12th class day of each fall and spring semester) the student is reflected as not attending a course, the student is assumed (for financial aid purposes) not to have begun attendance for that course. The student’s grant will then be adjusted or cancelled based on the courses the student has actually begun attending. If the student is receiving any other forms of federal or state financial aid, this aidmay also require adjustment due to the revised enrollment status. For more details, visit on the Financial Aid and Scholarships website.

    To Withdraw
    The student mustsubmit the Online University Withdrawal form. Financial aid recipients should speak with a Financial Aid and Scholarships representativebefore the withdrawal is processed. The withdrawal date is defined as the date on which a student first indicates his or her intent to withdraw.

  • First-Generation Initiatives

    At Texas State, we are dedicated to our first-generation students by supporting and celebrating their accomplishments. If you are the first in your family to attend a four-year institution, Texas State offers many resources dedicated to serving first-gen Bobcats. You can visit the website for more information on how to get connected:

  • First-Year Advising

    Trauth-Huffman Hall, First Floor

    First-Year Advising provides innovative, holistic, and proactive academic advising to first-year students at Texas State University. First-Year Advisors assist first-time-in-college students of any major as they navigate first-year course selections, engage in major exploration, and transition to the university.

  • Housing and Residential Life

    HRL Administration Building

    Housing and Residential Life (HRL) provides students with a safe, comfortable and convenient on-campus home while offering opportunities for increased campus involvement, social interaction and academic assistance. DHRL handles all inquiries related to housing options, rates, contracts and change requests. The department also offers information on hall programs, hall government, the Residence Hall Association and DHRL employment opportunities. Housing standards, which outline the policies and regulations for on-campus residents, can be found on their website.

  • IDEA Center

    Alkek Library 1st Floor - 133A

    Bobcat Innovation, Discovery, Exploration, and Analysis, or IDEA, supports and promotes undergraduate research and creative expression by assisting undergraduates in gaining awareness of research and ethical research practices, helping undergraduates synthesize current research, and enabling undergraduates to produce a research or creative project.

    As the office that implements Bobcat IDEA, The IDEA Center assists any and all undergraduate students looking to get involved with faculty-mentored research and creative expression. They do this through training, workshops, courses, and logistical support throughout the time that the student is working on their project.

  • ID Services

    LBJ Student Center 2-9.1
    24-hour lost card management

    A student’s BobcatCard, issued by ID Services, serves as the official Texas State ID, meal card, residence hall access card, entranceto athletic events,and library card.

    Important information about the BobcatCard:

    • Cards should be kept away from magnets, cellphones, wireless chargersand automobile key fobs that lock/unlock the doors or remote-start the car. A magnet can easily destroythe encoded information on the card.
    • The card should not be bent, folded or sat on, and it should not be exposed to excessive heat or run through the clothes washer or dryer. These are all activities that will damage the card.
    • Students should not attach stickers to the card, pass it through any other system or otherwise mutilate it. Do not punch a hole in the card. These are all considered damage done to the card.
    • There is a replacement charge for damaged, altered or defaced cards.
    • Students should carry their BobcatCard at all times. Card readers at each checker station on campus will scan the card to permit or deny transactions. No one will be admitted to the dining halls without either presenting a meal-eligible Texas State BobcatCard or purchasing a meal.
    • The photo on the BobcatCard should be a true representation of the student for identification purposes. Students will be asked to remove caps and sunglasses for the picture. There are no head coverings, sunglasses or anything blocking all or part of the face allowed. You may be asked to remove glasses due to glare in the photo.

    An ID service fee is collected from every student each semester. The fee is used to support the ID Services office and for expansions and maintenance of the BobcatCard program. This fee does not cover a replacement card each semester.

    Any misuse or misrepresentation of any university-issued card will resultin disciplinary and/or legal action.

    Bobcat Buck$
    Students must have a BobcatCard to use Bobcat Buck$, a prepaid declining-balance account. Bobcat Buck$ can be purchased and loaded onto the BobcatCard via the link on the ID Services website. BobcatBuck$ do not expire and can be used at on- and off-campus locations, including restaurants, stores and other service providers.

    Bobcat Buck$ are refundable only upon graduation, termination, withdrawal, separation or transfer and when the account balance is $17 or more. A $15 administrative fee is charged for all refund requests. To request a refund, submit a written request to ID Services. It is the student’s responsibility to read and understand the terms and conditions prior to purchasing Bobcat Buck$.

    Rollover Meal Plan Policy

    Door Access
    Students must use the BobcatCard to open doors controlled by a proximity reader.

    Students who have trouble obtaining access to a residence hall should contact the hall director.

    Students should contact the Night Desk at 512-245-3337 if their card fails to function correctly to access their residence hall during daytime hours. Card access failure at an academic building should be reported to Ingress Management Services at 512.245.7656.

    Lost Cards
    Students should report a lost BobcatCard immediately. This will deactivate the card, preventing any further use, and if the card is found it CANNOT be reactivated.

    A lost card must be replaced by visiting ID Services to purchase a replacement ID. A replacement card fee must be paid at the time of replacement.

    Office hours are 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday – Friday.

    After BusinessHours or on Weekends:
    For meal access see the Food Service Manager. For Residence Hall access, contact Night Deak at 512-245-3337. For all other building access requests, contact Ingress Management Services at 512.245.7656.
    For other reader-controlled doors, contact the department. For eligibility in other areas, contact the respective area manager.

    There is a replacement charge for each card replaced, regardless of reason.

    The university is not responsible for any loss or expense resulting from the loss, theft, damage or misuse of the cards.

  • International Student and Scholar Services

    Thornton International House

    The mission of International Student and Scholar Services is to supportthe comprehensive internationalization goals of Texas State University and assists the university in developing and maintaining an internationally diverse student body, faculty and staff by:

    • Serving as immigration and cultural advisors to international students and scholarsadvocating on their behalf, and providing services and information that facilitate their cultural adjustment, social integration, retention and success.
    • Assisting the university at large and international students, scholars, alumni, faculty and staff in particular, in complying with various governmental policies and regulations.
    • Contributing to the research and teaching mission of the university by assisting with employment authorization for distinguished international scholars, faculty and staff.
    • Promoting global awareness and internationalization at the university by administering international programming through hosting and sponsoring internationally minded events.

    International Student and Scholar Services promotes cultural events throughout the year, such as International Student Welcome Social, Lunar New Year, Nowruz, Diwali, International Education Week and more.

  • IT Assistance Center (ITAC)

    San Marcos: Alkek Library, first floor
    Round Rock: Avery 302
    512.245.ITAC (4822)

    The Division of Information Technology provides secure, robust, and cost-effective information technologies to Texas State. The division supports critical technological functions including academic instruction, administration, student services, research activities, human resources, and financial services. It delivers secure telephone, computing, and online access. The IT Assistance Center (ITAC) provides customer-focused technical support and training to assure optimal use of information technology.

    ITAC provides the university community with an effective, primary point of contact for timely and consistent response to computing and information technology-related inquiries. ITAC is a one-stop-shop for technology-related needs and questions.

    There are several ways to get technical support:

    • Email
    • Phone: 512.245.ITAC (4822)
    • LiveChat
    • Website
    • Service Status
    • Service Centers:
      San Marcos – Alkek Library, first floor
      Round Rock – Avery 302
  • LBJ Student Center

    109 Student Center Drive
    Information Desk: 512.245.8686 | Room 2-11.1
    Director’s Office: 512.245.3459 | Room 4-15.1
    Business Office: 512.245.1489 | Room 4-15.5
    Student Center Operations: 512.245.1641 | Room 2-14.1
    Conference Services: 512.245.2264 | Room 2-12.1

    The 220,000-square-foot Lyndon Baines Johnson Student Center is known as the campus “living room.” It houses:

    Organizations, Programs and Services

    • Bobcat Welcome
    • Cat Camp
    • Homecoming
    • Non-Traditional Student Organization (NTSO)
    • Student Association of Campus Activities (SACA)
    • Student Organizations policies and procedures oversight
    • The Big Event
    • Veterans Alliance at Texas State (VATS)

    Amenities, Retail and Food Venues

    • Boko’s Living Room and Lounge
    • Full-service UFCU and ATM
    • George’s, a multipurpose venue featuring 8 televisions, pool tables, ping-pong, snacks, beverages and various student events
    • Revolution Noodle, Tu Taco, Mondo Subs, Chick-fil-A, and Starbucks
    • Meeting rooms and two ballrooms
    • The Market Place, featuring a convenience store, Pizza Hut, Global Evolution and 512 Burgers
    • Study areas and student lounges throughout the building
    • LBJ Computer Lab on the second floor
    • Information Desk, Lost and Found
    • University Bookstore

    Departments Located Within the LBJ Student Center Include:

    • Alumni and Welcome Center
    • Career Services
    • Counseling Center
    • Disability Services
    • Dean of Students Office
      • Alcohol and Drug Compliance Services
      • Attorney for Students
      • CARE Center
      • Ombuds Services
      • Student Conduct and Community Standards
    • ID Services
    • Student Involvement and Engagement:
      • Fraternity and Sorority Life
      • Student Government
      • Leadership and Service
      • Operations and Assessment
      • Student Involvement

    The LBJ Student Center Parking Garage offers parking by the hour.

  • 512.245.3219

    The Leadership and Service area in the Department of Student Involvement and Engagement is a centralized service and leadership development unit for the Texas State community. The Leadership and Service unit offers a multitude of programs designed to help students identify their personal values, grow in their leadership, and explore the ways they can make an impact in their community through service and leadership. Whether you're already a student leader, someone just starting out on your leadership journey, or wanting to give back, we're here to help you learn, grow, and serve.

  • Math CATS (Computer and Tutoring Services)

    Derrick Hall 238 | 512.245.2551

    Math tutors will assist students with homework and understanding of the material. Visit the Math CATS website for current service hours, which can vary by semester.

  • Off-Campus Living

    Housing and Residential Life
    515 N. Comanche Street

    Off-Campus Living (OCL) provides programs and opportunities for Texas State students to become more aware of resources and events both on and off campus, including:

    • Individual consultation with OCL staff for students Interested in learning more about available off-campus housing options
    • Presentations throughout the year about how to successfully manage living off-campus
    • Two large off-campus housing fairs (one each semester) to showcase various off-campus apartment complexes
    • Guide to Living Off-Campus resource book (San Marcos and Round Rock versions
  • Parking Services

    The purpose of the university's parking resources is to provide students, faculty, and staff safe and efficient access to classrooms, auxiliary buildings, and facilities.

    Except for the LBJ Student Center and Edward Gary Street garages and vehicles displaying a pay-and-display or pay-by-app temporary permit, every vehicle parked on campus must display a Texas State physical permit or a license plate registered to a virtual parking permit.

    Every student, faculty, staff, or frequent user of a university facility must:

    • Register the vehicle with Parking Services online and purchase a permit.
    • Properly display the license plate/permit when the vehicle is parked on campus.
    • Become familiar with the Parking Rules and Regulations.

    The rules are enforced at all times. Purchasing a permit and registering your vehicle does not guarantee a parking space, and the lack of space never justifies parking illegally.

    Contact Parking Services:

    Parking Services

  • Peer Mentoring

    Commons Hall, 2nd Floor

    The Peer Mentoring program focuses on supporting incoming first-year college students in successfully transitioning to Texas State University academically and socially. Peer Mentors are certified through the College Reading & Learning Association (CRLA) and knowledgeable of campus resources and services.

    If you are a first-year student and interested in working with a peer mentor, email Peer Mentoring at

  • Physical Therapy Clinic

    Willow Hall,Room 033

    The Physical Therapy Clinic is the professional clinical facility of the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program. Located on the lower level of Willow Hall on the Texas State University Round Rock Campus, the clinic stresses a holistic approach, combining academics with clinical practice. The clinic is equipped to provide physical therapy intervention to all orthopedic and neurological conditions.

    The Texas Physical Therapy Practice Act allows direct access to treatment for 10 consecutive business days without referral. Continuation of intervention following the allotted period requires a referral from an MD, DC, or DDS. The clinic is open Monday through Friday in the afternoons during the fall and spring academic semesters. Students can call 512.716.2639to make an appointment.

  • Print and Mail Services

    1727 Ranch Road 12 | 512.245.2601 | 512.245.2293 | 512.245.2684

    Print and Mail Services is a full-service printing and mailing facility. The main office is located one mile west of campus on Ranch Road 12.

    The University Print Shop is the official source for all University stationary, business cards, business reply envelopes, as well as window and regular departmental envelopes. In addition to printing the official Texas State University letterhead, the print shop offers a wide array of printing services, including:

    • Wide format printing (up to 54" wide)
    • Floor decals
    • Brochures/Programs
    • Variable data for personalized printing
    • NCR duplicate forms
    • Yard/A-frame signage

    Mail Services is responsible for picking up, sorting, and delivering departmental campus mail. The following services are available through Texas State University Mail services:

    • Meter Mail
    • Pre-sorted First-Class letter mail
    • UPS Shipping (outgoing, not incoming)
    • Inserting and sealing for mail out projects
    • First-Class stamps (individual, books, or rolls)
    • USPS mailing and shipping
    • DHL (available for specialized request)

    Mail Services is NOT responsible for the following services:

    • Residence Hall mail
    • Fed-Ex
    • Inbound UPS

    Copy Cats/duplicating services is our on campus quick copy center. It is located downstairs in the Nueces Building. Copy Cats offers a convenient location for the following services:

    • Report and presentation printing for class projects
    • Bindery including coil, spiral, comb and staples
    • Lamination
    • Postage
    • Fax services
    • Notary services
    • Resume printing

    Please see our online ordering system for a full list of services and easy ordering options.

  • Recycling Program

    Recycling Center

    Texas State’s recycling program encourages students, faculty and staff to support their efforts to preserve the environment. Recycling containers for mixed paper and single stream recycling which includes plastics 1-7, aluminum, glass, and tin cans are located in most residence halls, academic facilities and administrative buildings. Mixed paper may include newspaper, magazines, colored paper, books (hardcover and softcover), junk mail, as well as most other types of paper. Outdoor recycling containers for single stream are located throughout campus.

    The recycling program also captures old corrugated cardboard (OCC) if it is broken down and stacked beside all recycling containers. Additional efforts to capture OCC are encouraged during student move-in for the fall semester. During move-in, tons of OCC is generated by students moving in, and we need to divert it from entering our waste stream by recycling it.

    The Recycling Center is located at 602 Moore St., at the entrance to the Glade Theatre. For questions, contact David Sambrano at 512.245.7733. Information on recycling container locations is available upon request.

  • Round Rock Campus

    One University with Two Locations
    1555 University Blvd.
    Round Rock, TX 78665-8017

    Texas State offers junior and senior undergraduate-level, as well asgraduate-level courses at the Round Rock Campus (RRC). Students can take both daytime and evening classes to complete a degree in 12 bachelor's degree programs, 22 master's degree programs, a professional doctoral degree in Physical Therapy (DPT), or students can take classes towards various certifications. Classes are offered in varied instructional methods including face-to-face, online, and hybrid to provide students with options to enroll either full-time or part-time.

    The RRC Academic Student Services Office is an excellent resource for students, offering admissions counseling for prospective students, financial aid assistance, undergraduate academic advising, and Registrar services.

    The RRC library supports the research and information needs of students. It offers all the resources and services of a large academic library, and students can take advantage of the collections offered by the Alkek library on the San Marcoscampus throughcampus courier service. Professional librarians are on site to help guide research and assist with circulation of materials.

    To attend classes at the Round Rock Campus, students must apply to and be accepted at Texas State University. Classes are small and provide an environment for individual attention and increased participation. Convenient and ample parking is an additional benefit that students appreciate.

    Students enjoy the benefit of faculty who are invested in student success and staff ready to serve students to reach their educational goals.

    Visit the Round Rock Campus websitefor further information on programs and services as well as the class schedule.

  • Service-Learning Excellence Program

    Commons Dining Hall, Room 206

    The Service-Learning Excellence (SLE) Program is designed to promote and strengthen a campus-wide commitment to service learning. Our program provides organized educational experiences that meet community needs for an enhanced learning experience.

    SLE courses facilitate student engagement with community partners. Students perform course-based activities with and for, as service to, community partners as part of the learning experience in the course. Such active learning allows students to apply and practice the skills they learn in the class under the direction of expert faculty. Community partners benefit in various fashions depending on the service provided as relevant to the course. All students are asked to critically reflect on the service-learning experience to better internalize the learning and service experiences.

    The SLE Program mission is to enrich the collegiate learning experience by encouraging civic engagement. We assist faculty and students find opportunities to serve that enhance academic understanding while also strengthening the San Marcos community and beyond.

  • Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic

    Willow Hall, Room 110

    The Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic is the professional training clinical facility of the Department of Communication Disorders. The clinic offers services at the San Marcos campus and the Round Rock campus. The Speech-Language-Hearing Clinicspecializes in the evaluation and treatment of children and adults (including bilingual individuals or monolingual speakers of languages other than English) with speech, voice, fluency, language, literacy and hearing problems. Foreign accent modification training is offered, as well as hearing tests and hearing aid services.

    Graduate student clinicians provide services under the direct supervision of clinical faculty members at the Round Rock clinic location. Supervising clinical faculty members are state licensed and nationally certified speech-language pathologists or audiologists. Self-referrals are accepted as well as referrals from physicians, government agencies, members of the Texas State community and schools in the Central Texas region.

    The clinic is open 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday – Friday during the academic semesters, including the summer. San Marcos clinic hours of operation may vary. Fees are charged for all services unless the clinic director has approved an alternative arrangement.

    Call 512.716.2600to make an appointment for both locations or to receivemore information on services offered.

  • Student Conduct and Community Standards

    LBJ Student Center 5-9.1

    Student Conduct and Community Standards (Student Conduct) in the Dean of Students Office has primary responsibility for the administration of the student judicial (conduct) system.

    Student Conduct reviews allegations made against students if the allegation involves behavior that may violate the Code of Student Conduct, may be deemed as having the potential to compromise the wellness or safety of any member of the university community, or compromises the integrity of the university’s learning environment. The staff are experienced at handling sensitive issues with respect toward students of all backgrounds, and the Dean of Students Office is a Veteran and DREAMer Friendly, LGBTQIA-Safe Office. For additional information on Student Conduct, visit our website. To schedule an appointment, call 512.245.2124.

  • Student Learning Assistance Center (SLAC)

    Alkek Library, Suite 411

    The Student Learning Assistance Center (SLAC) provides a wide range of academic support programs for the needs of all Bobcats. Whether students are seeking help with course content, study skills, or test preparation, SLAC provides assistance with a walk-in tutoring lab, the Veteran Academic Success Center (VASC), Supplemental Instruction, Success Coaching, and campus presentations.

    Texas State students can take advantage of tutoring services by visiting The STUDY at Alkek Library. The STUDY provides academic assistance in business courses such as accounting, economics, and finance; sciences such as physics, biology, and chemistry; statistics; computer information systems; history; philosophy; languages such as Spanish; and a number of math courses. Visit SLAC's website for information on additional locations across campus to take advantage of The STUDY.

    Also available through SLAC is its Veteran Academic Success Center (VASC), a holistic tutoring and guiding initiative supporting student veterans, military-connected students, and those utilizing veteran educational benefits. VASC staff members are veterans and military-connected students whose successful transition to college inspires a willingness to assist others in the military-connected community by addressing needs ranging from academic to therapeutic.

    Success Coaching promotes academic excellence by supporting students in reaching their highest potential. Students may meet with a Success Coach to build individualized strategies for improving academic performance and personal productivity by identifying strengths and capabilities.

    The STUDY also has study materials and handouts covering a wide range of topics and levels, from basic math concepts to preparing for graduate school. Students may visit The STUDY for assistance in preparing for admissions tests for graduate (GRE), law (LSAT), and business (GMAT) schools.

    Supplemental Instruction, a nontraditional approach to collaborative learning, provides structured group study for students in historically challenging courses ranging from the liberal arts to science and math-based courses. Supplemental Instruction leaders act as role models and facilitate multiple study sessions per week in order to assist students not only with course content but also with the development of positive study skills and habits.

    SLAC staff members continually foster outreach in the campus community by providing presentations on topics such as test taking and anxiety, time management, and college note taking. Upon request, SLAC staff will design specialized programs about study skills and academic improvement to fit the needs of a campus club, organization, or professor.

    SLAC also provides Texas State students with a number of online resources. By visiting, students can access tutoring schedules and hours for The STUDY and VASC, view the times and locations of Supplemental Instruction sessions, find information regarding becoming a tutor or SI leader, learn about Success Coaching.

  • Student Ombudsperson

    LBJ Student Center 5-9.1

    The Dean of Students Office provides ombuds services to assist currently enrolled students in addressing university-related concerns (e.g., university instructor/professor, employer challenges, etc.) utilizing applicable university policies, procedures,rules, or best practices. The Dean of Students Office also makes referrals to other campus departments or offices when necessary.

    To use this service, students must complete the online intake form.

  • Student Success at Round Rock

    Avery Building 265

    Student Success at Round Rock is an extension office of the Division of Student Success. The office serves as a resource for student events and student services at the Round Rock Campus. Cross-divisional collaboration also occurs with Academic Affairs; Alumni Association; The Graduate College; and Veterans and Military Connected Students.

  • Testing, Evaluation, and Measurement Center (TEMC)
    San Marcos Campus: Nueces Building, First Floor/512.245.2276
    Round Rock Campus: Avery Building, Room 209/512.716.4020

    The Testing, Evaluation, and Measurement Center (TEMC) is composed of four offices that offer a variety of services at Texas State University's San Marcos and Round Rock campuses. The TEMC offices are Testing Lab Services, the Academic Testing for Students with Disabilities (ATSD) office, Scanning Services, and the Testing Center Round Rock (TCRR).

    The Testing Lab in San Marcos and Testing Center Round Rock administer various tests including:

    • CLEP exams and departmental exams-for-credit
    • TSI Assessment
    • TExES Teacher Certification Exams
    • GRE and TOEFL exams
    • GED and other Person VUE exams
    • TEAS Pre-Nursing Assessment
    • Proctored exam service for distance learning courses
    • Texas State make-up exams (standard fee applies)
    • Vocational certification exams from Measured Learning, TCEQ, and NOCTI

    Remote testing options are available for select tests. The TEMC reports credit to the Office of the University Registrar for students who have credit-eligible scores (e.g., CLEP scores high enough to earn credit for one or more courses). Students are responsible for ensuring that their credit is posted to their transcripts.

    The office of Academic Testing for Students with Disabilities (ATSD) and Testing Center Round Rock (TCRR) serve the need of testing students who are registered with the Office of Disability Services and receive accommodations during testing.

    The TEMC also supports faculty seeking our scanning services and works with students, parents, faculty, and department administration to fulfill all phone and in-person requests.

    For detailed information on all TEMC services, please visit the TEMC website, email, or call.

  • Texas State Intensive English (TSIE) Program

    (The TSIE program is currently on hiatus and will resume in the fall of 2025.)
    Thornton International House
    344 W. Woods St.

    The Texas State Intensive English (TSIE) Program provides intensive English language instruction from Beginner Level to Advanced Level for international and domestic students, staff and faculty who want to improve their academic English skills. These non-credit development courses are delivered in an in-person and online format and cover reading, writing, listening, speaking, grammar, and vocabulary.

  • The Texas Success Initiative (TSI)

    Trauth-Huffman Hall 125

    The Texas Success Initiative (TSI) is a statewide initiative created to improve student success in college-level coursework. As part of the program, all students enrolled in Texas public colleges or universities complete required assessments to determine math, reading and writing proficiency. Developmental course instruction is provided to students needing to strengthen their basic academic skills. More information about the program, assessment requirements and exemptions can be found in the Academic Policies section of the Undergraduate Catalog under Texas Legislative Requirements.

  • Transfer Center

    Undergraduate Academic Center, First Floor

    The Transfer Center assists incoming and current transfer students, providing valuable resources for academic success and a smooth transition into university life. Our services include a Transfer Online Group, Transfer Center Events, and dedicated Transfer Ambassadors, who are fellow students that successfully transferred and can help you connect with the campus community. We also take the lead in organizing National Transfer Student Week during the third week of October, celebrating student stories, and honoring faculty and staff members as Transfer Champions.

  • Transportation Services

    Texas State University is committed to alternate modes of transportation to promote a pedestrian-oriented campus, reduce the demand for parking on campus, and alleviate traffic.

    Bicycles, Skateboards, and Non-motorized Vehicles

    Bicyclists are to operate their bicycles in a responsible and courteous manner and observe the operating regulations. Texas Law guarantees bicycle riders on roadways the same rights and responsibilities as motorists. Students may register bicycles with Transportation Services at no cost.

    The use of non-motorized vehicles is not allowed in any campus building including any Housing and Residential Life building. If roommates agree, certain non-motorized vehicles may be stored in a room or apartment, as outlined in the .

    Also, see in this section of the Student Handbook:

    • Bike Cave
    • Bobcat Shuttle
    • Parking Services

    Transportation Services

  • University Advising Center

    Undergraduate Academic Center, First Floor

    University Advising Center provides accessible, friendly, and accurate academic advising for students who are undecided about a major, those who are changing majors, and those who are working toward admission into a particular program. Advisors will assist students in researching options, evaluating alternatives, and making decisions so that they may make realistic and satisfying choices of majors. They also provide guidance in completing general education requirements.

  • University Health Services

    Schedule Appointments Online:

    Schedule Appointments by Phone: 512.245.2161

    After-Hours Nurse Advice Line: 512.245.2161

    General Information: 512.245.2161
    Health Promotion Services: 512.245.2161

    The Student Health Centers in San Marcos, Thorpe Laneand Round Rock (RR) provide the following services:

    • primary healthcare by appointment
    • women’s healthcare, including annual exams, Pap smears, IUDs, and Nexplanon by appointment
    • sports medicine by appointment
    • urgent medical problems (seen immediately)
    • psychiatric services by referral
    • travel health consultation
    • immunizations
    • lab tests
    • X-rays

    Student Health Center — San Marcos Campus
    298 Student Center Drive | San Marcos, TX 78666

    Student Health Center — Thorpe Lane
    1347 Thorpe Lane| San Marcos, TX 78666

    Student Health Center — Round Rock Campus
    School of Nursing Bldg., Suite 116
    1555 University Blvd. | Round Rock, TX 78665

    Patient parking is available at the San Marcos and Thorpe Lane locations.

    Hours of Operation
    Student Health Center — San Marcos
    8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday
    9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Tuesday
    9 a.m. –5 p.m. Thursday

    Summer hours:
    8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday
    9 a.m. – 5p.m. Tuesday and Thursday

    Student Health Center — Thorpe Lane
    7:30a.m. – 12p.m.and 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday
    9 a.m. – 12p.m. and 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday

    Student Health Center — Round Rock
    8 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. Monday and Wednesday
    9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Thursday

    Round Rock and San Marcos students may also access Telehealth services Monday through Friday.

    Eligibility for Services
    Registered students are eligible for services during the semester in which they are enrolled at Texas State. Students may access Student Health Center services for one semester after graduation or after the semester in which they were last registered.

    Medical Staff
    The Student Health Center has a variety of healthcare professionals, including full-time physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, and laboratory staff. Staff members can also help students locate other campus and community resources.

    Health Insurance and Payment for Services
    Students can access healthcare services regardless of insurance status. The Student Health Center accepts private insurance and is in-network with many plans. Students who are out-of-network or have no insurance receive discounts for services to ensure access to affordable care. Nominal charges are assessed for office visits, lab tests, X-rays, medications, immunizations, and other services. Payment for services is due at the time treatment is rendered. The Student Health Center accepts credit cards. Balances can also be transferred to the student's account if preferred.

    Student Health Insurance
    All students are strongly encouraged to have some form of health insurance. A student health insurance plan is available for students that provides coverage for preventive care, injuries, illness, emergency room visits, hospitalizations and prescriptions (some limitations apply). The student health insurance plan is available to Texas State students that are enrolled full-time during open enrollment periods. Students must meet the minimum credit hours enrolled and maintained to be eligible to enroll in the health plan.

    International Students (Health Insurance Requirement)
    All enrolled international students on non-immigrant F-1 and J-1 visas are required by university policy to have health insurance coverage while enrolled in classes at Texas State University. Acceptable proof of coverage is limited to (1) the university-endorsed student health insurance plan, (2) government-sponsored plan, or (3) U.S. employer-sponsored plan.

    • International students will be required to purchase the student health insurance plan endorsed by the university.
    • Only students with employer or government-sponsored health insurance plans will be considered for insurance waivers.

    Detailed information on how to purchase the health insurance or submit documents to request an insurance waiver will be sent to international students by International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS). This information is available on the International Student and Scholar Services website.

    International students will be able to purchase health insurance online during open enrollment periods. The health insurance may be purchased on an annual basis or by semester. The health insurance plan must be purchased, or an insurance waiver approved, prior to the start of classes each semester.

    IMPORTANT: Students will receive notices about the health insurance requirement through their Bobcatmail account.

    Entering Students
    State law requires all new students up to age 21 entering a public, private or independent institution of higher education in Texas to provide proof of immunization for meningitis. The vaccination must have been received within the previous five years prior to enrollment and at least 10 days before the start of classes. Students will not be able to register for classes until this requirement is met.

    In addition to the recommended childhood immunizations, it is also recommended that students have two doses of measles (MMR) vaccine, a tetanus shot including diphtheria and acellular pertussis (Tdap) within the last 10 years and two doses of a varicella vaccine if the student has never had chicken pox. Hepatitis B vaccination is recommended for college students. Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is also recommended. These vaccinations are available at the Student Health Center. Testing for infectious tuberculosis (TB) is recommended for students in areas where TB is prevalent, such as Southeast Asia, Africa, the Eastern Mediterranean and Russia.

    All medical information is confidential and cannot be released to anyone, including parents, except as required by law or with the student’s prior written consent.

    Class Excuses
    Student Health Center medical staff members do not write class excuses for illness or injury. In situations where a student’s future activity or class attendance may need to be limited for medical reasons, a medical note may be written at the discretion of the medical staff.

    Health Promotion Services
    Health Promotion Services strives to help students succeed academically and personally by promoting healthy lifestyles and creating a healthy campus environment at Texas State. The prevention and educational services offered address a variety of health issues, including violence, nutrition, stress and time management, sexual health, mental health and alcohol, tobacco and other drug use. Services include educational materials, outreach presentations, special events and health consulting. The health promotion team consists of professionally trained health educators, graduate assistants, peer health educators and support staff working together to support the learning mission of the university.

  • University Libraries


    The University Libraries provide key services and resources that fuel the success of research and innovation at Texas State University. University Libraries comprise three facilities and two prestigious collections that are continually evolving to meet the needs of the growing university and an ever-changing, technology-driven world.

    The Albert B. Alkek Library offers library patrons the opportunity to explore, create and discover in an expansive, seven-story building at the heart of the San Marcos campus that is packed with resources, technology and spaces for quiet or collaborative research and study. Library staffers organize many workshops and activities throughout the year that support academic and research literacy and insight, offer opportunities for hands-on innovation and creation, and provide social and stress-relieving interplay. The Alkek Library is continuously evolving to add new features and technology that serve the campus and community. The first floor of the building is home to technology and innovation exploration opportunities available to all students, faculty and staff. Alkek One features new and emerging technologies in its MakerSpace, GeoSpace, Immersion Studio, YouStar Studios and DesighSpace. The Alkek Library website provides convenient 24/7 access to information about library services and resources.

    The Round Rock Campus Library (RRC Library) supports the research and information needs of faculty and students at the growing Round Rock Campus. Librarians and library assistants are on site to help guide research and support students and faculty in Round Rock. Materials from the Alkek Library can be delivered so that the RRC benefits from all the resources of a large university library in the intimate and comfortable environment of the RRC Library. The library is located in room 255 of the Avery Building and makes resources, computers and printers available to the campus community. For more information, including hours and other services, visit the RRC Library website or call the library at 512.716.4700.

    The Archives and Research Center (ARC) is a state-of-the-art archive library that preserves decades of university treasures and library resources, collections and research materials. Its climate-controlled environment with cold temperatures and low humidity prolongs the life of these unique assets, keeping them available for exploration and discovery while supporting the growth of the Alkek Library and Texas State. The ARC is open to the public and has a circulation desk and reading room to allow students, faculty, staff and researchers to check out items to take with them or review and interact with the materials on site. Daily transportation of materials checked out from the ARC to the Alkek Library will make accessing the materials quick and easy so patrons on the San Marcos campus will not need to drive to STAR Park to retrieve desired items.

    Committed to preserving the creative legacy of the Southwest to instruct and inspire future generations, The Wittliff Collections, located on the 7th floor of the Alkek Library, includes the Southwestern Writers Collection, the Southwestern and Mexican Photography Collection, and the Texas Music Collection. These three cultural pillars provide the keystone for discovery of our region’s heritage through thousands of archival treasures collected firsthand from such icons as Cormac McCarthy, Sandra Cisneros and Willie Nelson. The Wittliff features beautiful new galleries, exhibition spaces, an archival research room and an event space. Faculty, students and campus visitors are encouraged to check out the museum-like galleries free of charge. The Wittliff space also features a permanent display of its Lonesome Dove collection with original set pieces and costumes from the renowned miniseries.

    The University Archives provides the key to unlock the stories of Texas State University that connect its past to its present. The Archives preserves and makes available a treasure trove of materials including original documents, photographs, yearbooks and a variety of artifacts that help tell how the institution has evolved from a small teachers' college to an emerging research university. New materials are added to the Archives through the transfer of records from university departments and the acquisition of select items from donors; these materials document the history and legacy of the university and provide researchers with unique sources of information about Texas State and the surrounding community. Of special note are the accessions of photographic negatives held by the University Archives, which together form the most comprehensive collection of historical photographs related to the Hays County region of Texas.

    Texas State’s University Libraries services include:

    Research Help

    Individual research consultation sessions are available to students, faculty and staff. Consultations allow users to work one-on-one with librarians. Typical sessions include help with research topics and search strategies, as well as tips for navigating the library for a successful academic experience. Users can schedule a consultation in advance to ensure availability, preferably with at least two days’ notice. Users can also access the Ask a Librarian online chat service via the Ask a Librarian webpage.

    Research Guides

    The library website provides access to a variety of research guides for specific disciplines and subjects, as well as guides for conducting research. These guides are created by subject librarians and will help students learn more about core resources in a specific discipline. Guides are available for all library users and provide an excellent starting point for research by helping users learn more about the library’s growing array of resources in all disciplines.

    Resources and Tools for Research

    In addition to in-person and online consultation with library staff, students have access to a variety of resources and tools that will help them to conduct research efficiently and effectively for class assignments and research projects.

    Electronic Databases and Journals

    Texas State faculty, students and staff have convenient remote online access to many electronic databases and journals. Databases are listed on the library websiteand are arranged by type, subject and alphabetically by name. Databases can be searched to find research articles, government documents, conference proceedings, business and company information, and much more. The Start Your Research search box on the main library website provides an easy way to search multiple databases, in addition to the library catalog, all at one time.

    Library Online Catalog

    The library’s online catalog provides information on the library’s holdings and allows searching by keyword, title, author or subject as well as by material type.

    Periodicals (Journals, Magazines, Newspapers)

    The Periodical List is a comprehensive list of all full-text periodical titles that the Alkek Library either owns or subscribes to for the Texas State community. The list consists of:

    • Electronic journals that are included in full-text databases or e-journal packages to which the library has a current subscription
    • Individual electronic journals or online journals that come free with the library’s print subscriptions (provided the publisher allows institutional access)
    • Journals and periodicals the library owns in print or microform

    Obtaining Materials from Other LibrariesTexShare and ILLiad

    Some student research needs may require access to items not owned by the university. Many can be obtained from other libraries.

    • One way to access them is to get a TexShare card, available at the Checkout desk. TexShare allows users to check out books from most college and university libraries as well as major public libraries throughout Texas. For more information about the TexShare card, contact the Checkout desk at 512.245.3681. Users can request a TexShare card online through the library's website.
    • Another convenient method to get materials not owned by University Librariesis via Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad), a free service for Texas State faculty, students and staff. ILLiad, the online request form, is a convenient way to make a request. Logging into ILLiad will allow users to access requested articles, obtain a list of materials requested, check on the status of requests and request renewals of books loaned from other libraries. Some items such as full-text articles may be delivered electronically. Other items such as books loaned from other libraries around the world will be available for pickup at the Checkoutdesk of Alkek Library or from the RRC Library. Interlibrary Loan staff is available Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., at 512.245.4893. Access more information about Interlibrary Loan on the library's website.

    Computers, Laptops, Printers and Wireless Access

    University Libraries and campus TechSpots have wireless access, device charging stations and multiple printers. The Alkek Library has numerous Mac and PC computer workstations available for student use running a variety of software applications, including standard word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software, as well as specialized programs. Sophisticated statistical analysis software, GIS services, several 3D printers, laptops and adaptive equipment for individuals with disabilities also can be found at the Alkek Library. Campus TechSpots, formerly known as open computer labs, serve as an extension of the library making access to computer workstations loaded with software and online library services available across the San Marcos campus. They can be found in the Jowers, McCoy, and the Family and Consumer Science buildings as well asthe Academic Services Building South.

    Send&Print Services and Kiosks

    Send&Print is a service that allows Texas State students, faculty and staff to conveniently print to one of the various printing stations located on both the San Marcos and Round Rock campuses. Students are provided with a generous printing allotment each semester. Printing kiosks are located in the Alkek and RRC Libraries and the campus TechSpots. In the fall of 2021, new standalone Send&Print kiosks will be added at various locations across the San Marcos campus to make it more convenient than ever to print materials. Consult the TXST Mobile App or the interactive online campus map to find the nearest TechSpot or Send&Print kiosk.

  • University Police Department (UPD)

    Pecan Building
    1321 Academy St

    Emergencies: 911
    Non-emergency: 512.245.2805

    Texas State University Police Department (UPD) is a law enforcement agency that operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. As the University’s principal provider of safety and security for students, faculty, staff, and visitors; a portion of UPD’s mission is to facilitate a safe and inclusive learning and working environment by providing a high level of safety and professionalism. UPD employs police officers licensed by the state of Texas; these officers provide high visibility vehicle and foot patrol on the campus.

    UPD offers a variety of in-person civilian training for the University community. These programs include personal safety, alcohol awareness, Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE), identity theft prevention, and workplace violence. More information about these programs can be found on the UPD website under Programs and Services.

    UPD has a unit comprised of non-commissioned public service officers responsible for locking assigned buildings on schedule, checking campus to ensure doors are secured, responding to fire alarms, and aiding police officers as directed to perform non-law enforcement functions.

  • University Registrar

    J.C. Kellam, First Floor

    The Office of the University Registrar is responsible for maintaining student academic records, the creation of the schedule of classes, registration, enrollment and degree verifications, final grades as well as official transcript requests. The Office of Veterans Affairs, NCAA Athletics Certification Office and the DegreeWorks System Office also are within the Office of the University Registrar.

  • University Seminar (US1100)

    Trauth-Huffman Hall 146

    University Seminar (US 1100) helps first-year students transition successfully to Texas State University by connecting new students to the campus and its resources, developing skills that support academic success, encouraging involvement in the university community, and exploring career opportunities.

  • University Writing Center

    University Writing Center

    The University Writing Center offers several free services and programs to support all Bobcat writing, including:

    • One-on-one writing consultations. We are here to support you on any kind of writing, at any stage in your processeven if you don't have anything written down​. Just bring your assignment to get started. One-on-one consultations are 25- or 50-minutes and can be in-person in San Marcos and Round Rock or on Zoom. You can choose a consultantand schedule an appointment via our website.
    • Writing Groups. We offer two weekly writing groups online and in person. Creative Writers Circleprovides writers at all experience levels with the opportunity practice their craft and share works-in-progress. Write Timeis a writingaccountability group that provides a focused, supportive space to set goals and get words on the page.
    • Essay Contest. The UWC Essay Contestis an annual contest where students can submit their work at any level. We encourage you to submit work you're proud of throughout the year!

    For more information and updates, follow us on Facebook and Instagram @txstwc.

  • Veterans Affairs

    J.C. Kellam, Suite 105

    The Office of Veterans Affairs provides educational benefits processing for military-connected Texas State students who qualify for either GI Bill® benefits or the Hazlewood Exemption.

    The office processes initial applications and subsequent certifications for educational benefits. All students receiving benefits must complete an online VA certification request each enrollment period to have course work approved for certification.

    Note for Disabled Veterans: As outlined in VCS Act 6675a-53, vehicles transporting disabled veterans and displaying state DV license plates are exempt from parking fees. Verification of these plates must first be presented to Parking Services.

    GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website.

  • Vice President for Student Success

    J.C. Kellam, Room 980

    The Office of the Vice President for Student Success supervises the following student services:

    • Academic Engagement Initiatives
    • Campus Recreation
    • Career Services
    • Counseling Center
    • Dean of Students Office
    • Disability Services
    • Housing and Residential Life
    • Lyndon B. Johnson Student Center
    • New Student and Family Experiences
    • Student Learning Assistance Center (SLAC)
    • Student Success Technology Services
    • Student Health Center
    • Student Involvement and Engagement
  • The Wittliff Collections

    Alkek Library, seventh floor

    Admission is free.

    The Wittliff Collections are a crown jewel of Texas State and preserve and celebrate the Southwest’s literature, music, film and photography. Here one can listen to a reading by a nationally acclaimed writer, engage in hands-on research using an author’s original papers, hear photographers talk about their inspiration, or attend one of the many other exciting events offered every semester. Many students also retreat to The Wittliff to contemplate exhibitions of world-class photography or archival objects that speak to our region’s “spirit of place.”

    The exhibition and event calendars are online. Exhibitions are usually open daily; however, hours fluctuate — visitors are asked to call or check the website for updates. Admission is free, and all are welcome.

    The Wittliff Collections are dedicated to supporting student and faculty research at Texas State. Stop by or call and ask to speak to a curator or archivist about the many possible topics within the unique and interesting holdings. The Wittliff holds writers’ papers from Cormac McCarthy, Sandra Cisneros, Rick Riordan, Katherine Anne Porter and many more. Nearly 20,000 photographs are also part of the growing permanent holdings, including works by such renowned artists as Ansel Adams, Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Kate Breakey, Keith Carter, Graciela Iturbide and Mary Ellen Mark. The Wittliff is home to one of the largest collections of Mexican photography in the United States, as well as the major production archives of Texas Monthly magazine, King of the Hill, and the miniseries Lonesome Dove. Over its more than 30-year history, The Wittliff has obtained many important music collections, such as an extraordinary Willie Nelson archive that includes his handmade childhood songbook; hand-written lyrics by Towns Van Zandt; a Western Swing treasury with a fiddle played by Bob Wills; and major research archives on artists ranging from Selena to Stevie Ray Vaughan to Jerry Jeff Walker to Ray Benson of Asleep At The Wheel.

    Additionally, The Wittliff collects rare first editions and other books, magazines, LPs, 45s, CDs, DVDs, screenplays and teleplays, and numerous other supplementary materials related to the literature, music, film and photography of the Southwest — all of which are available for study.

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