Congratulations on being admitted to Texas State University and welcome to our Bobcat Community. Your admission to Texas State communicates our belief in you and your success. We are committed, as a university community, to provide you with the assistance, encouragement, and support necessary for you to become a successful graduate of Texas State.
Our university is guided by a shared collection of values that are important as we interact with each other. These shared values include:
- Learning. Teaching and learning based on research, student involvement, and the free exchange of ideas in a supportive environment.
- Discovery. Research and creative activities that encompass the full range of academic disciplines—research with relevance, from the sciences to the arts, from the theoretical to the applied;
- Character. The cultivation of character, integrity, honesty, civility, compassion, fairness, respect, and ethical behavior in all members of our university community;
- Inclusion. A diversity of people and ideas, a spirit of inclusiveness, a global perspective, and a sense of community as essential conditions for campus life;
- Service. A commitment to service and leadership for the public good;
- Accountability. Responsible stewardship of our resources and environment; and continued reflection and evaluation to ensure that our strengths as a community always benefit those we serve.
Engagement in your academic studies and campus activities will provide you with the skills and competencies to be highly sought-after graduates and leaders in your communities. Your success will be dependent on your interactions both in and out of the classroom.
As a Bobcat community, we look out for and take care of each other. Please reach out for help and assistance when you need it. Connect and engage with our faculty, staff and fellow Bobcats. Overall, a collective commitment to our community is what makes Texas State special.
Best wishes for a successful year. Go Bobcats!
Dr. Cynthia L. Hernandez
Vice President for Student Affairs
Welcome, Bobcat Class of 2025!
It is my pleasure to welcome you to your new home, Texas State University! Congratulations on beginning your journey at a school that will continue to improve your life long after you graduate. Texas State has a quintessential role to play in the improvement of the San Marcos community, and its impacts span across the globe.
Texas Stat University upholds its title as the Rising Star of Texas. As an Emerging Research University, Texas State is eligible to tap into specially allocated state funds designed to bolster research within institutions of higher education. With 98 undergraduate majors and a clear path toward becoming a notable research institution, your academic options here are unrivaled. Not to mention, one of the most iconic features at Texas State is its unique ecosystem featuring Sewell Park and the river; so, be sure to float!
In order to gain the full college experience, you must get involved with the university. I would encourage any Bobcat to take advantage of every opportunity that Texas State so excellently provides. Being active on campus will allow you to enjoy many rewards, from making new friends to growing as a leader. Located on the fourth floor of the LBJ Student Center, the Student Involvement Office oversees more than 400 registered student organizations. There is truly a place for everyone on our campus and we take a keen sense of pride in that. Personally, getting involved in student organizations has allowed me to meet some amazing individuals and find my voice at this university.
In addition to Student Involvement, it is worth taking the time to get involved in the Leadership Institute. The institute provides a safe place to develop leadership skills and surround yourself with a team of diverse people all working toward a similar goal. Though college can be an extremely exciting and eventful time in one's life, it is also important to keep the purpose of personal growth in the forefront of your mind. Remember, as with most things, you will get what you put into this school. Texas State University will undoubtably provide the tools and support for your success, but will you utilize them to their fullest extent?.
Your Student Government is always here to help you and hear the voices of each and every Bobcat. Our office is located on the fourth floor of the LBJ Student Center in Room 4-5.1. Please feel free to stop by and introduce yourself. The Senate meets every Monday night in the LBJ Student Center Teaching Theater at 7 p.m. I encourage all of you to attend so you can hear about what is going on at our university and play a key role in helping to bring positive change and make a lasting impact on our campus.
Cherish your time here at Texas State and take advantage of every opportunity that comes your way. I could not be more thrilled to welcome you to our Bobcat family! Students today, Bobcats for Life.
Eat ’Em Up, Cats!
Student Body President
Meeting Students Where They Are!
Besides the safety and well-being of our Bobcats, there is nothing more important than "meeting students where they are!" What does that even mean? In the Dean of Students Office (DOS), it means taking the time to listen to the personal and educational goals conveyed to us by students and determining what resources we can provide through the DOS, the university, or externally to help students accomplish their goals.
We are committed to helping with the holistic well-being of our students - the mental, physical, emotional, and financial well-being of our students is paramount. That's a lot to be concerned about because the university will not be able to meet all of the needs that students will encounter during their tenure, but we will try!
Fortunately, the DOS has staff with decades of experience assisting students, including students who are unsure or have not thought in-depth about their personal or educational goals. We are here to help students through the different phases of discovery, learning, and maturation to reach whatever goals they set for themselves. We will "meet them where they are" and help them get to where they want to go.
Finally, the DOS seeks to serve as a clearinghouse of information. So, if you have a question and are unsure what office, department, or person to contact, please call the DOS at 512-245-2124. We will help direct you to the appropriate office to assist you.
Vincent E. Morton, Ph.D.
Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
Texas State Operators are available at the university's main number, 512.245.2111, Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., to assist with transferring calls to any department or office across campus. A Kwikfone Director is available at doit.txstate.edu/services/operators .
A search option for university websites and individuals is available online at txstate.edu/search.
The Campus Directory, with directory information for faculty, staff, students and departments, is available at doit.txstate.edu/services/directory.
When only five numbers beginning with a 5 are listed for a university phone number, the preceding numbers will be 512-24 (ex., 5-2111 is 512-245-2111). When only five numbers beginning with 6 are listed, the preceding numbers will be 512-71 (ex., 6-4001 is 512-716-4001).
For the names of the administrators in these positions, visit the Administration and Faculty section of this handbook.
Provost and Vice President, Academic Affairs
Vice President, University Administration
Vice President, Finance and Support Services
Vice President, Student Affairs
Vice President, Information Technology
Vice President, University Advancement
Dean, University College 512.245.3579
Dean, The Graduate College 512.245.2581
Dean, The Honors College 512.245.2266
Dean, College of Applied Arts 512.245.3333
Dean, Emmett and Miriam McCoy College of Business Administration 512.245.2311
Dean, College of Education 512.245.2150
Dean, College of Fine Arts and Communication 512.245.2308
Dean, College of Health Professions 512.245.3300
Dean, College of Liberal Arts 512.245.2317
Dean, College of Science and Engineering 512.245.2119
Administrative Office 512.245.4663 (HOME)
For additional contact information for residence hall staff, visit reslife.txstate.edu/about/hallstaff.html.
Arnold Hall 512.245.2256
Beretta Hall 512.245.2100
Bexar Hall 512.245.2640
Blanco Hall 512.245.2055
Bobcat Village 512.245.1440
Brogdon Hall 512.245.2213
Butler Hall 512.245.2216
Chautauqua Hall 512.245.1000
College Inn 512.245.2270
Falls Hall 512.245.1020
First Five Freedom Hall (previously Angelina Hall) 512.245.1110
Gaillardia Hall 512.245.1000
Jackson Hall 512.245.2253
Lantana Hall 512.245.2226
Laurel Hall 512.245.2229
Retama Hall 512.245.2231
San Jacinto Hall 512.245.7676
San Marcos Hall 512.245.3369
Sayers Hall 512.245.1020
Smith Hall 512.245.2256
Sterry Hall 512.245.2237
Tower Hall 512.245.2302
Zamora O'Shea Hall (previously San Gabriel Hall) 512.245.1110
Additional information regarding academic advising can be found under the corresponding college in the Academics (Colleges) section of this handbook.
Undergraduate Academic Center 120 | 512.245.2218
College of Applied Arts
Agriculture 201 | 512.245.1490
Emmett and Miriam McCoy College of Business Administration
McCoy Hall 115 | 512.245.1993
College of Education
Education Building 2143 | 512.245.3050
College of Fine Arts and Communication
Old Main 118 | 512.245.1932
College of Health Professions
Encino Hall 207 | 512.245.3506
College of Liberal Arts
Flowers Hall 322 | 512.245.1852
College of Science and Engineering
Centennial Hall 202 | 512.245.1315
See University Libraries under the Places to Go and Things to Do section of this handbook for a summary of library services. Varying hours between semesters and during vacation periods are announced in advance. Visit the University Libraries homepage for more information and current hours for the different libraries and facilities, including:
- Albert B. Alkek Library
- Round Rock Campus Library
- Archives and Research Center (ARC)
- Universitiy Archives
- The Wittliff Collections
- Schneider Music Libary
Math CATS (Computer and Tutoring Services)
Derrick Hall 233 | 512.245.2074
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday – Friday (may vary by semester - visit the Math CATS website for updated hours)
Student Learning Assistance Center (SLAC)
Alkek Library, 4th floor | 512.245.2515
See Student Learning Assistance Center (SLAC) under the Student Services section of this handbook for information on the academic support programs provided by SLAC, including tutoring, support for veterans, and supplemental instruction.
San Marcos: ASB North, Ground Floor | 512.245.3018
Round Rock: Avery 203
Zoom id: 320 074 571
Writing Center Hours
See Writing Center under the Student Services section of this handbook or visit the Writing Center website for hours and additional information.
The university offers a variety of services and opportunities to support students and enrich their collegiate experience. For more information on the services and departments listed below and others available to students, unless noted otherwise, visit the Student Services and the Places to Go and Things to Do sections of this handbook. University colleges and departments may offer other services not listed in this handbook.
Attorney for Students
The Bobcat Store
Dean of Students Office
Department of Housing and Residential Life
ID Services | BobcatCard
IT Assistance Center (ITAC)
Round Rock Campus (see Academic Programs in the Academics section)
Student Health Center
Student Involvement (see Organizations in the Student Involvement and Organizations section)
Student Learning Assistance Center (SLAC)
University Police Department (UPD)
Texas State University
Round Rock Campus
Student Handbook Rules and Policies