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Recent Information

  San Marcos Campus

There are no emergency communications currently in effect.

  Round Rock Campus

There are no emergency communications currently in effect.

  San Marcos Campus

Texas State University campuses are open and all classes will resume on Wednesday, February 24 at 8 a.m. The assessment of university facilities as of 4 p.m. Tuesday, February 23, indicates that some of the academic buildings on the San Marcos Campus have air cooling and heating challenges and may require adjustments to face-to-face class meeting locations. Deans and department chairs/school directors are working with faculty to make those adjustments now. Faculty members will communicate any changes directly to the appropriate students as needed. Academic buildings on the Round Rock Campus are currently operating with effective cooling and heating.

  Round Rock Campus

Texas State University will be closed through Wednesday, February 17, at 8:00 AM due to inclement weather. All classes and events are canceled including virtual/online classes and events. Only designated essential personnel should report to work on the campuses.

Faculty will communicate with their students directly on any alternate class plans.

The university will continue to monitor weather and road conditions, and will announce the operational status of our campuses beyond Wednesday at 8:00 AM no later than Tuesday, February 16 at 5:00 PM.

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TXSTATE Alert System

Our alert notification system sends texts or emails to your device during emergencies. Follow real-time updates and get notifications when the situation is resolved.

Emergency Preparedness

Prepare yourself before an emergency happens. These resources will help you know what to expect and how to react during different types of situations.

Safety Resources

Take control of your well-being while making the most of your time at Texas State by exploring all of our available resources. Learn about these safety-related programs, departments and important phone numbers.

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Serving with Integrity

The University Police Department strives to ensure that Texas State is a safe environment for everyone to learn, work, live and visit.

Important Contacts

The following numbers serve both the San Marcos and Round Rock campuses unless otherwise noted.

In the event of an emergency, call 911 for ambulance, fire or police.


Nonemergency TXST University Police Department

512.245.2890 (8 a.m. – 5 p.m.)

512.245.2805 (all other hours)


Mental Health Crisis

512.245.2208 (8 a.m. – 5 p.m.)

San Marcos, all other hours:1.877.466.0660

Round Rock, all other hours:1.800.841.1255


Housing and Residential Life (San Marcos Campus only)

512.245.4663 to report non-life-threatening emergencies (Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.).

All other hours, please contact Staff-On-Call in your residential facility.


Environmental Health, Safety & Risk Management

512.245.3616 (8 a.m. – 5 p.m.) and nonemergency 512.738.6650 (only for reporting environmental issues, chemical spills, lab issues or other non-life-threatening safety concerns all other hours) or emergency 911


Safety Escorts

San Marcos Campus: 512.245.7233 (Bobcat Bobbies, 24 hours)

Round Rock Campus: 512.716.4911, dial option 1 to speak to an officer