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Power Outages - San Marcos

Power has been restored to all buildings on the San Marcos Campus except Student Retention, Edward Gary Garage, University Events Center, and End Zone Complex. Classes that begin at 1:00 pm and later will commence as scheduled.

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Students should evacuate the building immediately and look out for TXST Rave alerts for further information.

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Students should evacuate the building immediately and look out for TXST Rave alerts for further information.

Recent Information

Tuesday, October 30

On Tuesday at 6:30 a.m., Utilities Operations will interrupt electrical service to several locations on campus.

This will cause a momentary power interruption of 5 minutes or less for approximately 45 buildings on campus. 

Buildings Affected

The power interruption is scheduled so that the City of San Marcos can transfer the university’s electrical service back to the proper equipment after last week’s outages which were due to failures in two of the city’s electrical substations that supply power to campus. 

If you have questions, contact Mario Molina, Assistant Director of Utilities Operations -

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.

Important Contacts

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

Nonemergency TXST UPD

512.245.2890 (8 a.m.  -  5 p.m.) and 512.245.2805 (all other hours)

Mental Health Crisis

512.245.2208 (8 a.m.  -  5 p.m.) and 1.877.466.0660 (all other hours)

Housing and Residential Life

512.245.4663 to report non-life threatening emergencies (Monday  -  Friday, 8 a.m.  -  5 p.m.). At other times, 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 Escort

512.245.7233 (24 hours)

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