Looking for some help in Math?
Money or legal issues stressing you out?
Looking to make friends with some people who share your interests?
Or just wanting to catch a music show in town?
Check out the wide variety of resources and activities at Texas State, San Marcos, and the surrounding community! You can get some tutoring for Accounting at the Student Learning Assistance Center then join a group like the Wildlife Society or TXST D&D Guild. Or have the Attorney for Students review your new apartment lease to see if it's right for you before heading out to Plaza Park off downtown San Marcos for the annual Summer in the Park music series.
There's so many different resources all around you, you’ll never know what’s out there until you look!
Math CATS (Computer & Tutoring Service):
Free drop-in math tutoring and academic support in a comfortable, personalized environment. Computers are also available for general research and school use.
Student Learning Assistance Center (SLAC):
Free walk-in tutoring and study center that covers a wide range of subjects including Accounting, Biology, Economics, Chemistry, Philosophy, Mathematics, Finance, and more.
SLAC Veteran Tutoring:
Veterans can drop-in during scheduled hours and receive tutoring assistance from experienced tutors who have served in various branches of the military.
Get help with writing at any stage of the writing process, for any discipline, and for any style type.
Advising Centers: https://advising.txstate.edu/
Make sure you’re on the right track for your degree and discuss career and personal interests in your field.
Major Exploration at University College Advising Center: https://www.ucollege.txstate.edu/advising/
Are you thinking about changing your major but not sure what’s out there? Have a major in mind but not sure how your credits would apply? Contact University College Advising Center and we will help you find majors that fit your interests and goals.
Alkek Library: https://www.library.txstate.edu/
Our library offers students so many resources for their research and educational needs. The library provides printed volumes and electronic database resources as well as research librarians to help in a variety of subject matters. Alkek Library also hosts computer labs, the YouStar Studio for video creation, the Wittliff Collection, and other resources.
Office of Disability Services (ODS): https://www.ods.txstate.edu/
Qualified students with documented disabilities are provided a variety of services which may include classroom accommodations, adaptive computer equipment, disability management counseling, and more. ODS also hosts events and lectures on campus as well as Bobcat’s CREW: Creating Readiness and Employability for Work, a dialogue group supporting career exploration and cultivating interpersonal skills.
Career Services: https://www.careerservices.txstate.edu/
Refine your resume, cover letter, and interview skills while exploring opportunities to connect with employers worldwide.
Look for jobs on campus and connect with other employers.
Career Fairs: https://www.careerservices.txstate.edu/events-fairs.html
See all the upcoming career fairs on campus. Meet with future employers in a variety of fields including business, government, communication, science, media, and nonprofit industries.
Too many t-shirts and not enough money for dress clothes? Students can rent professional attire free of charge to help them make a great first impression on potential employers.
Students interested in dental, medical, physician’s assistant, pharmacy, or veterinary careers can speak with advisors about the proper coursework and admission requirements or procedures for professional schools.
Pre-Law Career Information: https://www.txstate.edu/slac/PreLaw.html
Access the Student Learning Assistance Center's webpage about law school, the LSAT, and prelaw advising.
If you’re having difficulty coping with mental health issues such as stress, depression, or loss, the Counseling Center offers individual, group, and couples counseling along with crisis response and consultation. They also provide links and referrals to community resources as well as resources for LGBTQIA, DREAMERS, and veteran students.
Student Health Center: https://www.healthcenter.txstate.edu/
A variety of healthcare services are available for students, including medical, laboratory, digital radiography, and pharmacy services. The center offers affordable prices for students and health insurance coverage is not needed to receive care.
TXST Off-Campus Living:
Find out about some of the many off-campus housing options through online resources, presentations, and fairs.
Bobcat Bounty Food Pantry:
Through a partnership with Hays County Food Bank, TXST offers a free food pantry resource for students.
Join a student organization to meet other students that share your interests. From academic and professional to cultural or recreational, there’s a club for you! These are just a few examples of the wide variety of organizations you can join: Medical Explorers, Hide and Seek Club, Hombres Unidos, Soccer Club, Advertising Club, and the TXST Dungeons & Dragons Guild.
Veteran Academic Success Center:
Veterans transitioning into the university environment can find academic and social support at TXST through tutoring, peer guides and events like the Veterans Monthly Lunches.
Hays-Caldwell Women’s Center: https://www.hcwc.org/
Victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse can receive help through counseling, advocacy, shelter, and more. All services are free and confidential to residents of Hays and Caldwell counties at several locations in the area; walk-ins are welcome during normal hours of operation.
Attorney for Students: https://attorney.dos.txstate.edu/
Currently enrolled students get free legal counseling services for many issues including renting and lease agreements, criminal law, LGBTQIA rights, and immigration.
Hays-Caldwell Women’s Center: https://www.hcwc.org/
Victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse can receive help through counseling, shelter, and legal services and advocacy. Legal advocates can accompany clients to legal proceedings, court hearings, appointments with law enforcement, and to file a police report. All services are free and confidential to residents of Hays and Caldwell counties at several locations in the area; walk-ins are welcome during normal hours of operation.
Texas State Galleries:
The art exhibitions at Texas State Galleries are open to the public with no fee for admission. Exhibitions can include installations from renowned artists, alumni and student juried shows, and the MFA and BFA thesis showcases.
University Arts Ticket Office: https://txstatepresents.universitytickets.com/w/
Explore a variety of music and theatre events such as plays, operas, symphonies, faculty recitals, guest musician concerts, and more.
The Wittliff Collections:
The Wittliff preserves and shares the “legacies of artists who define Southwestern culture.” Their collections include Southwestern Writers and Southwestern and Mexican Photography as well as the Texas Music and Lonesome Dove collections. You can also view curated online exhibitions from their Digital Collections, such as “Homegrown: Austin Music Posters 1967 – 1982.”
San Marcos Events Calendar:
San Marcos has music festivals and performances, Saturday Farmers Market, 3rd Thursday Downtown Walkabouts, Unicycle Football League games, cook-offs, parades, and more! There’s always something fun and exciting to do in San Marcos!
Department of Campus Recreation: https://www.campusrecreation.txstate.edu/
Rent a Kayak at the Outdoor Center to explore the river, join an intramural sports team, test your strength on a climbing wall, or just go camping at the University camp site – TXST offers a variety of recreation options. Some fees or exclusions may apply.
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment: https://www.meadowscenter.txstate.edu/
Learn about the history, habitat, endangered species, cultural resources, and ongoing stewardship of Spring Lake. Students and guests can learn about these aspects of Spring Lake and the San Marcos River though glass bottom boat tours, paddling tours, boardwalks, festivals, and other exciting events.
Local Events Calendar: http://www.toursanmarcos.com/events/index.html
Check out what San Marcos has to offer: music festivals and performances, Saturday Farmers Market, 3rd Thursday Downtown Walkabouts, Unicycle Football League games, cook-offs, parades, and more! There’s always something fun and exciting to do in San Marcos!
Hays County Food Bank: http://haysfoodbank.org
As 1 in 7 Hays County residents is food insecure, the Hays County Food Bank provides food to eligible clients. They also host Food Wise cooking classes and recipes for affordable and healthy meals. There are also opportunities to volunteer time or money or even donate food through Amazon.com.
San Marcos Volunteer Opportunities: https://www.sanmarcostx.gov/1520/Volunteer
Discover public, animal, environmental, and public safety volunteer service opportunities across San Marcos. Programs include library computer classes, riding along with the San Marcos Fire Department, and volunteering time or donations to the Blue Santa program.
The Calaboose African American History Museum: http://www.toursanmarcos.com/attractions/arts/calaboose.html
This museum explores the lives of early African Americans in our city and state, and includes exhibits relating to Tuskegee Airmen, WWII Military and USO, Civil Rights, Ku Klux Klan, and memorabilia from locally born jazz artist Eddie Durham, whose park is nearby.
San Marcos River Foundation: https://sanmarcosriver.org/
The River Foundation aims to help protect and preserve the San Marcos River. Volunteers are needed for river cleanup events, water quality monitoring, greenbelt trail building and maintenance, and endangered species propagation and research.