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Texas State University

Campus Tours

When you get here, you'll feel it. It's more than the breathtaking beauty of our campus. It's the energy of our people and the excitement they generate. Our student tour guides will show you the heart of campus. They'll share their experiences as Bobcats and insights about all things that make Texas State special.

We anticipate resuming on-campus events in July, with registration opening in June

Although some shelter-in-place orders are expiring or being amended at the state, county and local levels, all safety measures Texas State University implemented in response to the COVID-19 pandemic will remain in place through July 2. In the meantime, we are offering online visit and event opportunities. Additional information and updates related to COVID-19 may be found on our FAQ page.

What to Expect

Tours are outdoors and last about an hour and 30 minutes, so wear your walking shoes and dress for the Texas weather! After the tour, you will have an information session to provide students with an overview of the admission process.

Tour Registration and Times

Tour space is limited, so we ask that you register in advance before coming to campus. Tour reservations become available about six weeks in advance. If the date you are looking for isn’t available, please check back soon.

Tours are available Monday - Friday at 9 a.m., 11 a.m. & 2 p.m.

If you're bringing 10 or more people, you will need to register for a Large Group Tour.

We anticipate resuming on-campus events in July. In the meantime, explore our Online Virtual Tour option below.

a tour guide talks to visiting students

NEW! Online Virtual Tour

An online video presentation and virtual tour are now available. Get information about the university and explore our beautiful, historic campus online.

Tips for a Great Visit

  • We recommend that all prospective students register individually.
  • Explore campus before you arrive using our fully interactive online campus map.
  • Visit campus while classes are in session to get a true feel for what the Texas State experience is like.
  • Residence Hall tours are available only during Bobcat Days.
  • Your tour will be a walking tour of campus so dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes.
a large group tour at texas state

Large Group Tours

The Texas State Welcome Center welcomes many groups to campus every year. We provide information and campus tours to various large or sponsored groups interested in visiting campus.

Group visits are held most weekdays, year-round. To provide you with the best possible service, we ask that you register your group at least three weeks in advance. One of our Welcome Center specialists will contact you.

We are only able to accommodate up to 80 students, and we require one chaperone per every 10 students attending.

Additional Information

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  • The Office of Undergraduate Admissions and the Welcome Center will provide verification forms or sign school notes only for those students who take an official campus tour or who meet with an admissions counselor. If you forgot to get a school note when you visited, request one below.

    Verification Note Request

  • If you require accommodations due to an injury or disability in order to participate in your scheduled campus tour, no problem! We've got you covered — please contact the Welcome Center by calling 512.245.8871 or emailing the Welcome Center at least 72 hours prior to your tour.

    Mobility Accommodations

    The Texas State campus is wheelchair and scooter accessible, and we will be glad to provide assistance to anyone who needs help finding their way around campus via accessible routes. Unfortunately, there is no place on our campus to rent or secure a wheelchair or scooter.

    Interpreting Services

    If someone in your party is in need of an interpreter, please contact Interpreter Services at 512.245.8374.

    Texas State and the surrounding community are constantly growing and improving. This often means that there will be construction on and around the campus. We ask you to be patient and allow yourself extra time to arrive. Use our interactive map to see what areas of campus are under construction.


Contact the Alumni and Future Students Welcome Center for additional information about campus tours and events.