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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 our San Marcos campus. They'll share their experiences as Bobcats and insights about all things that make Texas State special.

What to Expect

During this time of COVID-19, we are taking steps to provide a safe and enjoyable visit for everyone. Visit our Plan Your Visit page to see what we are doing and what we expect from you.

Tour Registration and Times

Tour groups are being limited in size for the safety of our guests and staff, so advance registration is preferred. If space is not available on guided tours for the date you want to visit, walk-in registration is permitted for self-guided walking and driving tours.

Tours of our San Marcos campus are available weekdays:

Monday-Thursday at 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m.
Friday at 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m.

For information about touring our Round Rock Campus, contact the Alumni and Future Student Welcome Center.

If you're wanting to bring 10 or more people, please visit our Large Group Tour page.

Sign up for an on-campus tour or explore additional tour options below.

a tour guide talks to visiting students

Online Virtual Tour Option

An online video presentation and virtual tours of our San Marcos and Round Rock campuses are available. Get information about the university and explore our beautiful, historic campus online.

NEW! Driving Tour Option

Take a tour of our San Marcos and Round Rock campuses in your car. We'll provide a map, driving directions and a short video presentation for each stop along the way. Great for weekend visits.

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. A Welcome Center Specialist will contact you to schedule your visit.

We are only able to accommodate up to 80 students and we require one chaperone for 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 on-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.

Questions?

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