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Middle School and Junior High Groups

We are unable to accommodate Middle School and Junior High groups with a formal tour through our Welcome Center due to staffing limitations, facility size constraints and scheduling conflicts. However, we encourage you to bring your group to the most beautiful campus in Texas! Here are some suggested educational options on or around our campus.

The Center for P-16 Initiatives may accommodate middle school groups as their schedule permits. To learn more, contact P-16 at

students outside Alkek library

Self-Guided Tour

Middle School and Junior High Groups are welcome to bring their students to campus and take a Self-Guided Tour. Self-guided tour packets and a map of campus are available in the Welcome Center, located in the LBJ Student Center.

Feel free to email our Welcome Center. We would be happy to send you our Large Group Driving Directions and provide your group with information regarding on-campus dining options.

The Meadows Center

The mission of the Meadows Center Educational Tours and Field Trips is to provide people of all ages with the ability to recognize Spring Lake as a unique freshwater ecosystem through interpretative interactive experiences that engage the audience in an exploration of interconnections between all living things and water. They offer a variety of educational opportunities for all ages and types of groups. The Meadows Center specializes in interpreter-led field trips, customized to meet specific grade levels and classroom learning goals. Tours are customized for Pre-School, Elementary, Junior High and High School.

students walking near Spring Lake
Wittliff entryway

The Wittliff Collections

Devoted to collecting and preserving the creative legacy of the Southwest, the Wittliff Collections are located on the seventh floor of the Alkek Library here at Texas State University. In an interest of cultivating the museum-goers of tomorrow, they are committed to providing students of all ages a satisfying experience viewing their art and exhibits. Young visitors are offered guidance on how to conduct themselves in a museum environment to help them feel comfortable, informed and get the most from their tour.

The University Galleries

Located within the School of Art and Design at Texas State University, these sister spaces – with their 18’ ceilings and atrium lobby – provide over 3,000 square feet of museum-quality exhibition space. The University Galleries, which are used separately for individual exhibitions and in tandem for combined exhibitions, host as many as 16 exhibitions throughout the fall and spring semesters. In addition to the exhibition schedule, the galleries take a leading role in fostering discourse among artists, students and art and design professionals by hosting a number of visiting artist lectures and workshops throughout the academic year.

University Galleries