Plan Your Visit

We can't wait to show you the beauty of our campuses. Before you make the trip, however, we ask that you review the information below and contact us with any questions. An Admissions Counselor will follow up with you after your visit, to answer any questions you may still have.

We are taking steps to provide a safe and enjoyable visit for everyone.
Please review what we are doing and what we will expect from you during your future visit.

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What we are doing:

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To allow for social distancing, tour groups will be limited to 7-10 people, including guide.

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Masks are no longer required for students, faculty, staff, and visitors at any university facility or event, indoors or outdoors, at Texas State.

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We will maintain and accommodate at least 6 feet social distancing at all times.

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The Alumni and Future Student Welcome Center will be sanitized between tours and throughout the day.

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A symptom self-assessment will be performed by all staff daily, before coming to campus.

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Texas State University has charted a path for keeping our community safe and our students advancing toward their educational goals. See the Roadmap to Return for details.

What we ask of you:

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Limit the size of your party to a total of three visitors, including the prospective student and two guests.

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While not required, mask-wearing is still strongly encouraged, especially for those who are not vaccinated.

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When possible, maintain a minimum of 6 feet social distancing from others while on campus.

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Maintain proper hand hygiene while on campus by washing hands or utilizing hand sanitizers provided in multiple locations on campus.

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Before arriving on campus, perform a symptom self-assessment for symptoms of COVID-19, including 1) fever, cough, or shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, or 2) at least two of these symptoms: fever, chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat or new loss of taste or smell. Contact us to reschedule if you are experiencing any of these symptoms or feel ill on the day of your visit.

Make the Most of Your Visit

In addition to taking a guided tour of campus, you should also plan time to stroll through downtown San Marcos, and enjoy the river and the beauty of the Texas Hill Country.

Austin and San Antonio are the nearest major airports to our campus. You can find more tips for visiting campus and Central Texas, including driving directions and help finding accommodations in San Marcos, on our Visitor Resources page. You’ll also find great local restaurants, authentically Texas entertainment ideas and overnight accommodation options.

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General Visitor Information

Make sure you get the most out of your time on campus by planning your visit. We suggest you consider the following:

Campus Map

You can jump-start your experience from home by exploring our fully interactive campus map. It includes detailed campus information, locations of interest and stunning 360-degree aerial images!

Campus Tours

Whether virtual or in-person, schedule a tour to learn what makes Texas State special.


Schedule a visit during an event for a more in-depth look into Texas State.