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Directions, Parking, and Seating

Resources:

Texas State Commencement Parking Map - May 2021 [PDF]

Candidate Seating Map - Coming Soon

Bobcat Stadium

Physical Address

1100 Aquarena Springs Dr.
San Marcos, Texas
78666

Guest Tickets

Candidates will be able to secure up to 7 guest tickets for in-person commencement ceremonies in May 2021. An email for candidates to secure their guest tickets will be distributed in April 2021 to Texas State email addresses.

Driving Routes and Parking Areas

The following parking directions are applicable for in-person ceremonies held at Bobcat Stadium.

In addition to normal event traffic, several construction sites may affect typical routes to campus. Please consider the following driving routes and parking areas below when traveling to commencement. For easy reference, please see the directions below and the commencement parking map for locations of parking areas. Information on limited mobility parking and seating is noted at the end of this webpage.

Please visit the City of San Marcos website for more information regarding construction and potential road closures: http://www.sanmarcostx.gov/.

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  • From Austin/Dallas/Waco and the I-35 Corridor North

    Follow I-35 South to San Marcos. Take Exit #206. Turn right on Aquarena Springs Drive, turn left onto Thorpe Lane, and take a right at the first traffic signal onto Robbie Lane. Parking is available at the end of the street.

    From San Antonio/Corpus Christi/Laredo and I-35 Corridor South

    Follow I-35 North to San Marcos. Take Exit #205. Turn left on Hopkins Street/RR12 and continue 3/10 of a mile to Thorpe Lane. Turn right onto Thorpe Lane and take a left at the first traffic signal onto Robbie Lane. Parking is available at the end of the street.

    From Houston/Galveston/Beaumont and I-10 Corridor East

    Drive west on I-10, exit onto HWY 123 North. Stay on HWY 123 to San Marcos (approximately 22 miles). At I-35 turn right and proceed north to Exit #205. Turn left on Hopkins Street/RR12 and continue 3/10 of a mile to Thorpe Lane. Turn right onto Thorpe Lane and take a left at the first traffic signal onto Robbie Lane. Parking is available at the end of the street.

    From El Paso/San Angelo/Midland and I-10 Corridor West

    Travel east toward I-35 and follow directions for either I-35 Corridor North or South.

  • From Austin/Dallas/Waco and the I-35 Corridor North

    Follow I-35 South to San Marcos. Take Exit #206. Turn right onto Aquarena Springs Drive and continue straight. Keep right to avoid entering the overpass. Take the first left under the overpass to enter the parking lot.

    From San Antonio/Corpus Christi/Laredo and I-35 Corridor South

    Follow I-35 North to San Marcos. Take Exit #205. Turn left on Hopkins Street/RR12 then turn right on Charles Austin Drive. Continue straight on Charles Austin Drive then turn right onto Aquarena Springs Drive. Keep right to avoid entering the overpass. Turn right onto Bobcat Drive, then turn right to enter the parking lot.

    From Houston/Galveston/Beaumont and I-10 Corridor East

    Drive west on I-10, exit onto HWY 123 North. Stay on HWY 123 to San Marcos (approximately 22 miles). At I-35, turn right and proceed north to Exit #205. Turn left on Hopkins Street/RR12 then turn right on Charles Austin Drive. Continue straight on Charles Austin Drive then turn right onto Aquarena Springs Drive. Keep right to avoid entering the overpass. Turn right onto Bobcat Drive, then turn right to enter the parking lot.

    From El Paso/San Angelo/Midland and I-10 Corridor West

    Travel east toward I-35 and follow directions for either I-35 Corridor North or South.


  • For security purposes, all commencement attendees are asked to abide by a clear-bag policy and limit the handbags, camera bags, and tote bags they bring with them to only those that are absolutely necessary. All articles brought into the facility will be subject to search, and this may delay attendees from entering Bobcat Stadium. Please see the full list of prohibited and allowable items here.

     

    Parking

    Bobcat Stadium is located near the intersection of Aquarena Springs Drive and Post Road. Parking is available at the Bobcat Stadium parking lots as noted on the map above.

    For the safety and convenience of our guests, the University Police Department (UPD) coordinates and supervises parking and traffic flow. Guests may encounter lane closures and/or re-directed traffic as the UPD deems necessary.

    Tune to KZOS-FM 103.1 on the day of commencement for up-to-date information on parking, traffic, and other general commencement information.

    Since parking lots off campus may be private, guests are asked to observe all signs to avoid having their vehicles towed.


    Seating

    Tickets will be required for all guests entering the stadium. Graduates will be provided a maximum of 4 tickets based on the capacity of the ceremony. Tickets will be for certain assigned/reserved seats so guests should enter at their assigned gate, as indicated on their ticket.
    Texas State University reserves the right to alter the candidate seating arrangement as needed prior to the start of the ceremony.


  • Parking

    Guests and graduates with limited mobility are encouraged to park in the Limited Mobility Lot (Lot C). Accessible parking will be available on a first-come, first-served basis near entrance 3.

    Signs are posted near this area to indicate available accessible parking. For the safety and convenience of our guests, the University Police Department (UPD) coordinates and supervises parking and traffic flow. Guests may encounter lane closures and/or redirected traffic as the UPD deems such traffic controls are necessary.

    Tune to KZOS-FM 103.1 on the day of commencement for up-to-date information on parking, traffic, and other general commencement information.


    Golf Cart Transport

    Golf cart shuttles are available from the Limited Mobility Lot C to assist guests to entrance 4.


    Seating

    Bobcat Stadium has accessible seating located off the main concourse, which can be accessed by entering at entrance 4 or 5 and taking the elevator up. Seats for the family and friends of students sitting in those areas are available adjacent to those sections.

    One person may accompany the disabled guest in the disabled seating area. Seating for additional family and friends of guests sitting in those areas are available adjacent to those sections.

    Attendees are advised to arrive one hour prior to the start of the ceremony due to the large number of people attending commencement. Please contact Texas State's Office of Disability Services for more information.