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Student Resources | COVID 19

Texas State University is offering a wide range of resources to our students as we navigate the current COVID-19 pandemic.  Texas State has established a COVID-19 website to house all official university messaging, relevant updates, and resources. 

In an effort to offer additional student support, the Center for the Study of the Southwest has established this Student Resources page to provide easy access to the various student resources made available by Texas State.  Any specific questions regarding Texas State University programs and support should be directed to the University. 

Click on the links below for information on the various resources being offered to Texas State University students

Student Emergency Funding Assistance

When a student is faced with the financial effects of an emergency and has exhausted all other means of assistance, Texas State may be able to assist with Emergency Funding Assistance.  The Dean of Students manages a Student Emergency Services website with information for students regarding student emergencies.

Texas State has also established a program called Bobcat Cares that will provide $30 million in relief to university students.  This funding is being made available for COVID-19 related expenses, emergency grants for summer courses, scholarships and more.  More information, as well as the application, can be found on the Bobcat Cares webpage.

Food Resources

Bobcat Bounty, the university's food pantry, and other emergency pantries are available to students for any student who cannot afford to eat at the open dining services locations on-campus.

Bobcat Bounty will offer pre-packaged bags of groceries to students. Check their Twitter and Facebook for updates on their food distribution days. The Hays County Food Bank and Central Texas Food Bank can also provide additional assistance.

Student Health Services

All Student Health Center locations and the Pharmacy will be open for the remainder of the spring semester. Services are by appointment only, please call 512.245.2161 to make an appointment. For more information visit the Health Center Website.

The Counseling Center is offering numerous resources for students including virtual appointments, webinars, coping techniques for stress and anxiety, and more.  Appointments and inquiries should be made by calling 512.245.2208.  More information on programs and support resources can be found on the Counseling Center website. 

If you feel you are in immediate danger or crisis, call 911 or seek medical assistance.  If you are experiencing suicidal thoughts, interpersonal/domestic violence, or a recent sexual assault you can call the Counseling Center during normal business hours at 512-245-2208.

After-hours you can call the suicide prevention hotlines (please identify self as Texas State student) : Hill Country MHDD 1-877-466-0660 (San Marcos Campus) or Bluebonnet Trails 1-800-841-1255 (Round Rock Campus).

Library and Other Facility Resources

Academic Testing for Students with Disabilities will remain open for students who need testing accommodations.  More information on testing and policies can be found on the Office of Disability Services website. 

The Alkek Library will remain open with modified hours to any student with a valid Texas State ID.  Information on hours and services can be found on the Alkek Library website. 

The Bobcat Shuttle will continue to operate under adjusted hours.  Information on routes and times can be found on the Transportation Services website.

The Rec Center will be closed until further notice per statewide orders from Governor Abbot.  However, the university is offering fitness from home resources through the Department of Campus Recreation website.