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ALERT - COVID-19 UPDATE - 04/12/2021:
The Freeman Center is closed to the public and all non-essential university-related use. Research has resumed if you have a new SOP approved by the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs. Any questions about new research SOP can be directed to Dr. Mike Blanda at Any questions about teaching activities can be directed to Chris Thomas All University guidelines for Covid-19 social interaction must be followed. Our top priority is the safety and health of our students, faculty, and staff.

Visitation - How to Visit the Freeman Center

If you have questions about body donation, contact Forensic Anthropology at 512-245-1900

The Freeman Center DOES NOT conduct tours of the Forensic Anthropology Research Facility.

All Forensic Anthropology Events held at the Mulipurpose Classroom, not the Freeman Center Headquarters

Any authorized guests wishing to visit the main Center must request an appointment at least 7 business days prior to the requested date or the request will not be approved. Any changes or cancellations to the appointment need to be made at least 24 hours prior to the appointment. Failing to do so will impact all future Freeman Center request approvals.  Contact the Freeman Center at 512-245-1516 to request an appointment. All authorized guests must check in at The Freeman Center Office (Brown building, first building on your left after the second cattle guard, open from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday - Friday.) All authorized guests need be accompanied by or advised by a Center employee during their visit.

This is a closed research facility; It is not open to the public. Authorized guests include professors, visiting scholars, students with research questions, and anyone invited by the Freeman Center personnel. It is important to note that the Freeman Center is similar to other businesses with important business at hand, therefore, we must schedule appointments to allow guests. Your cooperation is important to allow us to meet safety and scheduling concerns - when we know you are coming, we can make your visit better!


Texas State’s goal is to provide effective stewardship of the Center’s ecosystem and infrastructure in accordance with the University’s mission. Responsibility for stewardship of the Freeman Center and the fulfillment of this goal has been assigned by the Provost to the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs.

The main objectives in the management of the Freeman Center are to protect its ecosystems, enable research and educational opportunities within the Freeman Center, and provide access to the Center for service/outreach activities when appropriate.


The Freeman Center provides 3,500 acres of Hill Country habitat and on-site facilities as part of Texas State University. The three-fold mission of research, education and outreach of the Center is enabled by a framework of foundation agreements with Texas State University, a doctoral-granting, emerging research institution dedicated to excellence in serving the research and education needs of Texas and the world beyond. Providing information that enables the good stewardship and sustainable use of Texas land and water resources is a core goal of the Center.

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Thank you for choosing to support the Freeman Center! All contributions are welcome and are tax deductable through the Texas State University Development Foundation. Please be sure to check if your company has a matching gift program and send us the forms required.

Please let us know if the contribution is to be made in memory or in honor of someone special. A personal letter advising of your gift will be sent immediately with no amount mentioned.

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