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University remains open as Ike shifts course

University officials are continuing to monitor the advance of Hurricane Ike as it approaches the Texas Gulf Coast. At this time, due to a shift in the storm's track that takes its projected path away from San Marcos, all university offices will remain open and classes will continue on a normal schedule. Because conditions can change rapidly with storms such as Hurricane Ike, any necessary updates will be posted as soon as possible.

Closures or cancellations due to severe weather will be announced via several methods, including:

  • The university home page at
  • E-mail from the University News Service or the University Police Department to all students, faculty and staff
  • Messages recorded on the university news hotline at 512.245.2424
  • Text messages sent to subscribers of Mobile Campus. (For information on Mobile Campus, click here:
  • Voicemail messages sent to all campus telephones
  • Local media announcements
  • Texas State weather emergency siren system

University closure due to severe weather is announced as soon as the decision to close has been made. The most reliable sources for this information are the university website, the university’s recorded news bulletin and mass e-mail distributions from the University News Service. While area media will always be informed of closures, there is no guarantee that the information will be carried by all media or that it will always be reported accurately.

A good Web site for tracking Hurricane Ike may be found here: