The Staff at Off-Campus Student Services (also known as OCSS) are here to promote beneficial programs, provide resources, and initiate innovative services to meet the needs of our Off Campus population. Any student who does not live in on-campus, or university-owned housing is considered an off campus student.
ACT Ally Members and Affiliates - 'ACT' or 'Achieving Community Together', is a program designed help create positive relations between student and local residents which build a strong community. Our Allies are local apartment properties that work to support the mission of the ACT program, and participate in fair business practices. For more information on the ACT Program and properties listed as ACT Allies, click here to view an apartment listing!
Guide to Living Off Campus - Published every spring, this guide is your complete resource for finding a place to live, signing a lease, solving roommate conflicts, and transitioning to off-campus living. Click here to view the guide!
Other Housing Resources for students
There's a variety of options to get to Texas State! Here are some tips on the most common forms of transportation to campus.
Bike to Campus
Bike racks are located around campus to securely park bicycles. To prevent theft students should purchase a lock for their bicycle. Additionally UPD offers bicycle registration. Tips:
Most students commuting to campus will park in a commuter parking lot and then ride one of the shuttles onto campus. Commuter parking lots are located around the perimeter of campus. All university lots require a commuter parking permit. Tips:
University/City Shuttle Bus
In addition to providing transportation from commuter parking lots, the university shuttle buses also cover a majority of the apartment complexes within the city of San Marcos. Remember you pay for these buses and your student fees so there is not any charge at the time you ride. Be sure to ask about if a property is on a commuter shuttle route when looking for a place to live.
The Capital Area Rural Transportation System (CARTS) can provide assistance for travel between Austin and San Marcos.
Texas State has a wealth of involvement oppourtunities for students looking to create an exceptional college experience. Below are just a few links to get your started in finding a place to get involved!
*For those looking to place a Bus Ad, this service has transferred to Transportation Services. Please contact Stephanie Daniels at email@example.com or 245-5537 for assistance*