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.
Off Campus Housing Guide - Once a year, Texas State University publishes the Off-Campus Living Guide, your manual to successfully living off campus. Copies can be obtained at all OCSS programs and events, or a digital version can be found here.
ACT Allies - '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 and interactive map!
Other Housing Resources for students
Tips for Living Off Campus - http://www.lbjsc.txstate.edu/caso/programs/ocss/Tips-for-Off-Campus-Living
Attorney for Students - http://attorney.dos.txstate.edu/#3
Important City Numbers - http://www.lbjsc.txstate.edu/caso/programs/ocss/resources/numbers.html
Important City Ordinances - http://www.lbjsc.txstate.edu/caso/programs/ocss/resources/ordinances.html
Texas Apartment Association - http://www.taa.org/
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, San Marcos, and San Antonio.
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!
Commuter Break Fall 2013!
Commuter Breaks are open to all students on campus looking to refresh and rejuvenate themselves before a day of academic activities.