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Campus Accessibility

Campus Terrain

The Texas State University campus is housed on a hill overlooking the city and downtown San Marcos.  Due to the hilly terrain, the campus may be a challenge for some persons with mobility/physical disabilities.  Texas State Campus Maps website includes the Campus ADA Accessible Routes at Texas State University-San Marcos PDF, parking, and entrances for most buildings on campus.

University Housing

Housing & Residential Life offers a variety of on and off-campus living options for students.  Students who may require an accommodation in a residence hall or university owned apartment must follow the procedures outlined in the University Housing Accommodations page.

Fire and Emergency Evacuation

If you are a student with a physical disability at Texas State, the university has UPPS 04.05.02e Fire Alarm, Fire Drills, and Facilities Evacuation Policy.  It is important to familiarize yourself with, and follow these procedures in the event of a fire or emergency.

Gender Inclusive Restrooms

The university has accessible, gender inclusive restroom facilities in several campus facilities.

Parking For Individuals With Disabilities

Accessible parking is available on university streets, in parking lots and garages throughout campus.

Vehicles utilizing accessible parking spaces must display both:

  • a valid Texas State Parking permit, and
  • a valid state issued ADA placard or license plate.

Veterans with a service-related disability are exempt from paying parking permit fees but must always register their vehicle with Parking Services and obtain and properly display a Texas State physical or virtual parking permit.  Email Parking Services for information on the documentation required.

To learn more about accessible parking at Texas State, please visit the Accessible Parking website.

Service Animals

Texas State University faculty and staff who require the use of a service/assistance animal on campus must meet the criteria for accommodations and/or services outlined in the Procedures for Service Animals.

Bobcat Shuttle

The shuttle transports students, faculty, staff, and the general public from the remote parking areas and concentrated student population areas in the city of San Marcos to the central campus, as well as provides a means of cross-campus travel and travel to various locations in the city of San Marcos. All the buses are lift-equipped to meet Federal ADA requirements.   Local public bus service (including ADA accessible demand-response service) is also provided by the City of San Marcos. More information can be found on the Bobcat Shuttle website.

Interpreting Services

Students, faculty, staff, and other persons with disabilities who attend or participate in Texas State sponsored activities, programs and services are entitled to reasonable and appropriate accommodations to facilitate such participation according to federal law and university policy. For a person who is deaf or hard of hearing, the services of a qualified sign language or oral interpreter is a reasonable and appropriate accommodation. A request for interpreting services may be made by a deaf or hard of hearing person or by an Texas State representative; however all requests should be coordinated through the Office of Disability Services (ODS).

Procedures for Obtaining Sign Language Interpreting Services