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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 accessible directions, 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

Designated disabled persons parking is available on university streets, in parking lots and garages throughout campus.  Faculty and staff members must display a state-issued disabled license plate or hang tag to park in designated disabled parking spaces.  State of Texas disabled parking permits are available through County Tax offices.  Please refer to the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles web site for additional information.  For information regarding disabled persons parking at Texas State visit Parking Services.

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.  

Transportation Services

The Texas State Bobcat Tram provides transportation to students living in the immediate San Marcos area and limited service to Austin.  All the buses are lift-equipped to meet Federal ADA requirements.  Students with disabilities who have questions or need special accommodations should contact the department of Auxiliary Services.

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