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US 1100: University Seminar: Student Connections and Belonging

You're in the right place. You Belong at Texas State.

Graduation should be only one chapter of your success story. We have resources to help you meet your challenges, from staying on track academically to dealing with unexpected life events.

We're here to get you there, from orientation to graduation to starting a career.

Texas State University commits to supporting every student's academic success and growth, and a vital part of that is fostering a welcoming and inclusive community for every Bobcat. Throughout your time at Texas State, seize the diversity and opportunities available by sharing your experiences and learning from others. 

Below are a few resources to help ease into your First-Year Experience and affirm that you're in the right place. YOU BELONG at Texas State. 

Student Voices: Stories of Resilience and Transition

Living the Bobcat Life | Student Life at Texas State

At 500 acres, our San Marcos Campus is big, but it's filled with smaller places to discover, learn, create, and enjoy, including art galleries, maker spaces, sports fields, and a creative studio. Climb the rock wall, delve into Texas music history, or get to know downtown San Marcos. 

Pro-Tip: Get familiar with campus before classes start, not only your first year, but periodically to keep up with parking changes, renovations, and similar. It's also handy for planning each semester and selecting courses when it's time to register. So many hills! 

Campus Live Stream

Get Involved

Student organizations at Texas State University actively participate in and contribute to a vibrant university community by meeting these expectations. The university's approximately 400+ registered student organizations provide valuable experiences and opportunities for students to grow as individuals, leaders, and community members. Student Involvement staff members work to be proactive in guiding student organizations by providing education, training, and consultation. Student Involvement partners with registered student organizations to continue to enhance the university community.

Find On-Campus and Off-Campus Jobs

Handshake is our online jobs database. Students and  Alumni can search for internships and jobs (on-campus, part-time, or full-time) or learn more about our events and career fairs. Employers can post positions and engage with our Bobcat talent on campus.

Texas State's Student Recovery Alliance

The Purpose of the Student Recovery Alliance is to create a safe place for students in recovery to work together, share experiences, plan sober events in the community, celebrate triumphs, discuss struggles and collaborate on empowering solutions.

Get Moving! Campus Recreation and Outdoor Activities

Bobcats have access to many physical wellness activities to help you balance school, rest, and overall wellness. Do you love the outdoors? Did you come here for the river? Or looking for an active way of spending time with new friends? Texas State has it!


Take an Adventure


Work Out


Go Camping


Special Events 

Special Events

First Gen Proud


FIRST-GENERATION STUDENT: A first-generation student is someone whose parents/guardians did not complete a four-year college degree or a student raised by a single parent/guardian who did not complete a four-year college degree.

Students Against Violence Peer Education

You should consider joining SAV if you desire to work with the Texas State community, have the motivation to increase your knowledge of violence, and have a sincere concern for the overall being of yourself and other students. SAV members must be able to work independently or on a team and have the ability to be open-minded and non-judgmental when discussing sensitive issues.

Bobcat Guardian Mobile Safety App

Sexual Harassment Reporting (Anonymous and Proxy Options)

Title IX affects all students, staff, faculty, and visitors at Texas State (and other federally funded educational programs or activities). File a report for any of the following categories of sexual misconduct using this online form. Reports can be filed Anonymously or on Behalf of Another Party:

  • Sexual Assault
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Dating Violence
  • Domestic Violence
  • Stalking
  • Sexual Exploitation
  • Sexual Intimidation (Cyber-stalking, Indecent Exposure, etc.)