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Housing Fires, July 20, 2018

"Coming Together" to Help Each Other

AS A COMMUNITY  we are feeling the impact of the Iconic Village and Vintage Pads Apartment fire in many different ways. We experience a wide range of normal -yet often uncomfortable- reactions to traumatic events. Sharing your experiences and connecting with others who understand what you are going through can be a powerful way to cope.


This group provides a space for students impacted by the fire to talk about feelings and experiences, receive support, and gain skills. Interested students should register at the Counseling Center and may attend the group on an as-needed basis.

Mondays, 5:15 – 6:45 pm

Facilitator: Heather Aidala, PsyD

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Resources Available for Students Impacted by the Off-Campus Apartment Complex Fires

Early Friday morning, July 20, a fire broke out off-campus at Iconic Village Apartments and Vintage Pads Apartments in San Marcos. On behalf of Texas State University, we extend our sympathy to those affected by this event and offer the following support services to our students and university community during this difficult time.

Housing Referrals

Staff from the Off-Campus Living (OCL) office are available to assist students in identifying apartments that have vacancies for short-term and long-term stays. The students can then work directly with the apartment complexes to make arrangements. The OCL office is located in the Housing and Residential Life building at 515 Comanche Street and open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. If a student needs assistance after-hours, they can contact the non-emergency number for University Police (512-245-2805) and they will be forwarded to a staff member from OCL. Additional information is available on the Residential Life Off-Campus Living webpage.


Students seeking counseling services are encouraged to contact the Texas State Counseling Center. To speak with a counselor, call (512) 245-2208 or visit the Counseling Center in the LBJ Student Center 5-4.1 to request an urgent appointment. Visit the Counseling Center website for more information.


To donate to the Student Emergency Fund, visit the Texas State University Crowdfunding website.

Local Resources

Students are encouraged to monitor updates from the City of San Marcos for more information about resources available. The city established an information phone line at this number to answer questions about services available: (512) 754-2291.