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Student Emergency Services

As a component of the Dean of Students Office, Student Emergency Services collaborates with individuals and offices within the university and in the San Marcos and Round Rock communities to assist a student who is experiencing the consequences of an emergency.


On Thursday, April 23, President Trauth sent an important email to members of our university community announcing the Bobcat Cares Assistance Funding Program as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic. For students experiencing an emergency due to the pandemic, you can apply for this program (click here).

Effective immediately and through May 27, 2020, students in need of emergency funding should complete the Bobcat Cares Assistance application. On Wednesday, May 27, the Bobcat Cares program will end, and the Student Emergency Services funding program will resume. Please continue to stay safe.

What is an emergency?

An emergency is an unexpected event or circumstance that could lead to decreased student performance, cause a loss of momentum toward academic success, affect a student's ability to complete their education, and/or cause an unforeseen expense.


How it Works

  • When a student experiences a documented medical emergency or the death of a loved one, a Student Emergency Services staff member can send an absence notification to instructors.
  • When an emergency has caused a student to miss classes for an extended period, a staff member can provide information and referrals to resources and services both on- and off-campus.
  • When an emergency results in a financial hardship, a Student Emergency Services staff member can give information about resources to help the student make an informed decision.

If you or someone you know is in need of information, come by the Student Emergency Services area in the Dean of Students Office, located in the LBJ Student Center, Suite 5-9.1, call 512.245.2124, or email us at