Housing Fires, July 20, 2018
I feel like I need to talk to other people about what happened. Are there any services available on campus?
The Counseling Center offers sessions to students free of charge.
Sessions typically last 50 minutes. Appointments are scheduled as frequently as every other week. Students who require special accommodations due to a disability should notify the Counseling Center 48 hours prior to their appointments.
Fill out the emergency funding assistance request form. If you don't have a phone, let us know how to reach you.
You can get a new Texas State ID card free of charge. Stop by the Dean of Students Office, located on the 5th floor of the LBJ Student Center and we will give you a card to present.
Once you have your new picture ID, then you can get your replacement driver's license and bank cards.
On campus, you can go to Bobcat Bounty. This free service is providing a preselection of nutritious foods, and most don't require cooking. No ID is required, but you will be asked to sign a statement that you are in need of food. Bobcat Bounty is located on the 2nd floor of the Family and Consumer Sciences Building.
Pantry Operation Hours
Thursdays - 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
The Hays County Food Bank offers food distribution at various times and locations in and around the San Marco area.
Staff from the Off-Campus Living (OCL) office (located in the Housing and Residential Life building, 515 Comanche Street) will assist students in identifying apartments that have vacancies. The office is open from 8:00 to 5:00. http://www.reslife.txstate.edu/OffCampusLiving.html
If you have a place to stay temporarily, consider completing the Emergency Funding Request Form to see how our office can help with some of your expenses.
The American Red Cross Central Texas Region is available to provide assistance to students displaced by the fires. For information, call 1-800-928-4271.
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.
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.
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.