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Housing Fires, July 20, 2018

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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.