Campus Tours

When you get here, you'll feel it. It's more than the breathtaking beauty of our campus. It's the energy of our people and the excitement they generate. Our student and staff tour guides will show you the heart of our San Marcos or Round Rock campus. They'll share their experiences as Bobcats and provide insights into what makes Texas State special.

What to Expect

When visiting our campus, it pays to plan ahead. Our Plan Your Visit page includes driving directions, parking information, area attractions, and ways to make the most of your trip.

Tour Registration and Times - San Marcos Campus

Tour group sizes are limited, so advance sign-up is recommended. If space is unavailable on guided tours for the date you want to visit, walk-in sign-up is permitted for self-guided tours.

Spring Tour Schedule (through May 10):

  • Mondays–Fridays at 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
  • No tours April 22.

Summer Tour Schedule (May 13 – August 9):

  • Mondays at 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m., and 1 p.m.
  • Tuesdays-Thursdays at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
  • Fridays at at 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 2 p.m.
  • No tours May 27-31, June 19, and July 4.

Summer Tour Schedule (August 12 – August 23):

  • Mondays-Fridays at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
  • No tours August 19.

If you're wanting to bring 10 or more people, please visit our Large Group Tour page.

Sign up for an on-campus tour or explore additional tour options below.

A tour guide talking to a group of visitors near the LBJ statue on campus.

Tour Registration and Times - Round Rock Campus

Tour group sizes are limited, so advance sign-up is recommended. If space is unavailable for guided tours on the date you want to visit, walk-in sign-up may be permitted on a space-available basis.

Tour Schedule (Spring 2024):

  • Fridays at 10 a.m. 

If you're wanting to bring 10 or more people, please contact the Alumni and Future Student Welcome Center.

Sign up for an on-campus tour or explore additional tour options below.

Students walking in front of the Avery Bldg. on the TXST Round Rock Campus.

Online Virtual Tour Option

An online video presentation and virtual tours of our San Marcos and Round Rock campuses are available for those who can't visit in person. Get information and explore Texas State from anywhere. Spanish subtitles available.

Self-Guided Tour Options

You can take a self-guided tour of our San Marcos campus on your own schedule. We'll provide a map with links to a short video presentation for each location on the tour. Walking and driving tours are both available. Great for weekend visits!

Tips for a Great Visit

  • We recommend that all prospective students sign up individually.
  • Explore campus before you arrive using our fully interactive online campus map.
  • Visit campus while classes are in session to get a true feel for what the Texas State experience is like.
  • Residence Hall tours are included in San Marcos Campus tours only.
  • Your visit will include a walking tour of campus, so dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes.
a large group tour at texas state

Large a Group Tour

Texas State's Alumni and Future Student Welcome Center welcomes many groups to our San Marcos campus every year. We provide information and tours to various large or sponsored groups interested in visiting campus.

Group visits are held weekdays each semester. To provide you with the best possible service, sign up for a tour for your group at least two weeks in advance. Our Large Group Coordinator will contact you to confirm your visit.

We are only able to accommodate up to 50 students and we require one chaperone for every 10 students attending.

Additional Information

  • The Office of Undergraduate Admissions and the Welcome Center will provide verification forms or sign school notes only for those students who take an official on-campus tour or who meet with an admissions counselor. If you forgot to get a school note when you visited, request one below.

    Verification Note Request

  • If you require accommodations due to an injury or disability in order to participate in your scheduled campus tour, no problem! We've got you covered — please contact the Welcome Center by calling 512.245.8871 or emailing the Welcome Center at least 1 full week prior to your tour.

    Mobility Accommodations

    The Texas State campuses are wheelchair and scooter accessible, and we will be glad to provide assistance to anyone who needs help finding their way around via accessible routes. Unfortunately, there is no place on our campuses to rent or secure a wheelchair or scooter.

    Interpreting Services

    If someone in your party is in need of an interpreter, please contact Interpreter Services at 512.245.8374.

    Texas State and the surrounding community are constantly growing and improving. This often means that there will be construction on and around the campus. We ask you to be patient and allow yourself extra time to arrive. Use our interactive map to see what areas of campus are under construction.


Contact the Alumni and Future Student Welcome Center for additional information about campus tours and events.