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Housing Options and Information

On Campus Housing

Texas State Housing Policy requires all students under the age of 20 and with less than 30 credit hours earned by September 1, 2017, to live in on-campus housing. Contact for more information about on-campus housing.

  • Dorms

The Office is located at:

515 N. Comanche San Marcos, TX 78666

Department of Housing and Residential Life



Click Here for more information about On-Campus housing

Off Campus Housing

Off-Campus HousingGenerally Graduate Students and Undergraduate students over 20 years old do not choose to live in the Residence Halls. When seeking off-campus housing in apartments or rental houses, look for places that are walking distance to campus or at the very least on the Bobcat Shuttle route.

  • Apartments
  • ACT Ally is a program of ACT in collaboration with the Department of Housing and Residential Life

         Off-Campus Living


Review more information about Off-Campus Housing through the Off-campus Housing Marketplace

  • Find Housing
    Find Roommates
  • Find Re-Lets
  • Guide to Living Off-Campus
  • Renter Education - What you need to know before signing a lease
  • Living Off-campus Tips
  • Virtual Off-Campus Housing Fair


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  • Yes, if you are a first year student.
    You are required to live on campus per our housing policy.

    In short:

    If you graduated high school the year within 12 months of attending college—you must live on campus.

    If you will be under the age of 20 (by Sept 1 for fall; Jan. 1 for spring) with less than 30 college credits—you must live on campus.

  • For those living in a Residence Hall:  Residence Halls allow students to move in a few days before the first day of classes. If you arrive before the halls officially open and you have a contract  with Residence Life already, you may request temporary housing in one of the halls that stay open during the breaks, for a fee per night by emailing

    For those living in Off-Campus Apartments:
    Off-campus apartments are all going to function differently. You should let them know that you need to be able to move in before or on the day you arrive so that you will have a place to stay already during orientation.  It may be possible to find an off-campus apartment that will let you move in the same day, but we recommend to research the apartment complexes and try to make arrangements before you arrive.


    Hotels:  If you cannot find temporary housing before orientation you may stay in a hotel, Rates for local hotels/motels can be found here

    Motel/Hotel Address Phone Number

    weekday rates

    (1 person)

    weekend rates

    (1 person)

    Red Roof Inn 817 IH 35 North 512-754-8899 $49.99 $89.99
    Best Budget Inn 903 IH 35 North 512-392-3990 $60.00 $49.99
    Best Western 917 IH 35 North 512-754-7557 $89 $109
    Executive Inn& Suites 930 IH 35 North 512-393-3990 $60.00 $79.99
    Days Inn 1005 IH 35 North 512-353-5050 $62.00 $120.00
    River Inn 1433 IH 35 North 512-353-7770 $64.99 $89.99
    Comfort Inn 1611 IH 35 North 512-396-5665 $88 $118
    Ramada Limited 1701 IH 35 North 512-395-8000 $55+ $90+
    Econo Lodge 811 S Guadalupe 512-353-5300 $44.99 $84.99
  • Top 5 apartments near Texas State University

      Westfield River Oaks Villas TreeHouse TheTimbers Savannah Club
    Address 112 West Avenue San Marcos, Tx 78666 1900 Aquarena Spring Dr. San Marocs, Tx 78666
    800 N. LBJ Dr. San Marcos, Tx 78666
    900 Peques St, San Marcos, Tx 78666 250 S Stafecoach Trail, San Marcos, Tx 78666
    Phone Number 512-392-1100 512-392-6955 512-872-2275 512-580-3258 512-392-3631
    Web Address
    Management Co Atlantic Housing Eenhoorn Pinnacle Prodigem Eenhoorn
    Distance to Campus 1.4 miles and it is on tram route 1.9 miles and it is on the shuttle route Across the street less than half a mile Across street from Old Main less than half mile 2.7 miles on shuttle route
    Lease Term 12 months Flexible 12 months 12 months 2-12 months
    Price Range starts at $449.00 starts at $ 795.00 $785.00 starts at $ 719.00 starts at $895.00


  • Need help finding a good apartment? Use an Apartment Locator service to assist your hunt for the perfect place to live. Students should schedule an appointment with these companies in order to find out more information about a student's housing possibilities.


  • If your apartment is unfurnished, you can either purchase furniture or rent furniture.

    Purchase Furniture: IKEA, Home Depot.....

    Furniture Rental: CORT ,

    Package Options, different language provided


  • Review renting information and legal advice resources from the Attorney for Students at Texas State.

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