Updates from Texas State University Regarding Impact of Winter Storm
February 20, 2021
As of 4:45 p.m. February 21, 2021
- CLASSES: All in-person and virtual classes are canceled until 8 a.m. on Wednesday, February 24. The university understands that many factors related to power and water outages are disrupting student and faculty engagement and limiting access to the internet, computers and software, and course materials. While classes are canceled, assignment deadlines, scheduled exams, lectures and discussions, and other co-curricular activities are postponed to a later date.
- REOPENING THE UNIVERSITY: Although classes are canceled through 8 a.m. on Wednesday, February 24, University offices will open at 8 a.m. on Monday, February 22 for regular business hours.
- POWER AND WATER RESTORED: Power and water have been restored to the majority of buildings on the San Marcos Campus, including the Bobcat Village Apartments. The Round Rock Campus did not experience prolonged power outages. Any student who is still experiencing a power or water outage in their residence hall or Bobcat Village Apartment should report it to their Resident Assistant (RA) on-call.
- SAFETY WEBPAGE AND EMERGENCY COMMUNICATION: The university posts the latest information available about university operations on the Safety Webpage.
- DINING: Hot, to-go meals are available for ANY Texas State University student with their student ID at Harris Dining Hall and Commons Dining Hall (from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.) on the San Marcos Campus. Through Monday, February 22, any student who presents a valid student ID will receive a hot meal at Harris and Commons even if they don’t have a meal plan. From Sunday, February 21 through Tuesday, February 23, Commons and Harris Dining Halls will open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Jones Dining Center (100 W. Woods St.) will open from noon to 8 p.m. (Meals without a meal plan are not available at Jones).
- WATER: The City of San Marcos boil water advisory was lifted on February 21. If still needed, students, faculty, and staff can come to the San Marcos Campus and fill up personal water containers up to one gallon at the locations below. The San Marcos Campus water supply is separate from the City of San Marcos and has been determined to be safe. Parking is available at the LBJ Student Center.
- LBJ Student Center (Opens at noon on Saturday, Feb. 20)
- Commons and Harris Dining Halls
- BOBCAT VILLAGE APARTMENTS: As of Thursday, February 18, power and water were restored to the Bobcat Village Apartments located on the San Marcos Campus. Residents still experiencing issues should contact their hall staff to report the problem. A boil water advisory issued by the City of San Marcos that impacted Bobcat Village was lifted on February 21. The university delivered bottled water for residents until the boil water advisory was lifted. No other on-campus student housing was affected by the boil water advisory
- WARMING SHUTTLES: We have discontinued the warming shuttles, due to low demand as power has been restored. Warming shuttles were previously parked on the San Marcos Campus at the Lantana Bus Stop, Bobcat Village Apartments, and near Blanco Hall. We aren’t able to use large buildings on campus as warming centers because the continuing rolling blackouts prevented us from having a sustained power source to heat the spaces.
- BUILDINGS OPEN: On Saturday, February 20, and Sunday, February 21, the following buildings on the San Marcos Campus will open at noon and close at the regularly scheduled times: Alkek Library, the Student Recreation Center, and the LBJ Student Center. The Student Health Center will open on Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. for limited services, including a walk-in clinic. The Avery Building on the Round Rock Campus will follow regularly scheduled weekend hours.
- BOBCAT SHUTTLE ROUTES: The Bobcat Shuttle will run its regular Saturday service on Saturday, February 20. (There is no Bobcat Shuttle service on Sundays.)
- RESTROOM & SHOWER ACCESS: Locker room facilities at the Campus Recreation Centers on the San Marcos and Round Rock Campuses are available for use by faculty, staff, and their families to access bathrooms and showers. Water bottle filling stations are also available. All students have access to the Rec Centers using their student IDs. Faculty and staff without a membership can temporarily use the Rec Center facilities if they have a valid Texas State University ID.
Previously sent messages from President Denise Trauth:
A Thank You Message from President Denise M. Trauth - February 17, 2021
Updates from Texas State University - February 18, 2021
Texas State University Dining Halls Open to Students with ID - February 18, 2021
Update on Texas State University Classes and Operations - February 19, 2021