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Texas State is committed to providing news and resources for students, faculty and staff throughout the evolving COVID-19 crisis. Below is a list of some of the University key resources that can help you respond to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.


University and Community Resources

University’s Coronavirus updates https://www.txstate.edu/coronavirus

*downloadable documents must be accessed from this original page*

Texas State University Resources

1. Academic Testing for Students with Disabilities

Testing services for students registered with the Office of Disability Services will resume on March 30, 2020 and will continue to be offered while courses at Texas State University are delivered remotely.

https://www.txstate.edu/temc/services/atsd.html

2. Bobcat Bounty

Bobcat Bounty is the first student-run, on-campus food pantry at Texas State University. It is run by students under the direction of faculty from the Food Security Learning Community in the Nutrition & Foods Program.

https://bobcatbounty.txstate.edu/

3. Bobcat Shuttle Services

https://www.shuttle.txstate.edu/routes.html

4. Counseling Center

Texas State University Counseling Center recognizes that this time of change impacts our Bobcat community's overall sense of well-being.

We have compiled a list of mental health related COVID-19 resources and support materials that will be updated frequently and shared through our social media accounts. 

5. Dining services on campus

Students, faculty, and staff who remain on campus will be able to continue to use their meal plan through the end of the spring semester. Please note that service and hours are limited. Visit our Hours & Locations page to see the updated hours of operation for the available dining locations on campus. For a full list of information visit Texas State Dining

6. Disability Services

If you are an Employee who requires workplace disability accommodations, or believe you have a medical condition that may be affected by the recent pandemic and will impact you ability to work, please contact/submit documentation to ADACoordinator@txstate.edu in order to begin the workplace accommodations process.

If you are a student seeking disability accommodations please contact ODS at ODS@txstate.edu.

7. Housing on and off campus

To request a housing waiver https://txstate.starrezhousing.com/StarRezPortal

For questions regarding pro-rated credits to your student housing account, please contact Department of Housing and Residential Life (DHRL). For billing questions, please contact Student Business Services.

If you have a specific question about a lease or the eviction process, contact the Austin Tenants’ Council at (512) 474-1961

8. Student Learning Assistance Center S.L.A.C.

During this time of COVID-19, the Student Learning Assistance Center is still providing services for students to learn to through a variety of virtual academic support programs including a walk-in tutoring lab, Supplemental Instruction, Veteran Academic Success Center, and excellent online resources. Funded primarily through student service fees, Texas State students may use any and all of SLAC’s resources at no additional cost. For more information visit https://www.txstate.edu/slac/

9. Student Health Center

All Student Health Center locations and the Pharmacy will be open for the remainder of the spring semester. Services are by appointment only, please call 512.245.2161 to make an appointment. For more information visit https://www.healthcenter.txstate.edu/

10. The Academy

During COVID-19, The Academy will continue to nurture scholastic growth through a collective study approach by developing diverse learning skills, instilling confidence, supporting cultural inclusiveness and validating college attendance of traditionally underrepresented Bobcats

https://www.sdi.txstate.edu/ProgramsResources/The-Academy.html

11. University Libraries

The University ArchivesThe Wittliff Collections and the Archives and Research Center are operating virtually even though their facilities are physically closed for the time being.  The Round Rock Campus Library is closed and the Alkek Library is open for limited hours and only to those who can access with a valid university ID card. Social distancing is stictly enforced. Both libraries are eager to serve all patrons remotely during online chat hours.

https://www.library.txstate.edu/coronavirus.html

12. 2020-2021 graduate and undergraduate catalogs

http://mycatalog.txstate.edu/.  

 

Community Resources

1. Asian Pacific Policy & Planning Council

Recently, the Asian American Pacific Islander Civil Rights Organizations has established STOP AAPI HATE reporting center. To find out more please visit their website at http://www.asianpacificpolicyandplanningcouncil.org/stop-aapi-hate-website-launches/

2. Central Texas Food Bank

The Central Texas Food Bank is actively monitoring developments related to COVID-19 (coronavirus). We still need volunteers to help us get food out to our neighbors who need it, so our volunteer operations are open.

https://www.austinfoodbank.org/

3. Hays County Food Bank

If you qualify for services, you are allowed to visit a distribution. We provide groceries to low-income households and those suffering from a food emergency. You are allowed to visit our distributions if you need to, even under a Shelter-In-Place order

http://www.haysfoodbank.org/home.aspx

4. Unemployment Benefits

If you have a family member that has lost their job due to the impact of COVID-19, they may qualify for unemployment benefits. Unemployment Benefits

San Marcos and Surrounding Area Job Postings

Job Postings

Click HERE for up to date Job postings within San Marcos ans surrounding area.

Job Search Resources

Interview Tips

Resume Template 1

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Financial Resources

1. The most comprehensive national database of resources can be found here

http://211.org/

2. The Texas database can be found here:

https://www.211texas.org/

Simply enter the type of assistance you are seeking (for example: rent or utilities or gas) and your zip code, then click Search

3. San Marcos financial resources

Southside Community Center

https://www.southsidecommunitycenter.org/

4. Community Action Inc. of Central Texas

Financial assistance application attached

http://communityaction.com/our-services/utility-assistance/

DACA and Undocumented Resources (downloadable document must be accessed from this original page)

The following link provides an extensive list of available resources for students with undocumented status. 

Coronavirus Related Resources can be found HERE:


Additional Resources

COVID-19 Article

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Spring 2020 Grades

As part of the transition to remote instruction for the spring 2020 semester, Texas State University will make a temporary change to the final grades policy. This change will provide students with the option to request modification of final course grades to the “EP” (emergency pass) grades. The modification request may only be utilized for courses in which the student earned a passing grade. See the University Registrar’s definition of grades: https://www.registrar.txstate.edu/our-services/grades.html.