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Texas State University-San Marcos

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Living, Learning, Leading …

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Why Live on Campus?

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We’re Here for You

Housing Styles

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Traditional

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Suite and Super Suite

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Apartment

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About Your Residence Hall Space

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Campus Map

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Get Involved

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Living and Learning

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Dining Services

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How to Apply

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Living, Learning, Leading… Dear New Bobcat, Congratulations on your admission to Texas State University-San Marcos! We are excited that you may join us in one of our on-campus residences. At Texas State, more than 6,500 students live in university residence halls and apartments. Nationwide studies have shown that living on campus increases students’ rate of success. Satisfaction levels, graduation rates and grades are higher for those students. Living on campus will provide you with a greater opportunity to become involved, to meet and develop relationships with a wider variety of people, and to develop life skills that will benefit you long after you leave Texas State. The Department of Housing and Residential Life is committed to providing a quality living environment that allows you to grow and develop into whomever you wish to be. As you review the contents of this brochure, keep in mind that college is more than reading books, taking exams and writing term papers. It’s about developing new friendships with students from different places and backgrounds, it’s about learning to appreciate

different music and cultures, and it’s about studying together with friends and neighbors. It’s also about getting involved in your community! Our residential communities offer you plenty of opportunities for leadership. You can gain experience in leading through your Hall Council, Residence Hall Association (RHA), or later in your college career as a resident assistant or peer assistant. More than 150 students serve as resident assistants on our campus. We offer a wide range of hall styles, amenities and programs to make your stay with us an enjoyable, memorable and productive one. Our full-time, professional staff of more than 150 is available to assist you in many ways. Read on and discover what you’ll find when you live on the Texas State campus. We look forward to seeing you next fall! Sincerely, Rosanne Proite, PhD Director Department of Housing and Residential Life

Tower Hall Texas State University-San Marcos is an equal opportunity educational institution. This information is available in alternate format upon request from the Office of Disability Services. Texas State University-San Marcos

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Why Live on Campus?

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iving on campus is convenient and comfortable, and it’s fun! Incoming students who live in residence halls are more likely to make friends, excel in their courses and have an easier time adjusting socially. Sharing a space

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with other students from varying backgrounds provides you with an education you won’t find in a classroom. Our residents learn the basic values of respect, cooperation and acceptance — skills you will need for success after college.

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We’re Here for You Living on campus gives you access to a unique support network. Residence hall staff is available to help, guide, encourage and support you as you pursue a college degree. Students who live on campus tend to: • • • • • •

be more satisfied with their college experience have higher GPAs be more involved on campus have more contact with faculty complete their degrees on time pursue advanced degrees

Residence Director (RD) An RD manages each hall and is responsible for developing a quality living environment that promotes academic and personal success. The RD is a professional staff member who holds an advanced degree in counseling, student affairs or a related discipline. The RD lives in the hall and supervises the resident assistants.

Resident Assistant (RA) The RA on your floor or wing should be your first contact when you need assistance. These dedicated staff members live in each hall and serve as assistants to the RD. They develop educational programs and offer community development activities. They also serve as mediators, mentors and peers to residents. Peer Assistant (PA) In addition to RAs, some halls have peer assistants who serve as guides and mentors to residents who are participating in our learning communities (see page 17). Desk Workers Desk workers serve the residents by taking care of tasks such as sorting the mail and packages they receive for you. These staff members are familiar with the procedures for the hall and overall university policies regarding the residence halls. Stop by the front desk when you need assistance. Custodian and Maintenance Staff Get to know the men and women who are dedicated to providing you with a clean, comfortable and safe living environment. Our custodians and maintenance workers are important members of your hall family.

University Housing Requirement

The role of the Department of Housing and Residential Life at Texas State University-San Marcos is to support the academic mission of the university by providing on-campus housing. Therefore, in support of the educational mission of the university and the value of the on-campus residential experience to students, all students under the age of 20 with fewer than 30 credit hours (by September 1 for fall admission or January 1 for spring admission) are required to live in on-campus university housing. Any student who graduated from high school within 12 months preceding the semester of their admission are also required to live on campus. Most first-year students are required to live in a residence hall. All students who are required to live on campus must either make on-campus housing arrangements or seek a formal exemption. Requests and final decisions must be completed prior to your orientation and registration for classes. A copy of the Exemption from University Housing Residency Requirement Request Form is available online at www.reslife.txstate.edu. On-campus housing is available to continuing residents and transfer students on a space-available basis.

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Bobcat Village

Housing Styles

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exas State offers a variety of living arrangements ranging from traditional residence halls to apartment complexes. Each location offers a distinct community feel and unique atmosphere. All the halls provide engaging

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and entertaining academic programs and social opportunities. Rates shown are per person for the ’10-’11 academic year. We anticipate a 5–7 percent increase for the ’11-’12 academic year.

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Traditional If you are an incoming freshman, you most likely will live in a traditional residence hall. While other types of housing are available, sophomores and upperclassmen have priority for suite, super suite and apartment-style facilities. Traditional-style halls offer a true college experience. Their lobbies are always filled with students talking, studying or watching TV. Students often leave the doors to their rooms open so they can talk to other residents as they come in from class. This frequent interaction allows you to form close relationships with your hall mates. These halls also offer a support network of staff members to assist you as you adjust to campus life.

Hall Name Capacity Gender Room Size Semester Rate Arnold (BH)

225

Coed

10x14 $2,190

Beretta (RC)

92

Coed

10x12 $2,190

Brogdon (RC)

141

Coed

10x14 $2,190

Burleson (NA)

66

Female

10x13 $1,330

Butler

238

Coed

10x13 $2,190

Elliott

186

Coed

11x13 $2,190

66

Male

11x15 $1,330

Jackson

421

Coed

12x14 $2,190

Lantana

244

Female

10x11 $2,190

Laurel (RC)

139

Coed

10x13 $2,190

Retama

141

Coed

11x13 $2,190

Smith (BH)

163

Coed

10x13 $2,190

Sterry

371

Female

11x16 $2,190

Hornsby (NA)

RC: Residential College halls (see page 18) NA: Non air-conditioned halls BH: Break-housing halls (see page 11)

Definition: A traditional room is a double-occupancy bedroom with a community bathroom. A total of 2,493 students live in Texas State’s traditional halls.

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Modified Traditional

Super Suite

These halls feature rooms similar to those found in a traditional hall with two to three students per room. However, residents in a modified traditional room enjoy an in-room bathroom.

These halls offer the level of privacy found in a suitestyle hall plus additional living space. Super suite halls typically have one to two residents per bedroom, two to four bedrooms to a suite, and a shared living area. Bathrooms can be private or shared. This layout encourages interaction among suite mates while providing residents with more privacy than found in a traditional hall.

Hall Name Capacity Bedroom Room Size Semester Occupancy Rate Blanco (BH) 715 2-3

12x18 $2,215or 15x22 $2,920*

Adjoining Suite These halls accommodate residents who want an added level of privacy. Adjoining suites house two to three students per bedroom. Bathrooms are shared by the residents of two adjoining rooms. Hall Name Capacity Bedroom Room Size Semester Occupancy Rate Bexar San Saba (BH) Tower

202

2

13x14 $2,510

90

2

12x14 $2,510

434

2

9x12 $2,510

BH: Break-housing halls (see page 11) *The rate depends on the floor plan.

Definition: Modified Traditional definition: A modified traditional room is a double- or tripleoccupancy room that includes a private bath facility in each room.

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A total of 715 students live in Texas State’s modified traditional hall.

Hall Name Capacity Bedroom Room Size Semester Occupancy Rate College Inn

280

2

11x13 $2,765

San Jacinto

469

1

9x12 $3,330

San Marcos (BH) 417 1-2 10x12 $2,920 $3,330 BH: Break-housing halls (see page 11)

Definition: Adjoining suite rooms are designed as double occupancy rooms connected by a bathroom. A total of 726 students live in Texas State’s adjoining suite halls. Definition: A super suite is designed as a small group of single and/or double occupancy rooms with shared bathrooms contained in the suite. Includes separate living area/study. A total of 1,166 students live in Texas State’s super suite halls.

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Apartment

Individual Contract Apartment

Texas State offers a variety of 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom apartments for students who are no longer required by the University Housing Policy to live on campus.

Texas State offers an apartment-style residence for students who are required to live on campus but may be ready for the added level of privacy that an apartment offers. These units come fully furnished, including a washer, dryer and dishwasher. Water, electricity, Internet connections and basic cable are included.

These complexes offer full kitchens but are unfurnished, allowing residents to bring in their own items to personalize the space. Students who live in these apartments must set up and pay for their own utilities. Depending on the configuration, residents may request specific roommates. If you don’t have a roommate preference, we will assign one for you. Apartment Name

Capacity

Style

Rate

Campus Colony 49 Un­furnished

$320-$420 per month*

Clear Springs 110 Un­furnished

$380-$690 per month*

Comanche Hill 194 Un­furnished

$360-$605 per month*

This residence is open only to students who have been out of high school for at least one year and are at least 19 years old. Apartment Name

Capacity

Style

Rate

Bobcat Village 660 Furnished $3,300-$3,865 per semester*

For specific information on each apartment complex, visit www.reslife.txstate.edu/housing-options-andrates/apartments.html.

*The rate depends on the number of bedrooms and the floor plan.

Definition: An apartment is designed as a multiple bedroom. Includes a separate living area and full kitchen. Contracted by the bed space. A total of 1,013 student live in Texas State’s apartments.

Definition: An individual contract apartment is designed as single occupancy rooms with private or shared bathrooms. Includes separate living area and kitchen. Contracted by the bed space.

Clear Springs Apartments

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About Your Residence Hall Space

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exas State is happy to provide you with a safe, comfortable home with all the modern conveniences. Residence hall rooms come equipped with the standard furniture you need to create your living space. We understand that you have your own taste and style, so we encourage you

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to bring personal items that show your creativity and make your space feel like home. Although we prohibit certain hazardous items, most personal items are welcome. Look for more information in July about acceptable and prohibited items.

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Phone Each resident is provided with telephone service equipped with popular features including caller ID, call forwarding, call transfer, third-party calling and voice mail. Another important feature is the alert system that rings the phone of every resident with a message in the event of an emergency on campus. Simply bring your own phone and plug it in to enjoy all these services. As a resident, you may receive a personal identification number that will allow you to make long-distance calls from any phone on campus.

Internet Staying connected is essential, so most Texas State residential facilities offer high-speed Internet connections. Rooms feature a port for each student; all you need is an Ethernet cord to access the network in your room. While out and about on campus, you’ll find wireless Internet access in areas such as the Alkek Library, LBJ Student Center and the Quad.

Air Conditioning Although 23 out of 25 of our residential facilities have air-conditioning throughout, Burleson and Hornsby halls only offer it in the common areas. These two historic halls, home to about 125 residents, have some of the strongest communities on campus. This may be because residents spend many hours hanging out, talking and watching TV in the cooler common areas. Rest assured, if the idea of living without an AC makes you sweat, we offer plenty of other options.

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Handicapped Accessibility Our residential buildings provide living environments that allow all students access to the campus and its facilities. Texas State recognizes that students with disabilities may have special housing needs, and we offer a variety of living options that comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Students with special requests concerning accessibility should inquire about accommodations as early as possible. For important information about making these requests, visit www.ods.txstate.edu/StudentResources/Services/Procedures-for-Housing.html. Break Housing We understand that some of our residents need to stay on campus during breaks, when the halls are closed. If you need on-campus housing during the Thanksgiving holidays, spring break or between semesters, you can stay in one of a few facilities that remain open during the breaks. Simply submit your request a few weeks before each break. Roommate Requests Incoming students often have specific requests for roommates. We make every attempt to assign you to a room with your roommate of choice. However, we cannot guarantee that your request will be honored. You and your chosen roommate can increase your chances of being assigned to the same room by submitting your contracts together, before the deadline, and indicating that your roommate choice takes precedence over your hall choice.

Work It Out!

An important part of campus living is learning to share a space with someone who may be different from you. If you find yourself in a disagreement with another resident, we encourage you to make an honest attempt to work out your differences. However, staff members are available to help mediate conflict and offer tips that can help you.

Residence Hall Amenities • • • • • •

secured building access community kitchen front desk study areas laundry facilities mailroom

Hall Room Furniture • beds • dressers • desks with chairs

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Get Involved

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ne of the best aspects of campus living is how easy it is to get involved in activities and organizations that will allow you to make a difference on campus and make friends who share your interests. In addition to the

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hundreds of clubs affiliated with the university, the Department of Housing and Residential Life offers special opportunities to stay involved with your hall community.

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Texas State Residence Hall Association (RHA)

Hall Activities

If you live on campus, you are a member of RHA, a hall-governing body that represents your interests before the Department of Housing and Residential Life, campus administrators, university committees and Associated Student Government. RHA also works to improve the physical, social, cultural, recreational and intellectual atmosphere in the halls. RHA is made up of an executive board, a general assembly and standing committees, but all residents are encouraged to attend the group’s meetings. To learn more about RHA, visit http://rha.reslife.txstate.edu.

When you live on campus, you can have fun, meet new people and even learn something new without ever leaving the comfort of your home. The staff members in each of the halls coordinate hall activities to make living in the hall fun and give you opportunities to meet other hall residents. These activities include ice cream socials, guest lecturers, competing on intramural teams, attending study groups, attending Bobcat athletic events, learning how to dress for success and getting together to watch the Super Bowl. There is something for everyone!

Hall Councils Join hall council (HC) if you want to help plan your hall’s events, represent the needs of residents, and sponsor social events. Each HC has a representative in the RHA, the umbrella organization for all hall councils.

Get Out There!

Students within a hall often participate in other activities together: • intramural sports • Bobcat athletic events • Common Experience program • student organizations • nonprofit volunteering • Associated Student Government

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Living and Learning

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ake your on-campus experience even more memorable and productive by joining one of our learning communities.

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Learning Communities These unique communities offer residents the opportunity to share a living space and a classroom with the same group of residents. Students who participate in a learning community are assigned to the same hall and co-enrolled in core courses. The frequent interaction among participants leads to a camaraderie unique to this type of program. The students live, study and play together while forming relationships that will last a lifetime. Each learning community is led by an upperclassman peer assistant (PA). He or she is a student staff member of the Department of Housing and Residential Life whose duties include serving as the advisor, counselor, friend, resource and facilitator for the group. PAs plan educational activities for their learning community. Students interested in joining a learning community can choose this style of living online at www.reslife. txstate.edu.

Program participants enjoy: • • • • •

attending the same core courses easy access to academic study groups opportunities to interact with faculty a family-like atmosphere in the halls additional opportunities to attend educational programs and service-centered events

Honors Learning Community Our newest learning community is designed for students accepted into the University Honors Program at Texas State. These students will find opportunities to take an active role in their education through the Honors section of University Seminar, special hall programming and the nearby Honors Coffee Forum. Business Learning Community The Business Learning Community is open to students majoring in accounting, computer information systems, finance and economics, management, and marketing. Participants interact with academic advisors and faculty members during on-campus events, team-building retreats and advising sessions.

Important Definitions Being co-enrolled means students are assigned to a course with their hall mates. A core course is a class required by all Texas State students, regardless of major. A peer assistant is a student staff member who advises and counsels the learning community.

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Mass Communication Learning Community Open to students majoring in advertising, electronic media, general mass communication, print journalism or public relations, this learning community allows participants to explore a multitude of career paths and help each other prepare for the Grammar, Spelling and Punctuation exam, a test that all journalism and mass communication majors must pass in order to advance into many upper-division courses.

“I am so glad I got involved in a learning community. It impacted my academics, campus involvement and social calendar. There is no doubt that my being involved in a learning community helped me to engage and adapt to campus life in a way that made my first year more enjoyable.” – Calynn Kutter, Former Learning Community Student

Computer Science Learning Community This learning community allows students to learn more about the computer science field and explore available career paths. Participants take part in tours of area computer software development businesses, picnics with faculty, social outings and study groups. Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental Learning Community This is a great opportunity for those interested in these medical fields to live and network with others pursuing the same degrees. Students are encouraged to attend seminars given by professionals in the scientific community and will be updated about other activities and workshops. They also benefit from tutoring sessions, priority access to the pre-health advisors, participation in the on-campus Pre-Med/ Pre-Dent Society and a related off-campus group, the Medical Explorers.

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Living and Learning Index Residential College Our largest learning community, the Residential College, houses 380 participants in three traditional-style residence halls. The style of living creates lasting friendships and strong communities. In addition to the co-enrolled courses, residents enjoy frequent interaction with a faculty member who lives in a separate apartment within the halls. This interaction allows students to become more comfortable approaching faculty members in all their courses. The Residential College program is open to students of all majors. Even if you have previous credit for some of these co-enrolled courses, you still can benefit from the program’s group activities, volunteer opportunities and social events. Participants register as a group for Psychology 1300, Communication Studies 1310, Philosophy 1320 and various other courses.

“ I’m excited about our Residential College program. Each year, we update the program to keep it fresh and relevant. Aside from the benefits of increased engagement and community, the program now offers greater faculty involvement. Faculty volunteers choose to work with groups of students and provide mentoring and program opportunities based on shared interests.”

– Deb Morton, Previous Faculty in Residence

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Dining Services

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n-campus dining is provided by Chartwells, a nationally recognized food service provider to colleges and universities. It provides meals that are delicious, healthy, convenient and affordable. If you live in on-campus housing, you

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must purchase a meal plan as part of your housing package. Your meal plan will provide you with a standing reservation to eat what you want, when you want and how you want.

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Chartwells Dining Services is committed to making your dining experience at Texas State a pleasurable one. In addition to the information below, check out the Texas State Dining Web site at www. dineoncampus.com/txstate to find a listing of menus, locations, hours of operation and information about upcoming events.

Dining Halls Texas State students have a variety of options for daily dining. Two of our dining halls, Commons and Harris, offer an “all you care to eat” dining atmosphere. Here you can choose from many options on our Balanced Choices menu, which helps you focus on eating in moderation and making informed decisions about what you eat. Look for selections labeled as Carb-Control, Fit, Organic, Balanced, Vegan, Vegetarian, Ocean Friendly or Non-Dairy. Commons Dining Hall, located in East Campus, is known for Creations, a food bar where the chefs are always cooking up something special and made to order. Commons also hosts special events such as Where is Chef Boko?, which gives you the chance to sample foods from Germany, China and many other countries. Harris Dining Hall, located in West Campus, features La Cucina, a restaurant that offers made-toorder Italian favorites and fresh homemade pizzas. Special events at Harris include a unique menu called Texas Heritage, which features authentic dishes from different regions of Texas. Texas State University-San Marcos

Retail Dining When you’re looking for something different from the traditional dining hall, check out one of our retail dining establishments on campus. The Lair, inside the LBJ Student Center, offers nationally branded restaurants including Chick-fil-A and Starbucks Coffee, as well as campus restaurants such as Coyote Jack’s and Sushi Express. The Den, located in East Campus, offers everything from pizza to an Asian-style stir-fry. Enjoy delicious wraps at Texas Gourmet Wrap Company, gyros and sandwiches at Marco Polo’s and bagels from Einstein Bros. Bagels. Jones Food Court offers juicy burgers, chicken wraps, cheesesteak sandwiches, hot wings and hand-tossed pizza. Jones is also home to Stubb’s Smokehouse, an Austin original that is famous for its barbecue sauce. If you need a quick snack before class, visit Outtakes, a convenience store inside the Den Food Court.

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You Are What You Eat! Texas State is committed to providing all our students with campus dining options that align with their varying diets and lifestyles. Chartwells encourages a campus-wide attention to health, conscious eating and environmental awareness. We are proud to promote: Zero Trans-fat No oils used in on-campus kitchens contain transfat oils. Ocean-friendly Seafood Chartwells has partnered with the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch program to guarantee that seafood served in the dining halls meets environmental standards. Cage-free Eggs Chartwells offers only HFAC certified cage-free shell eggs to all our consumers. Clean Plate Program The Commons and Harris dining halls staff urge students to request only what they will eat and come back for more if needed. This helps students be more aware of what they are actually eating, while at the same time reducing the amount of food wasted.

How It Works

Which plan is right for you?

• Do you plan on going home on the weekends? • Do you tend to skip meals? • Are you a heavy eater or a light eater? • Do you prefer “all you care to eat” buffet-style restaurants or retail food court facilities?

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Because your life is constantly changing, we offer flexibility in our dining plans combining “all you care to eat” with retail dining. Our meal plans offer flexibility, variety and affordability. Block Meals generally are used in the dining halls for an “all you care to eat” meal. One block meal equals one visit to the dining hall. For example, if you select the 200 Block Meal Plan (with 75 Dining Dollars),

you can visit the dining halls 200 times during the semester. Meals unused in the fall semester can be carried over to spring. To give our students more flexibility, we also offer “meal trade” options in the retail locations. This allows you to trade one of your block meals for retail food items. A typical “meal trade” includes one entree, one side item and a 24-ounce fountain drink. Dining Dollars are provided with the 100, 150 and 200 Block Meal plans. This is a debit system that supplements your block meals and is accepted only at on-campus dining locations. Dining Dollars make it faster and easier to grab a soda before class or a cookie after lunch in one of our retail locations. Make sure to use them, because Dining Dollars expire at the end of each semester.

Plan Options (‘10-’11 per semester cost) 150 Block Meals + 100 Dining Dollars – $1,033 With about 10 meals per week, this plan is great if you need more meals, but you still want the option of frequent dining in campus retail facilities. 200 Block Meal Plan + 75 Dining Dollars – $1,087 With about 13 meals per week, this plan is ideal if you plan on eating in the dining halls often with some visits to campus retail facilities. 250 Block Meal Plan – $1,215 With about 16 meals per week, this is the perfect option for you if plan to eat most of your meals at Harris or Commons dining halls.

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TEXAS GRILL

Enjoy the foods you already know and discover new favorites.

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How to Apply Are you ready to join us? Great! Check out the following steps to become a Bobcat resident. Please review this thoroughly. The steps must be completed in order.

Housing 1. Review the contract terms and housing options. 2. Log into CatsWeb online to submit your housing contract, preferences and $300 prepayment. 3. Submit proof of Meningitis vaccination to Housing and Residential Life using the contact information below. 4. Check your status online anytime. We begin making assignments in May and continue once a month until the fall semester begins. (New students for the spring semester will receive their assignments in mid-December.) 5. Look for additional information beginning in June (for fall admission) from the department concerning the details of move-in. Department of Housing and Residential Life JC Kellam 320/380 512.245.2382 | fax 512.245.7619 https://ssb.txstate.edu | residencelife@txstate.edu

Dining 1. Review the meal plan options carefully. All on-campus residents are required to purchase a meal plan. 2. Select your plan during your orientation session, after you register for classes. Chartwells Dining Services www.dineoncampus.com/txstate | 512.245.9930 chartwellscatering@txstate.edu

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Reserve Early!

Complete your housing contract and acceptance form as early as possible. We begin receiving contracts in September with most of the 3,500 new student contracts arriving prior to April 1. Your housing assignment is based on the date we receive your acceptance form. Every effort will be made to assign you according to the preferences you submit on-line. However, preferences are not guaranteed.

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