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Winter Storm Resources for Graduate Students

The Graduate College has compiled the following resources related to the winter storm that are available to graduate students. Please contact us at if you have additional questions or concerns.

For the latest university-wide details, visit the university's Safety & Emergency Communications page.


Bobcat Bounty is a student-run, on-campus food pantry at Texas State University. The food pantry is currently operating as a drive-through service in the Mitte parking lot between the Family Consumer Sciences and Joann Cole Mitte buildings. Students are asked to sign up for a pick-up timeslot.


The Attorney for Students has scheduled two Zoom presentations for students that discuss Tenant Repair Rights and Responsibilities:

The presentations will also cover personal insurance claim information for damages to property. The presentation is restricted to Texas State users. In addition, students can make individual appointments at 512.245.2370.


Dean of Students Emergency Funding:

When a student is faced with financial effects of an emergency and has exhausted all other means of assistance, all students (including graduate students) can apply for emergency funding. This funding use would be appropriate for funding emergencies related to the winter storm. 

Bobcat Cares Emergency Funding:

Bobcat Cares Emergency Funding is intended to assist students who have been financially impacted by COVID-19. Eligible costs are those costs incurred since December 27, 2020, that relate to any component of your cost of attendance (e.g., tuition, fees, housing, food, books, supplies, and travel expenses to and from campus) and/or emergency costs that arose due to COVID-19 such as, but not limited to, tuition, food, housing, health care, mental health care, or childcare. The application deadline has been extended to Wednesday, March 3.


Student Health Center:

All Student Health Center locations, including the Pharmacy, are open and back on a normal schedule.

Counseling Center:

The Counseling Center is providing usual services and is in the process of rescheduling missed appointments. The Center is anticipating a high call volume, so please feel free to leave a message at 512.245.2208, and a staff member will call you back as quickly as possible. If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, contact your local mental health hotline (see below) or call 911 for life-threatening emergencies. Visit the Center's Crisis Information and Self Help & Resources pages for more information.

  • San Marcos Campus: Avail Crisis Hotline: 1.877.466.0660
  • Round Rock Campus: Bluebonnet Trails Crisis Hotline 1.800.841.1255
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800.273.8255
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Hotline: 800.662.4357
  • Safe & Sound’s Parental Stress TALK Line: 415.441.5437
  • CUAV (Community Unite Against Violence) LGBTQ+ Support: 415.333.4357
  • Family Violence Law Center: 510.208.0220
  • COVID-19 Health and Wellness Support Line: 1.888.855.7483

Academic Information

We realize that the winter storm is also impacting the research activities of our graduate students. Should it turn out later in the semester that the winter storm has an impact on your ability to meet Graduate College thesis and dissertation deadlines, please work with your graduate advisor to request an extension from our Degree Audit Specialists (

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