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Driving Directions to the Center for Student Retention

From Austin/Dallas/Waco and the I-35 Corridor North

Follow I-35 South to San Marcos, take Exit 206-Aquarena Springs Drive/Loop 82. Stay on the access road. Merge right onto Aquarena Springs Drive/Loop 82. You will pass two traffic lights and cross over railroad tracks. Bobcat Stadium will be on your left. You will pass another traffic light and then over the San Marcos River. At the next light veer left onto University Drive. Follow University Drive as it bears to the right. You will see the Theatre Center on your right (a red circular building). Take University Drive to N. LBJ Drive. Turn right on N. LBJ Drive and you'll see the house immediately on your right.  Center for Student Retention visitors can park on the street (pay attention to city parking signs) or at the Edward Gary Street Garage, located on the corner of Moon Street and University Drive. 

From San Antonio/Corpus Christi/Laredo and I-35 Corridor South

Follow I-35 North to San Marcos, take Exit 206-Aquarena Springs Drive/Loop 82. Turn left on Aquarena Springs Drive/Loop 82 going under I-35 toward the university. You will pass three traffic lights and cross over railroad tracks. Bobcat Stadium will be on your left. You will pass another traffic light and then over the San Marcos River. At the next light veer left onto University Drive. Take University Drive to N. LBJ Drive. Turn right on N. LBJ Drive and you will see the house immediately on your right. Center for Student Retention visitors can park on the street (pay attention to city parking signs) or at the Edward Gary Street Garage, located on the corner of Moon Street and University Drive. 

From Houston/Galveston/Beaumont and I-10 Corridor East

Driving west on I-10, exit onto HWY 123 North. Stay on HWY 123 to San Marcos (approximately 22 miles). At I-35 turn right and go north to Aquarena Springs Drive/Loop 82. Turn left on Aquarena Springs Drive/Loop 82 going under I-35 toward the university. You will pass three traffic lights and cross over railroad tracks. Bobcat Stadium will be on your left. You will pass another traffic light and then over the San Marcos River. At the next light veer left onto University Drive. Take University Drive to N. LBJ Drive. Turn right on N. LBJ Drive and you will see the house immediately on your right. Center for Student Retention visitors can park on the street (pay attention to city parking signs) or at the Edward Gary Street Garage, located on the corner of Moon Street and University Drive. 

From El Paso/San Angelo/Midland and I-10 Corridor West

Travel East to I-35 and follow the directions from either I-35 North or South.


Parents of Texas State students are always welcome on campus. Parents should stop by the Parking Services office, a traffic control booth, or the University Police Dispatch office (after Parking Services office hours) to request a Parent/Visitor permit. The permit allows parking in any legal non-reserved space on campus. Reserved spaces are clearly marked and include service spaces.