Parent and Family Calendar
Parent and Family Relations understands the important and essential role parents and family members play in their student's success in college. Our goal is to provide parents and families with information to help better understand your student's life and be a supportive voice for you by providing resources. One of the many resources we provide is our Parent and Family calendar, which includes important university dates and deadlines.
Move-In is an exciting time for everyone. Plan ahead for the supplies your student will need. Get move-in information and more from the Department of Housing and Residential Life.
What is your student passionate about? There are about 400 student organizations on campus for your Bobcat to choose from. Encourage your student to join one or two the first semester. Learn more about the student organizations available through Student Involvement.
- September 7: Labor Day (classes do not meet)
Tip of the month: There are many services on campus to help students succeed through midterm exams. An encouraging note or care package from home helps too!
Students can attend any Bobcat athletic event for free just by showing their student ID. Family members can purchase tickets and join in the spirit. Don't forget to wear your maroon and gold! More information on athletic events is available on the Athletics website.
- October 1: FAFSA application for 2021-2022 available online
- October 2: Second tuition installment due
Tip of the month: Your student doesn't need to travel home for health appointments or prescription refills. The Student Health Center accepts most insurance and has an on-site pharmacy. Be sure your student has their own health insurance card to utilize their benefits. Students without health insurance are also welcome and have access to services at discounted prices. More information can be found on the Student Health Center's website.
Talk with your student about the courses coming up next spring. Academic advisors are available by appointment to help students choose a major or select courses. Students can find contact information for their advisor on the Academic Advising website.
As students wrap up their first semester and final exams, they will prepare to come home for winter break. Before they return, talk with your student in advance about schedules and activities, and any changes at home.
Celebrate the successes your student achieved during their first semester! If students want to improve their academics, the Retention Management and Planning Office can help them establish a plan for the spring semester that can help them achieve their goals.
- January 14: Spring payment deadline
- January 15: Financial aid priority deadline for 2021- 2022 FAFSA
- January 18: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (classes do not meet)
- January 19: Spring classes begin
Studying abroad provides an international educational experience that enhances classroom learning and develops global citizens. Encourage your student to attend an information session to learn more. Learn more about study abroad opportunities on the Education Abroad website.
Tip of the month: Encourage your student to learn skills and practices to manage any stressful periods encountered in college. The Counseling Center offers free workshops, individual appointments, and group counseling to students.
Career Services offers summer, internship, and employment fairs throughout the year. Encourage your student to attend these events to start networking for the future and to receive tips and pointers on creating a resume, interviewing, and professional dress.
Tip of the month: Students are registering for summer and/or fall courses. Encourage your student to register early and keep working toward long-term goals.
Talk with your student about plans for summer and sophomore-year housing. Guide your student through the unfamiliar topics of housing leases and budgets. The Dean of Students Office can help interpret contracts.
- April 2: Third tuition installment due
Tip of the month: Physical health plays a role in student success. Encourage your student to visit Campus Recreation to find a fun fitness class or intramural team, or to book an adventure trip.
Talk with your student about their plans for the summer. They can continue to enhance their education by completing an internship, taking summer courses, studying abroad, or gaining work experience.
- May 3: Last day of classes
- May 5-12: Final exams
- May 13-15: Spring Commencement
- May 18: Spring grades available online
- May 31: Memorial Day
If your student plans to take courses at a college close to home this summer, encourage an appointment with an academic advisor before registering to make sure the course will transfer back to Texas State.
Tip of the month: If your student is living back at home for the summer, make time together to set expectations. Topics such as contributing to the household, communicating schedules, and planning family activities can help establish a smooth transition.
What skills can help you help your student develop this summer? Money management? Health management? Changing a flat tire? Basics of cooking?
- July 4: Independence Day
- July 7: Summer I classes end
- July 8: Summer I final exams
- July 12: Summer II classes begin
- July 28: Tuition installment due
Tip of the month: If your student is living off campus this fall, create a list of furniture and household items they will need to make the apartment a safe and comfortable place to study and grow.