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Special Events

Texas State University is home to many special events, including athletic events, conferences, commencements, and workshops and Parking Services can assist you with making the appropriate arrangements.

There is no free parking in either the pay garages or in permit parking areas except for the following events or as approved by the Vice President for Finance and Support Services:

Exempt Events:

  • Board of Regents meetings
  • Any events at the request of the President
  • Bobcat Days (including Round Rock)
  • Residence Hall Move In
  • Academic Department Inductee Ceremonies
  • Pick It Up, Pass It On

Special Events

  • Visitors to the Welcome Center in the LBJ Student Center
  • Voting Poll Workers
  • Commencement and related ceremonies (e.g. hooding, ring, commissioning, pinning)
  • Round Rock ISD Career Fair
  • Round Rock Arts Council Imagine Event

Special Event Parking

University departments planning to host or authorize any event must contact Parking Services concerning parking availability at least two weeks prior to scheduling the event (and prior to the dissemination of parking information to attendees), and must complete the Special Event Parking Request Form.

Parking Services will contact the requester to discuss which parking facilities may be available, to offer alternative suggestions to accommodate the request, or to deny the request.

Football player running with ballFootball Parking and Tailgating

Parking Services is proud to partner with Texas State Athletics to provide our students, fans, alumni, visitors, and friends with the best possible game day experience.

Learn the Game Day Details

Graduation Cap decorated with a BobcatCommencement Parking

Commencement is an exciting time for our students, families, and the entire Bobcat community. Driving directions, shuttle bus information, and parking details are available online.

More About Commencement Transportation

Performing Arts Center Parking
Theatre Center Parking

For events held in the Performing Arts Center or the Theatre Center, parking is located at the Edward Gary Garage at the corner of University Drive and Edward Gary street.

Parking at the Edward Gary Garage