A Message from President Denise M. Trauth

March 22, 2022

Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff,  

A tornado outbreak and severe storms moved through the Central Texas area yesterday afternoon and evening. The City of Round Rock in Williamson County was one of the communities that was hardest hit. Many homes and businesses in the Round Rock area were significantly damaged. Thankfully, the City of Round Rock shared last night that no fatalities or major injuries have been reported. Our Texas State Round Rock Campus did not sustain any noticeable damage. There was a short-lived power outage in some buildings, but that has since been resolved and the campus is operating normally.  

Support services are available for Bobcats who have been impacted by the storm. Contact the Dean of Students Office Compassion Advocacy Resources & Education (CARE) Center. Visit the CARE Center’s Round Rock Area Community Resources page for local social services. Emergency funding assistance is also available through the CARE Center. Be sure you have signed up for Rave Alerts from Texas State and alerts from Warn Central Texas, the emergency notification system for residents of Central Texas. I encourage those impacted to follow the City of Round Rock’s social media for continued updates: Twitter and Facebook.   

On behalf of the entire university community, we stand with our fellow Texans during this difficult time. We are incredibly grateful to all the first responders, emergency personnel, and utility maintenance teams who have worked tirelessly to help our communities recover and begin to rebuild.  
Denise M. Trauth