A Message from President Denise M. Trauth

December 10, 2021 | Sent to Faculty, Staff, and Students

Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff,

As this semester ends, I want to thank you for the role you each have played in helping to keep our Texas State University community healthy and vibrant. We should all feel very proud that we were able to remain in-person throughout the semester. Together, we have recognized that while COVID-19 continues to impact our lives, we can work together to safely create and maintain an active and engaging university environment.

During this time of transition to the spring semester, I want you to know our commitment to keeping Texas State safe remains strong. Throughout the holiday break, we will continue to study and monitor the COVID-19 situation just as we have done since the start of the pandemic. During the week of January 3, 2022, the university will provide a formal update regarding course delivery, university operations, and health and safety measures. 

During the holiday break, Texas State Bobcat Trace contract tracers will be available every day for those who need to report a positive test result and receive guidance on the proper actions to take. Our two free COVID-19 testing sites on the San Marcos Campus will remain open until December 17 and re-open on January 3, 2022, to prepare for the spring semester.  COVID-19 testing at the Student Health Center on the Round Rock Campus will be available until December 10, 2021, and resume on January 3, 2022.

If you are going to be away from the campuses over the break, I encourage you to continue to test regularly at one of the many Curative testing sites or any COVID testing location near you, especially before returning for the spring semester. Please read the latest message from our Chief Medical Officer Emilio Carranco for more guidance on important health and safety measures to take over the next few weeks.

Texas State will continue to work hard to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and protect our university community. The health and safety measures that have worked so well for us thus far will stay in place for the spring semester. I strongly encourage you to do your part by getting vaccinated or a booster and wearing your mask. I know if we all stay vigilant, we will have another successful in-person semester this spring. 

Please stay safe and well. I wish you all a restful and peaceful holiday break. See you in January!


Denise M. Trauth