San Marcos UniverCity

The City of San Marcos is hosting our 2024 UniverCity in Spring 2024. It originally launched in Spring 2023, and is a new initiative that gives residents a behind-the-scenes look at City Hall. This free 8-week program includes informational sessions highlighting city departments and the services they provide to residents and visitors.  

This year's class will run between March 28 and May 21, 2024. Dates will be March 28, April 4, April 11, April 18, April 25, May 2, May 9, and Graduation on May 21. 

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Class Dates:
Classes will be held on Thursdays, with dinner served beginning at 5:30 p.m. and presentations to follow beginning at 6 p.m. and ending no later than 8:30 p.m. The course schedule will include the following topics:

  • City Overview, Mayor and City Council, City Manager's Office, City Clerk's Office, Communications, History of San Marcos
  • Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology, 
  • Parks and Recreation, Main Street, Economic Development, CVB with Arts
  • Fire Department, Police Department, Emergency Management, City Marshal's Office
  • Library, Neighborhood Enhancement
  • Public Works, San Marcos Utilities 
  • Planning and Development Services, Engineering/CIP
  • Graduation at May 21 City Council Meeting

Topics, dates, and locations are subject to change. For more information about San Marcos UniverCity, contact Tiffany Harris.

San Marcos UniverCity Application

  1. Please complete this form if you are interested in participating in the 2024 San Marcos UniverCity. Only City of San Marcos residents are eligible to participate. San Marcos UniverCity is a series of informational sessions held once a week on Thursdays (5:30-8:30 p.m.), for 7 weeks beginning on March 28, 2024. Graduation will be held on a Tuesday, May 21st during a San Marcos City Council Meeting. 

    We will be taking applications beginning February 5th through March 16th. Applicants will be notified if they have been selected by March 20th.

    Class dates: March 28, April 4, April 11, April 18, April 25, May 2, and May 19. Participants will be expected to attend all classes to graduate. If you are unable to attend a class, we ask that you email Tiffany Harris at your earliest convenience prior to the class for an excused absence. 

    This class will be provided in English only, but we are considering a Spanish option for residents in the future. If you are interested in a Spanish speaking (or other language) option, please email Tiffany Harris.

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  3. Dinner will be provided at these weekly events.  Please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions we should be aware of.

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  5. Gender Identity

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  6. Disability/Chronic Condition

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  7. Accommodations

    We strive to enable all individuals to be able to engage fully. If you are in need of any of the following accommodations or need to request an alternate accommodation, please do so below.

  8. Individuals who require an auxiliary aid or service in a program, service, or activity of the City of San Marcos should contact the office of ADA Coordinator, Mandy Riske, at 512-393-8065 (voice) or call Texas Relay Service (TRS) by dialing 7-1-1. Requests can also be sent by email to as soon as possible, but no later than 72 hours before the scheduled event/program.    If you have any questions regarding accommodations, room layout, or other components of the event, please do not hesitate to email Tiffany Harris or call her at 512-393-8443. 

  9. Please let us know if you have any questions or have anything else you want us to know when considering you for placement in San Marcos UniverCity.  

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San Marcos 2023 UniverCity