San Marcos UniverCity

The City of San Marcos launched UniverCity in Spring 2023, 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.  

The class ran between March and May of 2023.  Our Spring 2024 class will begin taking applications in January 2024. 

Contact Tiffany Harris to get on the wait list to apply for the 2024 class.

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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. The course schedule includes:

  • March 30 - San Marcos Public Library: City Overview, Mayor and City Council, City Manager's Office, City Clerk's Office, Communications, History of San Marcos
  • April 6 - San Marcos Airport: Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology, 
  • April 13 - San Marcos Activity Center: Parks and Recreation, Main Street, CVB with Arts
  • April 20 - Fire Station 5: Fire Department, Police Department, Emergency Management, City Marshal's Office
  • April 27 - San Marcos Public Library: Library, Neighborhood Enhancement
  • May 4 - Public Services Center: Public Works, SMTX Utilities 
  • May 11 - San Marcos Public Library: Planning and Development Services, Engineering/CIP
  • May 18 - Graduation

Topics 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 8 weeks beginning on March 30, 2024. 

    We will be taking applications beginning February 21st through March 16th. Applicants will be notified if they have been selected by March 20th.

    Class dates: March 30, April 6, April 13, April 20, April 27, May 4, May 11, May 18. Participants will be expected to attend all classes to graduate. If you are unable to attend a class, we ask that you email at your earliest convenience prior to the class for an excused absence. 

    This class will be provided in English only, but we are attempting to gauge interest in hosting a Spanish experience cohort. If you would be interested in participating in a class specifically for Spanish speakers, please contact

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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.

  4. Racial/Ethnic Identity

    What racial and ethnic identity best describes how you self-identify? Select all that apply.

  5. Gender Identity

    What is your gender identity?

  6. Disability/Chronic Condition

    Do you identify as a person with a disability or other chronic condition?

  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 reach out to Tiffany Harris via email ( or by phone 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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