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What is The Grove at San Marcos?

It’s a top-quality San Marcos community designed especially with Texas State University students in mind. The Grove features a variety of spacious, furnished apartments plus a full set of community features such as state-of-the-art fitness center, 24-hour study lounge, resort-style pool and more.

Is The Grove at San Marcos part of Texas State University?

The Grove at San Marcos is a privately owned and professionally managed community. Click here for more information about the management and ownership.

Can I live with friends, or can you match me with roommates?

You can select your roommate(s), or you can apply on your own and we can match you with other students. Applicants answer a short list of lifestyle questions to help in the matching process.

What are per-person contracts?

Instead of requiring all roommates to sign a joint lease, each person at The Grove has their own individual contract, with one person per bedroom. This means you are only responsible for paying for yourself — not your roommates. Even if a roommate moves out or other bedrooms in your apartment are empty, you only pay the rate for your bedroom.

What is included in the rate?

Each resident at The Grove at San Marcos pays a flat rate that includes:

  • Furnishings
  • In-unit laundry
  • High-speed internet
  • Trash disposal
  • Community features –fitness center, swimming pool, etc.

What size are the apartments?

The spacious accommodations at The Grove are available in 2 and 3 bedroom floorplans, with a private bedroom-bathroom suite for each resident.

Are the apartments furnished?

Yes, each apartment at The Grove has a furniture package that includes a full-size bed, desk and chair, nightstand and dresser in each bedroom. The living room includes a sofa, chair, coffee table and end table, plus a dining table and chairs in the kitchen.

When do the contracts start and end?

The standard term is August 18, 2023 to July 29, 2024, with payments made in 12 equal installments. Limited alternate dates are available; please inquire with our staff. Click here for a sample agreement.

Is a co-signer or financial guaranty required?

Within 7 days after a Housing Agreement is signed, each resident is required to do one of two things: provide a qualifying guarantor (often a parent), or pre-pay the final 2 installments.

Can I pay by credit card?

Yes. Residents can pay online 24 hours per day, by credit card or ACH electronic checking. The Grove also offers automatic payment by either credit card or checking account — just fill out one page, one time and payments will be made automatically. Convenience fees apply for credit card and debit card payments.

Will my financial aid cover charges at The Grove?

Your living costs at The Grove can be covered by financial aid, just like on-campus housing. Any available financial aid funds, after university charges are satisfied, are released to the student for non-institutional expenses, such as off-campus housing. These funds can be used to pay charges at The Grove. Normal payment deadlines will continue to apply.

Is The Grove at San Marcos open to non-students?

Nearly all the residents at The Grove are students at Texas State University. The per-person contracts are also designed with students in mind. Nonetheless, The Grove is an Equal Opportunity housing provider and welcomes applications from non-students. Family members are welcome as well, subject to occupancy limits. Because of the need to match student roommates, non-students must apply together with enough roommates to fill the desired residence.

What kind of safety and security are provided?

The Grove at San Marcos has a monitored fire-sprinkler system and individually locking bedroom doors. Management staff are also available 24×7 and can be reached by a 24-hour phone number.

What are the policies on pets, smoking and guests?

The Grove at San Marcos is a pet-friendly community, subject to limits on animals and breeds. The community is smoke-free in all indoor and adjacent spaces. Guests are welcome at all times, subject to the consent of apartment-mates and security considerations. Overnight guests are welcome, with limits on the number of days and guests.

Can I park my vehicle at The Grove?

The Grove offers free surface parking for all residents. Limited guest parking is also available at no charge. All residents and their guests must have a parking pass.

What other transportation options will I have?

The Bobcat tram service picks up in front of the community every 20 minutes, Monday through Thursday between 7am and 6:30pm and Friday between 7am and 5:30pm, during Fall and Spring semesters when school is in session.

Can I see a model apartment?

Yes. Please request an appointment for a personal tour, or just stop by to see us and we’ll be happy to show you the community.

Apply Now

Apply now to secure your preferred placement, and we'll waive the deposit.

New applicants only; limit one resident per bedroom. Housing Agreement must be fully signed while this limited-time promotion is in effect. The first regular rent installment and annual administrative fee are due August 1, 2023. Approved guarantor or alternate partial prepayment required. All agreements are subject to management approval under regular application policies. Special offers, including discounted rates, may not be combined.