February 24, 2024
Texas State University, San Marcos


Places to Stay

Accommodations in proximity to campus: 

Best Western – San Marcos
917 North IH 35 Frontage Rd

(512) 754-7557

 Comfort Suites – San Marcos
104 North IH 35
(512) 392-1006 

Days Inn – San Marcos
1005 North IH 35

(512) 353-5050

 Red Roof – San Marcos
817 North IH 35 
(512) 754-8899 

La Quinta – Kyle
18869 North IH 35 

(512) 295-5599

Thank you for planning your event with us! We are excited for the Texas State German Contest and have created a web link for your guests.

Here is the reservation link your guests can use to make online reservations:

Book your group rate for Texas State German Contest

You will find the information for your online reservation link below. If you have questions or need help with the link, please do not hesitate to ask. We appreciate your business and look forward to a successful event.


Texas State German Contest

Start date: 2/23/18
End date: 2/24/18
Last day to book: 2/9/18

Marriott hotel(s) offering your special group rate:

  • Fairfield Inn & Suites New Braunfels  for 71.00 USD  per night

Book your group rate for Texas State German Contest

 Arman Saenz
Sales Manager
1465 IH 35 North
New Braunfels, TX 78130
T: (830) 626-3133 Ext.152
F: (830) 626-3711 

Campus Map

The map below has the buildings and areas marked that we are using on Saturday. (We are not in building UAC!)

For the full campus map, please click the link of the Campus Mapwhich will take you the TX State University website map.

 We will be using the following buildings:

Centennial Hall (CENT) – Duet Acting, Puppets (Upper/Lower), Pass Auf!, Contemporary Music, Einzeltanz/Folk Dancing, Judges’ Meeting/Breakfast, Walk in Karaoke

Taylor-Murphy History Building (TMH) – Tab Room, Score Room, Gingerbread Houses and Shirt Design

Flowers Hall (FH) – Written Tests, Poetry Memory, Pair Discussion, Photography

Evans Liberal Arts (ELA) –  Awards Ceremony (Evans Auditorium), Scavenger Hunt, Classical Musical Ensemble, Vocal Solo, Oral Tests (except Pair Discussion – see above & Sight Reading – see below)

Quad – Courtyard area between most of these buildings – T-shirt Sales (TX State German Honor Society), Patches Sales

Derrick Hall (DERR) – Sight Reading, Prose Memory, Poetry/Prose Memory Adv., Arts & Culture (except Gingerbread Houses & Shirt Design), Polka Band, Skits


Parking Map & Instructions

Dear Teachers and Volunteers:

Please print these parking directions and teachers, please give this to the bus drivers. Click here for one printable document with the various Parking info for buses 2023.

Directions for buses:

NEW: The university requests that we split the drop off locations between the Quad bus loops and UAC Bus hub.

The Quad bus loop entrance is at the intersection of N. LBJ and Sessom. This bus loop can hold about 7 school buses.

The UAC Bus hub is on Woods St. in between N LBJ and Guadalupe St. This bus loop can hold about 5 school buses.

We are supposed to schedule the arrival times of visiting busses to arrive in groups not in excess of the capacity of the bus hub. Plan on it taking about 10 minutes for the busses to unload.

Once the students are dropped off, the buses can park in the P9 lot (Coliseum, also known as the Aquarena lot). If for some reason that lot is full due to a baseball game or other sporting event there will be room in the P10 West lot of Bobcat Stadium.

Stay on Sessom until it dead ends at Aquarena Springs Dr. – Turn left.

Pass through one light (Charles Austin Dr.) and the 1st parking area is on the right.

If that lot is full, the second parking lot is at the next light on the right (Post Rd).

Buses are not allowed to park at the Sessom lot (R2 & P5 on the map) because the asphalt is not made for the weight of buses. However, this is a decent alternative lot for the volunteers in the event the other parking garage is full. (Click on images to enlarge)

Quad Loop

UAC Bus Hub

Personal Vehicles:
Parking in designated areas is FREE on weekends. (Make sure it’s not “Reserved”.)

For the university’s full campus parking map, please click on Parking Map, which will take you to the TX State University website map. If you’re familiar with using Google Codes, use these codes to navigate to the parking areas:

Centennial Hall: V3Q5+VV San Marcos, Texas
Pleasant Street Garage: V3R5+2P San Marcos, Texas


Feb. 9, 2024
State online registration due by 11:59 p.m. in order to qualify for early-bird price of $12 per student. Online registrations submitted after this point incur the regular registration fee of $15 per student.

Feb. 14, 2024
State online registration due by 11:59 p.m. (regular deadline). Also, postmark deadline for State payment, regardless of whether you completed your online registration by the early-bird or the regular deadline.

Feb. 17, 2024
Digital Event submissions due by 9:00 a.m.

Mary El-Beheri Memorial Scholarship applications due by 9:00 a.m.

Important Dates

Feb. 24, 2024
Texas State German Contest, 42nd Anniversary, Texas State University, San Marcos

Mar. 10, 2024
Gail Cope Scholarship applications due

Anytime during the school year August 1, 2023 - April 30, 2024
Spring Teacher Grant applications due

February 22, 2025
Texas State German Contest 2025

Contact Us

Texas State German Contest Director
Jennifer Christianson

Sprachfest/TSGC Mailing Address
Texas State German Contests, Inc.
PO Box 2043
Boerne, TX 78006

Onsite Directors
Dr. Ewa Siwak & Dr. Valentina Glajar
Dept. of Modern Languages
601 University Drive
San Marcos, TX 78666

TX State University Maps