North Texas Area

Austin College’s heritage is inextricably linked to the city of Sherman, the North Texas region, and the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Sherman offers our learning community the friendliness and personality of a small city with a population of 35,000, complemented by the amenities of a larger municipality including restaurants, movie theaters, shopping, and cultural events.


Our distinct location in North Texas places Austin College in proximity to a variety of outdoor recreational activities, one of the nation’s top ten population centers, and an international airport with destinations around the globe for student travel. The Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, located south of Austin College’s home in Sherman, is an international center for careers, technology, the arts, and culture. With a population of more than 5 million, the Metroplex offers Austin College students a wealth of personal and professional opportunities as undergraduates and as alumni.


Lake Campus

The Robbie Kubela Rogers Lake Campus of Austin College is located on the Preston Peninsula at Lake Texoma. It is available to members of the College community for recreational activities, retreats, meetings, and camping. The 30-acre site is named in honor of the trustee who donated funds for numerous improvements to the recreational area, dedicated in her honor in 1983.


The Lake Campus is open daily 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. for all Austin College Community members, except during Opening of School Weekend and Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday break times. Overnight camping is permitted though there are no gas or water hookups. There are restroom and shower facilities on site as well as a covered pavilion.


Other facilities include the 115-acre Buckner Biological Preserve and Research Area.

Area Lodging

Sherman Accommodations


Comfort Suites - $64.00
2900 N. US Hwy 75
Sherman, Texas 75090


Hampton Inn - $79.00
2904 Michelle Drive
Sherman, Texas 75090
800.462.7866 or 903.893.9333


Holiday Inn Express - $79.00
2909 Michelle Dr.
Sherman, Texas 75090
800.315.2621 or 903.892.3300


LaQuinta Inn & Suites - $69.00
2912 Highway 75 North
Sherman, Texas 75090


Denison Accommodations


Best Western Plus Texoma - $75.00
(rate code AC)
810 North US Hwy 75
Denison, Texas 75020


Hampton Inn & Suites - $69.99
3415 Ansley Road
Denison, Texas 75020


Hilton Garden Inn - $83.00
5015 South US 75
Denison, Texas 75020


Holiday Inn Express - $64.00
715 N. Point Look Out Dr.
Denison, Texas 75020
800.315.2621 or 903.463.2500 


Lake Texoma Accommodations


Tanglewood Resort - $83.00
290 Tanglewood Circle
Pottsboro, Texas 75076

About Town

Restaurants Sherman and the surrounding area has a variety of restaurants, and quite a few local favorites you can't get anywhere else. Whether you're craving sushi, Texas barbecue,  or just a cup of joe, you'll find a place that hits the spot.


Sherman Town Center This booming shopping area on the north side of town offers a variety of shopping venues.  Bookstores, clothing shops, and a Cinemark movie theater are among the amenities. The TAPS Public Transit offers students a greener means of getting around town, $1 with a college ID.


Parks The city of Sherman offers several parks with walking trails and scenic views. The Hagerman Wildlife Refuge is a few miles north of Sherman, and Eisenhower State Park has swimming, hiking, and fishing areas.


Airport Transportation and More

Owner:  Charles West
Reliable, Economical, and Experienced
One to six passengers – Car or Van
: 903.583.9257


TAPS Public Transit offers Park & Ride, local routes and an airport shuttle.


Visit the Sherman Chamber of Commerce website for more information, or see the Sherman Department of Tourism for additional links to area events and accommodations.


Additional Links of Interest:

Sherman Town Center