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Expect to find your community

 “Life on campus is about continuing to pursue your passions, discovering more about yourself and others.  At Austin College, ‘RooNation lives and learns together in a community that is kind, curious, inclusive and active.”

- Michael Deen, Dean of Students






    organizations with 100+ leadership opportunities


    Students participating in Great Day of Service


    volunteer hours in the community 


    students show in our 3 student art galleries a year


    Women's Basketball


    D3 NCAA Sports



    Discover Campus

    With over 100-acre environmentally green campus, there is plenty of room to stretch out and find your favorite spot.  

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    Indian Cultural Celebration (ICA) event
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    Students on Windsor Mall

    Favorites Around Town

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    Local Eats

    Venturing off-campus to get something to eat? You can find everything you need to get you through the week on campus, but here are some local favorites to try when your family is visiting, you have a date, or just want to go exploring! For breakfast (including great coffee!) try CJ’s Coffee Café, The White Rabbit, Dutch Bros. Coffee, Sweetberries, or Eggsquisite Café. If you wake up too late for breakfast, head to Sage Café, Hau’oli Poke, City Limits, Chick-fil-A, Raising Cane’s, or Chipotle for lunch. La Placita Salvadorean Cocina, Crazy Thai, Cackle & Oink BBQ, Cellarman’s, or Huck’s Catfish are great places to have dinner.


    Shopping in Town Center 

    You can find everything you need in the Sherman Town Center. Looking for clothes? Visit TJ Maxx, Old Navy, JCPenney, or Kohls. Need a sweet treat? Try Crumbl Cookies or Nothing Bundt Cakes. And for everything in between, we have Target and WalMart, all in one easy-to-find shopping area.


    Lake Campus

    Sitting just 25 minute drive from campus, The Robbie Kubela Rogers Lake Campus is located on the Preston Peninsula at Lake Texoma. The Lake Campus is open for all Austin College Community members for recreational activities, retreats, meetings, and camping. There are restroom and shower facilities on-site, as well as a covered pavilion.


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    Parks & Nature

    If you need to stretch your legs and clear your mind after a long week of studying, we’ve got great places to do just that. There’s something nearby for everyone! Play pickleball on the Pickleball Courts at Fairview Park, disc golf at the Pecan Grove Disc Golf Course, or tennis at Fairview Park, which is also the home of the Sherman Shadowcats Minor League Baseball team; or if you find your peace in nature, visit Binkley Park & Mountain Bike Trail, Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge, Loy Lake Park, Lake Texoma, or Herman Baker Park.