Round Rock UniverCity

Learn how city government works

This 10 week program was designed to engage and educate residents on the operations of the City.  UniverCity participants get to experience firsthand the work it takes to run a city department. Each City department hosts a presentation, tour or break out session each week, and provide valuable information about day to day operations of the City and future projects. Residents will receive an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look into City operations within each of its departments.

Transportation Department night at Round Rock UniverCity

Previous program attendees have reported:

“From tours, to virtual reality, and on-site expeditions in the middle of the night with the police department, it was just amazing. You end up so inspired about what the city is doing now and in the future. It just makes you proud to be a member of the Round Rock community.” – Richard Parson, President of the Kensington Neighborhood Association

“What I discovered is the city puts a great deal of thought into what is new in community development and what the city needs to better improve the quality of life for residents. The more individuals understand the processes the city goes through and citizens become more aware of what things are done and services the city provides, the more info they can obtain and share with the public and have a better overall community as a result of it.” – Shirley Marquardt, who writes the Behren’s Ranch neighborhood newsletter and is President of Round Rock Preservation group

Application requirements:

  • Applicants must not be currently holding or running for an elected office.
  • Applicants cannot be in civil or criminal litigation with the City or any of its officers or officials.
  • Applicants must live in the Round Rock city limits.

Ten-week sessions are held in Spring and Fall. For questions about the program or how to apply please email

Police Department Night at Round Rock UniverCity