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Campus Life

Living on campus is a great way to experience college life at its fullest. You’ll never be far from study help. Campus resources and involvement opportunities will be right around the corner. Research shows you may even get better grades. And you’ll quickly become part of a supportive campus community.

Whether you live on campus or off, getting involved in the campus community will enrich your education experience, making it easy for you to connect with student organizations, attend music, athletic and Common Experience events, participate in Texas State traditions and enjoy life in beautiful San Marcos.

Explore some of the key elements of Bobcat life with the links on the left.

  Big Living.

Gaillardia Hall Texas State’s Department of Housing and Residential Life — or Res Life — manages 24 residence halls and apartment neighborhoods filled with over 6,500 students. Pick a Learning Community or the Residential College if you want to live with students who share your academic interest. Learn more about on-campus living.
Kayaking in San MarcosNestled in the Texas Hill Country between Austin and San Antonio, San Marcos is an outdoorsy, easygoing college town. With 300 days of sunshine each year, it offers the perfect environment for enjoying life outside the classroom, from floating the river to studying at a café on the Square to hiking on the city’s 250 acres of parkland. With Austin 30 miles to the north and San Antonio 50 miles to the south, you can spend free time exploring two of the country’s cultural meccas.