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Gaillardia Hall

NCHC302 Student Center Dr • 512-245-1000 • Hall Rates Hall Staff

Part of the North Campus Housing Complex, Gaillardia Hall is home to 306 residents and is centrally located near the Lyndon B. Johnson Student Center. A "gaillardia" is a maroon and gold, native Texas wildflower that the university has adopted as its official school flower. 

Gaillardia Hall is supports our continued “green” initiatives and has received GOLD LEED certification by the United States Green Building Council. 

The hall provides double- and single-occupancy rooms sharing community-style bathrooms; each bathroom accommodates nine residents. In addition, each floor feature study and lounge spaces. A two-story community building (shared with neighboring Chautauqua Hall, provides a central entrance point and offers a 24-hour reception desk, meeting rooms and study lounges, as well as gathering spaces for recreation and social events.

History of Gaillardia

Gaillardia Hall opened in 2012 and is named for the school flower. Texas State’s school colors of maroon and metallic gold are inspired by this native wildflower, which is also referred to as an “Indian blanket” or “Mexican blanket” for its resemblance to brightly patterned blankets made by Native Americans.

The North Campus Housing Complex, comprised of Gaillardia and Chautauqua halls, also feature artwork inspired by the San Marcos River. The “River of Leaves,” created by Daniel Goldstein, hangs in the common building and has more than 700 aluminum leaves that can turn 360 degrees creating the effect of a river filled with gently spinning yellow, blue, green, and blue-green leaves that have fallen from above.


Hall Details and Amenities Room Furnishings
coed hall housing 306 students classrooms ethernet connections
six floors conference/multi-purpose room dressers (1-2)
air conditioned landscaped courtyard desks (1-2)
elevators two laundry rooms chairs (1-2)
single and double occupancy rooms vending machines night stands (1-2)
24-hour visitation two lounge areas per floor walk-in closets
Gaillardia floor plan handicapped accessible large windows
break housing available for an additional fee  full size kitchen available in the community building extra-long twin beds
sink and microwave available in each lounge   16X14.5 (including a 6X5 walk-in closet)
    window size: 72X60
    lofting kit provided (lofting instructions)

*Due to the uniqueness of all of our residence hall rooms, the sample dimensions given are not uniform for every room. Room sizes and layouts may vary.

Gaillardia and Chautauqua Community Building Amenities
  • 2 classrooms
  • Lounge room with projector capabilities
  • Piano Room/Small study room
  • Billiards
  • Enclosed courtyard with park bench seating
  • Shaded picinic tables
  • 3 tiered amphitheater
  • Traditions Room Left Side: lounge/study space with TV, kitchen, and projector capabilities
  • Traditions Room Right Side: group study area with projector capabilities