Gaillardia Hall, centrally located on campus, supports our continued “green” initiatives and has received GOLD LEED certification by the United States Green Building Council.
Gaillardia Hall is a New Traditional Hall with four to six pods per floor and eight to ten residents per pod who share a keyed multi-bathroom.
Extra-Long Twin Bed (80" Mattress)
Desk and Desk Chair
Pool and Ping-Pong Tables
Lobby and Study Lounge
Full Community Kitchen
Wifi Internet Connection in Room
Conference / Multi-Purpose Room
History of Gaillardia
Gaillardia Hall 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.
Gaillardia Hall features artwork inspired by the San Marcos River. The “Fish Bellies,” created by artists Joe O’Connell and Blessing Hancock of Creative Machines resides in the courtyard between Gaillardia and Chautauqua halls. Made of layers of frosted acrylic, the Fish Bellies’ forms draw inspiration from the social and biological diversity of the nearby San Marcos River reflecting parallels between its ecological life and the University’s varied student body. During the day, the piece’s translucency operates like an ethereal anatomy whereas at night it transforms into a bioluminescent landscape.