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Chautauqua Hall

Chautauqua Hall Exterior

Chautauqua Hall, centrally located on campus, supports our continued “green” initiatives and has received GOLD LEED certification by the United States Green Building Council. 

Chautauqua 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. 

  Hall Staff

  302 Student Center Dr.
    San Marcos, TX 78666
  Opened 2012

 Quick View

  306 Beds
   Single Gender by Floor
  6 Floors
  Outside Amphitheater
  WiFi Throughout
  Elevator Access

 Located Near

 LBJ Student Center
 Student Health Center
 Bobcat Tram Bus Loop

Single Room

Double Room

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Provided Furniture

Extra-Long Twin Bed
(80" Mattress)

Desk and Desk Chair

Lockable Pedestal


Loftable Bed



Pool and Ping-Pong Tables

Lobby and Study Lounge

Full Community Kitchen

WiFi Internet
Connection in Room


Conference /
Multi-Purpose Room

Elevator Access


Special Features

Elevated Ceiling

Shared Walk-in Closet

Mirror Provided in Closet

Laundry on 1st Floor


Room Specs

Double Bedroom Size:
16' x 14.5'

Single Bedroom Size:
13' x 14'

Window Size:
72" x 60"

Floor Plan



L: 80"
W: 35"
D: 6"
Loftable at Highest: 59"
Loftable at Lowest: 29"


5 Shelves (per student)
2 Hanging Areas
H: 78"
W: 74"
D: 15.5"
From Hanging Rod to Floor: 76"


3 Drawers
H: 30"
W: 29.5"
D: 24"

Usable Space
Excluding Closet

L: 183"
W: 121"
From Window to Floor: 41"


H: 30"
W: 26"
L: 24"



2 Power Outlets (per student)
2 Ethernet Ports
1 Cable Port

Lockable Pedestal

H: 30"
W: 17"
D: 24"



Shared by 6-10 neighboring residents
3 Vanities
2 Toilets
2 Showers

History of Chautauqua

Chautauqua Hall is named for Chautauqua Hill. Chautauqua Hill is part of an eleven acre tract of land donated in the 1800s by the citizens of San Marcos that would eventually become The Southwest Texas State Normal School. Since the university’s establishment in 1899 to now, the campus covers an impressive 457 acres, including the pinnacle of Chautauqua Hill where Old Main sits.

Exterior photo of Chautauqua Hall

Hall Artwork

Chautauqua 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.