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Gaillardia Hall

Gaillardia Hall Exterior

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, at eight to ten residents per pod, who share a keyed multi-bathroom. 

A portion of Gaillardia Hall is dedicated to the STEM Residential College Living-Learning Community.

  Hall Staff

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

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  306 Beds
   Single Gender by Floor
  6 Floors
  STEM Residential College LLC
  Outside Amphitheater
  WiFi Throughout
  Elevator Access

 Located Near

 LBJ Student Center
 Student Health Center
 Bobcat Tram Bus Loop

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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"

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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 Gaillardia

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

Exterior photo of Gaillardia Hall

Hall Artwork

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.