New Bobcats call San Marcos home

Sarah Juenke and Kelly Raaz | August 21, 2018

Texas State University welcomed more than 5,800 students into San Marcos campus residence halls in anticipation of the 2018 academic year.

Roommates Leah Childress from Dallas (left) and Taylor Ward from San Antonio (right) are both majoring in theatre, acting. They are the first Bobcats in their families.
family in residence hall
The Staling family – Mike, Harrison, Hayley and Marnie – traveled from Prosper to help criminal justice major and freshman Hayley move into her residence hall. She is the first Bobcat of their family.
student in residence hall
Dallas native Melynda Hardeman moved into San Marcos Hall. She chose Texas State for its diversity and proximity to home. The first-year journalism major said she is excited to start classes with her cousin, who also lives in San Marcos Hall.
student in residence hall
First things first. Computer Science major Kobie West from Fredericksburg, Texas gets his computer up and running in his residence hall. West is following in the footsteps of his grandfather, who was also a Bobcat.
student and father
Madeleine Bourgeois and her father, Darren Bourgeois, are all smiles after unpacking. It was a long drive from their home in New Orleans, but Madeleine is excited to begin her education as a musical theatre major.
  • Approximately 92 percent of new freshman reside in university housing, according to Texas State Department of Housing and Residential Life. 
  • More than 200 full-time staff and residence staff and 50 student volunteers helped throughout move-in weekend. 
  • Texas State offers 23 housing options on campus. 

For more information, contact University Communications:

Jayme Blaschke, 512-245-2555

Sandy Pantlik, 512-245-2922