Authorized by the Texas legislature in 1899, Southwest Texas State Normal School opened its doors in 1903. Over the years, we've broadened our scope and changed our name a few times as well:
Looking for basic information about campus? Start here! There are a wide variety of resources that provide information about overall University history - many of which are available online.
The links below provide an overview of the history and culture of Texas State University.
There are a number of other historical resources available beyond the Texas State campus that may be useful when conducting research. This is a short list of select sites that have information related to Hays County, San Marcos, and our campus.