Completion is on the horizon for Texas State University’s latest student housing project—Hilltop—which is located at 102 Russell Circle in San Marcos.

The specifics

The project, which costs $125,165,442, will be an 8-story residence hall with 1,006 beds, said Gordon Bohmfalk, Texas State University’s Architect & Director of Facilities, Planning, Design and Construction. Bohmfalk and his team work are in charge of working with outside consultants and builders to construct projects on the campus.

Hilltop will be equipped with a main lobby, kitchen, seminar and gaming rooms as well as a laundry room.

Managing the impact

William Mattera, executive director of Housing and Residential Life said that Hilltop represents preparation for growth in the first-year class and to offer more upper-division housing, similar to the James Street Housing Complex.

Mattera said that they were excited about the project because it will give the university an immediate influx of beds to house more students, which will give them enough space to house the incoming freshman class.

“Last year we had students in a hotel, this year we have a master lease at an apartment complex for some transfer students. We believe that next year, with Hilltop, we’ll be able to have all the students that are required to live on campus be on campus right away at the beginning of the year,” Mattera said.

What’s next?

Hilltop is slated to be completed in December and will come online for students in the fall of 2024.