TXST 125

Unique events that celebrate Texas State's 125th anniversary will be included on our events calendar throughout 2024.

The Texas State Alumni Association hosts a series of signature events in San Marcos every year, including the Football Tailgates, Distinguished Alumni Gala, and the Ring Celebration. There are several additional events and opportunities to engage with fellow Bobcats – check out our events calendar to see upcoming events in your area. 

Events Calendar

Explore the variety of events we host year-round in San Marcos, across the state of Texas, and beyond!

Football Tailgates

Join the Alumni Association for tailgates before our TXST football games in the fall! Enjoy food, drinks, music, and a big celebration of Bobcat pride. We have yard games, a kid’s corner, and the only luxury air-conditioned restroom trailer in the parking lot! There's also opportunities to catch TXST President Kelly Damphousse, Boko the Bobcat, and the Bobcat Marching Band.

photo of three people, wearing Texas State gear, at a tailgate
photo of distinguished alumni event, a room full of tables with a full spread of food, people sitting around tables

Distinguished Alumni Gala

Held each fall during Homecoming weekend, the Gala celebrates Texas State University and honors alumni whose prominence and distinction have increased pride within the university community and served as inspiration for others. The Gala draws over 400 of the region’s most prominent corporate and community leaders, along with university administrators, alumni and friends.

Ring Celebration

Each semester, hundreds of Bobcats, family, and friends gather at the Ring Celebration to celebrate achieving an academic milestone and receiving the most visible symbol of Bobcat Pride: The Official Texas State Ring. Bobcats are recognized as they plunge their rings into the fountain of water from the San Marcos River. This act connects Bobcats with the spirit and tradition the river has carried through this campus for more than 100 years.

photo of Texas State student next to their parents, trying on Texas State Ring, showing it to the camera