Every day in the Quad, you may find students rubbing the 17-foot-high Fighting Stallions statue for good luck on their exams. The Stallions are located in the university’s free speech area
Located in between Taylor-Murphy Hall and the Comal Building, the Bobcat statue has been a protector of the Quad since 2008 after it was commissioned by the then-called Associated Student Government. It stands as a symbol of fierceness and courage
This life-size statue of Texas State’s most famous alum has stood in the center of the Quad since 2006. Located next to Flowers Hall, Lyndon Baines Johnson is depicted in the statue of what he would have looked like as a student at the university. Johnson served as the 36th president of the United States, making Texas State the only university in the state to have graduated a president. Johnson graduated from what was then-called the Southwest Texas State Teachers College in 1930 and even served as Editor-in-Chief of the then-called College Star student newspaper in 1928 and 1929.
Standing at over 18-feet tall, this bronze vaquero has stood in front of Old Main since 2013. Bill and Sally Witliff donated the vaquero to highlight and celebrate the heritage Texas shares with Mexico.
Old Main has been a staple on the Texas State campus since 1903 and was designed by E. Northcraft. It was the first ever building on campus and was the only structure at Texas State until 1908. Old Main now houses the School of Journalism and Mass Communication and College of Fine Arts and Communication after going through several changes over the years. It started as the university’s administration building and used to be home to an auditorium/chapel on the second floor. Old Main, with it’s red roof and Victorian Gothic style continues to be a Texas State University landmark.