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Bobcat Build

19th Annual Bobcat Build Timeline


The 19th annual Bobcat Build will be taking place on April 2, 2022! Volunteers will begin checking in at 8:00 a.m. and will need to check-in by 9:00 a.m.. The morning will include free breakfast items provided by local and national sponsors, a live DJ, free event shirt, and a send-off ceremony that will include speeches from prominent members of our university and San Marcos community. Following the kickoff event, volunteers will complete four hours of service around the city of San Marcos at residential homes, local schools, parks, churches, non-profit organizations, and other neighborhood sites. By participating in service, volunteers will get free entry into Bobcats After Build, an event that will allow us to come together as a community and celebrate the day’s accomplishments! 

About Bobcat Build

Bobcat Build was started in 2003 as a way to say “Thank You” to the San Marcos community.  It has now turned into a Texas State University tradition and serves as the largest service project on campus.  It is also one of the largest, one-day community service projects in the state of Texas. The name itself symbolizes our goal of strengthening the bond between Texas State University and the community of San Marcos. Every spring semester, students volunteer their time to complete various service projects throughout the community such as landscaping, painting, or clean-ups at residents’ homes, local schools, parks, churches, and neighborhoods. Over the past years, the event has grown in participation from approximately 700 volunteers at 50 jobsites to nearly 4,500 volunteers at over 300 jobsites within the San Marcos community!