Trade Up

Trade Up

What is Trade Up?

The mission of Trade Up is to rid our campus of shirts from other universities and inspire Bobcat Pride in all students, faculty, and staff.  Since it started in 2005, the Trade Up program has given out over 25,000 t-shirts, and, unlike the urban legend, we do not have a bonfire in order to burn shirts from other schools.   Shirts that are traded in are given to Net Impact, a student organization that works to provide clothing to the homeless community.

When is Trade Up?

Trade Up occurs in the Quad once during each long semester - fall and spring - and all summer at New Student Orientation in the LBJ Student Center.  At New Student Orientation, freshmen have the opportunity to Trade Up a high school shirt or donate five dollars in exchange for a brand new Texas State shirt.  Watch for flyers on campus  to get the dates for fall and spring Trade Up.  The design of the shirt changes every semester so you can get a free Texas State wardrobe by the time you graduate!


Spring 2018 Trade Up Days

Main Campus:

Wednesday, March 7
The Quad and LBJ Hub
12:00 - 2:00 pm

Round Rock Campus:

March 5 - 8, 2018
2nd Floor Atrium


 Trade Up is sponsored by the Alumni Association but couldn't happen without the help of University Ambassadors.  You can get involved with this Texas State tradition by applying to become a University Ambassador.


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