ABOUT THE SCHEDULE

The Family Weekend schedule is continually changing as we add new events from our many campus partners. Please check back throughout the summer and early fall for the most up-to-date version of the schedule of events.

An online schedule is available at the bottom of this page. To view the schedule online, click on the arrow to the right of each date to see the full day’s events.

 

2024 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Free Rec Center Guest Weekend

Various Times  |  University Recreation Center  

Experience the University Recreation Center with your Horned Frog. Come workout, play basketball, swim, or rock climb. Visit campusrec.tcu.edu for hours of operation. *Student must be with guest the entire time.

sponsored by Campus Recreation & Wellness Promotion | 817-257-7529


Library Open House

9:00am-Noon  |  Mary Couts Burnett Library Reference Reading Room (2nd Floor)  

Come learn all the Library has to offer, meet our amazing librarians, and grab a snack and some cool library swag.

sponsored by Mary Couts Burnett Library | 817-257-6109 | s.dean@tcu.edu


Fashion Merchandising Open House

1:00-3:00pm  |  The Fine Arts Building (2900 Princeton Street)  

The Department of Fashion Merchandising invites students, alumni, and their families to join faculty and staff for an open house in The Fine Arts Building. Come view examples of students’ work, and learn about the department, the major, and the exciting things happening in Fashion Merchandising at TCU. See our Apparel Construction Studio, the Textile Testing Lab and the TCU Historic Costume Collection.

sponsored by Fashion Merchandising | 817-257-7499 | michelle.walker@tcu.edu


Honors College Open House

2:00-4:00pm  |  Andrews Honors Lounge Sadler Hall – 2nd Floor  

Honors student and their families are invited to join faculty and staff of the John V. Roach Honors College for an open house in Sadler Hall.

sponsored by John V. Roach Honors College | 817-257-7125 | c.birdsell@tcu.edu


Schieffer College of Communication Open House

2:00-4:00pm  |  Moudy South  

Join Schieffer College of Communication students, faculty, and staff for an open house. See our multimedia newsroom. Visit our advertising and public relations agency. Check out our special effects studio and our video editing lab. Learn about communication careers. See our museum room celebrating our namesake Bob Schieffer’s career. Meet Dean Kristie Bunton, and find out why we wear purple socks.

sponsored by Bob Schieffer College of Communication | 817-257-5918 | j.stayton@tcu.edu


Physics Open House

3:00-5:00pm  |  Sid Richardson 357  

Come see what the Department of Physics & Astronomy has to offer! Fun physics demos, friendly faculty, and light refreshments will be available.

sponsored by Physics & Astronomy | 817-257-5793 | h.dobrovolny@tcu.edu


Nursing Open House

4:00-6:00pm  |  Annie Richardson Bass Building – Atrium 

Please join us for Family Weekend! We will have many booths set up with information from Student Nurses Association, Frogs Fighting Cancer, Study Abroad, Sigma Theta Tau, Chi Eta Phi, and many others. Come see our beautiful building and tour our simulation labs! Snacks provided.

sponsored by Nursing | 817-257-4975 | k.wigington@tcu.edu

Free Rec Center Guest Weekend

Various Times  |  University Recreation Center  

Experience the University Recreation Center with your Horned Frog. Come workout, play basketball, swim, or rock climb. Visit campusrec.tcu.edu for hours of operation. *Student must be with guest the entire time.

sponsored by Campus Recreation & Wellness Promotion | 817-257-7529


Pre-Health Family Weekend Tailgate

3:30-6:30pm  |  Off Campus (Details in Email Invitation)  

Join other Pre-Health students and their families at the home of Dr. Matt Chumchal for a pre-game tailgate. Snacks will be provided. Invitations will be sent to all students on the Pre-Health track. RSVP required.

sponsored by Pre-Health Professions Institute | 817-257-7196 | sarah.jung@tcu.edu


Frog Alley

3:30pm   |  Stadium Drive  

Prior to kickoff make sure to stop by Frog Alley, TCU’s purple-powered pre-game party. Enjoy music, food and beverage, sponsor booths, TCU Band and Spirit appearance, and more!.

sponsored by TCU Athletics


Frog Walk

4:00pm  |  Frog Alley 

Come see your favorite Horned Frog Football players and coaches as they arrive at Amon G. Carter Stadium and walk through Frog Alley on their way to the locker room.  You won’t want to miss this TCU tradition.

sponsored by TCU Athletics


Parent & Family Programs Tailgate

MORE INFO COMING SOON!

4:30-6:15pm   |  Kelly Center Lawn  

Prior to kickoff versus UCF, join other Frog families for the TCU Parent & Family Programs Tailgate just outside the entrance to Amon G. Carter Stadium! Details and ticket sales coming soon to families who have registered for Family Weekend. Please watch the Football page of this website, as well as the TCU Parent Facebook Group for more info.

sponsored by New Student & Family Programs and Parent & Family Council | parents@tcu.edu


TCU Spirit March & Pre-Game Show

5:30pm  |  Frog Alley & Amon G. Carter Stadium    

Get in the game day spirit by watching the TCU Horned Frog Marching Band and spirit squads march by Frog Alley and into Amon G. Carter Stadium. Make sure you’re in your seats in the Stadium for their stadium pre-game show, starting 30 minutes prior to kickoff.

sponsored by TCU Athletics


TCU vs. UCF Football

6:30pm  |  Amon G. Carter Stadium  |  Television Coverage on Fox  

Come experience firsthand the excitement and tradition of TCU Horned Frog Football. For more information, including ticketing, game time, and stadium regulations, please visit the Football section of this website and www.gofrogs.com.  Gates open 2 hours prior to kickoff.

sponsored by TCU Athletics

Free Rec Center Guest Weekend

Various Times  |  University Recreation Center  

Experience the University Recreation Center with your Horned Frog. Come workout, play basketball, swim, or rock climb. Visit campusrec.tcu.edu for hours of operation. *Student must be with guest the entire time.

sponsored by Campus Recreation & Wellness Promotion | 817-257-7529


Kappa Alpha Theta CASA 5K

8:30-11:30am  |  Frog Fountain  

The Kappa Alpha Theta 5k is an annual Family Weekend event, with the proceeds benefitting CASA of Tarrant County. CASA of Tarrant County is a non-profit organization that provides abused and neglected foster children with advocates in the court system. CASA volunteers allow children to have a future beyond the foster care system.

The 5K will start at Frog Fountain. The course takes participants around parts of the TCU campus and the surrounding neighborhoods. Come join the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority and CASA of Tarrant Country to make a lasting impact for vulnerable foster children in need!

Race Registration/T-Shirts               Donations

sponsored by Kappa Alpha Theta | Chloe Brown, VP External Affairs | tcuthetavpea@gmail.com


GUIDEBOOK APP

Once on campus for Family Weekend, we recommend using the Guidebook app on your mobile device for the most convenient and updated version of the schedule. Guidebook keeps you and your family in-the-know with any last-minute changes and schedule additions. To download Guidebook to your mobile device:

  • In the app store, search for and download Guidebook.
  • Open Guidebook and search for TCU New Student & Family Programs.
  • Download the TCU New Student & Family Programs Guide to your device and you’re all set!