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General Family Weekend Information

What is Family Weekend? Family Weekend is a program designed especially for parents and families of TCU students to give family members a sense of what the TCU experience is all about. The goal is to provide an enjoyable and informative experience where you will discover the rich opportunities for intellectual, social, and personal growth available to your student.

When is Family Weekend 2017? The dates are September 15-17.

Is it appropriate to bring children to Family Weekend? Absolutely! For more information on kid-friendly events, please click on the schedule link above.

What is the attire for Family Weekend & Homecoming? All Family Weekend events are casual, unless otherwise stated.

Will their be handicapped access for Family Weekend events? Yes. All facilities where events will be held are handicapped accessible.


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Does it cost money to attend Family Weekend? The majority of Family Weekendevents are free. For more information, please refer to the schedule section of this site regarding costs and tickets for specific events. This schedule will be posted in spring and summer of 2017.

Do I have to register for Family Weekend to attend the Senior Ring Ceremony? No. However, we encourage all families to register (registration is FREE) in order to take advantage of the resources available to Family Weekend participants. Please note that ring purchase and RSVP to the Ring Ceremony is required.

What is the final deadline to register for Family Weekend? Registration will close at 11:59pm (CST) on September 7. Participants who do not register may still come to the Family Weekend; but, they will not receive an information packet when they arrive. The deadline for merchandise purchases is 11:59pm (CST) on August 24.

What if the number of attendees from our party changes after we registered? If you already registered and wish to add or subtract people, please email


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When will merchandise options be available to view online? Merchandise will be available to view in the late spring/early summer.

What is the deadline to order apparel online? Merchandise sales will close at 11:59pm CST on Thursday, August 24. There will be a limited number of each item available for sale during Check-In on Friday, September 15 from Noon-7:30pm. Sales will be on a first-come, first-serve basis. We accept cash and check only on site.

Is the apparel sold on this site just for parents and families? No! All TCU community members are welcome to place an order through our site. Please note that we are unable to mail purchases. Therefore, please make plans to pick up your purchases during our check-in times: Friday, September 15 from Noon-7:30pm in the University Union Auditorium.

Can I find these items for sale from other retailers? No. The merchandise sold on this site is exclusive to TCU Family Weekend.

Can I purchase mom and dad merchandise from Family Weekend year-round? Unfortunately, we do not sell merchandise year-round.

What is the refund policy of merchandise? All sales are final and non-refundable.

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Do I need to check-in when I arrive on campus? Yes. Each family who pre-registers is asked to visit Check-In to pick up an information packet, parking map, updated schedule, Fort Worth visitors information, and any apparel items they may have ordered.

When/where is Check-In? Check-In is Friday, September 15 from Noon-7:30pm in the University Union Auditorium. Families unable to attend during this time are encouraged to send their student or may pick up their materials Saturday, September 16 at the University Union Information Desk.

I will arrive in Fort Worth late Friday evening. Can someone else pick up our apparel purchases and Family Weekend & Homecoming materials? Yes. You may send a representative other than the name on your registration to Check-In. Check-In is Friday, September 15 from Noon-7:30pm in the University Union Auditorium.

What if I arrive outside of Check-In times? Families arriving outside of the Check-In times (Friday, September 15 from Noon-7:30pm) are encouraged to send their student to Check-In to pick up their materials and any apparel purchases. If that is not possible, guests may visit University Union Information Desk on Saturday or Sunday to pick up a schedule guide, parking map, or apparel purchases.
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What time does the football game start? The TCU vs. SMU football game on September 16, 2017 will kick off at 2:30pm. The game will be televised on ESPNU.

How do I buy football tickets? Football tickets can be purchased in the summer of 2017 from TCU Athletics or at any time (subject to availability) through Stub Hub – TCU’s official secondary ticket marketplace. For more information, please visit the Football section of this website.


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