Schedule of Events

Events listed below are only a sampling of the activities available during Family Weekend 2020.  Additional events will be added this spring and summer.  For a sample of a “typical” Family Weekend schedule, please click HERE to view and download a copy of the 2019 Schedule Booklet

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Thursday, September 10  |  5:30am-11:00pm |  University Recreation Center

Family Weekend guests are invited to use the TCU Rec Center free of charge during Family Weekend. Guests must be accompanied by a current TCU student/Rec Center member and must also adhere to all Rec Center policies and procedures. For more information, please visit campusrec.tcu.edu.

Thursday, September 10  |  11:00am-4:00pm  |  Moudy Building

Located in the same building that houses the School of Art, Moudy Gallery showcases student work, including exhibitions by undergraduates and MFA students. This 900-square-foot space also functions as a responsive place for one-off or pop-up projects that students and faculty develop. TCU regularly shows its support for local professional artists by providing a collaborative environment in the Moudy Gallery as a testing ground for work-in-progress. Exhibitions or events of this kind help artists get involved in numerous ways and significantly benefit TCU students by enabling them to develop their professional networks with the local creative community. For more information, please visit theartgalleries.tcu.edu.

Thursday, September 10  |  Noon-5:00pm  |  2900 West Berry Street

Fort Worth Contemporary Arts (FWCA) is a satellite exhibition space located a few blocks from the School of Art, on the edge of the TCU campus. Situated on West Berry Street, a busy urban corridor, this 2,000-square-foot gallery is TCU’s public-facing art venue. It offers a great opportunity for students, faculty, staff and alumni to engage with the Dallas-Fort Worth community.

At FWCA, the curatorial focus revolves around national and international artists at different stages of their career. It often includes work that has never been shown in Texas before or that is made on-site during a residency period. This concentration means students have close access to high-quality art and can critically engage with artists on a one-on-one basis in the gallery. For more information, please visit theartgalleries.tcu.edu.

Thursday, September 10  |  7:00pm  |  Garvey-Rosenthal Soccer Stadium

Come cheer on the TCU Soccer team as they host the University of Colorado in a Big 12 versus Pac 12 showdown!  Students get free admission with their TCU ID.

Friday, September 11, 2020

Friday, September 11  |  5:30am-10:00pm |  University Recreation Center

Family Weekend guests are invited to use the TCU Rec Center free of charge during Family Weekend. Guests must be accompanied by a current TCU student/Rec Center member and must also adhere to all Rec Center policies and procedures. For more information, please visit campusrec.tcu.edu.

Friday, September 11  |  11:00am-4:00pm  |  Moudy Building

Located in the same building that houses the School of Art, Moudy Gallery showcases student work, including exhibitions by undergraduates and MFA students. This 900-square-foot space also functions as a responsive place for one-off or pop-up projects that students and faculty develop. TCU regularly shows its support for local professional artists by providing a collaborative environment in the Moudy Gallery as a testing ground for work-in-progress. Exhibitions or events of this kind help artists get involved in numerous ways and significantly benefit TCU students by enabling them to develop their professional networks with the local creative community. For more information, please visit theartgalleries.tcu.edu.

Friday, September 11 | Noon-5:00pm | 2900 West Berry Street

Fort Worth Contemporary Arts (FWCA) is a satellite exhibition space located a few blocks from the School of Art, on the edge of the TCU campus. Situated on West Berry Street, a busy urban corridor, this 2,000-square-foot gallery is TCU’s public-facing art venue. It offers a great opportunity for students, faculty, staff and alumni to engage with the Dallas-Fort Worth community.

At FWCA, the curatorial focus revolves around national and international artists at different stages of their career. It often includes work that has never been shown in Texas before or that is made on-site during a residency period. This concentration means students have close access to high-quality art and can critically engage with artists on a one-on-one basis in the gallery. For more information, please visit theartgalleries.tcu.edu.

Friday, September 11  |  Noon-6:00pm |  University Union Auditorium

Start your weekend off in the right direction by visiting the University Union Auditorium. Here, you can pick-up your Family Weekend apparel orders, information packets, maps, and get answers to any Family Weekend questions.

*Please note:  Check-In is for families of current students who registered online for the weekend or for families/individuals who purchased apparel sold on this website.  For families/individuals that missed registration and apparel sales, walk-up registration and sales are available at the Check-In location

Many TCU academic colleges, departments, and administrative offices sponsor open house events during Family Weekend. This list is constantly being updated as events are added. Therefore, if you do not see the college/department/office you are looking for, please continue to check back.

 

Fashion Merchandising Open House

Friday, September 11  |  2:00pm-4:00pm |  Fine Arts Building

Please join the Department of Fashion Merchandising faculty and staff as we celebrate our students. There will be student work displayed as well as light refreshments.

 

John V. Roach Honors College Open House

Friday, September 11  |  2:00pm-4:00pm |  Milton Daniel Great Hall

Honors student and their families are invited to join faculty and staff of the John V. Roach Honors College for an open house in Milton Daniel Hall. For more information, please contact Colby Birdsell at c.birdsell@tcu.edu.

 

Study Abroad Open House

Friday, September 11  |  2:00pm-4:00pm |  Reed Hall 214

Join TCU’s Center for International Studies at our annual Family Weekend Open House to learn more about the University’s study abroad opportunities. We will have snacks, drinks, and other giveaways, so feel free to stop by and visit our staff and student alumni. For questions, call 817-257-7473 or email studyabroad@tcu.edu.

 

Neeley School of Business Open House


Friday, September 11  |  3:00pm-5:00pm |  Spencer and Marlene Hays Business Commons

Meet the Neeley School of Business deans and faculty, tour Hays and Sumner Halls, and learn more about business at TCU.  For more information, please contact Gigi Dean at g.dean@tcu.edu.

Friday, September 11 | 3:30pm-5:00pm | University Union Plaza

Kick-off Family Weekend with free refreshments and live music featuring TCU student performers.

Friday, September 11  |  5:00pm-6:00pm  |  University Union Ballroom

The Sophomore Class Pinning celebrates the return to campus of the previous year’s incoming class. The purpose of the event is to recognize and celebrate the demonstrated intent of sophomores to complete their education at TCU, encourage sophomores to assume their role as rising campus student leaders, and foster among sophomores a stronger connection and deeper affinity to their class and the institution as a whole.

Students will participate in a brief ceremony, receive a class pin, and enjoy entertainment. Student participants should bring their ID card to the event. Parent and family members are welcome to attend. Seating may be limited due to space and registration is required for planning. To register, please visit https://engage.tcu.edu/submitter/form/start/399562. . Please include guest numbers in the RSVP count. A student login is required for RSVP form. For more information, call 817-257-7855.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is the dress code? Casual

How long is the event? The event typically last under an hour.

If our family has a schedule conflict, can my sophomore student still receive their pin? Students are welcome to get a class pin the week of September 14, 2020 in BLUU Suite 2003 (Student Development Services). Pins are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Pins from previous years will also be available.

My student’s graduation year changed, what do I do about the ceremony? Students may attend a Pinning ceremony more than once if your anticipated graduation year changes.

Saturday, September 12, 2020

Friday, September 11 | Noon-5:00pm | 2900 West Berry Street

Fort Worth Contemporary Arts (FWCA) is a satellite exhibition space located a few blocks from the School of Art, on the edge of the TCU campus. Situated on West Berry Street, a busy urban corridor, this 2,000-square-foot gallery is TCU’s public-facing art venue. It offers a great opportunity for students, faculty, staff and alumni to engage with the Dallas-Fort Worth community.

At FWCA, the curatorial focus revolves around national and international artists at different stages of their career. It often includes work that has never been shown in Texas before or that is made on-site during a residency period. This concentration means students have close access to high-quality art and can critically engage with artists on a one-on-one basis in the gallery. For more information, please visit theartgalleries.tcu.edu.

Saturday, September 12  |  1:00pm-4:00pm  |  Moudy Building

Located in the same building that houses the School of Art, Moudy Gallery showcases student work, including exhibitions by undergraduates and MFA students. This 900-square-foot space also functions as a responsive place for one-off or pop-up projects that students and faculty develop. TCU regularly shows its support for local professional artists by providing a collaborative environment in the Moudy Gallery as a testing ground for work-in-progress. Exhibitions or events of this kind help artists get involved in numerous ways and significantly benefit TCU students by enabling them to develop their professional networks with the local creative community. For more information, please visit theartgalleries.tcu.edu.

Saturday, September 12  |  4:00pm  |  Between Amon G. Carter Stadium and the Brown-Lupton University Union

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

Saturday, September 12  |  4:30pm  |  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.

Saturday, September 12  |  6:00pm  |  Frog Alley

Join the “Pride of TCU” as they march through Frog Alley and into Amon G. Carter Stadium. Make sure to take your seats in the stadium early in order to enjoy their pre-game performance.

Saturday, September 12  |  7:00pm  |  Amon G. Carter Stadium

Come experience firsthand the excitement and tradition of TCU Horned Frog Football.  For more information, please visit TCU Athletics at www.gofrogs.com.

Sunday, September 13, 2020

Sunday, September 13  |  8:00am-10:00pm |  University Recreation Center

Family Weekend guests are invited to use the TCU Rec Center free of charge during Family Weekend. Guests must be accompanied by a current TCU student/Rec Center member and must also adhere to all Rec Center policies and procedures. For more information, please visit campusrec.tcu.edu.

Sunday, September 13  |  7:30am Registration & 8:00am Race  |  Frog Fountain/Campus Commons

Join Kappa Alpha Theta as they host the 24rd annual 5K benefiting Court Appointed Special Advocates of Tarrant County in memory of Tracy Clark. Day-of registration will begin at 7:30 am, the race will begin at 8:30. Early registration can be found at RunSignUp.com by searching TCU Theta 5K. For more information, please email tcutheta5K@gmail.com.