Schedule of Events

Additional events will be added to this schedule throughout the summer and early fall, as they are finalized.

Friday, September 27, 2019

Friday, September 27  |  Noon-6:00pm |  University Union Auditorium

Start your weekend off in the right direction by visiting 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.

 

Friday, September 27 | 3:30pm-5:00pm | University Union Plaza

Kick-off Family Weekend with free refreshments and live music featuring Frog Corps, TCU’s all-male choral ensemble, and the TCU Jazz Ensemble.

Various Times and Locations

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. So, if you do not see the college/department/office you are looking for, please continue to check back.

Wellness Office Open House

Friday, September 27  |  1:00pm-3:00pm |  Campus Recreation Building, Suite 049 (Basement Level)

Learn to support your well-being – come visit the Wellness Center! Get tips on staying healthy and balanced in college from our Frogs for Wellness Peer Educators. Refreshments and giveaways will be available for attendees. For questions, call 817-257-4794 or email WellnessCenter@tcu.edu.

 

John V. Roach Honors College Open House

Friday, September 27  |  2:00pm-4:00pm |  Milton Daniel Great Hall

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 c.birdsell@tcu.edu.

 

Parents Association and Career Center Reception

Friday, September 27  |  2:00pm-4:00pm |  Jarvis Hall

Join the TCU Parents Association and the Career Center for a casual reception. This is a great opportunity for parents and families to see first-hand what the Career Center has to offer students starting the day they step on campus. Light refreshments will be served.

 

Study Abroad Open House

Friday, September 27  |  2:00pm-4:00pm |  Reed Hall, 2nd Floor Atrium

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.

 

Housing and Residence Life Student and Family Reception

Friday, September 27  |  4:00pm-6:30pm |  Marion & PE Clark Forum

The department of Housing and Residence Life welcomes all of our student employees and their families to come by our reception. We will have fun, games and refreshments. Please visit and let us say thank you for all the work your students do for our department!

Friday, September 27  |  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. Before the pinning ceremony, join other TCU families for refreshments and student musical talent at the Opening Reception outside the University Union. To register, please visit https://engage.tcu.edu/submitter/form/start/273619. A student login is required for RSVP form. For more information, call 817-257-7855.

Friday, September 27  |  6:00am-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.

Friday, September 27 | Noon-5:00pm | 2900 West Berry Street

Fort Worth Contemporary Arts was established as a satellite space in 2008 to offer a platform for innovative contemporary art from an international context. Its regular changing exhibition program reflects significant developments in art and often features artists’ work that has never been shown in Texas before or is being made on-site during a residency period. During Family Weekend, Fort Worth Contemporary Arts will feature works by Buster Graybill. Graybill is a Texas artist who utilizes sculpture, installation, video, and photography to explore cultural boundaries and reconnect with often overlooked objects, materials and places found in the landscape. He explores modernist tendencies through a rural working-class perspective and challenges perceived notions of value and hierarchies imposed on objects of “high” and “low” culture. He highlights formal nuances and the conceptual potential of materials and items that are often tucked away in garages, found on the shelves of sporting goods stores or loaded into the bed of a truck for a weekend vacation. Graybill is currently an Assistant Professor at UT San Antonio in the Department of Art and Art History. He has exhibited throughout Texas as well as in Boston, Miami, New York and Salt Lake City. He is a an alumnus of the Skowhegan Artist residency and the Artpace International Artist-in-Residence program. For more information, please visit theartgalleries.tcu.edu.

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Saturday, September 28 |  Noon-5:00pm |  2900 West Berry Street

Fort Worth Contemporary Arts was established as a satellite space in 2008 to offer a platform for innovative contemporary art from an international context. Its regular changing exhibition program reflects significant developments in art and often features artists’ work that has never been shown in Texas before or is being made on-site during a residency period. During Family Weekend, Fort Worth Contemporary Arts will feature works by Buster Graybill. Graybill is a Texas artist who utilizes sculpture, installation, video, and photography to explore cultural boundaries and reconnect with often overlooked objects, materials and places found in the landscape. He explores modernist tendencies through a rural working-class perspective and challenges perceived notions of value and hierarchies imposed on objects of “high” and “low” culture. He highlights formal nuances and the conceptual potential of materials and items that are often tucked away in garages, found on the shelves of sporting goods stores or loaded into the bed of a truck for a weekend vacation. Graybill is currently an Assistant Professor at UT San Antonio in the Department of Art and Art History. He has exhibited throughout Texas as well as in Boston, Miami, New York and Salt Lake City. He is a an alumnus of the Skowhegan Artist residency and the Artpace International Artist-in-Residence program. For more information, please visit theartgalleries.tcu.edu.

Saturday, September 28  |  3 Hours Prior to Kick Off  |  Schollmaier Arena and Kelly Alumni & Visitors Center Lawns

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

3 hours prior to kick off until 30 minutes prior to kick off | Schollmaier Arena

Prior to kick off, join the TCU Lettermen’s Association and members of the Parents Association for a TCU-style tailgate. The tailgate features a BBQ meal, water, and soft drinks for $10 per person. Beer available for purchase. Information will be emailed to all parent and family emails on file with the University closer to September.  The email will include the link to purchase dinners.

Saturday, September 28  |  2.5 Hours Prior to Kick Off  | Brown-Lupton University Union Circle Drive

All TCU students and their family members are welcome to come enjoy free food and drinks, yard games, and giveaways during this Family Weekend activity! More information, including event RSVP, will be available in the summer of 2019.

Saturday, September 28  |  2 Hours Prior to Kick Off  |  Schollmaier Arena Lawn

Come see your favorite Horned Frog Football players and coaches as they arrive at Amon 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 28  |  Time TBA  |  Amon G. Carter Stadium

Come experience firsthand the excitement and tradition of TCU Horned Frog Football.  For more information, please visit the Football page of this website. Game time and television coverage will be announced in the fall of 2019.

Saturday, September 28  |  Time TBA  |  University Recreation Center (Rickel Entrance)

Come cheer on the TCU women’s volleyball team as they host the Kansas Jayhawks. To purchase tickets or for more information, please visit www.gofrogs.com or contact TCU Athletics at 817-257-FROG.

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Sunday, September 29  |  8:30am-10:00am  |  Frog Fountain/Campus Commons

Join Kappa Alpha Theta as they host the 23rd annual 5K benefiting Court Appointed Special Advocates of Tarrant County in memory of Tracy Clark. Day-of registration will begin at 7:30 am. Early registration , and early registration can be found at RunSignUp.com by searching TCU Theta 5K. For more information, please email tcutheta5K@gmail.com

Sunday, September 29  |  9:00am-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 29  |  2:00pm-3:30pm  |  Brown-Lupton University Union Ballroom
The TCU Alumni Association invites all new class ring recipients and their families to join us in the Brown-Lupton University Union Ballroom to “ring in” the next phase of Horned Frog life! Students with a minimum of 60 hours are eligible to purchase the official TCU class ring. In order to receive your ring in time for the celebration, please contact Jostens, the official class ring representative, by August 1 at (800) 854-7464. For more information or to register, please click alumni.tcu.edu or view a list of frequently asked questions specifically addressing the Ring Celebration.
Sunday, September 29  |  Time TBA  |  Garvey-Rosenthal Soccer Stadium

Come cheer on the TCU women’s soccer team in their match against the Oklahoma State University Cowgirls. To purchase tickets or for more information, please visit www.gofrogs.com or contact TCU Athletics at 817-257-FROG.