Schedule of Events

Click HERE to view and download a copy of the 2019 Schedule Booklet

Friday, September 27, 2019

Friday, September 27  |  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 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 regularly 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 an alumnus of the Skowhegan Artist residency and the Artpace International Artist-in-Residence program. For more information, please visit theartgalleries.tcu.edu.

Friday, September 27  |  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.

 

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

College of Education Open House

Friday, September 27  |  1:00pm-3:00pm |  Palko Hall – Ann Jones Lounge

Join the TCU College of Education to tour classrooms and visit with faculty and staff. We’ll have refreshments, a photo booth and prizes! For questions, email k.malin@tcu.edu.

 

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.

 

Department of Fashion Merchandising and Department of Design Building Opening Celebration and Open House

Friday, September 27  |  1:00pm-4:00pm |  Fine Arts Building

Please join us as we celebrate the opening of the new Fine Arts Building that houses the Department of Fashion Merchandising and Department of Design, which includes Graphic Design, Interior Design, and Architectural Lightning Design.

 

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.

 

School of Interdisciplinary Studies Open House

Friday, September 27  |  2:00pm-4:00pm |  Rees-Jones Hall Atrium

Please join the School of Interdisciplinary Studies as we mark our first anniversary at TCU.  Meet our faculty and staff.  Learn about new courses, student scholarships, and community-engaged learning and research opportunities.

 

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.

 

Neeley School of Business Open House

Friday, September 27  |  3:00pm-5:00pm |  Spencer and Marlene Hays Business Commons (2900 Lubbock Avenue)

Meet Daniel Pullin, the John V. Roach Dean of the Neeley School of Business at TCU, as well as other Neeley faculty and staff.  Learn more about the different academic majors and centers that your student will have access to at the Neeley School.  And, tour the first floor of the newly constructed Hays and Sumner Halls!  For questions, please contact Laura Gore Jasin at l.g.gore@tcu.edu.

 

Nursing Open House

Friday, September 27  |  4:00pm-5:30pm |  Annie Richardson Bass Building Atrium

TCU Nursing invites you to an open house in the Bass Building. Come meet professors, see student work, and tour our Health Professions Learning Center and simulation facilities.

 

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 | 2:00pm-4:00pm | Dee J. Kelly Alumni Center

Legacy students and their families are invited to a come and go reception hosted by the TCU Alumni Association. Show that your Horned Frog pride spans generations, and connect with other families who share the legacy tradition. Click HERE for more information.

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.

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.

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Saturday, September 28  |  8:00am  |  Schollmaier Arena Lawn

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!

Saturday, September 28  |  8:30am |  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  |  9:00am-10:30am  | Brown-Lupton University Union Circle Drive

TCU students and their family members are invited to come enjoy free food and non-alcoholic drinks, yard games, and giveaways during this Family Weekend activity! This event is now at capacity and is no longer accepting RSVPs.

Saturday, September 28  |  11:00am  |  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 will be broadcast on FS1.

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 regularly 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 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  |  4:00pm  |  University Recreation Center (Rickel Entrance)

Come cheer on the TCU women’s volleyball team as they host the Kansas State Wildcats. To purchase tickets or for more information, please visit www.gofrogs.com or contact TCU Athletics at 817-257-FROG. Discount available for fans with their football ticket stub or groups of 20+.

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 can be found at RunSignUp.com by searching TCU Theta 5K. For more information, please email tcutheta5K@gmail.com

Sunday, September 29  |  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 29  |  1:00pm |  Garvey-Rosenthal Soccer StadiumCome 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. Discount available for fans with their football ticket stub or groups of 20+.
Sunday, September 29  | 2:00pm-3:30pm (recipients arrive at 1:30pm) |  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, at (800) 854-7464. For more information or to register, please click HERE or view a list of frequently asked questions specifically addressing the Ring Celebration.