Facilities & Services
Our workplace is still the lively and welcoming home enjoyed by Horned Frogs and the community.
The Mary Couts Burnett Library will continue to be the heart of TCU’s Academic Commons.
Materials can be requested through the library’s catalog and faculty and staff will be notified by email when items are ready for pick-up. Reference services are available in person and by phone, email, online chat or Zoom.
Access to the library will be via card swipe and face coverings are required at all times. Plexiglass barriers have been installed at help desks, and the checkout and return process has been amended to reduce contact.
TCU's multifaceted approach to dining facilities follows university, CDC, state and local restaurant requirements.
Seating will be set initially at 50% capacity. Our food service staff has been specially trained and have access to enhanced hygiene gear and personal protective equipment.
Market Square will no longer be self-serve. Operating under social distancing requirements,it offers new and flexible choices in dining options including enhanced takeaway service and pre-ordering through Grubhub®.
Retail dining outlets such as Chick-fil-A® and Magnolias Zero7 will offer expanded pre-packaged meal options, mobile pre-order and payment, and new traffic patterns for ordering and pick-up. There may be ongoing menu modifications.
Shuttle service is up and running with a brand-new operator, Groome Transportation, and is available from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. The current campus route includes four buses and nine stops, with a bus available at each stop every seven minutes. Stops may be adjusted to accommodate route and ridership needs.
The new transit service follows an abundance of safety measures. Drivers and passengers are required to wear face coverings at all times. Bus surfaces are cleaned regularly with electrostatic sprayers. And while the buses can accommodate up to 30 passengers, capacity will currently be limited to about nine riders in order to maintain physical distancing requirements.
Recreation & Wellness
Although the University Recreation Center will operate normal hours, reservations are now required for access through mycampusrec.tcu.edu. Please use only the main entrance so that occupancy counts will be accurate.
Certain activities such as cardio, racquetball, swimming and others may undergo new restrictions to comply with physical distance and other health guidelines.
All patrons are required to wear face coverings and are asked to disinfect equipment before and after each use.
University event spaces will be reserved primarily for mission-critical activities at least through the end of the fall 2020 semester. Many campus event spaces will be prioritized for use as classroom space to allow for physical distancing or for other mission-critical, student-focused activities.
To help protect the health of the campus and community, all in-person university sponsored events — on-campus or off — now require approval by the appropriate vice chancellor or cabinet leader prior to being scheduled.
More information regarding campus events can be found in the Return to Campus: Phase 3 guide.
This fall, we plan to cheer on our dedicated student-athletes and athletics department with a modified sports schedule that prioritizes the safety and health of our student-athletes, fans and TCU community.