COVID-19 Update: Texas Christian University will not host Family Weekend or Homecoming activities this fall. This is a proactive move to reduce travel to campus and limit the number of large indoor gatherings in an effort to decrease risk to our campus community.
The university is preparing for a safe return to campus with the first day of fall classes beginning Aug. 17. The decision to cancel these gatherings is part of the university’s plan to help protect the health and well-being of the campus and community, and to adhere to public health guidance limiting large gatherings held in indoor spaces. TCU hopes to reschedule Family Weekend during the spring semester of 2021.
Kathy Cavins-Tull, vice chancellor for student affairs and chair of the Chancellor’s Fall 2020 Campus Readiness Task Force and Emergency Policy Group, said, “We know families are making travel arrangements for fall and wanted to share this decision as soon as possible. Our decisions and plans for a safe return to campus are guided by our commitment to health and safety, adherence to public health guidance and dedication to our mission. We plan to safely host some key activities that keep our community connected, but will remain largely focused on mission critical activities.”
Because the semester will end Nov. 24, the Christmas Tree Lighting typically held after Thanksgiving also will be deferred until next year. More information and guidance regarding campus events and other proactive health and safety measures for the TCU campus are being finalized and will be announced in the coming days.