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Online classes flexible due to power constraints; Campus closed and all in-person activities canceled through 8 a.m. Friday, Feb. 19

February 15, 2021

Dear TCU Students, Faculty and Staff, 

We hope you all are staying safe during this unprecedented weather event for our state. We are aware that power outages – controlled and uncontrolled – are impacting North Texas. We continue with flexible online learning to avoid make-up days, ensuring that students can complete the semester on time and within the required accreditation hours.

For the safety of our campus community, flexible online learning will continue through Thursday, Feb. 18. The physical campus will remain closed and all in-person activities are  canceled through 8 a.m. Friday, Feb. 19.  

Students:

On-campus student services such as dining for residential students will continue with modified hours; check the TCU Dining Instagram page and TCU dining website for updates. Virtual mental health support services are available here. If you have an on-campus emergency, call TCU Police at 817-257-7777. Our residence life team, maintenance and safety officers remain on call to support students. The Rec Center is open by appointment only; library services available online only. 

Guidelines for Courses:

Instructors-of-record are asked to be flexible with students and deliver online classes in one of two ways:

  1. deliver lectures asynchronously, preferably this week. When possible, administer one assignment covering all weekly lectures; or
  2. if asynchronous lectures are not feasible, deliver lectures synchronously and record and post the lectures for students without connectivity.  

All exams and deliverables scheduled for Feb. 15-19 will be moved to another week. Instructors will communicate expectations with students.

All academic activities such as in-person classes, internships, clinicals, field trips, etc., are online if possible, or canceled or rescheduled if online is not feasible. Students should seek guidance from their professors. Student athletes will receive communication from their coaching staff regarding athletic activities.

Staff:

Staff-employees are asked to work remotely only if they are able and have been asked to do so by their supervisor, unless they are employed in essential positions (supporting the health, safety and welfare of a residential campus). Do not travel to campus unless your supervisor specifically asks you to report and you are able to. 

Updates to campus status will be announced via TCU Alert (text and email*), posted on the TCU news site, shared on TCU social media and shared with local news outlets. The recording on TCU’s main phone line (817-257-7000) also will be updated. *Note that some emails may be delayed due to power conditions; please check other sources listed above if you receive a TCU Alert text message but not an email.

Check tcu.edu/news for the most up-to-date information.

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