After a pandemic year that has tested the grit, resilience and innovation of Texas Christian University Horned Frogs, Chancellor Victor J. Boschini, Jr., today announced that the university is planning for an in-person, on-campus experience for fall 2021.
“Because of continued vigilance with our health and safety measures, COVID case count remains low on campus and within our community. The pandemic has taught us to stay flexible, remain humble and to be prepared for changes in guidance. We proved that prioritizing health and safety as part of the Connected Campus experience can be done,” Chancellor Boschini said.
The university will utilize its full schedule, Monday through Friday, to achieve an on-campus experience with nearly all classes in-person. Space limitations and classroom structure mean only a small number of classes will be held online. At this time, TCU plans to continue to observe social distancing protocols and other prevention measures.
TCU’s decision for a full on-campus experience was made in collaboration with the Campus Readiness Task Force and TCU’s Public Health Group, the same teams who led the university’s planning and safety precautions for the past year. The university will continue to closely monitor conditions across the country, as well as the latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
“Healthy decisions now will put us in a better position as we complete spring and enter summer,” Chancellor Boschini continued. “Our faculty, staff and students are actively part of the solution; we know of at least 1,600 TCU faculty, staff and students who have been vaccinated, and that number is growing every day.”
TCU will share more details as plans develop regarding student events, athletics and academic activities, including study abroad.