Due to inclement weather conditions, the TCU Campus will delay opening until 10 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 3. All classes are canceled and campus will remain closed until this time. TCU is asking students and employees to not arrive on campus early so parking lots can remain clear for maintenance crews to prepare parking lots and sidewalks for safe travel. Crews will begin using blowers in the early morning hours.
The safety of our campus community is our top priority. TCU Police are available for emergency (817-257-7777) and non-emergency (817-257-7930) support.
Be Safe and Use Good Judgment
Above all, the safety of Horned Frogs comes first. Students, faculty and staff should always use their best judgment regarding their ability to travel safely during inclement weather. Students who are not able to report for class due to inclement weather impeding travel when the university is open should contact their professor, and faculty and staff employees should contact their supervisor. Communicate with your supervisor/instructor about your individual needs.
Event Schedule Changes and Special Hours (*updated at 4:30 p.m. Feb. 2)
- The Meet & Greet with President Pullin tomorrow at 9 a.m. will be rescheduled. Check the TCU Calendarfor updates to events in the coming days.
- Dining hours in Market Square are 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. on Thursday. (Allergy-free meals will be offered upon request during this time at the Mindful Station in Market Square.) Continue to check TCU Dining’s Instagram for up-to-date information.
- BLUU will be open Friday from 8 a.m.-midnight.
- KFCB will be open Friday from 9 a.m.-midnight.
- Mary Couts Burnett Library will remain closed until 10 a.m. Friday.
- The Intercultural Center and the Leadership and Student Involvement Suite will be closed until Friday at 10 a.m.
- Brown-Lupton Health Center is closed when the university is closed. For emergencies, call TCU Police (817-257-7777).
- TCU’s Counseling and Mental Health Center is closed when the university is closed. Call the 24-hour helpline (817-257-7233) or TCU Police (817-257-7777) for emergencies.
- Additional updates will be posted to this news story as they become available.
Taking Care of Students
Services for Horned Frogs continue when the university is closed due to weather, although hours of operation and offerings may be limited.
Meal service will continue through winter weather closings but hours of operation and menus may be limited. Check TCU Dining’s Instagram for up-to-date information.
Residence halls and fraternity and sorority houses will remain open; there will always be an RA on duty in residence halls and professional staff on duty to respond to student needs.
The potential for impacts to powerlines and tree damage is medium to low. If a student experiences a power disruption, contact TCU Police (817-257-7777).
Check Hall Instagram accounts and TCU News for updates regarding programs and activities.
When Classes Are Canceled
When the university is closed due to inclement weather, all academic instruction and activities, online or in-person, on or off campus, will cease until the university officially reopens. Since there is no guarantee of the ability to communicate or access academic resources, students will not be expected to attend class online, submit assignments, take exams or meet any scheduled deadlines during the closure.
Students engaged in clinical rotations, internships or other offsite required activities should communicate directly with their instructors or administrators to work out details when there is a scheduling conflict with TCU’s emergency preparedness plan. In the event of an issue, your safety is our primary concern.
When classes resume, faculty will inform students of adjusted course expectations and deadlines to make sure course learning objectives are met. Any make-up time will take place during the scheduled class time or through out-of-class activities.
Faculty and Staff Employees
When the university is closed, many employees will continue providing essential services to ensure the health and safety of our community, to support the presence of residential students and/or to support agreements with the public for the use of university facilities.
Each department is responsible for identifying and communicating to employees who are required to report to work during a weather event. Employees with questions about work expectations should contact their immediate supervisor. Employees may refer to university policy 5.008 Employee Absence Due to Inclement Weather.
Athletics or Campus Events
At times, depending on developing weather conditions, sporting or other major events may still take place when the campus is closed; those decisions are handled on a case-by-case basis by the appropriate event-planning parties and communicated to participants accordingly. Check GoFrogs.com and TCU Athletics social media for athletic event updates. For all other campus events, check TCU main channel and TCU Student Affairs social media.
TCU’s Office of Emergency Management will continue to monitor the weather reports throughout the closing. When a decision is made regarding reopening campus, that information will be communicated the same way as the closing – through TCU Alert (text, phone and email), TCU’s homepage, TCU News, TCU social media and local media.
More information on emergency preparedness can be found at Horned Frog Hazards on the Public Safety web page.
When classes are canceled and the campus is closed, all academic activities, including online classes, exams, internships, clinicals, field trips, etc., are canceled. Continue to check TCU News for the most up-to-date information. (View TCU News Guide to Winter Weather Notification Procedures.)