Dear TCU Community,
Horned Frogs rise to every challenge.
The past year has tested our grit, proven our resilience, unleashed our innovation and deepened our compassion toward one another. Despite significant disruptions, I look back with pride upon the past 12 months. More importantly, we are prepared and optimistic about the future at Texas Christian University.
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.
Today, I’m proud to say that TCU is planning for an in-person and on-campus experience for the fall 2021 semester.
This decision was made in concert with our Campus Readiness Task Force and TCU’s Public Health Group, the same teams who have led our successful planning and safety precautions for the past year. We will, of course, continue to closely monitor conditions across the country, as well as the latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. At this time, we plan to continue to observe social distancing protocols and other prevention measures, and we will reevaluate as we near the semester. We will be utilizing our full schedule, Monday through Friday, as we achieve this fully* on-campus experience.
Healthy decisions now will put us in a better position as we complete spring and enter summer. Our faculty, staff and students are actively part of the solution with our community vaccination site, and we continue to receive small vaccine allotments specifically for the TCU community. In fact, at this moment, we know of at least 1,600 TCU faculty, staff and students who have been vaccinated, and that number is growing every day.
Dr. Kathy Cavins-Tull, vice chancellor for Student Affairs, and Dr. Teresa Abi-Nader Dahlberg, provost and vice chancellor for Academic Affairs, will share more details as plans develop regarding student events, athletics and academic activities, including study abroad. It’s these experiences that help make a TCU education enriching, inspiring and meaningful.
To those who have been on campus, we are grateful for your trust and for being a champion of the protocols that have protected the most vulnerable among us. To those who have stayed connected online, thank you for your resilience and for helping us innovate learning and engagement.
To all, the Texas Christian University community moves forward because of your loyalty and your leadership. Thank you.
Lead On, Horned Frogs!
Victor J. Boschini, Jr.
*Space limitations and classroom structure means a small number of classes will be held online.