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Dear Residential Horned Frog Student,

Our Chancellor announced today in an email to all students that TCU will move forward with online classes and virtual instruction for the remainder of the spring semester. If you have not had a chance to check your email, you can also view the full email here. As a resident of campus housing, whether in a residence hall room, apartment or fraternity/sorority chapter house, we are certain this raises questions for you.

Here is what we can tell you right now:

  1. We ask that you make plans to move out of your campus housing between March 27 and April 5. This time frame allows for us to plan for a safe and orderly move out, and to be in compliance with the CDC, State of Texas and Tarrant County Health Department requirements.
  2. We will have a sign-up process for you for each day between March 27 and April 5, including weekend times. We ask that you be as flexible as possible because we will limit the number of move-outs each day in order to promote social distancing required by the Tarrant County Health Department and State of Texas.
  3. The sign up process will begin no later than March 23. Again, the dates for move out will be March 27- April 5.
  4. You will receive detailed instructions for move-out as soon as we have them finalized. We appreciate your patience as we coordinate the process with the TCU Police Department, Facilities, Housekeeping, the City of Fort Worth and other TCU personnel. Our goal is to send out detailed instruction by 5 p.m. Friday, March 20.
  5. We are in discussions with our Moving and Storage vendors for those of you who desire to have items stored locally. More information will follow on how to use the packing and storage service.
  6. Effective tomorrow your TCU ID card will no longer grant you access to your residence hall or chapter house. Do NOT come to campus until your designated move-out day and time. Your TCU ID card access will work for you at your designated move-out time. It is critical that we follow these move-out times to help prevent spread of COVID-19 and limit exposure to the 4,500+ students and their family members who come to campus to move-out.
  7. We recognize that for some students you may not be able to move-out. For students who need to stay on campus for their own health and safety, or to allow you to be successful as an online student, you will be allowed to stay. We will ask you to register with us, and depending on where you currently reside, you may be asked to move. We intend to keep apartments and perhaps one of the Commons halls open. ALL other halls and ALL fraternity and sorority housing will be closed after the move-out period.

We understand that these are challenging times and we thank you in advance for your cooperation. We are working as quickly as possible to finalize move-out plans and more information will be sent by 5 p.m. Friday, March 20. We wish that circumstances were different and that our semester together in the residence halls was not cut short. To echo the sentiments of our Chancellor, we want you to know that we are here for you. We are looking forward to connecting with you virtually – both through online learning and social platforms. Please be sure to check out our Virtual Support Services for students page. Our purple connections will grow stronger, even though we aren’t together in person.

Sincerely,
Craig Allen
Director, Housing and Residence Life

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