Dear Horned Frog Faculty and Staff,
Today I write to share the details of TCU’s modified spring semester calendar. We are committed to giving our students and families time to plan, and our faculty and staff time to develop a fulfilling academic and student experience.
Once again, we will offer both online-only and in-person/dual learning options. Course learning options will be designated in the online course catalog before students register for courses. We will extend the COVID-19 tuition assistance for Spring 2021 and additional need-based financial aid for students and families experiencing continued financial hardship due to COVID-19.
Despite the many unknowns of the pandemic both now and for the spring, we are committed to our TCU Connected Campus experience that prioritizes the safety and health of our community coupled with outstanding academics. Our first priority is the health and safety of our campus community. We continue to follow health experts’ guidance on methods to reduce the spread of COVID-19 so that we can fully complete the spring semester on campus. We are prepared to be flexible and continue innovating to ensure academic goals are achieved.
Spring 2021 Academic Calendar
January 19, 2021 - First class day (Tue.)
March 9-11, 2021 - On-campus Spring Refresh (Tue.-Thu., no classes)
April 2, 2021 - Good Friday holiday (Fri., no classes)
April 30, 2021 - Last class day (Fri.)
May 3–7, 2021 - Final exams (Mon.-Fri.)
Read more about the Spring 2021 calendar.
While this modified calendar eliminates traditional Spring Break to reduce travel and the potential for spreading COVID-19 and the flu, we remain focused on the benefits of pausing to refresh while keeping our Horned Frog family as safe and healthy as possible. We have included three days mid-week in March for no classes.
We also are adding an online-only Winter Intersession November 30 – December 18, 2020, for undergraduate students who choose to focus on academic progression toward graduation. Classes will be held online every weekday. You’ll receive notice from your deans to submit classes for approval.
We are all working hard in the best interest of our community during these ever-changing and often difficult times. I want to remind you of the resources available to our employees. It is hard on our entire community to lose a student; I ask you to please take care of your well-being. Thank you for the care and support you show our students every day, and for connecting them to student resources.
At TCU, we are fortunate to be surrounded by talent, passion and spirit. I leave you with a message from the TCU Concert Chorale performing This Little Light of Mine as part of TCU’s Virtual Convocation ceremony hosted this week.
Thank you for keeping the fabric of this community strong, and for your support of Texas Christian University.
Victor J. Boschini, Jr.