Dear TCU Faculty and Staff,
I wanted to share with you the message below that was just sent to Horned Frog Graduates and Families. So many of you have remained in communication with this remarkable class of graduates, and your outreach has meant so much to them. Your encouragement and support speaks volumes about the connection culture that we all cherish at TCU.
Chancellor Victor J. Boschini, Jr.
Dear Class of 2020 Graduates and Families,
You and your fellow graduates of the Class of 2020 are very special. This global pandemic has disrupted your plans, but not your dreams. You have continued to respond with grace, grit and resiliency. I could not be prouder of your ability to adapt and innovate in the face of every challenge that comes your way. You are inspiring examples of Horned Frogs who lead on! And while we can’t laud your many accomplishments and milestones in person right now, we can celebrate them online.
I am happy to share some exciting news with you today. We will celebrate you and your
graduation from Texas Christian University online with a virtual party beginning at
4 p.m. on Saturday, August 8. Each of your names will scroll across the scoreboard
at the Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena during this livestreamed event.
To kick off the virtual celebrations, starting Monday, August 3, Class of 2020 “Year in Review” photos will be posted on TCU’s social media accounts, highlighting memories from your years on campus. Photos will come from the TCU yearbook archives. Other highlights include:
- Class of 2020 commemorative mosaic: look for an email link to upload photos
- #TCUgrad2020: show your pride by using this hashtag.
- Graduate digital party pack: purple margarita recipe, printable banners, photo props, mortarboard stencil and more. Commencement.tcu.edu has all the essentials.
To help you get in the spirit, TCU’s signature purple graduation gowns and all the regalia will be available for photo opportunities
and family celebrations. You may reserve caps, gowns and regalia to be shipped to
you using the following link: https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/customer/1078709/Texas-Christian-University/. The cost of the rental regalia and shipping will be billed to TCU.
Also, you will receive your diploma with deluxe cover along with a tassel and copy of the commencement program mailed to your permanent address.
Our TCU Alumni Association has some wonderful things in store for you. You’ll receive an invitation to a Welcome Happy Hour for the Class of 2020 scheduled for Thursday, August 27, live on Facebook. This virtual event will celebrate you becoming part of our alumni family. You’ll receive invitations to join Horned Frogs Connect, which is our virtual space where alumni connect online, including sharing industry tips, posting jobs, finding jobs and connecting with the TCU community. There will be job search sessions available for you, too. Finally, we will celebrate in person as alumni when it is safe to do so. I plan to host a reception for the Class of 2020 at the next Homecoming we are able to be together, planned for Homecoming 2021. Until then, Horned Frogs, stay safe and know that we are proud that you are part of this community.
Happy graduation, and see you online soon!
Victor J. Boschini, Jr. Chancellor