Parent & Family

Semesters, holidays, final exams and 5-year academic calendars: 

Family Weekend 2020: September 11-13
Update (May 7, 2020): Family Weekend dates have not changed. Registration is tenatively scheduled for June/July.

Homecoming 2020: October 15-17

Please visit the Family Weekend website for events and activities. Expect updates to the websites mid-summer.

All specifics for these fun weekends are available on their websites, which are updated as possible during the summer. Football schedules and tickets are available at You can contact the ticket office in the following ways:
Main Office – (817) 257-3764 or 7967
Tickets – (877)-828-3764
Fax – (817) 257-7339
E-Mail –

We’d love for you to stay in touch!

For more information, questions, or to register a complaint, please contact
Kay Higgins, Ph.D. at:


Sign up for parent communications by email here (or update your contact info):

Visit our active community on Facebook at:

Join our closed TCU Parent Association Facebook group (a place for support and discussion, for parents, by parents) at:

Frog Parents Chats are informal gatherings of Frog Parents at local venues. frog parents chats logoWe hope to expand the host cities each year! Please RSVP to one of the locations listed below. We’re excited to see you!

Saturday, February 29, 2020

RSVP is now closed, we’ll see you next time!

Atlanta Frog Chat
Location: Atlanta Bread, 4490 Cobb Drive, Smyma, GA  30080
Host: Kay & Chris Calloway
Contact Number: 630-267-4396
Time: 9:00-11:00 am

Austin Frog Chat
Location: Starbucks near Arboretum, 9722 Great Hills Trail, Suite 380, Austin, TX, 78734
Host: Julie Swoap
Contact Number: 952-457-8785
Time: 10:00 am-12:00 pm

Dallas Frog Chat
Location: Starbucks @ Barnes & Noble, 5959 Royal Lane, Suite 616 (NW corner of Preston and Royal), Dallas, TX 75230
Host: Robert & Carolyn Jones
Contact Number: 214-704-4777
Time: 12:00-2:00 pm

North Richland Hills (Dallas/Fort Worth Area) Frog Chat
Location: Starbucks, 6425 Precinct Line Rd, North Richland Hills, TX 76182
Host: Natasha & Todd Huizinga
Contact Number: 830-900-9051
Time: 12:00-2:00 pm

Fort Worth Frog Chat
Location: Corner Bakery, 3010 S. Hulen St, Fort Worth, TX  76109
Host: Craig & Cyrene Allen
Contact Number: 817-692-2099
Time: 9:00 – 11:00 am

Houston (Galleria Area) Frog Chat
Location: Starbucks @ Barnes & Noble, Town & Country Village 12850 Memorial Dr, Houston, TX 77024
Host: David & Heidi Doll
Contact Number: 713-819-7002
Time: 9:00-11:00 am

Houston (The Woodlands Area) Frog Chat
Location: Dosey Doe Big Barn, 25911 I-45 North, The Woodlands, TX 77380
Host: Robert & Carmalyn McCracken
Contact Number: 832-298-6307
Time: 9:00-11:00 am

Bay Area/Webster/Friendswood Frog Chat
Location: Starbucks (attached to Barnes & Noble), 1037 W Bay Area Blvd, Webster, TX  77598
Host: Bonnie Ward
Contact Number: 832-373-5089
Time: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

San Antonio Frog Chat
Location: Barnes & Noble, 321 NW Loop 410 #104, San Antonio, TX 78216
Host: John & Kathleen Donoghue
Contact Number: 210-998-9944
Time: 10:00 am-12:00 pm

Kansas City Frog Chat
Location: Fairway Creamery, 5938 Mission Rd, Fairway, KS 66205
Host: Bill & Tecile Newsome
Contact Number: 785-766-3093
Time: 10:00 am-12:00 pm

Oklahoma City Frog Chat
Location: Starbucks @ Barnes & Noble, 13800 North May Ave, Oklahoma City, OK  73134
Host: Michael & Carmen Parks and Chris & Beth Shorow
Contact Number: 405-706-9627
Time: 1:00-3:00 pm

California (Bay Area) Frog Chat
Location: Panera Bread, 4685 First Street, Livermore, CA 94551
Host: Sheri & Bobby Jackson
Contact Number: 925-766-2001
Time: 10:00 am-12:00 pm

Los Angeles Frog Chat
Location: Corner Bakery, 13515 Whittier Blvd, Whittier, CA  90605
Host: Margaret Tyree
Contact Number: 562-900-3368
Time: 9:00-11:00 am

Minneapolis/St. Paul’s Frog Chat
Location: Caribou Edina, 5000 Vernon Ave. S., Edina, MN 55436
Host: Molly & Jeff Dykstra
Contact Number: 952-221-8739
Time: 9:00-11:00 am

Nashville Frog Chat
Location: Panera Bread, 2829 West End Avenue, Nashville, TN 37203
Host: Cheryl Fassler
Contact Number: 615-347-9992
Time: 9:00-11:00 am

Portland Frog Chat
Location: Buffalo Gap Saloon & Eatery, 6835 SW Macadam Ave., Portland, OR 97219
Host: Margaret Pozzi & Kathy Haugh
Contact Number: 503-998-1371
Time: 2:00-4:00 pm

Princeton Frog Chat
Location: Panera Bread, 721 Nassau Park Blvd, Princeton, NJ  08540
Host: Sue Evans
Contact Number: 609-731-6793
Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Boston Frog Chat
Location: Capital One Café, Derby Street Shops, 94, Derby St, Hingham, MA 02093
Host: Kim Willett
Contact Number: 339-222-1259
Time: 9:30 am-12:00 pm

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