TCU Parent & Family Programs

Parent & Family Information

Contact Parent & Family Programs

Our staff is here to provide support, encouragement and accurate information to parents and family members of TCU Horned Frogs.


Stay in Touch

There are a few ways to stay in touch with happenings at the university. We encourage you to follow the TCU Parent & Family Programs Facebook page where university staff will post information and announcements specifically for families.

Additionally, the TCU Parents Association has a very active Facebook group where parents provide support and discussion. This is moderated by members of the TCU Parent Council. Finally, from time-to-time the university will send email communications. Links to each of these resources are provided below.

Official University Calendar

Fall 2020

Aug. 17 – First day of classes
Aug. 21 – Last day to withdraw at 100% tuition refund
Sept. 4 – Last day to withdraw at 50% tuition refund
Sept. 7 – Classes held (Labor Day)
Sept. 26 – Saturday class day for MWF classes
Oct. 8 & 9 – Classes held (formerly fall break)
Oct. 22 – Last day to drop classes
Oct. 23 – Last day to select Pass/No Credit
Oct. 24 – Saturday class day for MWF classes
Nov. 17 – Last day of class
Nov. 18-20, 23-24 – Final Exams 8a.m. to 10:30p.m.

Spring 2021

Jan. 19 – First day of classes
March 9 – 11 – On-campus Spring Refresh (T-Th, no classes)
April 2 – Good Friday holiday
April 30 – Last Day of Classes (F)
May 3 – 7 – Final Exams (M-F)

For more information about the 2020-21 Academic Calendar, please visit The Connected Campus web site.

Semester dates, holidays, final exams and 5-year academic calendars are found through the Registrar here 

Family Weekend 2020

Thank you for participating in Horned Frog Family Week!

Please check in the winter for information about future Horned Frog Family Weeks and/or Family Weekend events.

Homecoming 2020

Student Activities looks forward to providing a new opportunity in the fall of 2020 with Traditions Week – featuring virtual opportunities to celebrate TCU’s many traditions and showcase our Horned Frog pride. Details will be posted on

Parent/Family Orientation

Click here to access the 2020 Parent/Family Orientation Modules. This online orientation does not need to be completed in one sitting, please exit and reenter as your schedule allows.

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TCU Parents Association

The goal of the TCU Parents Association, which is open to parents and guardians of all TCU students, is to act as a resource to inform, connect, engage, and empower parents to support the successful development of all TCU students and to affirm the mission of the University.

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Fall 2020 Frequently Asked Questions by Department