Parent/Family Orientation

Click here to access the 2020-21 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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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.

University Calendar

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 2021

Thank you for participating in Horned Frog Family Week in fall 2020!

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

Congratulations! You have a graduating senior!

2020 Graduates from May, August & December

The May 2021 ceremonies for the Class of 2020 are planned for 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Friday, May 7, (with an additional ceremony planned for noon May 7, if needed). All graduates who intend to walk in May 2021 will be required to notify the university no later than March 1, 2021 by emailing Regalia for any Commencement ceremony that graduates from the Class of 2020 choose to walk in will be paid for by TCU.

All 2020 graduates from May, August and December are invited to participate in any convenient future Commencement to ensure each graduate who chooses to walk will have the opportunity to do so. The Registrar’s Office has created a separate email account specific to the Class of 2020 to RSVP for a future ceremony ‑

May 2021 Graduates

Graduating students have a few steps to complete before Commencement. Help your student navigate the process by becoming familiar with the steps.

Graduates Steps to Graduation


Saturday, May 8, 2021

Ceremonies are planned for:

  • 9 a.m. (Bob Schieffer College of Communication, School of Interdisciplinary Studies and College of Science & Engineering)
  • 1 p.m. (College of Fine Arts and Neeley School of Business)
  • 5 p.m. (AddRan College of Liberal Arts, Brite Divinity School, College of Education, Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences)

Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena
2900 Stadium Drive

Please note that as the pandemic continues to evolve, so will the University’s plans.
Continue to monitor for the most up-to-date information.

Spring 2021 Frequently Asked Questions by Department