While the majority of TCU students are from Texas, 49 percent of TCU’s undergraduate students are not from Texas.
“Family Weekend is so special for parents that are from out of state because they might not get to visit as often as they like,” said student body president Abbey Widick. “With all of the special events going on and so many students’ parents in town at once, it makes sure that the few opportunities out-of-state parents do get to visit are extra special.”
Family Weekend can be a time for parents to meet the friends of their Horned Frog.
“My parents love to put ‘faces to names’ and meet as many people as they can,” Widick said. “My favorite part is to give them a glimpse into my life here.”
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Many colleges and facilities are hosting open houses and events for all students and visitors, including the University Recreation Center, the Moudy Art Gallery, John V. Roach Honors College, College of Education and Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences. Housing & Residence Life will also be hosting a BBQ in North Hills Friday.
The Hall of Fame in the arena will also be open, allowing visitors the opportunity to meet the athletic staff, including athletic director Jeremiah Donati.
Family members of sophomores will also be able to attend the annual Sophomore Class Pinning ceremony at 2 p.m. Friday. The TCU Alumni Association will be on campus presenting senior rings to graduating seniors at 2 p.m. Sunday as well.
This year’s family weekend will feature a Big 12 football matchup Saturday night as the Horned Frogs face Iowa State at Amon G. Carter Stadium. TCU’s “purple-powered-pre-game-rally”, Frog Alley, begins at 10 a.m. Saturday.
“My favorite part is showing my family our campus culture,” said senior early education major Margaret Ann Bryan. “They get to see how friendly everyone is and see how much fun it is to attend a Horned Frog football game.”