A misprint on the dates for fall break in the Student-Athlete Handbook and Planner proved to be an issue for a student on the equestrian team.
According to the planner, the dates for fall break were listed as Wednesday, Oct. 5 to Tuesday, Oct. 11, a weeklong break as opposed to only two days.
After seeing the dates, freshman biology major and equestrian team member Alannah Chalmers said she made plans to visit Ohio to compete in a horse show on Friday of that week.
Chalmers said she scheduled her flight, thinking she had the full week off from school.
It was not until she heard fellow team members talk about fall break plans that she realized the planner was incorrect.
“I didn’t look at the dates online,” Chalmers said. “I just figured [the planner] was right.”.
She said she tried to change the date of her flight, but it was too late by the time she learned of the misprint.
She then spoke with her professors about the problem.
“I already scheduled my flight for Wednesday morning, so I would have to miss class,” she said. “But my teachers were fine with it. I just told them what happened, and they understood.”
Equestrian team member and junior middle school education major Allison Winspear also noticed the misprint in the dates, but her fall break plans were unaffected.
TCU Athletics Compliance issues the planners to student athletes every year. Becky Holmes, Assistant Director for Athletics Compliance at TCU, said no student-athletes had made a complaint to the department regarding the error.