The Saturday football game against Oklahoma University was the last game of the season for many TCU students. But for TCU seniors, it was their last game as undergraduate students.
The game was declared Senior Day with the recognition of multiple seniors throughout the game. Before the game, 250 seniors were asked to go onto the field to celebrate, forming a human tunnel through which the football team passed.
The seniors were required to pick up a wristband for entrance onto the field. Senior members of the TCU Football Team were also recognized at the start of the game.
Jessica Peterson, a psychology major, sat with her friend and fellow senior psychology major Katie Joray in the stands before the start of the game.
“It’s kind of sad,” Peterson said. “I didn’t go to many games this year and it’s kind of just setting in that this is the last game while I’m a student.”
Joray said she was also having a hard time believing this was her last game as an undergraduate student.
“I think by the end of the game it’s going to be a tear jerker for sure,” Joray said.
Both Joray and Peterson agreed that they will be attending future football games as alumni.
Christina Chester, a theatre major with an emphasis in theatre studies, said the last game of her undergraduate career was bittersweet.
“I love seeing how much our team spirit has grown from freshman year to senior year,” Chester said. “I hope the legacy we leave behind will be very spirited and hopefully that will transcend to future generation Horned Frogs.”
Chester said she will be returning for future games as an alumna, specifically the game against LSU on Aug. 31 next year at the Cowboys Stadium in Arlington. Originally from Louisiana, Chester said her family is full of LSU fans and that she can’t wait to see the rivalry.
The fall commencement ceremony is at 1 p.m. on Dec. 15 in Daniel-Meyer Coliseum.