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University Closes Campus, Cancels Classes Due to Winter Weather

February 2, 2022

Due to inclement weather conditions, the campus will be closed and all classes are canceled beginning 5 pm Wednesday, Feb. 2 through 5 pm Friday, Feb. 4.

The safety of our campus community is our top priority. Our area is under a Winter Storm Warning beginning 6 pm Feb. 2; Freezing temperatures and road conditions are expected to become hazardous. TCU Police are available for emergency (817-257-7777) and non-emergency (817-257-7930) support. See below for details regarding services for students and information for faculty and staff.

When classes are canceled and the campus is closed, all academic activities, including online classes, exams, internships, clinicals, field trips, etc., are canceled. Continue to check TCU News and your campus email for information. (View TCU News Guide to Winter Weather Notification Procedures). Times and dates for athletics events are subject to change based on weather and travel conditions. For more information, please check gofrogs.com.

Important details below for students, faculty and staff:

FOR STUDENTS

Emergency Support:

For emergency assistance, call TCU Police (817-257-7777). Students who experience an extended power or utility disruption due to weather may contact TCU Police (817-257-7930) if in need of assistance.

University Recreation Center & Warming Station:

Wednesday: The Rec Center will close at 9 pm
Thursday: The Rec Center will be open from 6 am until 11 pm Thursday, Feb. 3 for recreational use and as a Warming Station for students affected by the winter weather event. For access to the Warming Station after 11 pm Feb. 3, please contact TCU Police at 817-257-8400. Students should bring personal toiletries and a sleeping bag and pillow, if possible.
Friday: The Rec Center and Warming Station will stay open as needed. Updated hours will be posted here when more information is available.

TCU Dining:

TCU Dining will continue serving students with modified hours. Please see updates below and follow TCU Dining’s Instagram for the latest information.

Wednesday: All dining locations will close at 9 pm for the safety of our dining team.
Thursday: Market Square will be open the following hours:
Breakfast: 8-9:30 am
Lunch: 11:30 am-1 pm
Dinner: 5:30-7 pm
Allergy-free meals (Magnolias) will be offered upon request at the Mindful Station in Market Square.
(Please be considerate of your fellow Horned Frogs with food allergies and only request if necessary.)
Friday: TCU Dining’s Instagram will post the latest information.

Residential Students:

As always, TCU’s residential housing staff is on call 24/7 and available to help. Please use the same protocols to report any concerns or issues to your hall’s front desk or the RA on duty. Check your TCU email and social media for reminders from our Housing & Residence Life team.

Brown-Lupton University Union (BLUU) & King Family Commons Building (KFCB):
Wednesday: Both BLUU and KFCB will close at 10 pm
Thursday: BLUU & KFCB will be open from 7:30 am to 7:30 pm as a gathering place for students.

Health Services:

  • TCU Counseling & Mental Health Center is available for virtual services and the 24/7 helpline is open (817-257-7233).
  • The TCU Brown-Lupton Health Center is closed when the university is closed.
    -University Urgent Care, Monday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. (3107 Greene Ave., 817-439-9539)
    -The Emergency Center, 24 hours/7 days (1101 University Dr., 817-576-8536)
  • For status of the Curative COVID-19 testing site, visit the Curative website.

Classes:

When the university announces an official campus closure, all academic instruction and activities, online or in-person, on or off campus, will cease until the university officially reopens. Students will not be expected to attend class, submit assignments, take exams or quizzes, or meet any scheduled deadlines during the closure. Upon reopening, faculty will communicate with students to adjust course expectations and deadlines to make sure the course learning objectives are met.

FACULTY AND STAFF EMPLOYEES

Please note that when the university is closed due to inclement weather, all academic instruction and activities, online or in-person, on or off campus, will cease until the university officially reopens. See the Academic Affairs FAQs for spring 2022, which includes FAQs about inclement weather policy.

Faculty and staff are instructed to not come to campus unless you have been specifically asked by your supervisor and you are able. Employees in essential positions have been asked to report to work if they are able. Essential positions are those that support the residential student population and provide safety and security for our campus. Each department is responsible for identifying and communicating to employees who are required to report to work during a weather event. Employees with questions about work expectations should contact their immediate supervisor.

The TCU Employee Assistance Program is available 24/7.

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