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TCU’s Sesquicentennial year has been full of shining moments, and the university is ready to light up its finale week and look toward the bright future of the university’s next 150 years.  

The Future is Bright 

Starting Oct. 9 and running through Oct. 14, the TCU campus will be lit purple like never before. Light installations throughout the campus will create a feast for the eyes while celebrating stories of faculty, staff and student success.  

“This impressive campus installation can be enjoyed by our Horned Frogs and our greater community,” said Tracy Syler-Jones, vice chancellor for Marketing & Communication. “As we wind down our 150th year, it is vitally important to thank and celebrate our people – faculty, staff and students – for their contributions, discoveries and innovative solutions that have advanced TCU and that positively impact the world for the greater good. We have a bright future ahead, and we are using a nontraditional approach to share that message with our campus and community by using light and sound in unique locations across campus.” 

Visitors and Horned Frogs will see features like purple uplighting and glowing orbs, as well as banners and other features acknowledging TCU’s next generation of leaders. An indoor exhibit at the BLUU will highlight the incredible alumni stories featured in TCU’s nationwide mural campaign.  


University of Fort Worth 

Visitors to downtown Fort Worth will see TCU banners lining select downtown streets as part of the university’s Sesquicentennial. In addition, TCU was gifted a space in downtown Fort Worth that will be used for Frogs on Fourth: A Purple Pop-Up. The space will be open through Dec. 30 in Sundance Square, bringing the TCU experience to downtown residents, workers and visitors.  frogs

This, of course, comes ahead of celebrating TCU’s 150th in the annual downtown Parade of Lights when football coach Sonny Dykes serves as the parade’s grand marshal. 

“We are delighted to wrap up our Sesquicentennial year by celebrating with our Fort Worth community and expanding our visible footprint in the city’s beloved downtown,” said Syler-Jones.  

Elements of Frogs on Fourth: A Purple Pop-Up will include a TCU exhibit celebrating the university’s historical connection with Fort Worth and videos sharing current stories of TCU’s innovation and impact, as well as TCU merchandise and a photo opp area.  

, and watch for more exciting TCU news about downtown Fort Worth.  

Picture Yourself as a Horned Frog Leader 

TCU’s nationwide mural campaign has come home to Fort Worth. The 70-foot mural on Lubbock Avenue, just north of Berry Street, encourages visitors to “muralize” themselves and, as the installation says, “Dream Big. Be Bold. Lead On.” TCU Instagram followers are invited to take photos with the mural and post them on their Story or feed, and tell how TCU has developed them as leaders.  

“It is valuable to collect communitywide stories of leadership moments that have been and are being discovered and developed at TCU,” said Syler-Jones.  

Users can tag @TexasChristianUniversity and include #LeadOnTCU for a chance to win prizes. An also is available. Read more about the mural and its Horned Frog designer.  

A Weekend Finale 

The week of 150th finale events will be capped off with several festivities. Friday, Oct. 13, will feature a Horned Frog community celebration and concert with country artist Kelsea Ballerini in combination with FrogFest and other activities to celebrate TCU’s 150th and Lead On: A Campaign for TCU. All will lead into Saturday’s homecoming game against BYU.  

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