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Wrapping up TCU’s 2023 Homecoming Weekend

TCU campus is recovering after homecoming week, a cherished tradition dating back to 1914 on campus. 
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Texas Christian University safety Millard Bradford returns an interception for a touchdown as the Horned Frogs defeated the BYU Cougars 44-11. (TCU 360/ Tyler Chan)

TCU Homecoming Weekend entailed concerts, food trucks and other activities that transformed the campus’s atmosphere into an exhilarating and delightful experience for students. 

The week culminated at a home football game against BYU, although football hasn’t always been the central focus of this week. The focus of TCU’s first-ever homecoming week revolved around the graduated Frogs residing in the Fort Worth area. 

Chancellor Victor Boschini stands with the nominees for TCU Outstanding Senior during the homecoming game versus BYU. (Olivia Lee/Staff Writer)

Prior to the inaugural homecoming celebrations at TCU, the Dallas Morning News quoted, “This will surpass anything of its kind ever undertaken by the university.”

The idea behind creating a week of tradition for the university has truly become a centerpiece of representing the Horned Frogs’ spirit. 

On the university homepage, the message to visitors is “TCU is a place of spirited belonging where Horned Frogs have long found a connection through our culture and traditions.”

Tradition has always been at the center of TCU’s purpose since its inception, and homecoming week provides a place for those traditions to live on for years.

A big attraction this year was the Friday night concert put on by the Student Government Association. This year’s performance featured American singer-songwriter Kelsea Ballerini. 

Kelsea Ballerini performs during TCU’s Homecoming Weekend. (Olivia Lee/Staff Writer)

Lili Nunez, a senior marketing major, shared how sentimental this final homecoming week was for her.

“I think that us seniors value every special moment, and homecoming week at TCU is one that always sticks out,” said Nunez.

One of the special senior traditions of the week is the Outstanding Senior presentation at the home football game on Saturday.

These seniors are recognized for their achievements in their last four years of college, and one senior is awarded a plaque and badge of honor to serve as an Outstanding Senior of the Year for the 2023-2024 academic year.  

This year, Marina Magnant, a senior supply and value chain management major, received the Outstanding Senior Award.

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