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Memorable milestones: Mapping out TCU’s best graduation photo spots

Katie Hoang
TCU senior, Paige Rogge, posing in front of Sadler Hall for her senior photo shoot.

TCU boasts a picturesque campus with beautiful scenery and landmarks, making it an ideal backdrop for memorable senior photos.

Ranking No. 16 on the list of most beautiful campuses by The Princeton Review, the 302-acre campus is home to numerous scenic locations, which are perfect for senior photos.

Sadler Hall

One of the most well-known locations for a senior photo session is the historic Sadler Hall. It was built in 1960 and named after MacGruder Ellis Sadler, who led TCU as president from 1941-1959 and as chancellor from 1959-1965.

The building is located in the center of campus and stands as a beautiful centerpiece.

Frog Fountain

Another go-to spot for graduation photos is Frog Fountain. The landmark, located in the campus commons, was built in 1969 but relocated in 2008.

Nestled at the heart of campus, the large fountain serves as a symbol of school pride and academic achievement with each of the four flutes representing a different class of students. During the spring semesters, seniors will often be seen taking photos at the fountain while popping champagne and throwing confetti.

2023 graduates smiling in front of Frog Fountain. (Heesoo Yang)

Hidden Gems

Heesoo Yang, a popular senior photographer and sorority videographer among TCU students emphasizes the beauty of some of the lesser known spots for graduation photos.

Senior photo taken at the horned frog statue in front of the Schollmaier Arena. (Heesoo Yang)

”The frog in front of the Schollmaier Arena is also a great spot that isn’t as popular,” Yang said, “A lot of times graduating Showgirls like taking pictures here hanging from the statue.”

Many graduates choose to tailor their photo shoots to reflect their majors and future aspirations. Journalism students often opt for photos in front of the Ivy-scaled walls of Moudy South. Business majors can be seen taking pictures in front of the Neeley School of Business.

“Photo sessions are often customized around the individual,” Yang said.

Students at TCU often commemorate their distinct journeys and pay tribute to the academic disciplines that have molded their undergraduate experience by incorporating personalization into their senior photographs.

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