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TCU’s Chancellor, Victor Boschini, Jr., envisions the future of our university as a robust residential campus that houses nearly two-thirds of its undergraduate population on campus. Enacting this vision will require significant growth and development of the residential program. Between 2014 and 2018, the next phase of growth will take place and include nearly 1,000 new beds in our Worth Hills Village.
In addition to increasing the total number of on-campus residents, we make every effort to ensure that our residents are provided access to the best accommodations. There are a variety of residential living opportunities at TCU, including double-occupancy rooms, suite and apartment style living, honors housing, and an all-female residence hall. Each of our communities offers unique amenities, and we are constantly updating them to remain competitive in Fort Worth’s growing housing market. While TCU does have a two year live-on requirement for freshmen and sophomores, many of our juniors and seniors opt to take advantage of all that on-campus housing has to offer as well.
The start of 2015 brings a lot of excitement to our campus, as we will be completing several major projects in this calendar year. This spring, TCU is excited to open a new Multipurpose Building, which is in close proximity to many of our residence halls. The Multipurpose Building will house four dining venues, the Big Purple Truck (TCU’s own food truck), and the offices of the Fraternity and Sorority Life staff members.
The restaurants include:
The Press, a Coffee shop featuring Panini sandwiches and Grab and Go food items.
O’Brien’s Grill featuring hamburgers, chicken sandwiches, Gyro’s, and freshly cut fries and will also serve grilled breakfast items.
Caliente is a Mexican restaurant featuring freshly prepared street tacos, burritos, and salad including fresh tortillas.
Magnolia’s Bistro features regularly changing, chef-inspired entrees prepared in the state-of-art kitchen.
The Big Purple Truck will provide American Classic comfort food
Fall 2015 will bring the completion of two capital improvement projects in our residence halls: the complete renovation of Colby Hall and upgrades to our on-campus apartments. Colby Hall, long known for being TCU’s largest residence hall and only all-female residence hall, was taken offline in 2014 for renovation. When it reopens, Colby Hall will once again house only women in double and triple occupancy rooms.
Additionally, the Tom Brown Pete Wright Apartments will receive a facelift with the installation of new cabinets and countertops in the kitchens and bathrooms this summer. All 74 units will be outfitted with stainless steel kitchen appliances, as well as new living room and dining room furniture. The completion of these projects continues our tradition of providing top-notch accommodations for our students, and we are excited to make these upgrades available to them this fall!
Submitted by Evan Saperstein, Hall Director and Andrew Nash, Hall Director, Texas Christian University