Student Life News

Parking Office launches Night Owls

TWU’s Parking Office has just launched a new service for TWU students that will make our campus even safer! Night Owls offers students a helping hand getting to and from on-campus destinations after dark.

Parking lots have new signage, enforcement

Starting last fall, TWU’s Parking Office began installing new parking lot signage. Now that the process is nearing completion, enforcement will begin.

Best Upcoming TWU Spring Events

Each semester, programming efforts across campus seek to make sure you have memorable experiences, and this semester is no exception. However, we know sometimes looking at the calendar can be overwhelming and decisions can be hard, so we have culled through the offerings to offer a few insights on the best upcoming events for spring 2023.

Best ways to mark Lunar New Year

In case you missed out on celebrating the 2023 New Year, you have another opportunity to get this year started off on the right foot–Lunar New Year–which begins on Sunday, Jan. 22. Check out our list for the best options!

Best places to nap on campus

We know it’s hard to come back to campus after a long winter break. In case you are struggling and need to catch some zzzz’s between classes, check out our list of the best places to nap on campus!

TWU Residence Hall Association receives awards

TWU's Residence Hall Association was recently recognized at the annual conference for the Southwest Affiliate of College & University Residence Halls (SWACURH) for their work at home and with the organization.

TWU Named 2022 Most Engaged Campus for Student Voting

Texas Woman's is one of the Most Engaged Campuses for College Student Voting According to ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge.

TWU seeks applicants for student regent

Student regents serve a one-year term from June 1 through May 31. Applications for the 2023-2024 student regent will be accepted until Dec. 9.

New scholarship initiatives to boost enrollment

A new scholarship initiative at TWU seeks to award merit scholarships to new students, including first-time in college (FTIC), transfer and graduate students. 

“My Body No Choice” at TWU

TWU’s Theatre Department will host a staged reading of “My Body No Choice” from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 3 in the Multipurpose Classroom Building (MCL), room 101. The reading is free and open to the public.

Pioneers Vote Interns have a passion for civic engagement

Andy Hackett and Alexa Hoekstra both serve as interns for Pioneers Vote. We sat down with them to learn more about their passion for civic engagement and what they have accomplished this semester.

TWU community remembers those who have passed

Each year, Texas Woman’s sponsors Pioneers Remembered, a memorial service that acknowledges those in our TWU community who have passed away and provides an opportunity for friends and family to gather and share in remembrance. This year's ceremony will be held on Dec. 2, 11 a.m., at the Little Chapel-in-the-Woods.

Ergonomic tips for students

Have you ever experienced neck, shoulder, or back pain when studying for hours at a time? Do you experience eye discomfort from staring at your computer screen? Keep reading to learn how you practicing proper ergonomics can help!

Meet TWU’s Interim Career Connections Director

While she’s not new to TWU, she is new to Student Life and the Career Connections team, so we sat down with Dr. Becky Fredrickson who is serving as the interim director of the Career Connections Center for 2022-2023 and asked her a few questions about herself and this new role.

TWU Seeks First-Ever Athletic Fee

In an open letter to TWU students, Dr. Monica Mendez-Grant explains the upcoming vote for the university’s first athletic fee and why Striving for Excellence matters…

Catch the Halloween Spirit at TWU’s Boo at the U

Catch the Halloween spirit as “Boo at the U,” the popular, annual fall festival, returns to the TWU Denton campus, located on the southwest corner of Bell Avenue and Administration Drive, on Oct. 20 from 6-8 p.m.

Family Weekend, Oct. 7-9

Texas Woman’s extends a hearty welcome to family and friends as the campus gears up for Family Weekend, scheduled for Oct. 7-9. 

Find the emotional support you need at TWU

Do you feel like you are on a sinking ship and need a lifeboat? If you are struggling with mental health challenges, feel lonely, depressed, or are just a little overwhelmed, seek out one or more of the free mental health resources available to you at TWU and keep your education on track. 

TWU students remain civically engaged, No. 7 in the state

Once again, Texas Woman’s University has been included in Washington Monthly’s 2022 Best Colleges for Student Voting.

CAPS to offer several group therapy options

Group therapy can be an ideal choice for addressing concerns in a supportive, safe environment that promotes personal growth, relationship development and healing, and this semester TWU’s Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) will offer several options.

Fall 2022 Deadlines

The start of fall classes is just around the corner. Make sure you know all of the deadlines and details for registration and payments.

Is optional tuition insurance right for you?

TWU is now offering optional tuition insurance through GradGuard. This optional coverage strengthens TWU’s existing refund policy by ensuring reimbursement for tuition, housing and other payments if a student withdraws for any covered medical reason at any time during the semester.

Housing move-in schedule set

Residential students will be moving to campus beginning Tuesday, Aug. 23, and their arrival will cause some street closures, congestion and rerouting. 

TWU’s dining refresh for fall promises more flavor, better options

Several new dining retail options promise something for everyone this upcoming fall semester at Texas Woman’s University.

Parking Updates, Fall 2022

As students come back to campus, there may be a return of campus traffic and increased parking lot usage. Please note the changes to parking and become familiar with the new rules.

Changes to COVID-19 Protocols

Now that we are in a more manageable phase of the pandemic, the university is continuing its gradual return to pre-pandemic operations. Learn more about the changes taking effect starting Aug. 1, 2022.

Say Their Names national initiative comes to TWU

The Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Outreach at Texas Woman’s University will host a Say Their Names Memorial for Juneteenth that will be on display at the TWU Gardens from Tuesday, June 16 through Monday, June 30. 

Mendez-Grant elected to TCCSAO Board

Texas Woman’s University Vice President for Student Life, Monica Mendez-Grant, Ed.D., was recently elected to the executive board of the Texas Council of Chief Student Affairs Officers (TCCSAO) as the chair-elect

TWU seeks new athletics fee

On the heels of TWU Gymnastic’s 12th national title in program history, Texas Woman’s University will ask Denton students to vote for a new athletic fee in fall 2022.

TWU unveils new Amazon store

Texas Woman’s University has launched a new, officially licensed Amazon store,, featuring men’s, women’s and children’s apparel, including several toddler and infant options.

Pet Therapy winds down for the year

During its inaugural year, TWU’s Pet Therapy program has helped to paws-itively impact student health and wellbeing. Learn more about how to participate in Pet Appreciation Week and how you can connect with the pets for the last time this semester.

4th Annual Drag Show Promises to be Fun

Texas Woman’s University’s Student Union, Residence Hall Association, Diversity, Inclusion & Outreach, will host “Kings, Queens & Non-Binary Beings” drag show at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 13 in the Southwest Ballroom at the Student Union at Hubbard Hal with overflow seating in the auditorium. The show will also be available via livestream.

New housing option for TWU Houston students

Texas Woman’s University has teamed up with Texas A&M University to offer Houston students a new housing option at Life Tower, scheduled to be complete this summer, just in time for the fall 2022 semester.

Apply Now for FREE Summer Housing

Summer housing applications are currently open for new or continuing residential students at Texas Woman’s University. Current TWU students in good academic standing and with a submitted 2022-2023 FAFSA may qualify for FREE summer housing during their summer term(s).

TWU students win big at TIPA

Student staff of The Lasso Newspaper at Texas Woman’s University were recognized by the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association for work produced during 2021, tying their previous record of 17 awards for previously published materials.

Rangers and Astros host TWU college nights

Play ball with Texas Woman’s University as the Pioneers head to Arlington and Houston for college nights. TWU Night with the Texas Rangers will be on Tuesday, Apr. 26 at 7:05 p.m. at Globe Life Field, and with the Houston Astros on Wednesday, Apr. 20 at 6:40 p.m. at Minute Maid Park.

Redefining Disability Book Launch Webinar

Join the Center for Faculty Excellence and Disability Services for Students for a book launch webinar on Wednesday, March 23 at 5 p.m.

TWU Named Military Friendly School for 2022-2023

TWU announced today that it has earned the 2022-2023 Military Friendly ® School designation.

TWU Celebrates Women’s History Month

This year’s theme for Women’s History Month honors roles women have played in the past as well as the current public health crisis, focusing on the ways women have provided healing and inspired hope through that work, and several TWU events during March will echo that theme of “Providing Healing, Promoting Hope.”

Students Helping Students

In this op-ed written by TWU associate professor, Dr. Massey-Stokes, learn more about TWU's new initiative, A Nourishing Space (ANS), which trains students to become nutrition and health coaches who provide services to their peers for free. 

TWU faculty author to discuss Zora Neale Hurston

Join Dr. Genevieve West, TWU professor of English and chair, Department of Language, Culture & Gender Studies, and Dr. Danielle Phillips-Cunningham, TWU associate professor and program lead, Multicultural Women's & Gender Studies, on March 8 at Noon for a virtual event to discuss the new collection of Zora Neale Hurston essays.

Student Spotlight: SGA President, Theo Sam-Brew

Student Government Association (SGA) President, Theodora “Theo” Sam-Brew wants to encourage more students to get involved with SGA. Learn more about her and opportunities to get involved.

New peer communities, other TWU resources help with wellbeing

While providing mental health resources has always been at the forefront of services offered to TWU students, more alternatives are available than ever before, and new peer communities provide a unique opportunity for students to connect.

TWU CAPS adds new crisis line to address need

As of Friday, Jan. 28 at 8 a.m., the new 24/7 crisis line for all three campuses will change to 940-898-HELP.

Select your room starting Feb. 7

The Department of Housing & Dining at Texas Woman’s University would like to announce the start of this year’s Priority Room Selection period, February 7-20. Current TWU residential students are invited to “Return to Your Roots” and sign up early for 2022-2023 housing.

Spring 2022 COVID-19 Testing

With the start of spring classes next week, we want to make you aware of our COVID-19 testing options.

Award-winning vegan food truck, Soulgood, comes to TWU

Pioneer Kitchen has partnered with Soulgood, the popular vegan food truck, to open its first flagship restaurant on January 18 at the Oakland Complex.

Spring 2022 Welcome and Updates

Learn more about what to expect for the Spring 2022 semester in this open letter to all students from Dr. Monica Mendez-Grant.

Sign up for Alternative Spring Break and make a difference

Each spring TWU’s Center for Student Development offers options for alternative spring break. For spring 2022, students will travel by van to either Dinosaur Valley State Park or the Arkansas River Valley, March 14-18 to complete their volunteer trips.

TWU community remembers those who have passed

This year's Pioneers Remembered ceremony, a memorial service that acknowledges those who have passed away, will be held on Nov. 19, 11 a.m., at Pioneer Circle. In the event of inclement weather, the program will move indoors to the Margo Jones Auditorium to allow for adequate social distancing.

Big jumps in TWU student voting rates

Texas Woman’s University students’ 2020 voting rates have increased significantly in the last four years according to information released this week by the Institute for Democracy & Higher Education.

TWU Little Chapel-in-the-Woods receives landmark architecture award

The Little Chapel-in-the-Woods secured its place in history and was recently recognized by the Texas Society of Architects during the organization’s 82nd Annual Conference and Design Expo held in San Antonio on October 7-9. The group honored the Chapel with its Architectural Landmark Award.

TWU to host Multicultural Graduation Celebrations

The Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Outreach will host in-person multicultural graduation ceremonies in Denton and Houston after a hiatus brought on by the pandemic. 

Boo at the U returns to TWU!

Boo at the U, the popular, annual fall festival returns to the TWU Denton campus on Thursday, Oct. 21 from 6-8 p.m.

TWU partners with TAO Connect to provide online mental health and wellness support services

In an effort to bring students better access to mental health and wellness support options, Texas Woman’s is working with TAO Connect to bring a new online program to campus.

Civic engagement remains high at TWU

Texas Woman’s University has been included in Washington Monthly’s 2021 Best Colleges for Student Voting Honor Roll.

Tejana poet, Amalia Ortiz, to perform at TWU during Hispanic Heritage Month

TWU’s Diversity, Inclusion and Outreach and Department of Music have teamed up to welcome Amalia Oritz to campus on Thursday, Sept. 30. She will perform her “Canción Cannibal Cabaret,” a punk rock musical—part concept album, part radio play—in the Margo Jones Performance Hall, 7-9 p.m.

TWU to implement national program addressing student hunger

Texas Woman’s University has partnered with Rachel Sumekh to bring Swipe Out Hunger, the leading nonprofit organization addressing hunger among college students, to the Denton campus.

TWU highlights Free Speech on Constitution Day

Each year on Sept. 17, Constitution Day is celebrated as the day the United States Constitution was signed by the delegates to the Constitutional Convention in 1787. Learn more about TWU's focus on free speech for this year's program.

TWU student veterans remember the 9/11 attacks

Each year, TWU’s Student Veteran Association places flags near Brackenridge Hall along Administration Drive to mark the anniversary of the attacks on Sept. 11, but this year’s 20th anniversary event holds special significance.

CARE offers resources for student parents, addresses food needs

The Campus Alliance for Resource Education (CARE) team will host several important events in the upcoming weeks for student parents and those experiencing food insecurity.

COVID-19 Town Hall, Proactive Testing Program

Dr. Monica Mendez-Grant, vice president for Student Life, invites students to join a town hall discussion about the university's proactive testing program, which will begin on Monday, Sept. 13.

TWU launches new parent portal

Texas Woman's has partnered with CampusESP to offer a new family and parent portal to keep families connected.

Bell Avenue remains closed, plan accordingly

With the start of the fall semester fast approaching, returning and commuter students may find themselves facing a few challenges navigating campus as Bell Avenue remains closed. 


Fall Classes, Events and COVID-19

Our mantra for the past 18 months at TWU has been to remain fluid, and for the next few weeks at least, we will continue doing so. Read more about what to expect, particularly during the first three weeks of fall classes.

Gearing Up for Fall 2021

Learn more about what is in store for students with regard to maks requirements, vaccine clinics and more in this message from Monica Mendez-Grant, Ed.D., vice president for Student Life. 

2021-2022 Parking Permits

Parking decals for the Denton and Dallas campuses will be available for purchase beginning Aug. 2 at


Reflection and celebration in store for Juneteenth at TWU

This year’s Juneteenth programming at Texas Woman’s, hosted by Diversity, Inclusion and Outreach, includes both a virtual and in-person option that honor the traditions of early celebrations.


Talking Student Affairs with Dr. Mendez-Grant at Texas Woman’s University

Cannon Design helped Texas Woman's reimagine our historic Hubbard Hall. Here they interview TWU's Monica Mendez-Grant, Ed.D., VP for Student Life and get her thoughts on the SUHH, diversity, accessibility and the future of higher ed.

FCC Broadband Benefit Program

Texas Woman's has learned that some students may be eligible for a new emergency broadband program through the Federal Communications Commission.

Changes to Book Advance Process

Beginning in Summer 2021, students with excess financial aid will be able to purchase books/supplies directly at the Follett bookstore on the Denton campus or online at their website before refunds begin for the semester.

2021 Greek Award Recipients

Each year the Order of Omega Honor Society hosts and presents TWU's Greek awards. This year, the virtual recognition was announced on April 15.

TWU announces 2021 Redbud Award winners

Each year the Center for Student Development hosts the Redbud Awards to recognize student leaders, student organizations and advisors for outstanding leadership and service to the TWU community. Like last year, due to ongoing coronavirus concerns, this year's ceremony was also held virtually with the winners being announced on Wednesday, April 21.

Campus Dining to hold focus groups

Now is your chance to provide input on which concepts will replace Which Wich in CFO and the Community Choice option in the Student Union at Hubbard Hall. TWU Housing and Dining will hold virtual focus groups April 14-15 to determine what is served on campus, starting Fall 2021. 


TWU Hosts Swipe Out Hunger CEO Mar. 31

Are you concerned about food insecurity among TWU students? Do you want to do something about it? Then join Rachel Sumekh, CEO of Swipe Out Hunger, on Mar. 31 and be on the ground floor of a movement that could have lasting impacts at TWU.

2021 Outstanding Student Awards

The TWU Alumni Association announced the recipients of the 2021 Outstanding Student Awards for graduate and undergraduate students.

Some offices displaced due to winter storm damage

TWU is still recovering from the winter storm damage and several offices have been forced to temporarily relocate or work remotely. Particularly hard hit were offices located in the Student Union at Hubbard Hall and ACT. 

TWU Celebrates Women’s History Month

As the largest public institution primarily for women, Texas Woman’s proudly supports Women’s History Month with a slate of programs and activities during March. Some of the university’s activities like “Citizens at Last” on March 30 support the 2021 theme while others like the “Bombshell” on March 2 cover other important topics beyond the right to vote.


Housing and Dining Update, Feb. 19

A message to residential students regarding the status of TWU housing and dining options and issues pertaining to the recent cold weather event. 

TWU earns bicycle friendly honorable mention

For the first time, TWU earned an honorable mention from the League of American Bicyclists’s Bicycle Friendly University program. The League’s 2020 round of Bicycle Friendly University awards, announced on Feb. 18, honored 38 institutions, including TWU and three other new program entrants.

Coping after a natural disaster

If you turn on the TV, pick up a newspaper or go on the Internet, you’ll likely find the news is full of negative stories, including natural disasters around the world. But when a tragedy strikes closer to home — like in your community — it may be even harder to process. Provided by UnitedHealthcare, here are some resources and tips that may help you cope. 

TWU Housing reinstates residency requirement

The residency requirement will be reinstated for the 2021-2022 academic year. Find out what that means for you. 

TWU Little Chapel-in-the-Woods receives historic architecture award

At only 90 feet long and 42 feet wide, the Little Chapel-in-the-Woods at Texas Woman’s University is small but mighty--and resilient. That resiliency was recently recognized when AIA Dallas honored the Chapel with its Historic Architecture Award.

TWU opens Redbud Award Nominations for 2021

Each spring TWU’s Center for Student Development recognizes student leaders, student organizations and advisors for outstanding leadership and service to the TWU community during the annual Redbud Awards, and nominations are being accepted now through March 3.


Make connections, track progress, get a t-shirt through Pioneer Engage

Are you looking for more ways to connect with your TWU pals? Don’t forget about Pioneer Engage

TWU to expand esports

Competitive multiplayer video gaming, known as esports, has exploded in recent years, and according to Michelle Kelly-Reeves, director of TWU’s Health and Wellbeing Initiative, the broader effort to encourage esports at TWU includes a multifaceted approach.

Where can you buy licensed TWU merchandise?

With so much merchandise available online, you might think that anywhere you can find Texas Woman’s merchandise is a good thing, especially if it’s in some unexpected, funky colors or patterns. But buyer beware. Not all merchandise you find online is legit.


Hawa: Building Bridges

Building bridges did not always come naturally for Hawa. Today, Hawa is an honors student pursuing a degree in music therapy at Texas Woman’s University TWU in Denton, and working as a full-time caregiver. She also holds a leadership position in the Baptist Student Ministry at TWU. Learn more about her journey.

What’s Up with the CARES Act in 2021?

At the height of the economic crisis due to the pandemic, Texas Woman’s University was able to provide financial assistance to students through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Find out what that means for Spring 2021.

TWU Campus Store relocates to the Student Union at Hubbard Hall

The TWU Campus Store has temporarily relocated from Brackenridge Hall to the first floor of the Student Union at Hubbard Hall near the student art gallery.

TWU Student Health Services administers COVID-19 vaccine

Texas Woman’s University Student Health Services started the new year by administering its first COVID-19 vaccine to members of the TWU community on January 5.

New COVID-19 case manager seeks to help TWU students

Although TWU’s new COVID-19 case manager is a temporary, part-time position funded through CARES Act allocations, Chazmen Kidd, MSW, expects to make an impact in her new role.

Pioneer Kitchen promotes World Vegan Month

In keeping with their healthy eating paradigm, Pioneer Kitchen will offer a large selection of vegan options in the Dining Hall during lunch on Tuesday, November 17 for World Vegan Month. 

Pioneer Kitchen to offer pies and pastries for the holidays

Through their Pioneer Pastries program, Pioneer Kitchen will happily bake made-from-scratch pies, cobblers, cakes and more for TWU students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members this holiday season.


TWU Residence Hall Association, students receive recognition

Although the Southwest Affiliate of College and University Residence Halls (SWACURH) Regional Leadership Conference was virtual this year, several Texas Woman’s students attended and were recognized for their efforts among the 19 regional university groups in attendance.


TWU Student Veterans to host virtual 5K

TWU students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members are invited to take part in the first “Walk a Mile in their Shoes,” a virtual 5K that will take place during the week of November 9.

TWU seeks student regent applicants for 2021-2022

On behalf of the university, TWU’s Student Government Association is seeking new applicants to serve as the next student regent for the 2021-2022 academic year.

TWU offers free COVID-19 testing

Free mobile COVID-19 testing will be available Nov. 2-6 and Nov. 16-20 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Pioneer Park (north of Jones Hall, east of DGL). A check-in tent and testing tent will be set up to accommodate testing for any TWU student or employee with or without insurance.

TWU Student Health Services to offer free flu shots

In an ongoing effort to provide services that help keep the TWU community safe and healthy, Student Health Services will host a FREE flu shot clinic Nov. 2-6, 8 a.m. until noon on the Denton campus by appointment.

In-person events make a comeback to TWU

After a long hiatus in face-to-face, in-person programs, Student Life is offering a slate of reoccurring events starting this week and continuing until Nov 20. Events are designed to help students connect with each other and provide a sense of normalcy in an otherwise very abnormal year. 

TWU providing laptops for short-term and long-term use

Students who need access to laptops to complete assignments can now borrow them for short-term and long-term use through a new campus program.


TWU cancels Boo at the U due to COVID-19

Like many things in 2020, TWU’s traditional Boo at the U celebration has been canceled this year. The well-attended TWU and Denton-community event will be replaced by Pioneer Fright Week, featuring a series of events scattered throughout the week for students, employees and alumni.

TWU to participate in NIRSA 2020 Recreation Movement

TWU, along with more than 100 colleges and universities, will participate in the NIRSA 2020 Recreation Movement, a virtual fitness challenge that began September 17 and runs through the end of the fall semester.

Pioneers vote! Make your voice heard

Learn more about voter registration and TWU events leading up to the November election to encourage civic engagement. 

Vandagriff Endowment Scholars Announced

Texas Woman’s announced this week that two students, Miteshri Prajapati and Anne-Marie Alford, have been selected to serve as Vandagriff Endowment Scholars for the 2020-2021 academic year.

TWU Takes the ALL IN Democracy Challenge

TWU joins more than 160 universities in committing to voter registration and participation through the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge. 

TWU Disability Services streamlines processes for students, faculty

TWU’s Disability Services for Students (DSS) has launched a new automated system, myDSS Online, that simplifies many processes for both students needing to request accommodations as well as faculty needing to implement accommodations.

TWU Career Connections opens applications for Urban Fellows Program

TWU’s Career Connections Center will accept applications for its Urban Fellows Program September 1-18. The program provides financial support to students who intern with nonprofit, community or government organizations--positions that are traditionally unpaid. 


Open Letter to TWU Students

We are all in this together. Read more from Monica Mendez-Grant, Ed.D., Vice President for Student Life.



Pioneer Pact for Fall 2020

Take the Pioneer Pact. Pledge to protect yourself and others when you are on campus this fall. 

Parking Decals on sale August 3

Parking decals for the Dallas and Denton campuses go on sale online Aug. 3 on the TWU Parking Portal. Learn more about parking rates, lots and new options.

TWU student participates in WCC panel

On Tuesday, July 28, TWU's own Uzochi Onwukwe, Student Government Association President, will participate in a virtual town hall with Democratic Vice Presidential contender and five-term Congressional Representative Karen Bass (D-CA) to discuss matters of importance to student leaders from women’s colleges.

TWU launches app to help students connect

TWU is launching a new mobile app for Fall 2020 designed to help students connect with each other. Nearpeer, available for free on the Android or iOS app store, provides a convenient way for TWU students to meet other Pioneers

COVID-19 Update - Return to Campus, Fall 2020

Dr. Grant's message was sent to students and parents regarding the return to campus for Fall 2020. 

TWU introduces the Jane Nelson Institute Legacy Leaders program

Building on its mission of empowering and educating the next generation of leaders, Scholar Programs at Texas Woman’s University has launched the Jane Nelson Institute Legacy Leaders program, a multi-year, structured experience designed for exceptional student leaders with a heart for serving their communities.

TWU Statement about Racial Violence

Statement from Monica Mendez-Grant, Ed.D., vice president for Student Life. 

2020 Outstanding Student Awards

Each year, the TWU Alumni Association selects outstanding students and honors them at Homecoming. This year five students were selected.

TWU Bookstore Hours Changing

The TWU Bookstore, located on the first floor of Brackenridge Hall, will continue to modify hours as the needs of students evolve and we slowly return to campus.


TWU’s student-run newspaper wins big at TIPA

Although students working at TWU’s student-run newspaper, The Lasso, were unable to attend the annual Texas Intercollegiate Press Association (TIPA) conference, the pandemic did not stop them from winning 14 awards!

TWU’s Little Chapel-in-the-Woods receives more accolades amid shutdown

This week, TWU’s Little Chapel-in-the-Woods was selected by the readers of the Denton Record Chronicle and DentoRC.Com as Best of Denton Winner for 2020 in the Wedding & Event venue category and was also selected as one of the top chapels in Texas by Here Comes the Guide, a wedding planning website.

TWU announces Redbud Award winners

TWU's Center for Student Development virtually announced the winners of the Redbud Awards, recognizing student leaders, student organizations and advisors for outstanding leadership and service to the TWU community, on April 15.

Sandee Mott Named WGCA Regional Administrator of the Year

Sandee Mott, Director of Athletics at Texas Woman's University, has been honored by the Women's Collegiate Gymnastics Association (WGCA) as a Regional Administrator of the Year. Winners were selected by a vote of the coaches in each division. 

Greek Awards Announced

Greek Awards for the 2019-2020 academic year were announced via TWU Greek Life’s Instagram and Facebook stories on April 8.

TWU former student selected for Fulbright

Diana Funk, who received her Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree from TWU in 2015, has been awarded a grant through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.

COVID-19 Update: Regalia returns

Due to the postponement of commencement for spring 2020, there have been some changes to return policies for graduating students who have purchased regalia.

Unemployment resources for TWU students

If you are one of the millions who have been laid off or furloughed, here are a few resources that may help TWU students navigate the process. 

What TWU students need to know about Census 2020

As part of TWU’s push to promote civic engagement, the university is encouraging students to participate in the “Count Me In/Cuenta Conmigo” Census 2020 Campaign.

COVID-19 Update: Campus Bookstore

Your TWU Campus Bookstore is offering several FREE eBook, courseware and shipping programs as students transition to online learning. 

COVID-19 Update: ALL Students

As the University transitions to online delivery of courses, TWU is committed to helping students complete the semester within the context of this new normal.

COVID-19 Update: Residential Students

Residential students are encouraged to return to their permanent residence. Check-out will begin Wednesday, March 18. 

Extending spring break, coronavirus

In a letter to students, Dr. Feyten communicates modifications in TWU’s operations in response to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

Feminine hygiene products available at no cost to TWU students

Spearheaded by TWU’s Student Government Association (SGA) and concerned graduate students, the university is piloting a free menstrual product program in order to provide students with access to products.

Student parents find helpful resources, support at TWU

Raising kids while juggling the demands of a college education often complicates matters for families, but resources at Texas Woman’s provide student parents with a much needed boost.

Health and Wellbeing brings program to TWU for Women’s History Month

TWU’s Health and Wellbeing Initiative will host a unique program for Women’s History Month in March: “the body: a home for love,” presented by Deun Ivory on Mar. 24 from 6:30-8 p.m.

Sara (Lowe) Lilly named head synchronized swimming coach

Sara (Lowe) Lilly, one of the most successful and respected competitors and coaches in the history of synchronized swimming in the United States, has been selected as the Head Synchronized Swimming Coach at Texas Woman's University, Director of Athletics Sandee Mott announced Wednesday.

Grand Opening of the Student Union at Hubbard Hall, Feb. 25

Texas Woman’s University will celebrate the opening of the Student Union at Hubbard Hall on February 25 with a kick-off ceremony beginning at 11 a.m. on the second floor near the information desk.

TWU drag show emceed by national celebrity, promotes inclusion

Texas Woman’s University’s Student Union, Housing and Residence Life, Residence Hall Association, Diversity, Inclusion & Outreach, PRIDE and Helping Hands will host “Kings, Queens & Non-Binary Beings” drag show at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12 in the southwest ballroom of the Student Union at Hubbard Hall.

TWU to be early voting site for primary elections

Texas Woman’s University will serve as an early voting site for 2020 primary voting Feb. 18-28. Voters will cast their ballots in Brackenridge Hall (formerly known as the Student Union), room 207.

Paul Smith named TWU assistant athletic director

Texas Woman’s University announced today that Paul Smith will become the university’s next assistant athletic director for communications, effective February 6.

New retail dining options available in Student Union at Hubbard Hall

As the Student Union at Hubbard Hall renovations near completion, Pioneer Kitchen has cooked up new options for the TWU community. Retail dining in the building includes an expanded, full-service Chick-fil-A and Qdoba Mexican Eats as well as other concepts.

Spring 2020 Parking Update

TWU has made some changes to parking for Spring 2020. 

TWU Career Connections launches new digital platform

Texas Woman’s University has launched a new digital platform designed to improve student engagement, optimize communication and cultivate a career culture on campus.

TWU Athletics opens search for two new coaching positions

Texas Woman’s University has doubled down on the expansion of its competitive sports model and has begun the search process for the university’s first stunt and synchronized swimming coaches. 

Self-Care Activities for Dead Week

As TWU students return to campus after the Thanksgiving break, they will find a host of activities to help bring on the calm during this pre-finals week, including family friendly activities. 

Pioneer Kitchen offers more than just new dining options

With the opening of the new Dining Hall, Pioneer Kitchen has added more than just a state-of-the-art facility and expanded menu. It has also introduced new options that make it easier than ever for faculty, staff and students on the go to grab a bite.

Sandee Mott named TWU director of athletics

Texas Woman’s University announced today that Sandee Mott will become the university’s next athletic director effective January 2, 2020.

TWU receives gold seal for excellence in student voter engagement

At the 2019 ALL IN Challenge Awards Ceremony held to recognize colleges and universities committed to increasing college student voting rates, Texas Woman's University received a gold seal for achieving a student rate between 40% and 49%. 

TWU named Best for Vets: Colleges 2020

Texas Woman’s University has been named one of the best colleges for veterans, coming in at No. 47 in the nation, according to Military Times.

TWU named National Outdoor Champion among D1 universities

Texas Woman's University beat out 98 other universities across the nation and claimed the title of National Outdoor Champion!

Dining Hall Grand Opening scheduled for Oct. 28

Texas Woman’s University will officially open the long-awaited Dining Hall on Oct. 28 with a ribbon cutting at 11:15 a.m.

Pumpkins, ghouls and more return to TWU for Boo at the U

Boo at the U, the popular, annual fall festival returns to Texas Woman's University at the Denton campus Student Union, located on the southwest corner of Bell Avenue and Administration Drive, on Oct. 24 from 5-8 p.m.

TWU to serve as polling site for early voting in Denton

As part of the civic engagement initiative at Texas Woman’s University, the university has announced that it will serve as an early voting site in Denton County for the upcoming November election.

New online store expands availability of TWU merchandise

Texas Woman’s University in conjunction with Follett has launched . The site features items not found in the campus store and offers the option of discounted employee and departmental purchases.

Dallas Mavericks host TWU college night

Get your tickets now for the first Texas Woman’s University Spirit Night at the Dallas Mavericks on Nov. 18.

TWU seeks title of National Outdoor Champion in AORE Campus Challenge

Texas Woman’s University will join 98 other universities across the nation to participate in the AORE Campus Challenge, a competition that seeks to promote getting outdoors and getting active. The challenge officially kicks off September 16 at 10 a.m. with a “Walk Out” with Dr. Feyten in front of Fit & Rec and ends October 13.

Vandagriff Endowment Scholar Announced

Keith Crabtree, a Texas Woman’s University graduate student pursuing a degree in exercise and sports nutrition, has been selected to serve as the inaugural Vandagriff Endowment Scholar.

TWU Housing offers free drop-in child care for students

Texas Woman’s University has announced a new drop-in child care service for students starting in September from 6:30 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at the Clubhouse in Lowry Woods.

TWU to celebrate grand opening of Parliament Village

Texas Woman’s University will officially open Parliament Village, including Mary’s Hall on Aug. 23 at 9 a.m.

Pioneer Pride dance team claims bragging rights

The Texas Woman’s University Pioneer Pride dance team placed first in Division II schools during the National Dance Team Camp held in Dallas on the SMU campus July 20-22, beating out DBU, Tarleton and Angelo State.  

TWU salutes women veterans, hosts activities

June 12 is Women Veterans Day in Texas, and this year Texas Woman’s University will partner with the Women Veterans of America, Chapter 48 to celebrate our women in military service and veterans on Saturday, June 15.

TWU students embrace volunteerism, help local nonprofits

Texas Woman’s University student organizations, provided more than 16,000 volunteer hours to local nonprofit organizations this past academic year.

D'Abrosca tapped to be next TWU student regent

Texas Woman’s University junior Lexi D’Abrosca has been appointed by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott to serve as the next student representative on the Texas Woman’s University Board of Regents. Her term expires May 31, 2020.

TWU Athletics Director to lead new Pioneer MoneyWise Center

Texas Woman's University officials today announced the creation of a new center to help students manage their finances and have appointed Chalese Connors to lead the strategic effort. Connors has served the university for more than two decades, including the past 18 years as director of athletics. In her new role, she will be charged with building a center that will educate students about financial literacy and student loan debt.

TWU’s Pioneer Pride wins Academic Championship

Texas Woman’s University’s competitive dance team, Pioneer Pride, recently posted the highest grade-point average among all teams at the American Dance/Drill Team Collegiate Championships.

TWU Partners with JCPenney for “Suit-Up” Event

Texas Woman’s University and JCPenney have teamed up to provide a 40 percent discount to students, alumni, faculty and staff on Sunday, Mar. 31 in Denton at the Golden Triangle Mall from 6:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. and in Frisco at Stonebriar Mall from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m.

TWU joins campuses nationwide in effort to be voter friendly

Texas Woman’s University is one of six institutions in Texas designated as a “Voter Friendly Campus” for 2019-2020.

Distinguished TWU alumna and softball legend makes record gift to TWU Athletics

Texas Woman’s University officials today announced a gift of $500,000—the largest gift to the softball program and the single largest gift to TWU Athletics by a living alumna—from softball legend, Dianne I. Baker.

TWU named Military Friendly® for 10th time in 10 years

Texas Woman’s University has been designated as a Military Friendly® school for the 10th consecutive year.

TWU drag show features national celebrity, promotes inclusion

“Kings, Queens & Everyone in Between” drag show at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13 in the Margo Jones Performance Hall will feature national celebrity, Alyssa Edwards.

Vera Bradley custom merchandise comes to TWU

Fans can buy TWU customized Vera Bradley merchandise starting Jan. 31.

STLC Site Preparation and Parking Lot Closure

Construction for the new Science Technology and Learning Center will impact parking.

TWU coordinates "Walk to the Polls"

With a renewed emphasis on civic engagement, TWU's Division of Student Life is coordinating "Walk to the Polls" events during early voting on Oct. 24 at 4 p.m., Oct. 27 at 8:30 a.m. and noon and Oct. 29 at 4 p.m.

TWU’s mascot has a name!

When Texas Woman’s University unveiled the owl mascot last year, students, alumni, faculty, staff and community members were asked to choose the name. The votes have been tallied and a name has been chosen.

TWU presents “Boo at the U” Oct. 18

“Boo at the U” returns to the Denton campus Student Union on Oct. 18 from 5-8 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public.


TWU Student-Led Video Wins $1,750 for Voter Turnout Efforts


After submitting a student-created video and a plan to turn out more students from our university in November, Pi Sigma Alpha has been awarded $1,750 to finance their voter turnout plans.


TWU signs licensing agreement with Learfield Licensing Partners

Effective July 1, 2018, TWU launched a new licensing agreement with Learfield Licensing Partners, a trademark management company specializing in collegiate licensing.

Constitution Day kicks off TWU Civic Engagement Activities

While Texas Woman’s University has historically promoted civic engagement among its students, recent initiatives beginning on Constitution Day demonstrate a renewed commitment.

Student Health Services to relocate and temporarily close

To make way for the new Student Union in Denton, Texas Woman’s University will relocate Student Health Services (SHS) from Hubbard Hall to Jones Hall. The move will begin on Friday, Sept. 14 and will continue through Monday, Sept. 17. 

TWU offers donated bikes for student use

Texas Woman’s University officials announced that bikes will be available for students and employees to use on campus for free staring Aug. 27 in a new pilot program.

Fall 2018 Housing Move-In and Street Closures


Aug. 16, 2018 — DENTON — Residential students will be moving back to campus beginning Wednesday, Aug. 22, and their return will cause some street closures and rerouting.

Volunteers will be assisting residents with move-in and pedestrian traffic is expected to be high. Drivers should expect traffic delays and congestion along Bell Avenue and University Drive near campus Aug. 22-24.

TWU wins integration award

Texas Woman’s University was recently announced as one of three winners of the 2018 Excellence Awards by CBORD, an integrated software solutions company.

Student Life Division Awards

Student Life recognized the contributions of division staff during its annual awards breakfast.

TWU announces Health and Wellbeing Initiative themes, leads

The campus-wide Health and Wellbeing Initiative at Texas Woman’s University has identified themed areas and team leads for its healthy lifestyle effort set to launch in fall 2018.

Family Graduation Celebration wins international award

The Association of College Unions International (ACUI) recently recognized Family Graduation Celebration at Texas Woman’s University as the 2018 Collaborative Program of the Year. The university’s Student Union and Campus Alliance for Resource Education worked with 10 other collaborative partners to create this unique experience for students and their families.

Empowering Women as Leaders provides scholarships and mentoring to TWU students

On Friday, Feb. 2, 16 Texas Woman’s University students received scholarships and were matched with mentors through Empowering Women as Leaders, a nonprofit organization that helps reshape women’s lives through education and mentoring.

TWU Redbud Awards Recognize Students

Last night, Texas Woman’s University announced the winners of this year’s Redbud Awards, an annual tradition that honors the accomplishments of TWU’s student leaders and organizations as well as faculty and staff organization advisors.

Terry Scholars program at TWU continues to grow

Texas Woman's University will welcome 14 new students to the Terry Scholars program this fall. The scholarship program, sponsored by the Terry Foundation, provides funding for outstanding students to attend one of 13 public universities in Texas, including TWU.

Endowment established in memory of TWU student

Jaqueline Rae Vandagriff's life was cut short 19 months ago, but her memory will live on through an endowment established by her friends and family at Texas Woman's University. The 24-year old junior, who was a lifelong vegetarian and animal lover, was studying nutrition at TWU. The fund will commemorate her life by supporting an internship in the area of health and wellbeing, with a preference for students majoring in Nutrition and Food Sciences.

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