Student Life News

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.

Rangers, Astros host TWU college nights

Play ball with Texas Woman’s University as the Pioneers head to Arlington and Houston for college nights on Apr. 15 and 24.

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.

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.

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.

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