Student Life News
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, the popular, annual fall festival returns to the TWU Denton campus on Thursday, Oct. 21 from 6-8 p.m.
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.
Texas Woman’s University has been included in Washington Monthly’s 2021 Best Colleges for Student Voting Honor Roll.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Texas Woman's has partnered with CampusESP to offer a new family and parent portal to keep families connected.
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.
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.
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.
Parking decals for the Denton and Dallas campuses will be available for purchase beginning Aug. 2 at twu.edu/parking.
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.
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.
Texas Woman's has learned that some students may be eligible for a new emergency broadband program through the Federal Communications Commission.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The TWU Alumni Association announced the recipients of the 2021 Outstanding Student Awards for graduate and undergraduate students.
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.
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.
A message to residential students regarding the status of TWU housing and dining options and issues pertaining to the recent cold weather event.
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.
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.
The residency requirement will be reinstated for the 2021-2022 academic year. Find out what that means for you.
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.
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.
Are you looking for more ways to connect with your TWU pals? Don’t forget about Pioneer Engage.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, 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.
Learn more about voter registration and TWU events leading up to the November election to encourage civic engagement.
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 joins more than 160 universities in committing to voter registration and participation through the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge.
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’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.
We are all in this together. Read more from Monica Mendez-Grant, Ed.D., Vice President for Student Life.
Take the Pioneer Pact. Pledge to protect yourself and others when you are on campus this fall.
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.
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 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
Dr. Grant's message was sent to students and parents regarding the return to campus for Fall 2020.
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.
Statement from Monica Mendez-Grant, Ed.D., vice president for Student Life.
Each year, the TWU Alumni Association selects outstanding students and honors them at Homecoming. This year five students were selected.
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!
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'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, 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 for the 2019-2020 academic year were announced via TWU Greek Life’s Instagram and Facebook stories on April 8.
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.
Due to the postponement of commencement for spring 2020, there have been some changes to return policies for graduating students who have purchased regalia.
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.
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.
Your TWU Campus Bookstore is offering several FREE eBook, courseware and shipping programs as students transition to online learning.
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.
Residential students are encouraged to return to their permanent residence. Check-out will begin Wednesday, March 18.
In a letter to students, Dr. Feyten communicates modifications in TWU’s operations in response to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus).
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.
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.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
Texas Woman’s University announced today that Paul Smith will become the university’s next assistant athletic director for communications, effective February 6.
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.
TWU has made some changes to parking for Spring 2020.
Texas Woman’s University has launched a new digital platform designed to improve student engagement, optimize communication and cultivate a career culture on campus.
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.
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.
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.
Texas Woman’s University announced today that Sandee Mott will become the university’s next athletic director effective January 2, 2020.
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%.
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.
Texas Woman's University beat out 98 other universities across the nation and claimed the title of National Outdoor Champion!
Texas Woman’s University will officially open the long-awaited Dining Hall on Oct. 28 with a ribbon cutting at 11:15 a.m.
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.
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.
Texas Woman’s University in conjunction with Follett has launched ShopTWUPioneers.com . The site features items not found in the campus store and offers the option of discounted employee and departmental purchases.
Get your tickets now for the first Texas Woman’s University Spirit Night at the Dallas Mavericks on Nov. 18.
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.
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.
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.
Texas Woman’s University will officially open Parliament Village, including Mary’s Hall on Aug. 23 at 9 a.m.
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.
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.
Texas Woman’s University student organizations, provided more than 16,000 volunteer hours to local nonprofit organizations this past academic year.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Texas Woman’s University is one of six institutions in Texas designated as a “Voter Friendly Campus” for 2019-2020.
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.
Texas Woman’s University has been designated as a Military Friendly® school for the 10th consecutive year.
“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.
Fans can buy TWU customized Vera Bradley merchandise starting Jan. 31.
Construction for the new Science Technology and Learning Center will impact parking.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
Effective July 1, 2018, TWU launched a new licensing agreement with Learfield Licensing Partners, a trademark management company specializing in collegiate licensing.
While Texas Woman’s University has historically promoted civic engagement among its students, recent initiatives beginning on Constitution Day demonstrate a renewed commitment.
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.
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.
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.
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 recognized the contributions of division staff during its annual awards breakfast.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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