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First-Year Student

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To officially join the Horned Frog family, there are a few tasks you’ll need to complete.

Admitted First-Year Student Checklist

Placing your $500 nonrefundable commitment deposit lets us know you’re planning to join us. You must do this before you can complete the other items.

 Pay Commitment Deposit

Sign up for classes and learn about student life while staying in the residence halls during orientation. Registration opens March 26 at 5:30 pm CDT in the myTCU portal.

Meet your new best friends in a number of different locations. Texas Frog Camps are free! Registration opens March 26 at 5:30 pm CDT in the myTCU portal.

About half of our undergraduate students live on campus, so you’ll find good company and lively atmospheres in our 37 unique residence halls—all within walking distance of classes and everything else happening on campus.
  • Housing Application — Available May 1 - June 1. Submit via your account.
  • Housing Selection —We will release incoming first-year assignments on the housing portal beginning June 20.
  • Post-Selection Assignments & Waitlist — Students who are not assigned by June 20 will automatically be placed on the waitlist. Students who receive an assignment but wish to submit a change may submit a Change Request Form on the housing portal beginning June 20.

Office of Housing & Residential Life


There are several opportunities for admitted students to learn more about TCU on our campus. Visit the myTCU Portal to register for any of our in-person or virtual visit opportunities for admitted students. If your schedule won’t allow you to attend, we offer daily campus tours twice a day, Monday through Friday.

myTCU Portal 

Daily Campus Visit 

Whether you’re coming to TCU from down the street or around the world, we want to help make your first year successful. That’s why we offer Academic Orientation, Frog Camp and the Connections program.

Leadership & Student Involvement

More Resources for TCU Students

TCU is a welcoming community that embraces diversity in all of its forms. Our truly global campus is home to students from 71 countries, and 17 student organizations are dedicated to multicultural and social justice causes.

Inclusiveness and Intercultural Services 

International Students Support

Our 200+ student organizations give you more to do than you'll have time for. Lead in student government, worship your own way, work for the school paper, play on an intramural team, cheer with the HyperFrogs or sing in the choir. Or do all of the above. Interest categories include:

  • Academic
  • Business
  • Cultural
  • Housing & Residential Life
  • Military
  • Performing Arts
  • Religious
  • Service
  • Social Justice
  • Special Interest
  • Spiritual
  • Student Governance

Student Activities

What 2 Do @ TCU