April Facebook Live with Dean Einstein
Dean Einstein and Dr. Erin Wilson, Senior Director of First Year Experience, answered questions about TCU's legendary new student programs in a live chat. Watch the entire video and check out tips about how to make the most of your first moments on campus.
Once you make your $500 non-refundable commitment deposit, you're officially a Horned Frog! You'll need to make your deposit by the National Candidate Reply Date of May 1 at 5:00 pm CDT to start as a student in the fall. Once you make this deposit, you'll be able to register for orientation and Frog Camp sessions in your MyTCU portal.
First-year experience programs are designed for you to build community.
We offer orientation sessions throughout the summer, led by student orientation leaders, faculty and staff. We design these programs to give new Horned Frogs a wealth of knowledge about living on campus, getting involved, navigating classes and more. You'll register for classes with your academic advisor and it's the perfect chance to meet new friends!
And there's no experience quite like Frog Camp -- just ask students who met their first friends at the late-night dance parties. We offer exciting Frog Camp sessions in Fort Worth and beyond. All Texas camps are free to attend and these are for students only! More than 80 percent of first-year students attend Frog Camp and we highly encourage you to sign up. Students often say Frog Camp is one of their favorite memories and it's another meaningful chance to learn about college life through small groups, service projects and fun activities.
Family members are welcome to attend orientation with you.
We welcome families to attend orientation with their student! Each student can register up to two guests and families can opt to stay in a residence hall for a small fee or they can book their own lodging in Fort Worth. We offer parent sessions geared toward helping mentor your new Horned Frog and it's a great opportunity to get to know the place your student will call home for their college years.
- Do parents typically attend orientation and Frog Camp? - 17:00
- Is it hard to meet new people and make friends on campus? - 21:54
- If a student doesn't commit to TCU until May 1, will there still be open spots for orientation and Frog Camp? - 24:28
- Is it better for guests to stay in the residence hall or somewhere else for orientation? - 26:02
- How many students will attend each Frog Camp - 27:26
- If your roommate and you are going to the same orientation or Frog Camp, are you able to room together? - 29:05
- When will the orientation schedule be available for parent activities? - 30:31
- Are there a set number of classes for each orientation? Will you miss out on a class at a later orientation? - 32:44
- Do students stay on campus during orientation? If parents stay on campus, can we stay separately so our student can have their own experience? 34:37
- If you're on a waitlist for a camp, how do you find out if you'll be added to that camp? - 36:39
- What time do students need to arrive for Frog Camp? - 38:53
- Is there an academic advisor at orientation? - 40:25
- When will specific locations for Frog Camps be made available? - 41:11
- Do international students have a separate orientation? - 43:24
- When should the health and immunization forms be filled out? - 44:17
- Can students remain in the residence hall if there is a gap day between orientation and Frog Camp? - 45:20
- Can you choose times for your classes while you're at orientation? - 46:24
- If I'm on the admission waitlist, when will I know if I'm admitted? - 48:40
- How can I change my admitted major? - 51:39
- How will sorority recruitment affect move-in? 53:02