1. Orientation is required for everyone: Orientation is required for all incoming students, including first-year and transfer students. This program is critical to your success and aiding in the transition to TCU. We're going to teach you all about our services, build your TCU community, help you register for classes and answer any questions you have!
2. Registration is first come, first served: Some orientation sessions will fill up within minutes, so be prepared with first-choice and back-up options. You can change your dates if needed, so if your summer schedule changes or you're looking to change a date, you can do so in your myTCU portal! The orientation registration system is updated in real time, so check back any time to see if a spot opens.
3. Guests are encouraged for orientation. You can bring up to two guests to orientation, so feel free to bring parents or family members with you to orientation. Our TCU families play a vital role in student success and we want them to learn the best ways to support you through graduation.
4. Book travel wisely. Make sure your orientation session is confirmed before you book travel. You'll be responsible for transportation to and from campus for your session. If you're flying out after your orientation session, book your departing flight after 7 p.m. on day two of your orientation session. Afternoon course registration times are randomized, so it's possible students will be in registration until 5 p.m. You'll want to allow time for travel to the airport and going through security. Coordinating travel plans to Fort Worth for Frog Camp and Orientation? We have several orientation and Frog Camp sessions with one day in between, so those are for you! We'll house you on campus for that extra night, but only one night. If an orientation date and Frog Camp date overlap, you cannot attend both.
5. You'll be able to register for classes, no matter which orientation session you attend. Courses will be available for students throughout the summer, even in our later sessions in June. While you might end up with an 8 a.m. course instead of an 11 a.m. course, you will leave with a course schedule. And your academic advisor can help you adjust your schedule after orientation before the semester starts.