Orientation FAQs

Starting April 6 at 4:00pm CDT, students that have paid their enrollment deposit can log into their myTCU portal to find the link for registration.

Incoming students should select the “Admission Status & Checklist” tile in their myTCU portal, complete all steps of the reservation process and ensure you receive a confirmation.

You must pay your non-refundable tuition deposit before you can register for Orientation. It can take a few hours for this deposit to process.

If the Orientation you wish to register for is full, you have the option of being placed on a waitlist on the registration page.  Each first-year summer Orientation session can accommodate up to 220 students. Reservations for these sessions open in mid-April and registration takes place on a first-come, first-served basis.

Because of the nature of the waitlist we cannot notify students when or if there will be an open space in that session. If you need to schedule travel arrangements in advance, please do so based on the session you are currently enrolled in.

If you are experiencing difficulty registering, please call the Office of New Student & Family Programs at 817-257-8345 and we can walk you through the process. We will not register you for Orientation, but can help troubleshoot the process.

Yes, all incoming first-year students admitted to TCU for the fall semester are required to attend Orientation. Please note that students may not be able to register for classes until they complete the Pre-Advising Modules, and attend all events during Orientation.

Space is limited in each Orientation, so reserve your space early as sessions are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Orientation is strongly encouraged for incoming transfer students. To find out more, please visit https://studentsuccess.tcu.edu/transfer-services/

No, we do not offer a virtual option for Orientation. If students have extenuating circumstances that prevent them from attending an in-person Orientation, please email orientation@tcu.edu.


Transfer students are able to attend Orientation on either Transfer A: Friday, May 20 or Transfer B: Tuesday, June 21. We do host Parent & Family orientation for a guest of transfer students to attend on those days.

Transfer students, be sure to check out all your steps for Orientation here: https://studentsuccess.tcu.edu/transfer-services/

Parents and Families will be able to learn more about the TCU campus and resources at our in-person Orientation. Please click below to find out more about our Parent & Family Programs department at TCU

TCU Parent & Family Programs Web page

We apologize for the inconvenience, but have limited capacity in all our sessions. If you have an extenuating circumstance, please email orientation@tcu.edu.

Payments are not due during Orientation.

Students that register for classes at Orientation in May, June, and July will receive their first tuition bill to their TCU email on July 11. The first payment for fall 2022 will be due August 1, 2022.

Students that register for classes in August will receive their first tuition bill to their TCU email on August 17, their first payment will be due  September 1, 2022.

Changing Your Major (please note exceptions below)

Students who wish to change their major must complete this form at least 7 days prior to their Orientation, in order to be advised in new major during Orientation.

Pre-Business & Nursing: Students will not be able to change their majors to pre-business or nursing for the Fall 2022 semester.

Strategic Communication: The firm deadline for change of major to Strategic Communications is May 16, 2022. Students will not be able to change their major in this area for the Fall 2022 semester after this date.

Fine Arts: Students are not permitted to change majors to most College of Fine Arts programs during the summer Orientation process. Any incoming students interested in majors housed in the College of Fine Arts are invited to contact Tyra Musoma directly (T.musoma@tcu.edu) for more information.

Students can log into the platform through their myTCU portal, select Admitted Student Task tile, and select Pre-Advising Module starting Wednesday, April 27.

If students experience any technical difficulties during their pre-advising modules, you may contact New Student & Family Programs at 817-257-8345 or orientation@tcu.edu.

If students have trouble logging into myTCU, please contact the TCU HelpDesk at 817-257-HELP (4357).

TCU does not provide transportation to/from local airports. Families should make travel arrangements with plenty of time to arrive on campus for Orientation Check-In.

Unfortunately, TCU cannot provide additional housing accommodations outside of Orientation. If you are arriving early or staying late, please make your own accommodation reservations off campus at a local hotel.

Yes, TCU can provide overnight guest accommodations for $25 per guest. To request this accommodation, please select housing for guest during the Orientation registration process at myTCU. We will provide housing during the orientation program, but are unable to house guests for overnight stays before or after check-in to your registered Orientation. Linens are included.

Housing accommodations for guests will be in a suite-style residence hall on TCU’s campus. The guest housing fee will be charged to the student account in the fall.

We will provide additional overnight accommodations for students for the following camps and sessions if your student is registered for:

  • Orientation 8 and Frog Camp Casa Nueva A
  • Orientation 11 and Frog Camp Casa Nueva C

There will be some activities and meals planned during their extended stay on campus with us. Students who are registered for the Orientation sessions and Frog Camps listed above, will be automatically registered for additional overnight accommodations. Students may choose to opt out of the additional accommodations during their Orientation session.