Spring Orientation: January 11, 2024

Orientation provides incoming students an opportunity to get connected to the TCU community, register for classes, and learn the basics of academic life at TCU.

For spring 2024, orientation is required for all first-year students and transfer students. The day will begin around 8:00 am and conclude around 5:00 pm. Overnight accommodations are not available for Spring orientation.

Examples of Schedule:
Please note the schedules below are examples of the 2023 schedule and not the 2024 schedule. The 2024 schedule will be posted in December.

Spring Orientation | January 12 Schedule – Students
Spring Orientation | January 12 Schedule – Families & Guests
The  above schedules are for reference and are subject to change. Please download the Guidebook App (Search for guide: TCU New Student & Family Programs) for the most up-to-date schedule.

Step-By-Step: Incoming Transfer & First-Year Students

All incoming first-year and transfer students will complete the following 3 steps once they accept their offer of admission to TCU. Click across the tabs to learn more about each step!

1. Register for Orientation - launches mid November.
2. Complete Pre-Orientation Modules - launches late November/early December
3. Attend Orientation - scheduled for Thursday, January 11, 2024

Registration Information

Amiso George, Associate Professor of Strategic Communication in TCU's Bob Schieffer College of Communication. 9-25-2020 Photo by Carolyn Cruz

Registration will open mid-November in your myTCU portal (my.tcu.edu). Once logged into myTCU, select the Admission Status & Checklist Tile and complete your Orientation Registration. Please complete all steps; you will know they are complete when your screen shows a confirmation page.

All incoming first-year students and transfer students are required to attend Orientation.

If you have any questions, please contact us: orientation@tcu.edu.

A student reviews class materials while watched by a pug in a blue shirt. Photo by Jeffrey McWhorter, March 20, 2019

Opening early December in your myTCU portal, these modules will provide academic information specific to your college or school that will prepare you for your Orientation. You may complete these at your own pace, however they must be completed prior to Orientation. A hold is placed on your account, preventing you from registering for courses, until the pre-orientation modules are completed.

To access the Pre-Orientation Modules, log into myTCU, select the Admitted Student Task tile, then select Pre-Orientation Modules.

If you have any questions, please contact us at orientation@tcu.edu.


During Spring Orientation, students will learn more about campus resources and life as a TCU student with Orientation Leaders (OLs) in a small group setting. Each student will receive a personalized email with additional details a week before Orientation. Additionally, a sample/draft schedule will be posted here in December.


Preparing for Orientation Checklist

  • Complete your Pre-Orientation Modules .
  • Set up your TCU email on whatever device you check most regularly! All official university communication and orientation information will be sent to this address.
  • Don’t forget to pack: Casual attire, comfortable walking shoes, jacket for chilly classrooms, backpack with pen/pencil and notebook, photo ID.

Parent & Families Orientation

Parents and Families will be able to learn more about the TCU campus and resources at Orientation. Students can bring up to two guests/family members with them to Orientation and must register them on the Orientation Registration form.

Please click below to find out more about Parent & Family Programs at TCU.

TCU Parent & Family Programs Web page


Transfer students are individuals who graduated high school, enrolled in college courses and obtained at least 12 credit hours of transferable coursework. Veterans are typically considered transfer applicants, as well. Students who have taken dual credit or AP courses to fulfill high school graduation requirements are NOT considered transfer students. Transfer students, find out more here:

Transfer Orientation

Orientation FAQs