January 2022 Orientation

INCOMING FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS

All incoming first-year students for Spring 2022 will complete the following steps for Orientation.

1. Register for Orientation
2. Complete Your Pre-Advising Modules
3. Attend Orientation
4. What’s Next?

INCOMING TRANSFER STUDENTS

Incoming transfer students for Spring 2022 will complete the following steps.

1. Complete Pre-Advising Modules
2. Contact Your Advisor
3. Register for Spring 2022 Classes
4. Attend Orientation
5. What’s Next?

STEP-BY-STEP

Click across the tabs to learn more about each step!

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 on November 17 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 are required to attend Orientation.

We are not able to accommodate walk-up students at Orientation.

Once you have received your confirmation, please make your travel arrangements to arrive on TCU’s campus in time for your 8:00 am Check-In on your Orientation day.* Students should not plan to leave campus until after 5:00 pm on your Orientation day. Please make travel arrangements accordingly, we are unable to accommodate late arrivals or early departures.

Health & Safety Protocols

Each individual is responsible for their health and well-being and is expected to be considerate and respectful of others.
Fully Vaccinated Individuals: Face coverings are required indoors and physical distancing is optional.
Not Fully Vaccinated Individuals: TCU expects those who are not fully vaccinated to wear masks and maintain physical distancing. If exposed to a COVID-19 positive individual, TCU will require unvaccinated individuals to quarantine per CDC guidance.
Updated TCU COVID-19 Information, including case counts, updated health & safety protocols and vaccination information can be found at TCU COVID-19 Information.

If you have any questions, please contact us at orientation@tcu.edu or 817.257.8345.

Opening November 15 in your myTCU portal, these modules will provide academic information specific to your college or school that will prepare you for registering for spring classes. You may complete these at your own pace.

Students must complete their Pre-Advising Modules in order to register for classes.

To access the Pre-Advising Modules, login to my.tcu.edu, select the Admitted Student Task tile, then select Pre-Advising Modules. The link will take you to an external site.


If you have any questions, please contact us at orientation@tcu.edu or 817.257.8345.

How to Contact Your Advisor

Once you have paid your enrollment deposit, please email transfers@tcu.edu to get connected with your academic advisor. In the email you will need to include:

  • Full Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Major

Upon confirmation that you have paid your deposit and completed your Pre-Advising Modules, you will receive a link to schedule your advising appointment. Please note only Transfer students will be advised before Orientation. First Year students must attend Orientation to register for Spring 2022 classes.

Register for Classes

After meeting with your academic advisor, you will be given an enrollment appointment.  That is when you will be able to log into your my.tcu.edu portal and register for your spring 2022 classes.  In order for your enrollment appointment to open, you must have completed your pre-advising modules.

Orientation Schedule

During this 1-day Orientation on Friday, January 7, 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 few days before Orientation. Orientation is required for incoming First-Year students.

General Schedule
8:00 am – Check – In
Small Groups
Academic & Resource Sessions
Student Engagement
Lunch
Advising & Registration Available
Residence Hall & Campus Tours
5:00 pm – Closing
Please note that all times listed are in Central Daylight Time (CDT).


Prepare for Orientation

  • 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 bring: Casual attire, comfortable walking shoes, jacket for chilly classrooms, mask/face covering, backpack with pen/pencil and notebook, photo ID.
Orientation FAQs

Health & Safety Protocols

For your safety and for the safety of all guests and staff, face-coverings that cover the nose and mouth are required at all times on campus – inside of buildings and outside. We will be promoting physical distancing and reduced seating capacity throughout Orientation. Updated TCU COVID-19 Information, including case counts, updated health & safety protocols and vaccination information can be found at TCU COVID-19 Information.

Parent & Families Orientation

Parents and Families will be able to learn more about the TCU campus and resources at our Orientation.

Please click below to find out more about our Parent & Family Programs department at TCU and access the Orientation Modules.

TCU Parent & Family Programs Web page

Frog Camp

What is Frog Camp?

Frog Camp is a once-in-a-lifetime program that introduces incoming students to the TCU community. This extended-orientation program is offered off-campus in different locations. Students walk away from Frog Camp with new friends, faculty/staff resources and upper-division mentors. Participants also get an inside look at what it means to be a Horned Frog, learn TCU traditions, and how to make a difference at TCU. We can’t promise campers sleep a lot while at camp, but we can promise they will have an unforgettable experience.

We HIGHLY encourage our students to attend Frog Camp Tundra! [/two_coulmns]

Transfer Connection Space

Location: GrandMarc North Tower, Located in “Internet Café” (Left hallway when entering main leasing office doors)

Physical Address: 2855 West Bowie Street, Fort Worth, TX 76109

Hours: Mon-Fri: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sat: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Other Amenities: Study Spaces (Computer/Printer Access), Mini-Fridge and Microwave

Brought to you by: The GrandMarc, Student Success, Housing & Residence Life & the Veterans Services Task Force

Transfer Center

The Transfer Center is a collection of resources available to help transfers have a smooth transition to TCU. Our team is here to help in any way.

Location: Samuelson Suite 001, west entrance, garden level
Physical Address: 3202 Main Drive, Suite 001, Fort Worth TX 76129

Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. — 5 p.m. CST
Email: transfers@tcu.edu
Phone: 817-257-6345 (Student Success)