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Fall 2022 Orientation

INCOMING FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS

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

1. Register for Orientation
2. Complete Your Pre-Advising Modules (available April 27 after 8pm CDT)
3. Attend Orientation
4. What’s Next?

INCOMING TRANSFER STUDENTS

Incoming transfer students for Fall 2022 will complete the following steps. You will receive multiple emails to guide you along this path.

1. Complete Pre-Advising Modules (available April 27 after 8pm CDT)
2. Contact Your Advisor
3. Register for Fall 2022 Classes
4. Attend Orientation (highly recommended)
5. What’s Next?

ORIENTATION 2022 DATES

Transfer A: Friday, May 20
Session 1: Monday, May 23 – Tuesday, May 24
Session 2: Thursday, May 26 – Friday, May 27
Session 3: Tuesday, May 31 – Wednesday, June 1
Session 4: Thursday, June 2 – Friday, June 3
Session 5: Monday, June 6 – Tuesday, June 7
Session 6: Thursday, June 9 – Friday, June 10
Session 7: Monday, June 13 – Tuesday, June 14
Session 8: Thursday, June 16 – Friday, June 17
Transfer B: Tuesday, June 21
Session 9: Thursday, June 23 – Friday, June 24
Session 10: Monday, June 27 – Tuesday, June 28
Session 11: Thursday, June 30 – Friday, July 1

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 April 6 at 4:00 pm CDT  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. In order to provide the best Orientation experience available, space in each session is limited. Sessions fill on a first-come, first-serve basis so please reserve your spot as soon as you are able.

We are not able to accommodate walk-up students at Orientation. You must attend your scheduled session. Any updates or changes to your registration must be done two weeks prior to your scheduled Orientation and only if space permits.

Once you have received your confirmation, please make your travel arrangements to arrive on TCU’s campus in time for 9:30 am Check-In on Day 1 of your Orientation.* Students should not plan to leave campus until after 5:00 pm on Day 2 of Orientation. Please make travel arrangements accordingly, we are unable to accommodate late arrivals or early departures.

*Students in the John V. Roach Honors College, Leaders for Life Invitees, and NCAA athletes will have Pre-Orientation Sessions scheduled before 9:30 am on Day 1. These programs will communicate with you directly with more details.


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

Opening April 27th (after 8pm CDT) 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 any time prior to your registered Orientation date.

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

To access the Pre-Advising Modules, log into myTCU, 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

Upon confirmation that you have paid your deposit and completed your Pre-Advising Modules (available April 27 after 8pm CDT), 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 Fall 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 Fall 2022 classes.  In order for your enrollment appointment to open, you must have completed your pre-advising modules.

Orientation Schedule

During this 2-day 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 few days before Orientation.

Day 1
9:30 am – Check – In
Small Groups
Academic & Resource Sessions
Student Engagement
Meals
Midnight – Lights Out

Day 2
8:00 am – Breakfast
Small Groups
Lunch
Advising & Registration
Residence Hall & Campus Tours
5:00 pm – Check-Out
Please note that all times listed are in Central Daylight Time (CDT).

*Some student groups will host pre-Orientation sessions before 9:30am on Day 1 of Orientation. These groups include the John V. Roach Honors College, Leaders 4 Life Invitees and NCAA Athletes.  University staff will communicate directly with students in these programs about time and location of their pre-Orientation sessions.


Prepare for Orientation

Students will be advised and register for their first semester courses during Orientation. Depending on a student’s chosen area of study, the advising process may look different as each college has their own requirements and processes.

  • Complete your Pre-Advising Modules before your Orientation. This includes an Academic History Information form- we want to make sure our academic advisors and faculty have all the information they need to get you registered for the courses that best fit your needs!
  • Students should not pick classes prior to Orientation as important information will be given to you during your session.
  • 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, mask/face covering, backpack with pen/pencil and notebook, photo ID, overnight bag with toiletries. (Bed linens- fitted sheet, top sheet and blanket are provided.)

Parent & Families Orientation

Parents and Families will be able to learn more about the TCU campus and resources at our in-person Orientation. There are programs scheduled throughout Day 1 and Day 2 for you to learn about supporting your Horned Frog Student. We highly encourage you to attend Orientation to learn more about TCU, connect with fellow parents and family members, and become knowledgeable about resources provided to TCU students.

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.

To learn more visit www.frogcamp.tcu.edu.

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.

Transfer Connection Space

Location: Tom Brown Pete Wright 2nd Floor Commons

Physical Address: 3103 Main Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76129

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 Student Experience

Transfer Student Experience 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: 817-257-8345 (Student Success)