Student Resources



The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

First-year students will receive the book at Orientation OR it will be mailed to their permanent home address the first week in July if they do not attend a May/June Orientation.  Your assignment is to read the book and complete a brief essay in preparation for your Common Reading discussion on Friday, August 23.  The assignment will be given when you receive the book, and can also be found on the Submit Your Assignment page. Your essay is due no later than August 5, 2019.

This year’s Common Reading Program is part of TCU’s welcome week, Frogs First. We are excited to welcome Angie Thomas to TCU, who will address the Class of 2023 on Thursday, August 22. We are pleased to provide an opportunity for 20-25 incoming students to attend a meet & greet with Angie Thomas immediately following her presentation. Students interested in being considered for this opportunity must upload their written assignment by July 15 and indicate your interest on the submission form.  Students will be selected based on their engagement of the book and quality of their writing in their submitted essays.

On Friday, August 23, incoming students will participate in Common Reading discussion groups with TCU faculty and staff. Your faculty/staff and classroom location is assigned by Frogs First groups, which you will receive when you move into your residence hall room.  Students will have breakfast in the Commons at 8am with their Frogs First groups, and will then travel with their group to their classroom location at 9am. Students should bring their essay, The Hate U Give book, and a pen.

Please contact with any additional questions.