Frog Camp

A TCU tradition since 1993, Frog Camp provides incoming students with an opportunity to make new friends, experience TCU spirit, and learn what it takes to be a Horned Frog.

Dear Horned Frogs,

We look forward to welcoming our newest students to TCU and are excited for you to join the Horned Frog Family! Although COVID-19 has forced us to make changes to our traditional summer experiences, we are committed to helping you achieve a smooth transition and strong start to your first year at TCU. The health and well-being of our students, faculty and staff are our highest priorities, and we plan to provide a welcoming experience that is committed to staff and participant safety.

You will have, or may already have had, the opportunity to attend a virtual Advising & Registration session, connect with your coaching groups, learn about academic and campus life via your online modules, and get answers to your questions from our wonderful student leaders. Next up, is the chance to experience Frog Camp! Frog Camp is a community-building experience that connects you with fellow incoming students and upper-division student leaders. Through interactions with your small group and by participating in a variety of activities on campus. Frog Camp will help you transition into the TCU community and will be an exciting way to kick start your TCU experience.

Frog Camp will host four two-day sessions between Aug. 12-16, 2020 that will take place on campus. There is no need to sign up for Frog Camp, as you will be assigned the session the day after your move-in date. For example, if you move in August 11, you will attend August 12-13 session of Frog Camp. Don’t worry if you are not living on campus- we will assign you a session too!

Enjoy the remainder of your summer and we look forward to welcoming you to campus in August!


Tara McWhorter
Director, First Year Experience


All incoming students are assigned to a Frog Camp based on their assigned move-in date. For example, if you move-in on August 11, you will attend the August 12-13 session of Frog Camp. Don’t worry if you are not living on campus, we will assign you a session too! Assigned dates, program details, and packing lists will be sent to students’ TCU email addresses in mid-July.

You will be assigned a session at random. Please email if the date assigned causes a scheduling conflict and we will work to get you scheduled in another session.

Your assigned Frog Camp will occur AFTER your move in day.  Camps will be held August 12-16, 2020. More information about your specific camp will be sent to your TCU email address.

Regardless of which camp you are assigned, the camp experience will be the same across all sessions. Frog Camp will take place on TCU’s campus, and students will sleep in their assigned residence hall. Frog Camp will be a 2-day experience. Students will need to participate for the entirety of the experience.

Specifics about check-in and when camp will conclude will be sent to every incoming student’s TCU email in mid-July.

Frog Camp change requests will only be granted for commuter and transfer students. Students living on campus for the fall will not be able to change their Frog Camp date.

This Frog Camp experience is offered at no charge to incoming students

For any additional questions, please email us at As more information becomes available, we will update this site, social media and our FAQs.