January Orientation

All incoming students for January 2021 will complete 3 steps for Orientation:

1) Pre-Advising Online Modules
2) In-person Orientation
3) Advising & Registration

Find out more about each of these steps below.

Pre-Advising Modules may be completed anytime between November 16, 2020 – January 13, 2021.

Pre-Advising Modules

Opening November 16 in your myTCU portal, these modules will provide academic information specific to your college or school that will prepare you for your Advising & Registration session. You may complete these at your own pace any time prior to your Advising & Registration session.

Students must complete their Pre-Advising Online Modules in order to register for classes during January Advising & Registration.*

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.

*For transfer students getting advised early, the Pre-Advising Online Modules must be completed before your advising session.

If you have any questions, please contact us at fye@tcu.edu or 817.257.7855.

All incoming students are required to attend our in-person Orientation on Thursday, January 14.

Reservation Information

Reservations will open on December 1 at  2:00 pm CST in your myTCU portal. Once logged into myTCU, select the Admitted Student Tasks Tile and complete Orientation Reservations. Please complete all steps, you will know they are complete when your screen shows a Confirmation Page.


Orientation will be a 1/2 day program where you will learn more about campus resources and life as a TCU student with your Orientation Leaders (OLs) in a small group setting. Check-in will begin at 12:30 pm and the program will end by 5:00 pm. Please be sure to grab lunch before you arrive!

Each student will receive a personalized email that details where your check-in location will be a few days before Orientation.

Parent & Families Orientation

Parents and Families will be able to learn more about the TCU campus and resources via our virtual orientation modules. The 2020-21 Parent/Family Orientation Modules are now available for you to view at parents.tcu.edu. Please click below to find out more about our Parent & Family Programs department at TCU and access the Orientation Modules.

Available Now

Incoming students will attend virtual Advising & Registration on Friday, January 15.

Prepare for Advising & Registration

Students will be advised and register for their first semester courses during the Advising & Registration session. 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 Advising & Registration session. 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 your advising & registration as important information will be given to you during your session.
  • Have access to a laptop, computer, or tablet and reliable internet in a quiet space where you are able to focus.
  • Download Zoom onto the device that you will be using- all TCU students have a free account, download Zoom Client for Meetings here: https://it.tcu.edu/zoom/


Please plan to be available for the duration of the schedule listed below for January 15. Join us in your virtual space beginning at 10:00am CST. We ask that you show up on time. If you are late, you may be asked to reschedule your Advising & Registration session.

10:00 – 11:30 am: Schedule Building Workshop
11:30 – 12:00 pm: Advising Prep/Break
12:00 – 4:00 pm: Registration Appointments

Each student will receive a personalized email with Zoom links to their Schedule Building Workshop and Registration Appointment a few days before their Orientation. Registration appointments will be in 30 minute increments throughout the afternoon of January 15. This is the time where you will have the ability to register for your first semester of classes at TCU. Orientation Leaders (OL) and advisors will be available to assist you if you encounter any difficulties or have questions while registering for your classes.

Please note that all times listed are in Central Standard Time (CST).