Incoming First Year & Transfer Students

COVID-19 Update: We recognize your high school experience is not ending the way you imagined, and many milestones you have looked forward to are now being cancelled or postponed. The First Year Experience is working hard to ensure that your transition to college maintains those moments you were most looking forward to at TCU: experiencing campus during Orientation, making new friends at Frog Camp, and celebrating the start of your college experience with Frogs First.

We can confirm that the summer 2020 schedule will look different from the schedule you received in the First Year, Housing & Transfer Experience booklet. It is our goal to announce the updated 2020 Orientation and Frog Camp dates by May 1.  This announcement will also include the new Orientation/Frog Camp registration date and process. Once announced, you will find the updated options on our websites ( and 

We sincerely apologize for this situation as we know the transition into college involves a lot of moving parts. This summer will look different than we all planned, but know we will create an amazing welcome for our new Horned Frogs and their families.

Please direct any questions to

Tara McWhorter
Director, First Year Experience

The First Year Experience offers programs throughout the year to help you transition to TCU. In the summer, you will start by attending Orientation, Frog Camp and Frogs First.  Many students continue their FYE journey with the Connections program in the fall.


Orientation prepares new students and their families to successfully transition into the Horned Frog Community. At Orientation you’ll be advised, enroll in classes, meet new and current TCU students, faculty, and staff, and learn what it means to be an ethical leader and responsible citizen in the global community.

Frog Camp

Frog Camp prepares new students for life outside of the classroom at TCU. Whether it’s rafting down the Taylor River in Colorado, walking along the Berlin Wall, line dancing in the Fort Worth Stockyards, or conquering Grimy Games, each camp lets new students make friends, discuss college issues, and prepare for life as a Horned Frog.

Frogs First

Frogs First happens the first weekend at TCU in the fall. During these few days new students are challenged, connected to the campus community, and set up to be successful and fulfilled Horned Frogs.