Incoming First Year & Transfer Students

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.


Connections is a 7 week, small-group centered leadership development program designed to help new students transition successfully into the TCU community and grow as leaders. Students focus on their personal strengths while learning the ways in which their TCU experiences and leadership styles are connected to the larger community.