Register for Summer Orientation & Frog Camp

Registration for Summer 2018 is available on students’ My.TCU Portal. Please do not make any travel plans for Frog Camp or Orientation until you receive a confirmation of your scheduled programs in your TCU email. We are not able to accommodate walk-up students at either of these programs.

Summer Orientation & Frog Camp reservations (students admitted for the fall semester) begin in spring. January Orientation & Frog Camp reservations (students admitted for the spring semester) begin in early November.

Please complete the following steps:

1. Submit your Tuition Deposit to the TCU Office of Admission. Please wait 2 business days after paying your tuition deposit before attempting to make your Orientation/Frog Camp reservation. The First Year Experience options will not appear in your myTCU portal until after the payment is processed.

2. Log into (myTCU) using your TCU username and password. This is the same username and password used to log into your TCU email account. If you do not have a TCU username and password, you can click here to create one.

3. After you log into your myTCU, you may either click on the Orientation or Frog Camp link on the What’s Next Admissions menu, or select Student Homepage from header drop-down menu,  then select the Student Services Tile. Follow the onscreen directions.

4. Complete each step in the reservation process and click “Submit” on Step 11 to complete your reservation. Note: If you forget your selection or wish to make changes, you can always go back to your “Student Services” tile and follow the onscreen directions.

Important: Do not make non-refundable travel reservations before receiving your online confirmation. We are not able to accommodate walk-up students at our programs.

2018 Summer Dates

 2018 Orientations   Dates
January Session Thursday, January 11
Summer Session 1 Tuesday, May 29 – Wednesday, May 30
Summer Session 2 Thursday, May 31 – Friday, June 1
Summer Session 3 Monday, June 4 – Tuesday, June 5
Summer Session 4 Thursday, June 7 – Friday, June 8
Summer Session 5  Monday, June 11 – Tuesday, June 12
Summer Session 6 Thursday, June 14 – Friday, June 15
Summer Session 7 Monday, June 18 – Tuesday, June 19
Transfer Session A Wednesday, June 20
Summer Session 8 Thursday, June 21 – Friday, June 22
Summer Session 9 Monday, June 25 – Tuesday, June 26
Summer Session 10 Thursday, June 28 – Friday, June 29
Transfer Session B Friday, August 10
Summer Session 11


Sunday, August 12 – Monday, August 13


All sessions are for first year students, unless indicated as a Transfer Session. First year session check-in will begin at 9:30 a.m., although some students may have meetings beginning at 8:00 a.m. based on their planned involvement.  Do not plan to leave campus before 5:00 p.m. the next day.

Transfer session check-in will begin at 8:00 a.m. and the program will conclude by 5:00 p.m. that same day.  


2018 Frog Camps Dates
Tundra Friday, January 12 – Sunday, January 14
Challenge A Thursday, May 31 – Saturday,  June 2
Quest Wednesday, June 6 – Saturday,  June 9
Casa Nueva A Wednesday, June 13 – Friday, June 15
Casa Nueva B Wednesday, June 20 – Friday, June 22
Cultura Saturday, June 23 – Monday, June 25
Alpine A Thursday, June 28 – Monday, July 2
Alpine B Tuesday, July 3 – Saturday, July 7
Edinburgh Monday, July 9 – Monday, July 16
Mystery Monday, July 16 – Friday, July 20
Buenos Aires Monday, July 23 – Monday, July 30
Challenge B Thursday, August 9 – Saturday, August 11
Casa Nueva C Thursday, August 9 – Saturday, August 11
Summit Monday, August 13 – Wednesday, August 15

Fee Waivers

We have a limited number of need-based Frog Camp fee waivers for travel camps (Buenos Aires, Mystery, Edinburgh & Alpine). Camps held in Texas do not have a fee to attend.  You must sign up for a Frog Camp before you request a fee waiver. Please click here to apply for the fee waiver. All camps are subject to the Cancellation and No Show Policy below.

Cancellation Policy & No Show Policy

When making your reservation, please consult with your family and/or guests prior to submitting your online form. Changes and additions to an existing reservation should be done online by modifying your reservation in your myTCU account and must be done at least three business days in advance of the scheduled session. For further assistance, please contact the First Year Experience office at 817.257.7855 or email

Frog Camp
Because of the limited space available and the high demand of incoming students who wish to attend Frog Camp, we must enforce a strict cancellation and no show policy. Cancellations must be received by the deadlines listed below. Any cancellations after the deadline, or failure to attend the registered camp, will be subject to a cancellation fee. Cancellations must be received in writing to by the dates listed below.

2018 cancellation dates:

Edinburgh Monday, May 7
Buenos Aires Monday, May 7
Challenge A Thursday, May 17
Quest Wednesday, May 23
Alpine A Monday, May 28
Alpine B Monday, May 28
Casa Nueva A Wednesday, May 30
Casa Nueva B Wednesday, June 6
Cultura Friday, June 8
Mystery Monday, June 11
Challenge B Thursday, July 26
Casa Nueva C Thursday, July 26
Summit Monday, July 30


Reservations for Orientation and Frog Camp will open in myTCU in the spring.  Reservations take place on a first-come, first-served basis. Once a session is filled, we maintain a waitlist. To be placed on the waitlist, please click on the “signup for waitlist” button for the appropriate session in your myTCU portal. Please note you may only be on one waitlist at a time. If you would like to change the waitlist you are on please return to your myTCU portal and click on “remove from waitlist” beside the appropriate session, proceed to save your choices, then you may return to the registration page to register for another waitlist. Waitlist offers will be emailed to your TCU email account and are valid for 48 hours from the time they are extended. In order to be placed on the waitlist, you must be registered for an alternate session.

Because of the nature of the waitlist we cannot predict which sessions will open spots from the waitlist each summer. If you need to schedule travel arrangements in advance, please do so based on the session you are currently enrolled in.

Please note: We do not accept phone calls for placement on the waitlist.

Early Arrivals

Unfortunately, TCU is not able to provide housing or activities on campus for students arriving the night prior to Orientation or Frog Camp. Personal arrangements can be made off campus in the event you must travel to Fort Worth ahead of your session.  Please use this list to find TCU area hotels. Students attending back-to-back Orientation and Frog Camp sessions are automatically provided on campus housing for the night in between programs.