Register for Summer Orientation & Frog Camp
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 my.TCU.edu (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
|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|
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.