Make Your Reservation

Summer Orientation session reservations (students admitted for the fall semester) begin in Mid-March. Winter Orientation session 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 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 portal, locate the Main Menu drop down at the top left of the page and click on “First Year Experience” and then “Orientation/Frog Camp.” Follow the onscreen directions.

4. Click on “Save Choices” in order to complete your reservation. Note: If you forget your selection or wish to make changes, you can always go back to your “First Year Experience” tab and follow the onscreen directions.
Important: Do not make non-refundable travel reservations before receiving your online confirmation.

Early Arrivals

Unfortunately, TCU is not able to provide housing or activities on campus for students arriving the night prior to orientation.  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.


Each first-year summer orientation session can accommodate up to 200 students. Reservations for these sessions will open in in mid March and session selection will 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 My.TCU 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 My.TCU portal and clock 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. 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 notify students when or if there will be an open space in that session. 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.


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 and must be done at least three business days in advance of the scheduled start time. For further assistance, please contact the First Year Experience office at 817.257.7855 or email

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