2022 Frog Camp Tundra

All incoming spring 2022 students are invited
to attend Frog Camp Tundra on January 8 – 9.

Tundra Information

A TCU tradition since 1993, Frog Camp provides incoming students with an opportunity to make new friends, experience TCU spirit, and learn what it takes to be a Horned Frog.

Prospective incoming first year students participate in Frog Camp, an introduction to life at TCU.

Frog Camp is a once-in-a-lifetime program that introduces incoming students to the TCU community. This extended-orientation program is offered off-campus. Students walk away from Frog Camp with new friends, faculty/staff resources and upper-division mentors. Participants also get an inside look at what it means to be a Horned Frog, learn TCU traditions, and how to make a difference at TCU. We can’t promise campers sleep a lot while at camp, but we can promise they will have an unforgettable experience.

All incoming students will have a similar small group experience. Participants are placed into small groups with two upper-division facilitators, and a faculty/staff mentor. Small groups will be home base for campers throughout their Frog Camp experience, and they will explore and discuss many aspects of going to college and becoming a Horned Frog.


Prospective incoming first year students participate in Frog Camp, an introduction to life at TCU. Shown: campers visit Billy Bob’s, the iconic music venue and “world’s largest honky tonk” in Fort Worth’s historic stockyards. Photo by Andrew Emery, July 12, 2021

Saturday, January 8, 2022
9:30 am – Check-In on TCU’s Campus, location TBA
Load buses and head to off-campus retreat center.

Sunday, January 9, 2022
5:00 pm – Buses Return to TCU


Frog Camp Tundra will take place at an off-campus retreat center January 8 – 9, 2022. Check-in will take place on TCU’s campus and transportation to and from the retreat center will be provided. Students must attend the whole Frog Camp experience, late arrivals and early dismissals will not be permitted. Students will stay in heated cabins on the night of January 8.

Only incoming students who have submitted their tuition deposit will have access to Frog Camp registration.

Those who have submitted their tuition deposit can register for Frog Camp Tundra starting November 17th by logging in to their myTCU portal and clicking on the Admission Status & Checklist tile. Students will be prompted to complete several general information forms and then will have the ability to register for Frog Camp Tundra.

Once registered, students will be able to view their registration confirmation in myTCU at any time. Registered students will receive an email to their TCU email address with detailed instructions on where to Check-In and what to bring a week before Frog Camp Tundra.

If you have questions about Frog Camp Tundra, please email our First Year Experience office at fye@tcu.edu.

Cost of Frog Camp

TCU has recognized the value of this experience, and we are pleased to be able to offer the opportunity to attend Frog Camp at no cost for Tundra.

Late Cancellation & No Show Policy

However, there is a late cancellation/no show fee of $250 for Frog Camp Tundra. Should participants cancel their registration after January 6 or not attend camp, this fee will be charged to their student account. Cancellations must be received in writing to fye@tcu.edu.