Student Life

Expect a full calendar

Get this: You'll spend about 15 hours a week during college in class. What happens during the other 153 hours is up to you - and TCU can help you make the most of it.

Our more than 200 student organizations give you more to do than you'll have time for. Lead in student government, worship your own way, work for the school paper, play on an intramural team, cheer with the HyperFrogs or sing in the choir. Or do all of the above.

And when you're worn out from all that, crash in one of TCU's 19 unique residence halls, all within walking distance of classes and everything else happening on campus. Then, fuel up for your day at TCU's eight terrific on-campus eateries. You'll find hours that fit your schedule and fare that ranges from vegetarian to Texas barbecue.

Quick facts | Student Life

Student orgs. Over 200
Community service 60,000 hours performed annually
Residence halls 19; housing guaranteed to admitted freshmen who commit to TCU by May 1
Athletics NCAA Division-I, Big 12 Conference
Faiths represented More than 60
Countries represented                        Around 85

Did we mention TCU traditions? These time-worn customs often become a part of daily life for TCU students. Got a test? Rub the nose of the Horned Frog statue in the center of campus for good luck. Late-night hungries call for a run to a certain pancake house. Swaying while singing the alma mater is a must. You may have no idea what Riff Ram Bah Zoo means now, but come to TCU and you'll discover one of the oldest cheers in college-dom.

You can rest easy knowing there's a place for you in all the fun. And understanding that all these activities mean more than just good times - they are new opportunities for you to learn to change the world.

Click here for a list of TCU's student organizations.

A commitment you can count on

Whether you're coming to TCU from down the street or around the world, we want to help make your first year successful. That's why TCU offers the First Year Experience, a unique program designed to let you thrive on campus.

  • Academic Orientation - Two days in June or August where you'll meet your advisor, register for classes, and discover what it means to be a Horned Frog.
  • Frog Camp - A three-day retreat over the summer where you'll network with other new student, upperclass student leaders, and some of TCU's favorite faculty and staff.
  • Connections - Once you hit campus, this program will help you gain the leadership skills and experience it takes to thrive in the real world.