Three Programs, One Experience


    While the admissions office is waiting for the Class of 2018 to fully form, student leaders are already celebrating the incoming class’s first year experience.

    More than 200 students leaders danced, cheered and clapped their way through the doors of the Brown Lupton University Union auditorium for their first meeting Wednesday night.

    “This year’s meeting was the first to combine orientation, Frog Camp, and connections staff,” said John Mark Day, director of the First-Year Experience.

    Directors from each first-year program introduced themselves and showed a video that gave the audience a glimpse of what they will be doing within their leadership roles.

    Sophomore Frog Camp facilitator Grady Forkin said the meeting educated and prepared student leaders of all three first-year programs for the upcoming summer and next semester.

    Day told the students they are fantastic role models and what they are doing is setting up a legacy they would leave behind even once they graduate.

    He said this combination of all three programs gives first-years the opportunity to really get developed and to get started at TCU.

    Sophomore finance and accounting double major Carson Castellano said he is excited to help out the Class of 2018 get used to the TCU experience.

    Sophomore Meredith Trank psychology and religion double major said the meeting was a really great way to learn about all of the first year organizations. 

    “It really got everybody excited about the positions they have and fired up about the purpose they will be serving in their new roles,” she said.