Slideshow: Incoming students arrive on campus for first-year orientation

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    First-year frogs are hopping around campus today.

    More than 200 students checked in at the Brown Lupton University Union Auditorium on Thursday for Session 1 of Orientation, assistant director of the First Year Experience Lindsay Knight said.

    According to the student development services’ website, the purpose of Orientation is to successfully transition new students and their families in the Horned Frog community.

    “This is the foundation for the rest of their college experience,” Knight said. “We hope that all students leave Orientation with a sense for what it means to be a TCU student.”

    After checking in, students attended an opening ceremony, small group sessions, lecture presentations and nighttime activities.

    On the second day, students met with other students in their college, created a fall semester schedule and visited the essentials fair. Click here to view the Orientation schedule in full.

    “Registering for classes was really exciting once it was finally over,” said Lizzie Zauitz, an incoming first-year majoring in speech pathology. “In the end, it all worked out.”

    “I want the students to walk away feeling confident about their decision to come to TCU, and that they will be able to find their place here in the TCU community,” junior marketing major and Orientation coordinator Jordan Hamilton said.

    “I had an awesome experience at my Orientation and that reassured me that I made the right choice in choosing TCU. So I wanted to give back to this great university by investing in the first year students through orientation.”

    Mallory Kirk, an incoming first-year majoring in education, says she has also had a fun experience at orientation.

    “Orientation has been really fun,” Kirk said. “I made a lot of new friends and I learned more about what TCU was actually about.”

    Orientation is mandatory for all incoming first-year students attending TCU in the fall. Session 2 will be held on June 8.