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As a first year student, you are required to attend the following events in August. You will receive more information about these events as the dates get closer. All of these programs are part of your Frogs First schedule!

Need to Know
Need 2 Know is a required program for the incoming class that is designed to give students information about various situations that they may face in college as well as provide them with information regarding resources on campus to assist them if needed. Students will be contacted regarding which session they will need to attend in August.

Common Reading

Originating within SDS, the Common Reading has become a foundational piece of the first year experience, setting expectations for students’ academic life. After an SDS-proposed Vision in Action grant moved the program to Academic Affairs, staff members continue to partner with faculty to ensure a meaningful program that allows students to have the chance to spend time with TCU’s best faculty members discussing the year’s reading before classes start.  Past topics have included "What Does it Mean to be an American?" and "The First Amendment and the Boundaries of Freedom." The Common Reading is mandatory for all first year students. The reading material for the Common Reading will be sent to students around mid-July, giving them adequate time to read the short articles to prepare for the discussion during the Common Reading.

View the Common Reading website here

Chancellor's Assembly
At this celebration of TCU’s academic life, incoming students march into Daniel-Meyer Coliseum to the applause of faculty and staff members clad in academic regalia. The event, a bookend to Convocation, concludes with the candlelight passing of the Light of Knowledge.

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