Texas Tech University

Next Steps for Admitted Students

Fall 2020 Housing Update

Effective July 8, 2020, we wish all housing applicants to consider these options for this Fall:

  • If you are a first year or transfer student with a permanent residence in Lubbock, you can continue to live in your permanent residence, rather than on campus.
  • Live in an off-campus apartment or rental home geared toward college students; many are located within walking distance and/or on Texas Tech bus routes.

If you are a new or transfer student required to live on campus, and will be living off-campus for Fall 2020 due to a lack of housing availability or you have a permanent residence in Lubbock and wish to live off campus, please complete the online off-campus housing form. Failure to do so, may inhibit you from registering for classes.

If you are a new or transfer student and we are unable to house you or you are a returning student and volunteer to live off campus, your full housing deposit will be returned. Credits will be processed to your student account and apply towards any existing charges first. In order to expedite receipt of any resulting refunds, please sign up for My Direct Deposit at your earliest convenience.

Medical Hardship Exemption: We recognize that some students may have health concerns, and we wanted to make you aware that University Student Housing does have an existing Medical Hardship exemption to the first year on-campus living requirement. If you have a medical condition that places you in a high-risk category with respect to COVID-19, you may apply for this exemption which would allow you to live off-campus. If your exemption application is approved for this reason, your full housing deposit will be returned. Credits will be processed to your student account and apply towards any existing charges first. To expedite receipt of any resulting refunds, please sign up for My Direct Deposit at your earliest convenience. We are happy to provide this option as another way for students to take care of their health. We want all students at Texas Tech to be academically successful and healthy. If you are interested in this option, the online exemption application can be located here

Take these next steps to become a Red Raider.


Congratulations on your admission to Texas Tech University! Now that you've been admitted, there are a few important steps to make it official and ensure that you're ready for your first day of classes at Texas Tech. Select each option below for detailed instructions.

Your eRaider username and access code were provided to you on the email you received notifying you of your acceptance. Go to eraider.ttu.edu to activate and manage your account. If you forgot your username or password, go to eraider.ttu.edu and follow the steps to obtain your username or reset your password. If you are locked out of your account or cannot login for any other reason, contact IT Help Central at (806) 742-4357 (HELP).

Your eRaider credentials will allow you to access any student portal. You will use this account throughout your time as a student at Texas Tech. Make sure to keep up with your password and follow the prompt to reset your password every three months.

It is important to check your TTU email frequently as all other departments on campus will contact you through your TTU email. This will help you stay informed about financial aid, scholarships, events, important reminders, and more. Go to mail.ttu.edu to log in with your eRaider credentials. If you are unsure of your email address, you can find it at eraider.ttu.edu. If you have additional questions, contact IT Help Central at (806) 742-4357 (HELP).

Add your TTU email account to your iPhone or Android to make it easy to stay informed.

To be considered for financial aid and some scholarships, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA opens on October 1st of your senior year. You are encouraged to submit the FAFSA to Texas Tech as soon as possible by entering the TTU school code (003644). The priority deadline for financial aid is January 15th.

The Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA) is available for all non-US citizens who are Texas residents. The TASFA opens October 1st of your senior year at collegeforalltexans.com. The priority deadline is January 15th.

Red Raider Orientation (RRO) is required for all incoming students attending classes on the main campus. Due to COVID-19, orientation for students entering in the summer or fall of 2020 will be conducted online virtually. Registration for RRO opens in October. Spots are filled on a first come, first serve basis. To see available dates for your major, visit the RRO website and log in using your eRaider credentials. During the registration steps, make sure you verify that your major is correct.

All incoming students with less than 30 credit hours, post-high school graduation, are required to live on campus. Housing registration opens in November. You can choose from traditional, suite, apartment or pod style within our 19 residence halls across campus. Spaces are filled on a first come, first serve basis. Visit housing.ttu.edu to make your housing arrangement.

Sign into raiderlink.ttu.edu. Click on the MyTech tab and choose View/Accept Aid Package under the Student Financial Aid & Scholarships menu. Select the Aid Year and click on the Terms & Conditions tab and accept the Terms & Conditions. Then click on View/Accept Aid tab.

Thank you letters must also be submitted to fully accept the award(s).

Visit the Immunization Record Upload Center to submit your meningitis and MMR records.

If you are requesting records from a physician, have your physician fax it to (806) 743-2122.

There is a registration hold on your account until this requirement is fulfilled.

A final high school transcript that is official and shows a graduation date will be required upon graduation. This transcript should be sent by your high school to the address below.

Undergraduate Admissions
Box 45005
Lubbock, TX 79409

An important part of Red Raider Orientation is meeting your academic advisor and registering for classes. However, before you can register for classes during orientation, you must clear any registration holds. Learn about where to see your holds and actions to take.


For a more detailed checklist of next steps, log in to your personalized Admitted Student Tasklist at admitted.ttu.edu.

If you have questions or need assistance, feel free to contact your admissions counselor.