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First Year Raider Experience

Are You Ready to Win?

Your first year at Texas Tech University is filled with many opportunities and choices.

The First Year Raider Experience (FYRE) can lead you to a winning first year. FYRE is a collaborative collection of programs and services in the Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management that will assist you in your transition to college living and provide a support system to help you successfully graduate from Texas Tech University.

First Year Raider Experience programs and services will help you:

  • experience greater connections to the campus through participation in programs and traditions
  • understand the campus culture and know the resources available to you
  • develop successful patterns academically and socially through connections with faculty, staff, and students
  • make a connection between in and out of classroom experiences

Transfer Connection

If you are a new transfer student at Texas Tech, check out the Transfer Connection. Your journey can also be filled with FYRE programs and activities like any other first year student.

While this isn't your first collegiate experience, this is your first year at Texas Tech, and we want to make you feel welcome and help you through your journey in higher education. Consider FYRE as a way to get to know your new home.

Game Plan

Follow the FYRE game plan and winning will be a sure thing!

Check out the line up of all the resources available to new Red Raiders.


Rowdy Red Raiders

Get in the game!

The Red Raider spirit is cultivated through programs including Homecoming, pep rallies, student organizations, our many traditions, and student events held all year long.


Lubbock: A Great Place to Spend Your College Years

Spanish Renaissance-inspired architecture, wide open spaces and endless blue sky.

The beauty of West Texas has to be seen to be believed and our campus has been noted for possessing a public art collection among the ten best in the United States.


Step Up to the Plate

Welcome to the Big Leagues!

Texas Tech University provides you with a much different educational experience than your high school.

Here are some of the differences between your high school and Texas Tech that you can expect to experience.

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