Frequently Asked Questions
What is Raider Welcome?
Raider Welcome is the period of time between the opening of the Residence Halls and the first day of classes. There are events designed to help you get acquainted with campus, with other students, with staff and faculty, and with Texas Tech University's resources, opportunities and expectations.
What Type of Events Are Going on During Raider Welcome?
Raider Welcome is filled with small and big events to ease a new student's transition, and to welcome back continuing students. Activities have included ice cream socials, luncheons/dinners, games/activities, t-shirt give-a-ways, comedian nights, back-to-school shopping opportunity, parent/family reception, AlcoholEdu sessions, blood drives, and community service project.
Check out the Raider Welcome Schedule to get a taste of what this week has to offer.
Do People Really Go to Raider Welcome Events?
Yes! These events have been designed to help you feel more connected with others and with Texas Tech University. Many of the events have become traditions that you don't want to miss!
Why Should I Go to Events?
Go because you want to meet other students. Or go because you want to feel a part of something bigger than yourself. Go because college can be scary and this whole program is about helping you be successful at State. Go because you want to learn about what resources and opportunities Texas Tech has to offer. Go because the faculty and academic programs at Texas Tech will change your life. Or go for the food, prizes and "free stuff" you may find along the way. Whatever your motivation - go to Raider Welcome events. You'll be glad you did!
If I'm a transfer student, what parts of Raider Welcome should I attend?
Transfer students are invited to attend all aspects of Raider Welcome. However, a few events designed specially for transfer students. Check out the Schedule of Events or Transfer Connection for more information about our programs for transfer students.
What Else Should I Know?
If you have questions about Raider Welcome, Texas Tech, or the Lubbock community don't hesitate to email or call the Center for Campus with any questions or concerns. We love being helpful and always have time to meet with students. If you are living in the Residence Halls your Residence Hall Director or Community Advisor are great resources and individuals committed to helping your be successful at Tech.