Raider Welcome History
Background of Raider Welcome
What was originally called Welcome Week, but changed to Raider Welcome, Raider Welcome is a weeklong series of fun and free events designed to welcome new and returning students to the Texas Tech campus. Sponsored by the Division of Undergraduate Education & Student Affairs, it consists of a few major events, some old-standing traditions, and some exciting new opportunities students just can't afford to miss. Traditionally this event begins when the residence halls open and ends after classes have begun. Raider Welcome occurs during August prior to the start of the fall semester, and Winter Raider Welcome happens in January.
Activities include 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.
Raider Welcome Committee
A group of Texas Tech staff and students work to plan and implement welcoming, transition activities for students during the week before school begins in the fall semester and the first week of classes in the spring semester.
The 2012 committee members include Center for Campus Life, University Student Housing, Recreational Sports, Student Government Association, Parent & Family Relations, Hospitality Services, Student Disabilities Services, Career Services, Student Union & Activities, Student Health, as well as several student organizations that have had long lasting events associated with Raider Welcome.