Texas Tech University

Fall 2017 New Graduate Student Orientation


We invite you to register now for New Graduate Student Orientation (NGSO), which will be held on August 24th & 25th  in the Student Union Building (SUB). This year's NGSO presentations are designed to:

  • Orient you to TTU graduate student life and services
  • Begin academic and professional development to support your graduate studies
  • Provide networking opportunities among graduate students and the Texas Tech community


Please read ALL the following Information about the orientation before entering the registration system. It will answer many questions/issues you may have while registering. When registering, please be aware that Safari does not support the registration system. Try downloading Google Chrome or Mozilla FireFox

In order to register you will need to create a short profile on OrgSync. Once your profile is created you will be directed to the registration form.

To register for Thursday, the 24th, Click here. 

To Register for Friday, the 25th Click here. 

You will need your eRaider username and password to complete registration. (If you have any questions about using eRaider, Click here.)

As you can see from the day's schedule below, a lot of useful information and activities will be presented at NGSO to help you get a strong start on your first year of graduate studies.

Click here to see "Places to Know" in the Student Union Building for NGSO.

Schedule Subject to Change:

Time Event
9:00 - 10:00 Check-in
10:00 - 3:00 NGSO Information Table available
10:00 – 11:00 Welcome Session
  President/Dean's Welcome (15 mins)
  Orientation Overview (10 mins)
  IT Services (5 mins)
  SBS/SFA Primer (10 mins)
  Student Leadership Organizations GSAC (10 mins)
11:00 - 11:30 Morning Breakout Sessions
  Session A: Responsible Conduct of Research
  Session B: Writing at the Graduate level
  Session C: Surviving Your First Year of Grad School (student panel)
11:00 - 12:00 Individual Meetings with SFA Advisor
12:00 – 1:00 Domestic Students Lunch
12:00 – 1:00 International Students Lunch *
  Cultures of the United States(International Students only)
1:00 - 1:30 Session for F1 Students
  Session for J1 Students
  Session for Sponsored Students
1:00, 2:00, & 3:00 Campus Tours
1:00 – 3:00 Campus Resource Fair
1:00 - 1:30 Afternoon Breakout Sessions I
  Session A: Tuition & Fees
  Session B: Staying Healthy Inside and Out in Graduate School (Rec, Student Counseling)
  Session C: Life in Lubbock
2:00 & 2:30 Afternoon Breakout Sessions II
  Session A: Student Health Insurance
  Session B: Texas Tech Libraries
  Session C: Cycling & Safe Commutes in Lubbock
2:00 & 3:00 Individual Meetings with SFA Advisor
* Lunch will be provided

31ST ANNUAL NEW T.A. WORKSHOP – Wednesday, August 23rd

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017
There is no pre-registering. You will register the day of the event. First-time teaching assistants at Texas Tech University are encouraged to attend the 31st Annual New TA Workshop on Wed., Aug. 23. The workshop is designed to assist graduate students who will be teaching for the first time at Texas Tech. Over the course of the day, you will get tips on best practices, hear directly from some of Texas Tech's renowned faculty members and satisfy the state-mandated EEO training requirements. For more information, click here.

Take a look at what New Graduate Student Orientation is all about.