Texas Tech University

Fall 2018 New Graduate Student Orientation



We invite you to register now for New Graduate Student Orientation (NGSO), which will be held on August 23rd 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


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 graduate studies.


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

Student Resources

Campus Map - Explore the campus and find a building.

SUB Map - Tour the Student Union Building

Parking Services - Information about parking on campus

Student Business Services - Access assistance for managing finances

Financial Aid - Get Financial Aid

TTU Libraries - Access online library catalogs, databases, and video tutorials of library services

Book Store - Order textbooks and Texas Tech merchandise

Graduate Catalog  - Learn about degree programs, course offerings, faculty, etc.

TA Workshop - Workshops for Teaching Assistants 

Need to look back at a presentation?

Presentation Materials will be available online Monday, September 3rd.

*Some departments have a separate orientation for their new graduate students. For information on departmental orientations check with your graduate advisor or other department staff.


If you have questions regarding NGSO, please email: alexis.l.reynolds@ttu.edu



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