Texas Tech University

New Graduate Student Orientation

 Fall 19 Orientation

New Graduate Student Orientation (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

    Reg Now

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.


Time Session Room Names
9:00~10:00 Check-In Red Raider Lounge
10:00~3:00 Information Table Entrance to SUB
(across from CopyMail)
10:00~11:00 Welcome Session
(mandatory for all students)
Red Raider Ballroom
11:00 & 11:30

Morning Breakout Sessions

A. Responsible Conduct of Research ~ Canyon

B. Writing at the Graduate Level ~ Traditions

C. Academic Progress – What You Need to Know ~ Mesa

Rooms on
2nd floor

12:00~1:00 Domestic Student Lunch
(meal voucher provided)
12:00~1:00 International Student Lunch
(attendance mandatory lunch provided)
(2nd floor)
 12:00~1:00 Maintaining your F1 Immigration Status & Culture Shock: Overview of American Culture Matador
(2nd floor)
 1:00~1:30 Non-Resident Tax Information Matador
(2nd floor)
 1:30~2:00  Information for Sponsored Students
& J1 Students
(2nd floor) 
1:00, 2:00
& 3:00 
 Campus Tours Entrance to SUB
(across from CopyMail) 
1:00~3:00   Campus Resource Fair Red Raider Ballroom
 1:00 & 1:30

Afternoon Breakout Sessions 1

A. Tuition & Fees ~ Mesa

B. Life in Lubbock ~ Traditions

Rooms on 
2nd floor 

2:00 & 2:30 

 Afternoon Breakout Sessions 2

A. Student Health Insurance ~ Mesa

B. Texas Tech Libraries ~ Traditions

C. Fellowship & Funding ~ Canyon

Rooms on
2nd floor

1:00~3:00   Meet with Financial Aid Advisor  Red Raider

Student Resources

Campus Map ~ Find your way around campus

Student Union & Activities  ~ Tour the Student Union Building

SUB Map ~ Find your way around the SUB

Transportation & Parking Services ~ Information about parking on campus

Student Business Services ~ Access assistance for managing finances

Student Financial Aid & Scholarships ~ 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

Risk Intervention & Safety Education ~ RISE is empowering Texas Tech students to live vital, meaningful lives through comprehensive education.

Office of LGBTQIA ~ The Office serves the Texas Tech community through facilitation and leadership of programming and advocacy efforts.


If you have any questions about NGSO, please email tommy.c.smith@ttu.edu












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