Texas Tech University

Rowdy Red Raiders


Being a Red Raider is a Lifestyle.

Texas Tech provides students many opportunities to interact with and meet other Red Raiders. Check out these fun and free events throughout the year.

  • Raider Welcome - Move to campus early. This two-week series of events is designed to welcome new and returning students to the Texas Tech campus.
  • Homecoming- This week-long series of events is designed to welcome alumni and boost school spirit before the Homecoming football game.
  • Carol of Lights - This annual event celebrates the holiday season with carols and hot chocolate.
  • Arbor Day- This annual campus beautification program provides the chance for students, faculty, and staff to come together to beautify the campus.

History & Traditions

From the Double T to the Goin' Band from Raiderland to the Wrapping of Will Rogers, Texas Tech has a deep and rich history that dates all the way back to 1923.

Strive for Honor

Don't forget to Strive for Honor while cheering on your classmates.

Root for the Home Team


Red Raider athletics is a source of great pride and rich tradition.

Football season is particularly exciting with the following traditions: Raidergate student tailgating parties, the Masked Rider who leads the team onto the field, the Victory Bells, and the Goin' Band from Raiderland.


Red Raider Athletics

Texas Tech is the proud home to hundreds of student-athletes. Be sure to support these fellow Red Raiders in 17 different varsity sports. As a full-time student, you have free admission to their games.

Don't forget to Strive for Honor while cheering on your classmates.