Making the transition into Texas Tech is an exciting and challenging time in your life. Whether you are coming to us directly from high school, transferring from another college/university, transitioning from the military or coming from the workforce, we are excited to work with you in creating a comfortable transition and successful start to your TTU career.
We know that a positive, engaging experience can make a significant impact in students' level of satisfaction, academic performance, campus involvement and progress toward graduation. We work hard to create opportunities for you to connect to student support offices on campus and engage you with leadership & involvement opportunities.
You'll find information related to each of the major college transition periods at Texas Tech University, including admission to enrollment, first year experience, major selection, moving off campus, sophomore year experience, and capstone/senior experiences.
We are looking forward to having you join us on campus. Here are your next steps towards becoming a Texas Tech student.
Admitted Student Tasklist
The Admitted Student Tasklist provides a comprehensive checklist of steps for a student to take prior to beginning classes at Texas Tech University. This portal takes you step-by-step through the process of enrolling and checks off each item as you complete it.
Red Raider Orientation
Red Raider Orientation (RRO) is an opportunity for new students to learn about Texas Tech University and the programs and services offered. Red Raider Orientation was designed to guide each new student at Texas Tech to success. While at RRO, students will get the chance to meet other new students, get advice from current students, meet with an advisor, register for classes, learn new Texas Tech traditions, and have fun!
Red Raider Camp
Red Raider Camp is an optional next step for new students to Texas Tech University. RRC is a three-day adventure led by current Red Raiders who are ready to share their personal experiences and keys to success for being at Texas Tech and Lubbock. RRC is designed to prepare students for success by providing an opportunity to have fun, make friends, experience traditions, and learn more about their new home, Texas Tech University!
We are glad you are here! We will support you throughout your first year at Tech, as a freshman or transfer student.
Raider Welcome is a two-week series of FUN and FREE events designed to welcome new
and returning students to the Texas Tech campus. Raider Welcome occurs the week before
and throughout the first week of classes.
Raider Welcome events are set to help you experience what services and programs are here for you! Whether you're new or returning to campus, these events - which begin the Monday before the start of fall classes - will help you prepare for a successful year and experience what it means to be a Texas Tech student. Among the activities are a few major events, some old-standing traditions, and some exciting new opportunities that you just cannot afford to miss!
Go to www.raiderwelcome.ttu.edu for more information or download the TTU Mobile app from your phone/tablet app store for a FREE interactive version of the Raider Welcome schedule!
Convocation is a time to celebrate. We celebrate the excitement of a new academic year as we welcome you into our community of learners. Just as Commencement is a ceremony that marks the completion of study, University Convocation celebrates a student's entry into higher education. It is also one of the first events presenting the new class of students to the President, Texas Tech administrators and professors. The convocation speaker will offer inspiring words to set you on your new course of academic discovery. All new students (freshman and transfers) are invited to attend University Convocation.
If you are a new transfer student at Texas Tech, check out the Transfer Connection. While this isn't your first collegiate experience, this is your first year at Texas Tech, and we want to make you feel welcome and help you through your journey in higher education. Consider the Transfer Connection as a way to get to know your new home.
First Year Raider Experience
Your first year at Texas Tech University is filled with many opportunities and choices. The First Year Raider Experience at Tech is a collection of programs and services designed to help student successfully navigate your first year as a Red Raider.
The programs and services will guide you as you chart your courses at Tech with the ultimate destination of graduation. Whatever your plans, we can help you map your future and avoid detours.
Discover how you can get more involved and make an impact as part of the Tech community.
Second Year Experience
Your journey continues! After a successful first year of college, the Second Year Experience can guide you to completing your second year of college. The SYE program is designed to provide support and connections for second year students at Texas Tech. We aim to get sophomores more involved and engaged with the Texas Tech campus, secure an academic degree plan, and develop a personal identity and purpose.
Majors and Minors Fair
Uncertain about what major to choose? Chosen a major but are unsure? Confident in your choice of a major and interested in adding a major, minor or certificate?
The Majors and Minors (M&M) Fair is designed for ALL students who want to find out more about majors, minors, and other academic opportunities! Come to the M&M Fair to speak with faculty and staff from all academic units and colleges in a single, centralized location. The event is designed to help students who have not yet declared their major/minor as well as those who have declared, but still may be uncertain about their choice of major, minor, or career path.
Are you ready to make the next year your best one ever? Then get set to register for the next academic year.
At Ready.Set.Register. Fair the campus community comes together to help students overcome any obstacles to registering and help them prepare for their next academic term. These obstacles may include not only registration holds, but also academic difficulties, financial aid problems, and uncertainty about their academic goals and plans. The fair provides an opportunity for students to prepare for advance registration by taking care of holds, meeting with an advisor, and receiving information about campus services – all in one convenient location.
Raiders Who Rock
The Raiders Who Rock program is designed to recognize students, faculty, staff, or
student organizations who exemplify the TTU Ethical Principles through their actions
and services within the Lubbock and Tech communities.
Oftentimes these students, faculty/staff and organizations are involved in activities within the Lubbock and Tech Communities, and do the work that they do because it is fulfilling to them, not for recognition. With this understanding, we would like to recognize these Texas Tech community members through this program and in a way that allows someone else to initiate the Raiders Who Rock stories.
Be on the lookout for individuals and groups who you feel really rock! Uphold the ethical principles, and YOU might be recognized for your efforts.
Strive for Honor
The phrase "Strive for Honor" is taken from Texas Tech's alma mater, The Matador Song. Strive for Honor boldly characterizes every Texas Tech student, alumni, and faculty and staff member of our Red Raider family. As Red Raiders, we strive, as a matter of principle and pride, to embody this ideal in everything we do.
Each time you show your Raider pride and excitedly get your "guns up," remember what it means to Strive for Honor. Texas Tech University is committed to the values of mutual respect; cooperation and communication; creativity and innovation; community service and leadership; pursuit of excellence; public accountability; and diversity.
Transition & Engagement administers family of surveys measuring how active or "engaged" students are in academic and non-academic aspects of their college experience. Ongoing assessment allows the university to examine levels of student engagement as new students enter the University and to track their engagement during their first and senior years. Taken together, the data collected longitudinally from the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) and Beginning College Survey of Student Engagement (BCSSE) instruments provide a rich portrait of student expectations and experiences.