Texas Tech University

Frequently Asked Questions

We know that as new students you have a lot of questions concerning orientation, signing up for classes, and becoming a Texas Tech student. Take a few minutes to browse through our list of FAQs. If you still have questions or need further clarification, feel free to contact us!



What is RRO?

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!

Do I have to attend RRO?

ALL new undergraduate students are required to attend a Red Raider Orientation session. RRO is designed to help you become familiar with campus, learn about campus resources, meet other new students, and register for class.

Visit our Sessions page to learn more about the type of session you are required to attend.

Do I have to attend orientation in order to register for classes? Even if I am a transfer student?

Yes. You must attend orientation and meet with your advisor during your assigned appointment time at RRO in order to register for classes. You may have received pre-advising during the admissions process; however, you will only receive your registration time ticket and be cleared to register by attending an orientation program.

We do understand this is not your first college experience, so we have designed a special one-day RRO experience for transfer students with 24 or more earned credit hours. 

I attended a Transfer Visit Day/Connect Tech/University Day/Raider Roadshow and I have had a tour of campus. Why do I have to attend orientation?

Events through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions are designed to help students and guests become better acquainted with Texas Tech. In order to meet with an advisor and register for classes, students must attend Red Raider Orientation.

I am a distance learning student. Do I have to register for RRO?

Distance Learning students (not taking any courses on the Lubbock campus) need to contact the primary academic advisor of the desired online program for assistance.

I am an international student. What do I need to do for RRO?

International students must attend Red Raider Orientation. Some students may also need to check-in with International Affairs. For more information, visit the Office of International Affairs site.

Do I have to attend everything on the schedule?

All portions of RRO are considered mandatory. Please plan to be on campus for RRO all day. You are required to attend the entire program. If you do not attend, arrive late, or leave during any portion of the event, you may be blocked from registering for classes. Visit our Schedule page for more information. 

What happens if I cannot attend any RRO sessions? 

All incoming students are required to attend an orientation session to register for their first semester of classes. All of our sessions are on-campus in Lubbock and we do not offer online orientation.  If it is absolutely impossible for you to attend a regularly scheduled RRO session, we offer last-minute sessions prior to each semester. However, it is in your best interest and we STRONGLY encourage you to attend a regular RRO session.  It is not possible to register for courses without attending RRO.

Student Registration FAQ

Do I have to sign up for an RRO session?

Yes. Registration for RRO is required to reserve a date. RRO sessions are capacity limited, meaning only a certain number of students are allowed to attend each session. Space for each RRO is available on a first-reserve basis and once an orientation session has filled, it will no longer appear as an option. There is no wait list.

I was just accepted to Texas Tech, but I keep getting an “unmatched imported student” error.

Once a student is accepted to Texas Tech, it can take up to 24 - 48 hours for the information to be imported to the RRO registration system. If you continue to see errors, please email redraiderorientation@ttu.edu.

What happens if I don't register for a Red Raider Orientation session and I show up in Lubbock for orientation?

You must be registered for an orientation session in order to meet with an academic advisor and register for classes. For available sessions, log in to the orientation registration system.

I need to cancel my orientation. What do I do?

To cancel/withdraw your application and/or decline admission, please complete the form below through the Office of Admissions.

Withdraw Application

You should only withdraw if you NO LONGER PLAN TO ATTEND TTU. If you just need to reschedule your session, please see the information above about changing dates.

Once your application is withdrawn, your RRO session will automatically be cancelled. Please allow our office 7 to 10 business days to process the request to withdraw your application.

Do I have to pay the RRO fee before I submit my reservation?

The RRO fee is applied to your tuition and cannot be paid in advance. The only fees that are paid before orientation are guest fees.

Where is my RRO confirmation email?

RRO confirmation emails are sent to a student's TTU email account, which can be accessed at mail.ttu.edu by logging in with the eRaider username and password. For further assistance, contact 806-742-2993 or email redraiderorientation@ttu.edu.

Selecting a Session Date

Can I see the session dates before I log in to register?

Due to the limited amount of seats per major in each of the sessions, students must log in to the registration system to see available dates.

How do I guarantee that I get the session I want?

While there is no guarantee for any session, we recommend that you register early. Several of the early sessions fill fairly quickly and once full, we cannot add students. Please do not make travel arrangements until after you register and receive your registration confirmation email. Exceptions will not be made for previously made travel plans.

Can I be placed on a waitlist for an RRO session that is full?

We will not add students to a full session, and we do not have a waitlist for any session. Capacity is determined by how many students we can reasonably serve each session. Our aim is to make sure each student has the best experience and gets as much individualized attention possible.
Students can log in to check if any previously closed sessions have availability.

I want to attend a one-day session, but I don't see any of those dates.

Transfer students with less than 24 hours on record cannot register for a one-day transfer session. To see how many credits we have on record for you, check the Questionnaire page of the RRO registration form. Once final transcripts are evaluated by the Registrar's office and the credits are submitted to the RRO registration system, the one-day transfer session options will become available.

For questions regarding transfer hours contact the Transcript Evaluation Office at 806-742-3661.

Will I get any classes if I come to a later session?

You will get classes you need because TTU has several options and systems in place to make sure you do. We open new seats in many classes throughout the summer. These seats may appear closed on the class schedule prior to your RRO session, but they will be available to you when you come to RRO.

Can I switch my session dates after I have already registered?

Yes. To change an orientation date, log back into back in to the RRO registration system, click on the "Dates" tab, and choose an available session. Be sure to click "Save and Continue" or "Save and Exit Reservation" so the changes are saved.

If I change my major after I have already registered for RRO, will I have to pick a new session?

No, major changes do not require a session change. It may take up to 48 hours for the new major to appear in the system.

I am admitted to start for the summer term. When will I attend RRO?

Students who are admitted for a summer term will attend a special summer RRO session immediately prior to the first day of their summer term. Log in to see available session dates.

Program Schedule

What is the itinerary for the day?

You may view an outline of each session schedule by selecting from the appropriate session type on our Schedule page. Pay special attention to your program start and end times.  You will receive a full printed schedule at RRO check-in.

What time is check-in and where?

For the two-day sessions, check-in begins at 11:00 a.m. at the Hulen/Clement Residence Hall.

For the one-day sessions, check-in is at 7:30 a.m. at the Student Union Building. 

Where will orientation take place? 

Red Raider Orientation will take place on the Texas Tech University campus, primarily in the Student Union Building (SUB). Students will also spend time at their respective academic colleges for advising. A complete schedule will be provided to students and guests at RRO.

What will my parents do during RRO? Will we be together the whole time?

There will be sessions for students only, for guests only, and some for both students and guests. Students and guests will be provided a schedule that outlines each session.

I'm really busy. Can I leave RRO early?

All portions of RRO are considered mandatory. Please plan to be on campus for the duration of your scheduled session. See the Schedule Overview for more details.

You are required to attend the entire program.  You don't want to miss important things like meeting your academic advisor and registering for classes. If you do not attend, arrive late or leave during any portion of the event, you may be blocked from registering for classes. 

Do I need to come early to my RRO session?

If you need to take the TSI assessment, we STRONGLY encourage you to test prior to RRO. This may mean you need to arrive a day before your scheduled RRO session.

Can I sign up for Housing/dining plan/parking at RRO?

Yes, all of these departments will be at RRO during the Resource Fair. However, we suggest trying to take care of these items before arriving at RRO. Check the Admitted Student Tasklist for a list of all items to complete prior to attending RRO.

Parent & Family/Guest Registration

Can my parents attend RRO with me?

Yes. You can register your parent(s) for the concurrent parent program. There are some parts of the program that both students and parents attend together, and some sessions that are separate.

Do my parents have to go to RRO?

No, but we highly recommend they attend with you. Attending parent/family sessions during RRO will help parents learn how to support you to be successful in college, gain insight about campus services, discover how to become involved in the Texas Tech family, and provide an opportunity for them to meet faculty, administrators, staff, and current students. Guest reservations should be completed at the same time students complete student's online RRO Reservation.

Visit our Parent/Family Information page to learn more.

I already registered for RRO. How can I register guests?

You can log back into the RRO reservation system (the same way you registered for your session) and go the "Guests" tab. Add the guests that will be attending with you, pay any additional fees, and click "submit". Your parents will receive a separate email confirmation.

Do I have to pay the guest fees before I submit?

If guests are added to a student's registration, the guest fees must be paid up front.

If you are unsure if a guest will attend with you, we suggest submitting your RRO reservation without adding any guests so you are guaranteed your spot in your RRO session. You can always add or remove guests later.

What if I paid for my guests and they have decided not attend?

Guest fees may be refunded up until May 1. After May 1, NO refunds will be given, even if you register a guest after May 1.

To cancel a guest, log back in to the RRO reservation system (the same way you registered for your session) and go the "Guests" tab. Hover the mouse over the area with the guest information and click in that area; it will open up that guest's information. Scroll to the bottom of this page and click the "Delete" button to remove this guest. Guest information can also be edited, if desired.

How do I get a refund?

Student RRO Fees are non-refundable.  These fees are charged to your tuition and fees AFTER you attend RRO, and cannot be paid in advance.  

Only optional fees paid in advance (early accommodations and/or guest fees) are eligible for refunds.  

Guest fees may be refunded up until May 1. After May 1, NO refunds will be given, even if you register a guest after May 1.

If you make any changes to your RRO Guest registration that result in a refund, send an email to redraiderorientation@ttu.edu with your name, rNumber and reason refund is requested.  Please note: Changes made in the registration system will not automatically process or alert us of refunds. 

Refunds will be applied back to the same method of payment as the original charge and will be processed 7-10 days after your scheduled RRO session.


Student Accommodations

I need to test for TSI. Do I have to come early?

Yes, it is necessary to arrive early to ensure ample time to complete required testing. The Texas Success Initiative testing is vital in making sure you are able to register for classes at RRO. There are a limited number of testing locations in Texas that will test for TSI. If students identify a campus in the hometown area that will allow Texas Tech students to test and send the scores to Texas Tech prior to the selected orientation date, this is a recommended option.

Do I have to stay on campus during RRO?

All students attending a two-day orientation are required to stay on campus for the duration of the orientation program. Staying on campus provides you with an excellent opportunity to engage with your peers and become familiar with our community.

Do I need to bring anything for my room at RRO?

Yes. You will need to bring linens for your room in Hulen/Clement Residence Hall: 

  • Twin bed sheets or sleeping bag
  • Blanket
  • Pillow
  • Shower towel & washcloth

It is also recommended to bring a pool towel for the event at Student Recreation Center on the evening of Day 1.

Can I stay with my roommate for the fall during RRO?

The room assignments for orientation housing are randomly assigned and prepared before the start of orientation.

My friend and I are coming to RRO together. Can we stay in the same room?

The room assignments for orientation housing are randomly assigned and prepared before the start of orientation.

Can parents and guests stay on campus?

There are no on campus accommodations available for parents and guests. Parents and guests will need to make their own accommodations.

Making Travel Plans

I bought plane tickets before I registered for RRO and the session I want is now full. Can you make an exception for me?

No. Do not make flight arrangements until after you receive your confirmation email. We are unable to switch or add anyone into a full session. There is a limited number of space in each session because there is a limited number of advising appointments at each session. You will need to register for an open session and change your flight arrangements.

Can I just show up on the second day of RRO?

No, all students are required to arrive for check-in and participate on Day 1 of the selected session in order to meet the orientation requirement. If students arrive on Day 2, there will not be an opportunity to meet with an academic advisor and register for classes.

What if I need to show up late for my session?

It is essential that you register for a session that you can attend in its entirety. Arriving late will cause you to miss mandatory parts of the program that cannot be made up during the session. If you arrive late you will be rescheduled for an orientation session that you can attend in its entirety.

What if I need to leave early for my session?

Plan to be on campus for your entire RRO session. Leaving early may cause you to miss important information and events, like registering for classes.

Parking & Shuttle

Can I park on campus during orientation?

Yes, students and guests can park in designated spaces on campus during orientation. All vehicles that will be on campus during RRO must be registered online. You'll receive a link to register your vehicle one week prior to your orientation.

THIS IS NOT THE SAME AS REGISTERING YOUR VEHICLE FOR THE YEAR. This is done separately through Transportation & Parking Services.

Can I park in handicap parking?

Students and guests with a handicap permit displayed in their vehicle's window can park in any handicap space on campus. However, the vehicle needs to be registered through the orientation parking link that will be provided in an email before orientation.

I am renting a car. How do I register it?

If you are renting a car and do not know your license plate number, you can register for parking on-site. However, if you do know your license plate, it is STRONGLY recommended that you register your vehicle before coming to campus.

Is there an airport shuttle?

There is not an airport shuttle provided for transportation to and from the airport. For information on getting to and from and the airport, you can review the transportation services on the Visit Lubbock page.

Transfer Credits

I have transfer credits coming and I will have more than 24 by the start of summer. Can I register for the one-day Transfer session?

Transfer students with less than 24 hours cannot register for a Transfer session. Once final transcripts are evaluated by the Registrar's Office and the credits are submitted to the RRO registration system, the one-day session options will become available.

I submitted my final transcripts and I have completed 24 credit hours (or more). Why am I not able to select a one-day Transfer session?

If the RRO registration system does not accurately reflect the number of hours you've submitted, contact the Office of Admissions to check the status of your transfer credits.

Once final transcripts are evaluated by the Registrar's Office and the credits are submitted to the RRO registration system, the one-day session options will become available.

I am bringing more than 24 hours of dual credit with me from high school. Can I register for a one-day Transfer session?

The 24 hour requirement to register for a one-day session is based on hours earned POST high school. If students are admitted to Texas Tech directly from high school, the two-day session is required. Although these hours won't meet the Red Raider Orientation requirement, these credits can still be applied toward your degree.

Major Changes

Why is my major listed as Pre-Engineering?

Students who do not meet the assured admission requirements, but are still admitted to Texas Tech, are initially admitted to the PreEngineering program.

While in PreEngineering, you will enroll in normal university core curriculum and engineering math courses. PreEngineering students benefit from the highly personal, success-oriented, and career-focused advising provided by University Advising during your first academic semester.

To change into foundational engineering, students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and at least 12 hours of Texas Tech coursework.

What is foundational engineering?

All new students who have met assured admission requirements are admitted to the Whitacre College of Engineering. During your first year, you will initially work to complete a foundational engineering curriculum within your emphasis area.

Although your major will be listed as "Foundational Engineering" during your first year, you will still work toward your engineering emphasis area: chemical, civil, computer, construction, electrical, environmental, industrial, mechanical, petroleum, or computer science.

I wanted to major in business or biology, but my major is listed as undeclared or another major. Can I switch back to the major I want?

Admission to Texas Tech University does not guarantee admission to majors the Rawls College of Business, and majors in Biology, Microbiology and Cell & Molecular Biology.

All business majors have enrollment restrictions for incoming first year students (see below). If you applied to a restricted major and did not meet the assured admission requirements, you were either admitted into your second major choice or as an undeclared student.

If you still want to pursue a degree in your first choice, don't worry; many TTU students apply to these restricted majors after their first year.

Please refer to information on admission requirements for specific colleges to learn more about restricted majors.

What is a "COBA" major?

In order to ensure student success, the Rawls College of Business Administration (COBA) has established minimum requirements and expectations for undergraduate business students. All students will be classified as COBA pre-business students until they have successfully completed the lower division coursework with a minimum cumulative 3.0 Texas Tech GPA. Students will then apply to a specific major within the Rawls College of Business.

I want to be a Nurse. What should my major be?

Pre-nursing is considered a designation at Texas Tech; it is not a major. Students designated as pre-nursing are advised by Pre-Professional Health Careers and will take the prerequisite nursing courses at Texas Tech in order to apply for admission to the School of Nursing at the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center (or other nursing program) to complete their degree.

What is pre-advertising, pre-electronic media, pre-journalism, pre-media strategies or pre-public relations?

All students interested in earning a bachelor's degree in the College of Media and Communication, including transfer students, are initially placed into pre-major status. The pre-major serves as an opportunity for students to gauge preparation for more advanced courses. You will work with your academic advisor to meet the requirements to be fully admitted into your major.

I want to be a coach or work in the health and fitness industry. What should I major in?

The College of Education is now offering three new programs for students interested in coaching careers. A degree in multidisciplinary studies with a minor in coaching prepares students to teach math or science at the middle school level, grades 4 – 8, and gain the skills necessary for coaching in all sports. Multidisciplinary science with a minor in coaching prepares students to teach biology at the secondary level, grades 8 – 12, while gaining necessary skills for coaching sports in high school.

**Prior to Red Raider Orientation, you will need to verify only your major. During RRO, you can work with your academic advisor to declare a minor.

A second major option is kinesiology and sport management, through the College of Arts & Sciences. This degree prepares individuals for professional careers, advanced graduate study, and entry into allied health programs (e.g., physical therapy, occupational therapy, medical school).

I am in the Honors College. Why does my "college" and major say something else?

The Honors College curriculum is completely independent of your major. The Honors College offers honors courses throughout the various academic colleges at Texas Tech. Therefore, students of all majors can participate in the Honors program. If you are accepted into the Honors College, your college listed within the RRO registration system and on the Admitted Student Dashboard will be associated with the academic major you chose on your ApplyTexas admissions application.

There is no "Honors" major. Students enroll in an academic program in a college of their choice AND they enroll in the Honors College at the same time; so most honors students have dual enrollment in two colleges. The Honors College offers one major, honors arts and letters (HAL) and one minor, environment and the humanities (EVHM). Students in the HAL program enroll only in the Honors College.

Students who apply to the Honors College at Texas Tech will have a primary academic advisor in the college of the major they are pursuing, AND will also have an Honors College advisor who will help guide them in selecting courses to meet the honors requirements. At Red Raider Orientation, you will meet with both your primary academic advisor and your Honors College advisor.

If you have questions about the Honors College, please email honors@ttu.edu or call (806) 742-1828.

How do I change my major?

To change your major:

  1. Log into your Raider Connect account at www.raiderconnect.ttu.edu
  2. Go to your “My Applications” tab
  3. Select Major Change
  4. Choose your desired major from the available options, then click save.

Please allow up to 48 hours to process this request.

NOTE ON RESTRICTED MAJORS: If you have been admitted to the University at the time of your request, the options for changing your major could be restricted due to additional requirements of some programs. You will be allowed to select a major from the programs that you are qualified to enter.Please refer to information on admission requirements for specific colleges to see if you are qualified for restricted majors.

Registration Holds

What is a registration hold?

An important part of Red Raider Orientation is meeting your academic advisor and registering for classes for the fall semester. However, before you can register for classes during orientation, you must clear any registration holds. We STRONGLY encourage you to take care of any registration holds you have prior to your RRO session to help ensure a smooth advising and registration process. A hold is placed on your record to indicate that an action is needed. Academic and administrative offices can place holds on a student's account for many reasons. You can view your holds when you log into the RRO registration system. Your holds, if any, are listed under the "Questionnaire" page, in the student information section. Below, we have listed some common holds you may encounter as a new student and instructions on how to take care of these holds.

TSI Hold New Student (TS) – Registrar's Office

The Texas Success Initiative (TSI) is a state mandate that requires students to be assessed in reading, writing and math skills prior to enrolling in college, and to be advised based on the results of that assessment. The TSI Hold New Student is a temporary hold placed on a student account until the TSI Compliance Office has had a chance to review your files.

Action to take:

No action is required to remove this hold. Once your records have been reviewed by the TSI Compliance Office, the hold will automatically be removed if you are considered TSI complete or will be replaced with a TSI testing hold.

You should check back to see if testing is required, as indicated by a TSI hold for a specific test (see below).

If you think you might be compliant, you can review the TSI Exemptions to find out if you will have to take the TSI Assessment. If you are not exempt, you must take the TSI Assessment.

TSI Hold (TR) – Registrar's Office

The Texas Success Initiative (TSI) is a state mandate that requires students to be assessed in reading, writing and math skills prior to enrolling in college, and to be advised based on the results of that assessment. Students who do not meet TSI Exemptions will be required to take the TSI Assessment.

The TSI Compliance Office will place a registration hold on any student who requires testing. A student may have one of several TSI holds depending on which areas require testing:

  1. Math (M)
  2. Writing (W)
  3. Reading (R)
  4. Math and Writing (M/W)
  5. Math and Reading (M/R)
  6. Reading and Writing (R/W)
  7. All (M/W/R)

Your hold might be followed by "em" and a date. This indicates that the Registrar's Office sent you an email on the date indicated to inform you about any required TSI testing.

Action to take:

The TSI Assessment is a state approved test for TSI compliance. This test is offered daily throughout orientation. You may come as a walk-in between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. Seating is limited, but you will be worked into a testing lab as soon as a seat is available. You must take the exam before you can register for classes.

All students needing to take the TSI Assessment are STRONGLY encouraged to test PRIOR to Red Raider Orientation. This may mean you need to arrive a day before your scheduled RRO session.

The TSI Assessment is offered at Academic Testing Services at TTU. Be sure you bring your driver's license and your payment with you to the test.

If you think you might be exempt, you can review the TSI Exemptions to find out if you will have to take the TSI Assessment. If you are not exempt, you must take the TSI Assessment.
Steps to follow for taking the TSI Assessment:

  1. The TSI Assessment is administered in 214 West Hall.
  2. Visit https://www.depts.ttu.edu/testing/tsi_assessment.php to see testing dates and times.
  3. Pay $50.00 check, money order or credit/debit card.
  4. Present a valid government issued picture I.D. such as a license or passport.

For more information, please visit the Texas Success Initiative website.

TSI Needs Advising (TR) – Texas Success Initiative

If you do not pass the Texas Success Initiative Assessment and do not meet one of the exemption requirements, the TSI Needs Advising Hold is placed to ensure students are registered in the appropriate developmental courses and that compliance with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board is being met.

Action to take:

When you attend Red Raider Orientation, you will meet with a TSI Advisor. During check-in at your RRO session, you will receive information with an appointment to meet your TSI advisor. You MUST attend this TSI advising session in addition to your academic advising session in order to register for classes.

Meningitis Vaccine Requirement (TR) - Student Health

Every student must meet the university's immunization requirement before they will be able to enroll in classes.

For more information on the immunization requirement, please visit the Immunization Requirements for New Students page on the Student Health Services website.

Action to take:

Submit your records to Student Health Services by:

Submit Online via the Immunization Record Upload Center


Fax: 806-743-2122
Mail: Student Wellness Center | 1003 Flint Ave. | Box 43095 | Lubbock, TX 79409
In Person: Student Wellness Center | 1003 Flint Ave. | Lubbock, TX 79409


Housing Form E (TR) – University Student Housing

Students with fewer than 30 college hours, excluding dual credit or credit by exam, are required to live on campus unless exempted by University Student Housing. The "Housing Form E" registration and transcript hold is placed on a student's account when the student does not meet the criteria for an exemption from the residency requirement and has not yet signed up for on-campus housing.

Action to take:

To remove the hold, you must either show proof of your off-campus eligibility by fulfilling one of the exemption requirement categories listed in OP 30.25 OR sign up for a room on-campus using the Priority Room Selection system. To learn more, visit the University Student Housing website.

For questions, please contact TTU Housing at housing@ttu.edu.

Academic Advising Holds

Academic advising holds prevent the student from enrolling in classes until the student receives academic advising, and vary by major. Students must meet with their advisor prior to class registration so that the student's program can be discussed and course recommendations can be made.

Action to take:

Attend your scheduled Red Raider Orientation session to meet with your academic advisor. No action prior to RRO is required.

Academic Orientation Hold (TR) - Red Raider Orientation

All incoming students will have an Academic Orientation hold. This is the only hold that cannot be removed prior to your orientation session.

Action to take:

This hold will be removed when you attend a Red Raider Orientation session.

New Student FAQs

What is an Rnumber? And where do I find mine?

Your Rnumber is your official Texas Tech student ID number.  It is an 8-digit number, preceded by the letter "R". To find your Rnumber:

  1. Go to www.raiderlink.ttu.edu
  2. Log in with your eRaider username and password.
  3. On the top of the page, you will see the word "Welcome", followed by your name.
  4. Underneath your name, you will find an R followed by an 8-digit number. This is your TechID Number.
  5. Memorize this number. It will never change during your time at Texas Tech.

You can also find your Rnumber inside the Red Raider Orientation registration system on the "Personal Information" page.

What is an eRaider account?

Your eRaider account is your TTU electronic identification. Your eRaider is a single username and password that is required to access many resources at TTU.

Your eRaider account allows you to access your TechMail (e-mail), access the campus wifi internet, access RaiderLink for class registration and information, download free software, and much more.

In accordance with university policy and to protect your privacy, you should never divulge your eRaider username and password to anyone. No university official or university sanctioned service provider will ever ask you for your eRaider password.

NOTE: Your eRaider account is different than the RaiderConnect credentials you used during the admissions process.

Is there a list of everything I have to do to enroll at TTU?

The Admitted Student Tasklist provides a comprehensive checklist of steps for a student to take prior to beginning classes at Texas Tech. Within your custom tasklist, you can check off each item when you have completed or finished reviewing. 

When do I register for classes?

Class registration takes place during a student's scheduled Red Raider Orientation (RRO). RRO is mandatory for all new freshman and transfer students. Additional information and dates for RRO are available at www.redraiderorientation.ttu.edu.

When do classes begin?

For a list of important dates (like first day of class, Spring Break and more), view the complete academic calendar.

When can I move into the residence halls?

For information about residence hall move in, visit http://housing.ttu.edu/movein/.

How much does it cost to attend Texas Tech University?

You can estimate costs by utilizing the Tuition Estimator and making sure you understand your Financial Aid.

What is Raider Welcome?

Raider Welcome is a series of FUN and FREE events held prior to the first week of classes to help introduce you to campus and other students. More information is available at www.raiderwelcome.ttu.edu.

How do I get to Texas Tech University (maps, directions)?

Click here for information about Traveling to Campus.


Contact Us

If you still have questions, please contact us at:

Red Raider Orientation

Transition & Engagement
201 Student Union Building
Box 45014
Lubbock, TX 79409

f: 806-742-0138



Monday - Friday, 8 am - 5 pm CST
Closed weekends

Note: Our office follows the university closing/holiday scheduleand TechAlert weather/operating status. To make sure you receive emergency alerts, update your contact information at www.ttu.edu/emergencyalert