Texas Tech University

Parents and Family

We would like to invite you to attend Red Raider Orientation (RRO) as a guest with your student! While it is not mandatory that parents attend, we do highly encourage each student to have at least one guest attend with them.

Most of the time you will be with your student, but there are a few special breakout sessions just for parents and just for students.

Attending Parent/Family sessions during RRO will help you learn how to support your student 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 you to meet faculty, administrators, staff and current students.


Guest Registration 

To attend, all you need to do is ask your student to register you as a guest when they register for their RRO session. This can always be modified up to a week before your student's RRO session.

Learn more about what is included with the Guest Registration fee.

Guest Accommodations

Overnight accommodations are NOT included as part of the RRO Guest Registration fee and should be arranged on your own. (As a reminder, students are automatically reserved a one-night stay on-campus as part of their RRO reservation.) 

Parents, family members and other guests traveling to Lubbock can see the Accommodations page for information about hotels near Texas Tech University. 

What to Bring

  • Tax return if you will be speaking with Financial Aid.
  • Casual, comfortable clothing and shoes. Texas Tech is a very large campus and you will be walking around campus.
  • A light jacket if you are cold-natured, as some buildings can be cool.
  • Money for meals.
  • Student's immunization records, test/AP scores, and transcripts.

Parent and Family Relations

Visit the Parent & Family Relations website. This university department is available to provide you with information and resources that will help you stay informed about what is going on at Texas Tech, learn more about yourself and your student, and connect with other Tech parents and families. Parent and Family Relations assists in making RRO a great experience for everyone.