Virtual RROUpdated April 9, 2020 at 3:24 pm CST
Due to the on-going concerns regarding COVID-19 and in an effort to plan for the safety of our students, guests, faculty, and staff, Texas Tech University has made the difficult decision to offer a fully online, Virtual Red Raider Orientation experience in place of the on-campus program for summer 2020.
We have established this website to assist with basic FAQs, such as fees and access, and will continually add information as it becomes known. At this time, you can communicate with us by phone at 806-742-2993, email email@example.com, or our social media.
- STEP 1: Virtual Orientation Modules will introduce you to the resources and services provided to you as a Texas Tech student. These online modules will be completed prior to your scheduled RRO session. You will log in with your eRaider once they become available on May 26.
- STEP 2: You are still registered for your RRO date for virtual Advising and Class Registration. Virtual advising during your session involves advising using email, telephone, or video chat technology. You will not come to campus on your date. View a sample schedule so you can know what to expect. We will send you a detailed schedule with online links to connect to our advisor two days prior to your scheduled session.
- STEP 3: Expanded Raider Welcome programming will help you prepare for a successful year and experience what it means to be a Texas Tech student. Mark your calendars for August 16-29 when you return to campus.
Prepare for Success
Virtual Red Raider Orientation is still an opportunity for new students to learn about Texas Tech University and the programs and services offered. Red Raider Orientation is designed to guide each new student at Texas Tech to success, and we are committed to providing you resources to prepare for success during your first year.
We will be contacting you by May 26 with more details on how to complete online component of orientation at your own pace before your scheduled RRO session.
Get Advised and Register for Classes
Students will register for classes after meeting with their academic advisors during their scheduled RRO session. Our academic advisors are still here to talk with you and facilitate your class registration. While advising may look different for each academic college, virtual advising during RRO involves advising sessions using email, telephone, or video chat technology. This style of advising gives both students and advisors the opportunity for a face-to-face conversation. Read our sample schedule to know what you can expect. You will receive a detailed schedule two days prior to your scheduled date.
Through a virtual format we will provide content for students and guests that create ways for you to foster virtual communities to help your transition to Texas Tech. Your RRO Crew and Transfer Ambassadors will be in touch with you throughout the summer and are excited to welcome you to Texas Tech University.
In addition to our Virtual RRO, Red Raider Camp is a great opportunity to create community in addition to participating in an expanded Raider Welcome schedule following your move-in. At this time, Red Raider Camp and Raider Welcome will continue on-campus as scheduled. Any updates on these programs will be provided via email, our website, and social media.
We know you have many questions about this new format, and we will work to answer them as we move forward. You will receive direct updates through your Texas Tech email accounts, and we will post up-to-date information on this website as well as through our social media platforms.
Your patience is appreciated as we work through multiple layers of implementing a virtual experience for incoming students and their guests. We look forward to creating a positive and supportive experience for you in your transition to Texas Tech University.
Stay safe and Wreck Em!
Virtual RRO FAQ
Updated 4.09.2020 3:24 pm
When is my RRO session?
Your RRO session is the same as your originally scheduled on-campus RRO. You can update your session date by visiting our Making Changes page. Space is limited in each session based on academic college and major.
Why are we staying in specific RRO sessions?
Doing so allows RRO to provide opportunities for you to connect with peers, current students, your academic advisor, and support staff in an effective and manageable way.
Will there still be an RRO student fee?
Yes. The fee for Virtual Red Raider Orientation is $60 and includes access to the online orientation modules, access to information and resources to help you be successful, materials and much more.
Will there still be an RRO guest fee?
No. Red Raider Orientation has made the decision to provide Parent & Family/Guest programming free of charge for summer 2020. We will continue to provide programming, education, and involvement activities for parents, family members and guests. The Student RRO fee and associated expenses for the program are still under review.
We realize this is a difficult and unexpected situation that we are all navigating together. Our goal is to finalize applicable refunds for any Guest Fees as soon as possible.
Guest Fees that have already been paid will automatically be refunded. There is no need to contact us to request a Guest Fee refund. We will be in touch with you once your refund has been processed. Refunds will be applied to the same method of payment as the original charge and will be processed 7-10 days after you have been notified of the refund.
Should I still register my guest for Red Raider Orientation?
Virtual Red Raider Orientation will still provide opportunities for Parents and Family Members/Guests to be engaged and educated about Texas Tech University and the programs and services available to students. While Red Raider Orientation will look different, we still want you involved and connected. We are committed to providing you the information you need to help support your student and their success as a Red Raider!
When will I meet with my advisor?
Students will meet with their academic advisor during their scheduled RRO session. Please refer to the date that you are currently scheduled. Once the virtual RRO schedule is finalized, we will share this with students and guests.
When will I register for classes?
Students will register for classes after meeting with their academic advisors during their scheduled RRO session.
Will I be able to talk to current Texas Tech students?
Yes! The RRO Crew and Transfer Ambassadors are excited to welcome you to Texas Tech University. They will be available during your scheduled RRO session in addition to reaching out to you personally over the summer.
What will I do on the day of my scheduled RRO session?
Please be prepared to access your online orientation and live sessions on the date of your RRO session. Details about this will be communicated once they are finalized.
Will I be able to look at my assigned room for the fall?
Yes! Please visit University Student Housing to see what your residence hall room will look like.