Texas Tech University

Because You're Family

Information for Parents


Virtual Parent & Family Sessions

Hear from a panel of experts about available programs and services on campus and how you can support your student. You'll also learn more about how you can get involved!

Wednesday, March 24, 2021 
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. CST
All sessions are hosted virtually using Zoom

Joining the Red Raider family is about much more than sending your student to college. It's about sharing experiences that your family will talk about for years to come, from Red Raider Orientation to the annual Family Weekend to Graduation.

Our website is written for your student, but we also have you in mind. We have included information and links below to help you prepare your student for a bright future and help you navigate our admission process. Most of all, we'll show you what makes our spirited university so special—and why your family should join ours.



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Paying for College

Find your Counselor

a Visit

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Get Connected

Office of Parent &
Family Relations

Texas Tech 
Parents Association


Steps to Apply for Admission

View admissions.ttu.edu/recommended for detailed information regarding curriculum requirements for the state of Texas. The items listed below are required for admissions consideration. Notification of decision takes 2-4 weeks. 

    • Complete an application for admission and scholarships
    • Submit official high school and/or college transcripts. 
    • Send official SAT/ACT scores [optional]
    • Submit the $75 application fee or fee waiver


My student has been admitted. What's next?


Frequently Asked Questions

When is move-in for the fall semester?
University Student Housing offers a “Self-Select Move-in Program” which allows students to select their own move in date and time. This will reduce capacity in residence halls during the move-in process and will allow for optimal physical distancing. Students must complete the contract addendum before selecting a move-in date and time. Log in and select a move-in time here.

Are the residence halls and campus safe?
Texas Tech University has implemented a number of measures to ensure the safety of our students, faculty and staff. Each residence hall is secured by electronic access systems, as well as security cameras in entrances and public spaces. The Texas Tech Police Department has officers patrolling campus at all times. Some of the additional resources for campus safety include:

Blue Light Phones - 120 phones that automatically connect to TTUPD.

TechAlert! - sends texts, phone calls and emails to students, faculty and staff. Students can enter up to 4 phone numbers, including parents. Make sure your student's number is the primary number for text alerts.

For more information on campus safety including safety statistics, please visit or call the Texas Tech Police Department.

Can students choose their own roommate(s)?
Students can request a particular roommate when they complete the housing application. Visit housing.ttu.edu to learn more about the housing registration process.

When will my student attend Red Raider Orientation (RRO) and can family members also attend?
RRO dates depend on your student's academic major. Visit the RRO website to register and view available dates. Yes – parents and family members are strongly encouraged to attend; we have programs and activities for you too!

What do I need to make sure my student has completed prior to attending RRO?
Prior to attending RRO, please make sure your student has viewed and completed the Admitted Student Task List.

Can students bring their vehicles?
Yes. Students are allowed to bring vehicles to campus. Students living on campus can purchase a Residence Hall Permit. Students living off campus have the option to purchase a Commuter Parking Permit. View parking options and costs here.

What are my student's transportation options?
On-campus buses transport students from residence halls or commuter parking to classroom buildings.

Holiday Bus Trips – Parent & Family Relations collaborates with BreakShuttle to provide bus trips home to Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Austin and El Paso* for Thanksgiving, Winter Break, and Spring Break (*Thanksgiving only).

Raider Ride - A service that is offered seven days a week from 6 p.m. to 3 a.m. using the TapRide app. Rides are free if ride begins or ends on campus; $5 off campus.

Lime scooters, Zip cars are available on campus.

Citibus – students may use their student ID to use the bus system around town at no additional cost.

Where can my student go if they need help with their coursework?
Texas Tech University has many resources available to support students in their academic coursework.

The Learning Center offers free peer tutoring and academic coaching to provide students with skills in test-taking and time management.

The Writing Center provides one-on-one tutorials and assistance to undergraduate and graduate students. Tutors are available on-site and online.

Supplemental Instruction offers free, peer-led review sessions for historically challenging courses.

The TECHniques Center provides supplemental academic support services to meet the needs and to promote the retention of undergraduate students with learning disabilities.

What resources are available for families on campus?
Parent and Family Relations (PFR) is here to provide you with information and resources that are available at Texas Tech University to support student success, provide opportunities for you to learn how to best support your Red Raider, and connect you with a university department that is dedicated to serving Texas Tech students and their families.

What resources are available for families off campus or in our hometown?
The Texas Tech Parents Association is made up of parents connecting parents with local activities, informative programs and services. We create lifelong memories and invaluable experiences. Most importantly, we are family bringing Texas Tech to you!

What is Texas Tech University doing to ensure diversity in programming and in student success?
Texas Tech University is committed to diversity and inclusion. The Division of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion is committed to student success by preparing learners to be ethical leaders for a diverse and globally competitive workforce. In support of the university's priorities, DDEI strives to create collaborative partnerships among Texas Tech faculty and staff, community organizations, and students through programs, activities and events that develop students' professional skills, individual creativity, personal excellence and social awareness.

What if my student gets sick or needs mental health assistance?
Student Health Services – Full-service primary care clinic and pharmacy. Academic health plan insurance is also available.

Student Counseling Center – Offers individual, couples, and group counseling along with other counseling services; like the MindSpa for stress relief and relaxation. 24/7 Crisis Line at (806) 742-5555.

How will my student's previous coursework transfer to Texas Tech?
The Office of Undergraduate Admissions has a team of advisors that can provide an evaluation and degree plan that is tailored to your student's academic and career goals. Schedule an appointment here.

What is FERPA and how can my student grant me access?
FERPA, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, gives students the right to inspect their own education records, the right to prevent disclosure of their own education records, the right to amend their records, the right to be notified of their rights and the right to file a complaint if they feel like their records have been violated. For more information on how your student can grant you access to their educational records, click here.

When will we need to pay fall tuition?
Fall tuition statements are available approximately 30 days prior to the payment due date, once the student is registered for classes. Payment due dates can be viewed on the academic calendar; payment arrangements need to be confirmed at least seven days prior to the first day of class.


Parent Resources

Family FAQ Handout

Student Affairs Resources

DDEI Handout

Admissions & Enrollment

Helpful Links

Parent & Family Relations

Texas Tech Parents Association


Have questions or need assistance? Our staff is here to help.

Undergraduate Admissions

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Phone: 806.742.1480
Fax: 806.742.0062