Texas Tech University

Red Raider Orientation (RRO)

The College of Media & Communication is excited you will be joining our Red Raider Family! We've created this page for you to learn a little more about your major and all of the other majors we offer. You will also find information about registering for your courses during our Red Raider Orientation (RRO)!

Make sure you register for our Red Raider Orientation session so you can register for courses! For more information and to register, visit the Texas Tech Red Raider Orientation homepage.

Welcome to Red Raider Orientation!

The College of Media & Communication at Texas Tech is dedicated to academic excellence and student success. Here, you'll find your home away from home, with a friendly community and a campus full of opportunities. We've created this page with all types of links to videos and other resources. You will find welcome videos from the college and each of the academic departments. In addition, your advising team has created resources and videos about the registration process and other college advising information! If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us!

RRO Process

Texas Tech's RRO is made up of multiple parts:

Step 1: Sign up for RRO

Learn more about registering for orientation.

Step 2: Visit our RRO Online Modules

These RRO Online Modules cover everything from Financial Aid to Campus Life, and must be completed before your scheduled RRO session.

Step 3: Attend your RRO Session

While at RRO, you 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!

Step 4: Get Registered for Classes!

During your RRO session, you will be able to register for classes. 

Step 5: Learn more about Campus Life

  • Raider Welcome 
    Raider Welcome is a three-week long, campus-wide event happening on campus at the start of the fall semester. Offering 150+ fun events for students of all majors, Raider Welcome introduces you to Texas Tech and connects you with other students, campus opportunities and student organizations.

Step 6: Find Ways to Get Involed at the CoMC Student Welcome

The College of Media & Communication is all about providing students with day one opportunities both inside and outside the classroom. Each semester, our CoMC Student Welcome event allows students to visit with all of the different departments, student organizations and student opportunities. Explore CoMC to learn about as many of these day one opportunities as possible!


I am a first-year college student who has been admitted to Texas Tech. I've registered for RRO…now what?

Welcome to Texas Tech and the College of Media & Communication! The Red Raider Orientation office has a first-year student homepage that gives a sample itinerary for RRO, and additional information about what you can expect at orientation.

I am transferring into Texas Tech. I've registered for RRO, but where can I find more information?

Welcome to your new home at the Texas Tech College of Media & Communication! The Red Raider Orientation office has an incoming transfer student homepage that gives a sample itinerary for RRO, and additional information.

I am a parent of an admitted student. Where do I find more information?

We're excited to have your student join us and we understand that you might have concerns, or want to get involved. Make sure you visit this RRO homepage for TTU Parents and Family Members and connect with the Texas Tech Office of Parent and Family Relations and the Texas Tech Parents Association.

How do I check or change my major?

Log into Raider Connect to check or change your major, register for RRO and more. Visit this student engagement page for more information about changing your major

Not sure what major is right for you?

Check out our prospective student homepage , or contact our CoMC Advising Office at advising.comc@ttu.edu or 806-742-6500 with your career goals and personal passions, and we'll help you find the right fit.

What do I need to do before I meet with my advisor?

Visit the Before You Arrive webpage hosted by Texas Tech for more information, and make sure to check your Admitted Student Tasklist for a personalized list of everything you need to know, and how to get it all done! Also, don't forget to log into your new TTU email (aka, TechMail) account  – you might have an email or two from us!

What are Registration Holds and how do I get them removed?

Registration Hold(s) indicate a requirement that has not yet been completed by the student, which must be addressed to remove the holds in order to register for classes. You can view your holds when you log in to the RRO registration system, and take care of any holds through your Admitted Student Tasklist prior to your Red Raider Orientation Advising & Registration session.

What classes will I take in my first semester?

Students choose their courses in consultation with their academic advisor, and meet with their advisors as needed to navigate academic regulations and procedures, curricula, and degree requirements in their respective areas of interest. Students are encouraged to take MCOM 1100, MCOM 1300 and MCOM 1301, during their first semester.

During their sophomore year, students will work with their advisor to select courses that fit their degree plan, which may include MCOM 2350, and additional university core curriculum requirements.

Certain general requirements apply to all Bachelor of Arts degrees offered through CoMC, unless specifically noted otherwise. These General Degree Requirements are listed on page 344 of the printed academic catalog, and are also available to view in the digital catalog.  

Where do I find classes for my major? 

Texas Tech offers more than 5,000 courses as part of its curriculum, so it can be tricky to find the right courses for you!

In brief, CoMC courses are listed under the following subject prefixes: MCOM, ADV, COMS, CMI, JCMI, JOUR, PHOT, PCOM, PRSC

You can find courses specific to your major by looking for the College of Media & Communication in the Academic Catalog, then finding the courses listed underneath your degree program. The listing for College of Media & Communication begins on page 343 of the printed academic catalog, and can also be found online in the digital catalog.

Learn how to read catalog course descriptions.  

I've met with my advisor but I still have questions…

That's okay! We would love to help. Check our Advising Homepage to find contact information for your advisor. If you're not sure who to contact, just email our Senior Director of Advising Julia Heard at advising.comc@ttu.edu or julia.heard@ttu.edu and she will get you pointed in the right direction.


Have Questions?

We would love to hear from you!

Julia Heard Witt
Senior Director of Advising 
(806) 834-7643

Dr. Debbie Davis
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Affairs
(806) 834-6207

CoMC Advising Office
Media & Communication, Room 169
3003 15th Street
(806) 742-6500