Texas Tech University

Red Raider Orientation (RRO)

The College of Media & Communication is excited you will be joining us in the fall 2021 semester! We've created this page for you to learn a little more about your major and all of the other majors we offer in the College. You will also find information about registering for your fall 2021 courses during our virtual Red Raider Orientation and how you can come visit us this summer during Raiderland Experience!

Make sure you register for our virtual Red Raider Orientation session so you can get registered for fall 2021 courses! For more information and to register, visit the Texas Tech Red Raider Orientation homepage.

Welcome to Hybrid RRO!

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!

Hybrid RRO Process

Texas Tech's Hybrid RRO is made up of four parts:

1) Online Orientation Modules 

These online orientation modules cover everything from Financial Aid to Campus Life, and must be completed before your scheduled RRO Advising & Class Registration session.

2) Advising & Class Registration

During your scheduled RRO session, you will meet with your adviser to discuss your academic goals and class schedule, and learn how to register for classes. This is when you will meet with your CoMC Adviser! If you have any questions in the meantime, check out our FAQ and resource links on this page, or email our Senior Director of Advising & Recruiting Julia Heard Witt at advising.comc@ttu.edu

3) Optional On-Campus Raiderland Experience

Our optional On-Campus Raiderland Experience program offers the perfect opportunity to learn more about Texas Tech. Students who attend will have the chance to tour the campus, visit the residence halls, talk with campus representatives and hear what current Tech students are saying about life on campus. This one-day program is offered multiple times throughout the summer. You will register for Raiderland Experience separately from your Advising & Class Registration Session. This is an optional, but encouraged program.

4) Raider Welcome

Raider Welcome is a two-week long, campus-wide event happening on campus at the start of the Fall 2021 semester, from August 11-28, 2021. 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.


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 email our Recruiter, Emily Balke  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 adviser?

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 adviser, and meet with their advisers 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 adviser 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, PR

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 adviser but I still have questions…

That's okay! We would love to help. Check our Advising Homepage to find contact information for your adviser. If you're not sure who to contact, just email our 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 understand! We would love to hear from you.

Emily Balke
College Recruiter & Student Engagement Coordinator
(806) 834-1696

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

Dr. Todd Chambers
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Affairs
(806) 834-5712

CoMC Advising Office
Media & Communication, Room 169
3003 15th Street
(806) 742-3386