Texas Tech University


The AVID First Year Experience (AFYE) offers in and out of the classroom support to first year students entering Texas Tech University. The components of the program are created to strengthen the skills that enable a first year student to effectively navigate the academic, social, and personal situations that college creates so that students are empowered and equipped for subsequent semesters at TTU and beyond.


AFYE is a collaborative program that partners with RaiderReady Programs with a special focus that incorporates the AVID Success System and other supplemental resources, activities, and student support services. 

Two (2) Components to the AVID First Year Experience

RaiderReady (RRP 1100)

AVID First Year Experience            

One (1) credit hour elective course Expanded network of support
Course max capacity: about twenty (20) Social Engagement Activities
Eight (8) week fall semester course Student Success Activities
Once a week on either Tuesday Thursday                            Connection to other First Year Students                                

For more information please contact:

Diana Wilkinson, M.Ed.

Assistant Director

RaiderReady Programs

Email: Diana.Wilkinson@ttu.edu

Phone: 806-742-5928

Brandon Cruz, M.Ed.


AVID First Year Experience

Email: Brandon1.Cruz@ttu.edu

Phone: 806-834-0987

AVID First Year Experience