Texas Tech University

Before You Arrive

What To Know Video

As you get ready to attend your upcoming Red Raider Orientation (RRO) session, we want to ensure you're prepared and have taken care of essential tasks before arriving to campus. Watch this video including important reminders.

Once you have registered for your RRO session, here are a few things to do before you come to orientation: 

Check your TTU Email

Almost all of the official communication from Texas Tech will be sent to your TTU email address (including information about RRO from your academic advisor).  

You should begin regularly checking your TechMail to make sure you do not miss important information and reminders.

To enable your TechMail, go to the eRaider website, login with your eRaider username and password, click on "Email Services", and review or modify your information.

You can check your TechMail by visiting www.outlook.com and logging in with your TTU Email address and eRaider password.

More Information on TechMail

Admitted Student Tasklist

The Admitted Student  Tasklist is the official "Checklist" for admitted students.  The Tasklist is designed to be a one-stop shop for you to take care of (and keep track of) the things you need to do prior to enrolling at Texas Tech University. Log in today to start taking care of:

  • Housing
  • Parking
  • Immunizations
  • Testing
  • Orientation
  • And much more
You should take care of ALL of your Tasklist items BEFORE your scheduled Red Raider Orientation session.

Get Ready to Register for Classes

Through the Admitted Student Tasklist, you can also find out about items that could impact your class registration at Red Raider Orientation, like:

Visual Schedule Builder

Visual Schedule Builder (VSB) is an online self-serve tool to assist you in planning your academic schedules. It allows you to graphically view schedule options, choose desired courses, and eventually create a timetable based on the courses and times that work best for you. The VSB arranges selected courses into conflict-free timetable options and displays them in an easy-to-read weekly schedule.

Watch this videoto learn more about VSB.

Please Note:

  • The VSB does NOT register you in courses. Rather, it helps you create an optimal course schedule from which you can then enroll in courses through Raiderlink.
  • The Visual Schedule Builder is NOT meant to replace academic advising or degree audit. It does not check your course prerequisites or registration holds.
  • You will meet with your advisor and register for classes during your scheduled RRO session.  This information is provided to help you prepare for advising and registration during your RRO sesssion.