Texas Tech University


NGSO Fall 2021

Fall 2021 Virtual
New Graduate Student Orientation
will be held on Thursday, August 19, 2021


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New Graduate Student Orientation (NGSO) presentations are designed to:

  • Orient you to TTU graduate student life and services
  • Begin academic and professional development to support your graduate studies
  • Provide networking opportunities among graduate students and the Texas Tech community
10:00~11:00 Welcome Session
11:00 & 11:30 Morning Breakout Sessions - via Zoom

A. Responsible Conduct of Research

B. Writing at the Graduate Level

C. Non-Resident Tax Information

D. Maintaining Your F1 Immigration Status

1:00 & 1:30

Afternoon Breakout Sessions 1 - via Zoom

A. TA/RA Tuition & Fee Waivers

B. Overview of American Culture

C. Academic Progress –
What You Need to Know

2:00 & 2:30

Afternoon Breakout Sessions 2 - via Zoom

A. Student Health Insurance

B. Fellowship & Funding

Schedule is subject to change.

Student Resources

Campus Map ~ Find your way around campus

Student Union & Activities  ~ Tour the Student Union Building

SUB Map ~ Find your way around the SUB

Transportation & Parking Services ~ Information about parking on campus

Student Business Services ~ Access assistance for managing finances

Student Financial Aid & Scholarships ~ Get Financial Aid

TTU Libraries ~ Access online library catalogs, databases, and video tutorials of library services

Book Store ~ Order textbooks and Texas Tech merchandise

Graduate Catalog  ~ Learn about degree programs, course offerings, faculty, etc.

TA Workshop ~ Workshops for Teaching Assistants

Risk Intervention & Safety Education ~ RISE is empowering Texas Tech students to live vital, meaningful lives through comprehensive education.

Office of LGBTQIA ~ The Office serves the Texas Tech community through facilitation and leadership of programming and advocacy efforts.


If you have any questions about NGSO, please email tommy.c.smith@ttu.edu












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