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Fall 2023 Virtual
New Graduate Student Orientation
Thursday, August 17, 2023

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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


Schedule is subject to change. All sessions will be online.


Welcome Session

11:00 & 11:30 Morning Breakout Sessions

A. Responsible Conduct of Research

B. Writing at the Graduate Level

**C. Non-US-Citizen Tax Information
**International Students Only

1:00 & 1:30

Afternoon Breakout Sessions 1

A. TA/RA Tuition & Fee Waivers

B. Graduate Center & Professional Development 

C. Academic Progress –
What You Need to Know

2:00 & 2:30

Afternoon Breakout Sessions 2

A. Student Health Insurance

B. Fellowship & Funding


International Student Sessions**

A. Overview of American Culture

B. Maintaining Your F1 Immigration Status

**It is mandatory for all newly admitted international students
to watch these sessions.


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 - Video over services offered

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 graduate.admissions@ttu.edu