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Red Raider Orientation

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Welcome to the Honors College!

Red Raider Orientation (RRO) is designed to help you become familiar with campus, learn about campus resources, meet other new students, and register for classes.  As a member of the Honors College student community, you have expanded course options available to you and you have additional support with your transition to TTU and with the goal of registering successfully for your first semester at Texas Tech University.

Due to the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, TTU has chosen to adjust the Red Raider Orientation program to a hybrid model with both online and in-person components.

With the 4 step RRO process for all TTU students, the Honors College has synced in Honors-specific aspects of orientation to allow you to take care of everything you need to get set up for the fall term.

Like other academic units on campus, we are in the early stages of developing this new model. We thank you for your patience as we work to transition to this new and exciting RRO experience as an incoming first-year Honors student!

    • STEP 1: The RRO Online Orientation Modules will · introduce you to the resources and services provided to you as a Texas Tech student. As you take care of them, please also ensure you have returned your signed Honors contract to the Honors College indicating that you'll be joining us. We also encourage you to check out our RRO Honors Course Options webpage and the Honors College Fall 2021 Course Offerings booklet, the latter listing all the standard Honors sections offered during the fall. If you would like to enroll in one (or more) of the selected, high-demand Honors sections – that in the booklet have a “Permit Request Required” note – please complete and submit the online Honors RRO Permit Request Form.

    • STEP 2: You will register for a Virtual Advising & Class Registration Session on a specific date. For all students, this will be a one-day, fully virtual experience. As you're putting together a Fall 2021 course schedule, please note you (as an incoming first-year Honors student) must enroll in one Honors First-Year Experience (FYE) course, with its linked Learning Community Group. FYE courses are taught by top faculty across campus and have a low enrollment cap. As well, rest assured all FYE sections provide some form of Core Curriculum or lower-level degree credit.

    • STEP 3: The optional (yet encouraged) On-Campus Raiderland Experience program offers the perfect opportunity to learn more about Texas Tech. When you are on campus for this event, we encourage you to visit the Honors College Welcome area near McClellan Hall, doing so during the “College Showcase” portion of the schedule.

    • STEP 4: When you come to campus in August, Raider Welcome programming will help you prepare for a successful year and experience what it means to be a Texas Tech student. Stay tuned for details about the Welcome Event to kick off a great year in the Honors College community!

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