Texas Tech University

Undergraduate International Orientation


Orientation will take place on August 19th 2024

 Registration is currently through the Undergraduate Admissions process.

Photos from Orientation

Undergraduate International Orientation is designed to answer questions unique to you as an international student. The Office of International Affairs has created designed this with you in mind, to help guide you through your transition to Texas Tech and the culture of West Texas. Professionals that know what you are about to go through will discuss with you the people, programs, groups, materials and resources that will help you achieve great success as a student here at Texas Tech University!

In Orientation we will provide insight into: 

  • Health Care & Insurance
  • Risk-Intervention & Safety Intervention
  • Meet your Advisors & Immigration 
  • Campus Life & how to thrive in your new environment. 
  • Learn about the numerous resources available around campus designed to help you THRIVE mentally, physically, academically, financially, emotionally and socially!
  • Engage in person with Global Guides and new peers

IA Logo    RRO Logo

Frequently Asked Questions

What do I do if I am a Grad Student?

Graduate Students do NOT need to attend our orientation. Instead, you will attend the Graduates school's virtual orientation. There will be some information that will be related only to international students via that orientation as well. 

Graduate Students are welcome to join us on Day 2 for the Scavenger Hunt if they are interested.

Where will we meet for the Scavenger Hunt?

The meeting spot for the Scavenger Hunt will be at Memorial Circle. We will meet in the very center by the flag poles. *see the Image below

Memorial Circle

Where can I find Temporary Housing before I move into my dorm/apartment?

TTU housing does not offer any type of temporary housing for students. There are a lot of preparations that go into getting the rooms ready before students arrive between the Summer II semester and Fall. 

However, we have put together a list of possible stay options that you can use while waiting. 

Please visit our Temporary Housing & Hotel Program Page for more information.

We also work with Visit Lubbock and local hotels to offer discounted hotel rates for you. You can find these hotels on the same page as our temporary housing options.

Information For Admitted International Students

Congratulations on your admission to Texas Tech University! We're here to help you with the next steps to becoming a Red Raider!

Take These Next Steps!

Important Dates and Resources

Keep these dates in mind when booking flights. Be sure to give yourself time to settle in and overcome jet lag as well. 

  • Dorm Move-in Date: January 7th, 2024

  • International Student Early Move-in Letter from Housing: Letter from housing that allows students to move in on the 6th of January. Letter Link

  • International Graduate Student Orientation: TBA *Virtual Visit Page here

  • Classes Begin Wednesday, January 10th, 2024.

I am a J1 Student do I need to attend RRO as well?

No! You only need to attend the International Student Orientation which will take place on the same day as RRO, Jan 8th, but in the afternoon. 

On January 9th, you will need to attend the Pancake Party at the International Affairs Office to turn in your documents and complete your paperwork. This will take place from 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM. You are not required to stay after you complete your paperwork, however, we hope you do so our staff can get to know you! 







Important Dates

Keep these dates in mind when booking flights. Be sure to give yourself time to settle in and overcome jet-lag as well. 

  • Dorm Move in Date: August 15-18
  • International Student Early Move in Letter from Housing: Coming Soon
  • Airport Pick-up *New Students only Visit Page here
  • International Graduate Student Orientation: August 20th.  Information will be sent via your TTU email from the Graduate school.  Graduate School Orientation is Virtual and is separate from International Orientation. 
  • Classes Begin: August 22nd 2024.
  • 2024-2025 Calendar - Link here