Texas Tech University

Red Raider Camp

For Incoming Students

Enhance your Red Raider Orientation (RRO) experience with Red Raider Camp (RRC)! Attend both RRO and RRC in a single four-day weekend! This combined experience provides students an opportunity to have fun, make friends, and learn more about their new home at Texas Tech University!


2024 Red Raider Camp registration is now open!

Registration Information

You'll kick off with RRO on Thursday and Friday, focusing on meeting your academic advisor and finalizing class registration. Following that, dive into a mix of RRC small and large group activities Friday through Sunday, immersing yourself in traditions and life as a Red Raider!

June 6-9
June 20-23
July 11-14
July 25-28

Interested in just attending RRO without the RRC component? Log in to the reservation system to see all RRO dates available for you.

  1. Log in to the reservation system
  2. Click on Select Session Type in the left-hand menu and select Red Raider Orientation & Camp Combined Session
  3. Select your preferred RRO session date and hit Save and Continue
    • June 6-7
    • June 20-21
    • July 11-12
    • July 25-26
  4. Choose the corresponding RRC session date and hit Save and Continue
    • June 7-9
    • June 21-23
    • July 12-14
    • July 26-28
  5. Acknowledge that you will pay the RRO Student Fee of $175 on your first semester's tuition bill and hit Save and Continue
  6. Pay the RRC Student Fee of $225 to reserve your spot
  7. Get excited!

The registration fee is $225 and covers your lodging, meals, activities, and three camp t-shirts.

Please note, the camp fee is refundable up until May 15.

The Red Raider Camp fee is not your orientation fee. The orientation fee is separate and applied to your TTU Student eBill. The Red Raider Camp fee is paid up front.

Need to cancel only Red Raider Camp?

If you need to cancel your Red Raider Camp reservation, please complete the cancelation form. Refunds for the RRC student fee are available until May 15, 2024. After May 15, the camp fee is non-refundable, even if you register after May 15. Canceling your RRC reservation does not cancel your RRO session.

Need to make changes to both RRO + RRC?
If you need to change your RRO + RRC date, log in to the reservation system or call our office at 806.742.2993.

Get Ready for RRC

We're so excited your student is joining us at Red Raider Camp and that you are sticking around to experience what the Hub City has to offer. We've put together a list of our favorite things to do, places to eat, and things to see while you are here.

Now have some fun and get to know your student's new home!

It is important to remember that official communication from Texas Tech University will be sent to your Texas Tech email address. This includes confirmation and reminders related to RRC. One week prior to your scheduled Red Raider Camp session, you will receive a reminder email with final important information to help you prepare for camp, including your color group assignment! Check this email regularly to make sure you do not miss important information.

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

Check your email at outlook.office.com using your eRaider credentials.

Small Groups: Red Raider Campers are divided into groups based on major and will be led by a current Red Raider! These groups help provide opportunities to make friends and build a support network with the small group and Red Raider Counselors. Get ready for a little friendly competition with other groups! There is plenty of opportunities to meet other students outside your small group through large group activities, meals, and free time!

Large Group Activites: Start connecting with others at Red Raider Camp! Find out who is in your major or residence hall with fun group activities.

Sport Competitions: Get into a little friendly competition with group tournaments.

History & Tradition Skits: Learn the unique history & traditions of Texas Tech and be entertained by the RRC Staff.

Pool Party: Time to cool off from that hot Texas summer sun.

Free Time: Enjoy some time relaxing with your fellow Red Raiders around campus!

Raider Relay: Does your group have what it takes to win the ultimate team competition?

Wreck'em Rally: Here's your chance to get fired up about being the newest Red Raiders!

Ring Ceremony: One of Texas Tech's most honored traditions is it's class ring. You'll receive a ring that symbolizes your completion of camp, just as your senior ring will symbolize your graduation in four short years.

  • Clothing for three days and extra socks
    • A white camp shirt will be provided for all three days.
  • Sturdy, closed-toe tennis shoes (that are appropriate for activities such as basketball, volleyball, etc.)
  • Bed linens and blanket for a single-sized bed or sleeping bag and a pillow
  • Towels (bath and swim)
  • Toiletries (toothpaste, toothbrush, soap, etc.)
  • Shower shoes
  • Swimsuit
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug Spray
  • Your Texas Tech room assignment and e-mail address
    (to exchange with other campers if desired)
  • Any medications you are taking

What not to bring:

Per Camp Policy: The use of alcohol, tobacco or any kind of illegal drug is prohibited. All participants are expected to abide by this and all other rules of Texas Tech University.

If you are having issues logging into the RRO registration system, make sure your eRaider is set up. If you've forgotten your username or password, utilize the Forgot Username or Forgot Password option to retrieve this information.

For assistance with eRaider issues contact:
IT Help Central

Note: Your eRaider login is different than the RaiderConnect credentials which you used during the admissions process.