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Red Raider Family Webinar Series

Parent and Family Webinar Series

Connect with Texas Tech staff members who can help your student succeed by participating in our Red Raider Family Webinar Series!  Register for the webinars by clicking the links below.  If you are unable to attend the webinars, you may access recordings that will be posted on this page to view later.

Upcoming Webinars (All times are central time zone):

Ready, Set, Texas Tech! - May 29, 2024, Noon - Registration Link 

Help your student get ready for orientation and the Fall semester with information and tips about Texas Success Initiative (TSI) and Raider Ready - a course designed to help your student succeed at Texas Tech.

Tuition, Financial Aid, and Scholarships - June 5, 2024, Noon - Registration Link

Make sure your Red Raider is prepared financially for college. Presentation and Q&A with representatives from Student Business Services, Financial Aid, and Scholarships.

Health and Wellbeing at Texas Tech - June 26, Noon - Registration Link

Learn about the resources to help support your new Red Raider's health and wellbeing. Presenters from Student Health Services and the Student Counseling Center will be on hand to share how they can support your student's health and wellbeing and answer questions. 

Campus Safety at Texas Tech – July 10, Noon - Registration Link

Learn about the initiatives and programs available at Texas Tech to help keep your students safe. Presenters include Title IX, Clery, and the Texas Tech Police Department

Academic Student Success at Texas Tech – July 17, Noon  - Registration Link

Hear from our Student Success team about academic support resources your student can take advantage of to be successful! Presenters from the Student Learning Center and the Undergraduate Writing Center will talk about free tutoring and assistance with writing projects. 

Preparing your Red Raider for On-Campus Living – July 24th, Noon  - Registration Link

As move-in approaches, join us for a webinar to learn about Housing and Hospitality Services at Texas Tech. You will learn about topics like how your student can submit a repair request and where they can eat on campus. You'll have the opportunity to ask questions, too. 

Recent Webinars

What to Expect at Red Raider Orientation (1-day Sessions) - May 16th, Noon - View the Recording

Hear from Parent & Family Relations and Orientation Services about what you can expect during 1-day Red Raider Orientation sessions this summer. We will have all the final details on what to bring, parking instructions, and other helpful tips so you and your student will have a great orientation experience. You will have the opportunity to ask questions, too! 

What to Expect at Red Raider Orientation (2-day Sessions) - May 7th and May 10th, Noon | View Slides | View the Recording- May 7th | View the Recording - May 10th

Hear from Parent & Family Relations and Orientation Services about what you can expect during 2-day Red Raider Orientation sessions this summer. We will have all the final details on what to bring, parking instructions, and other helpful tips so you and your student will have a great orientation experience. You will have the opportunity to ask questions, too! 

How to Support Your Student in a Major Change - March 22, 2024 - View the Recording

A change in your student's major doesn't have to be scary, but students can use additional support and guidance. A major change is great opportunity for your student to focus on their own academic and career goals.  We will talk about what you can do as a parent or family member to help encourage your student when considering changing majors and how University Advising can help support your student along the way.  Presenters include Dr. Cathe Nutter, Director of University Advising, and Dr. Christine Self, Director of Parent & Family Relations

RRO Series: Red Raider Orientation Registration Holds - What are they, and how can we remove them? February 6, 2024-  View the Recording | Download Slides

Learn what RRO registration holds are and how your student can get them taken care of so they're ready to register for classes during their RRO session this summer.  This webinar is for parents and family members of students attending 2-day RRO sessions this summer.  Reps from Orientation Services, Academic Testing Services, the Office of the Registrar, TSI Advising, University Student Housing, and Student Health Services will be on hand to talk about registration holds and how to remove them. There are two dates to choose from (both are the same content - you do not need to attend both sessions):

 

 

Past Webinars

2023 Webinars

Home for the Holidays with Parent & Family Relations - November 17, 2023  - View the Recording | Download Slides

  • We asked students and families about the challenges of first-year students returning home for the first time since starting college. Learn what each group said along with some helpful tips for a smooth holiday season with your Red Raider at home.

Families and Study Abroad - October 6, 2023 - View the Recording | Download Slides

  • Families are an important part of the study abroad decision making-process and as such, we are offering a webinar just for you! Tune in to learn more about program options, funding such as scholarships and financial aid, health, safety and more.

Raider Success Hub – How Your Student Can Connect to Success - October 2, 2023 - View the Recording

  • Join our webinar with representatives from the Raider Success Hub, an interactive, online student portal.  Learn how your Red Raider can connect with their success team made of up academic advisors, student success specialists, and career advisors to help them stay on track.

Support for your Student in the Classroom - September 18, 2023 - View the Recording | Download Slides

  • Join us for a webinar featuring two key support resources for Red Raiders: The Learning Center and the Undergraduate Writing Center. You'll learn how your student can access tutoring and assistance with writing projects.

Finishing Touches - August 16, 2023 - View the Recording | Download Slides

  • Join Parent & Family Relations and others as we share last - minute reminders and upcoming dates and information as the semester begins. This webinar is primarily for first - years students' families and supporters BUT has great information for returning student's supporters as well.

Fraternity & Sorority Life Information Session for Families - August 9, 2023 - View the recording - use passcode ML&5K9iX

  • This webinar was presented by Fraternity & Sorority Life to give families an overview of fraternity and sorority life recruitment and what to expect having a fraternity or sorority student at Texas Tech.

What is University Coaching? - March 8, 2023 - View the Recording

  • Making the most of the student experience at TTU can be challenging and complex. University Coaching's goal is to help students build the future they want. We do this by offering personalized, one-on-one meetings with a certified Life Coach. Want to learn more? 

2022 Webinars

Encouraging your Red Raider to Make Connections on Campus- October 21, 2022, Noon - View the Recording | Download Slides

  • Families have told us their students are needing support with making connections and developing social skills. Learn from representatives from the Student Counseling Center and University Student Housing how students can get connected on campus.

Families and Study Abroad - October 12th, 2022, Noon - View the Recording

  • Families are an important part of the study abroad decision making-process and as such, we are offering a webinar just for you! Tune in to learn more about program options, funding such as scholarships and financial aid, health, safety and more.

Visiting Lubbock - September 7th, 2022, Noon - View the Recording

  • Learn about fun and exciting things to do when you visit Lubbock! Whether you attend Family Weekend or come to visit your student another time, you'll want to know about local attractions and events to enjoy while you're here.

Helping Your Student Start on the Path to Success - August 17th, 2022, Noon - View the Recording | Download Slides

  • Join us to learn how your Red Raider can start their first semester strong! We will talk about upcoming student engagement opportunities, housing and hospitality reminders, tutoring and academic resources, student health and wellness information, and tips on how you can connect with TTU and support your student!

Preparing Your Student for On-Campus Living - July 20th, 2022, Noon - View the Recording | Download Slides

  • Join us for a webinar with University Student Housing and Hospitality Services as they share information about Fall Move-in, first-year student housing information, dining options on campus, and more!

Preparing for Health and Wellness at Texas Tech - June 22, 2022, Noon - View the Recording | Download Slides

  • Representatives from Student Health Services, the Student Counseling Center, and Risk Intervention and Safety Education (RISE) will share information on how they can help your Red Raider stay healthy and safe at Texas Tech.

Preparing Financially for College - June 1, 2022, Noon - View the Recording | Download Slides

  • Hear from representatives from Student Business Services and Student Financial Aid as they share information on how they can help your students and what you should know about financial support resources and how to pay the bill.

Finals Support Resources for Your Red Raiders - April 13, 2022 - View the Recording

  • Join us for a webinar discussion on the resources available to help your student thrive during final exams! Hear from The Learning Center and the TTU Library on ways your student can prepare for finals and have a successful end of the semester.

Everyone Plays - Why Your Student Should be Participating with UREC - March 2, 2022 - View the Recording 

  • Discover the countless opportunities to get involved with University Recreation. From group fitness classes to intramurals and even outdoor trips, hear from the UREC team about how your student can participate in these activities and more! 

Hot or Cold: Figuring Out Involvement For Your Student. - February 9, 2022 - View the Recording

  • Please join us for a webinar discussion how your student can participate in meaningful involvement opportunities on campus as well as how you can encourage them to get involved! 

2021 Webinars

University Career Services - Career Discussions to Have with your Student - December 1, 2021 - View the Recording

  • This conversation will highlight six strategies that parents and families can use to support their students' future careers and create meaningful experiences for personal and professional development over the holiday break. Brittainy Klemme and Ashley Penner with the University Career Center (UCC) will be available to talk through these strategies and ask any questions you have regarding UCC services. We hope to see you there!

Top Five Financial Topics to Discuss with your Student - November 17, 2021 - View the Recording 

  • Please join us on November 17th at 12 PM for a virtual webinar discussing The Top Five Financial Topics to Discuss with Your Student. Topics will range from financial aid to starting a first job after college and how Red to Black can help during all stages of your student's financial life!

Families and Study Abroad - October 6, 2021 - View the Recording

  • Families are an important part of the study abroad decision making-process and as such, we are offering a webinar just for you! Tune in to learn more about program options, funding such as scholarships and financial aid, health, safety and more.