Texas Tech University

Move-In Special

Volume 16, Special Issue

The official move-in day is Sunday, August 20th starting at 10:00 a.m. and we want to be sure you are prepared for this big day.
Below you will find helpful move-in related information for you and your student.

A Message from University Student Housing

Move-In Day is an exciting time for Texas Tech University and University Student Housing wants all of our students to be prepared for the big day. The Welcome Center will be open on Saturday, August 19 from 10AM to 5PM and Sunday, August 20 from 10AM to 5PM to assist students with fall Move-In.

A few important things to consider before the move:

  • Learn more about your room dimensions and your hall complex.
  • Review your room, hall, roommate and dining plan assignments.
  • Consider purchasing blankets, sheets, and comforters from Residence Hall Linens.
  • Consider renting a MicroFridge from Collegiate Concepts.
  • Consider having laundry done by Red Raider Laundry.
  • Purchase a parking permit from University Parking Services for your appropriate residence hall lot.
  • Consider Renters Insurance from GradGuard.
  • Start gathering boxes for Move-In and spend time with family and friends!

More information can be found at housing.ttu.edu/movein.

If University Student Housing can help in any way before Move-In Day, don't hesitate to call the Welcome Center at 806-742-2661.

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When you Arrive

If your student is new to campus, their first stop will be the office of their assigned hall/complex to pick up their room key and check-in paperwork. In order to check-in, the student will need either their Texas Tech Student ID or an appropriate State Issued ID for identity verification, so please be sure to pack that somewhere easily accessible!

If your student is a returning resident, please have them stop by their hall/complex with their Texas Tech Student ID to check in.

Once checked-in with the office you can start moving in. Students and parents may park in any designated residence hall lot (Z lots). Please note that parking is limited so we suggest planning to drop items off at the curb and then parking farther out.

For more information visit http://housing.ttu.edu/movein/.

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Items to bring/not bring

Be sure you and your student go over the list of items to bring and not bring, which can be found online at http://housing.ttu.edu/movein/. It is also important that your student coordinate with roommate(s) about who is bringing larger items such as refrigerators, televisions, and microwaves.

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Housing & Hospitality Services Contract Guide

The University Student Housing and Hospitality Services Contract Guide contains the most current information regarding the rules and regulations of the residence halls.

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Move-In Tips

Would you like some tips to help make move-in a little easier? Our students have compiled a list of helpful tips to ensure your students move-in is as smooth as possible. CLICK HERE to see what they have to say.

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Think About It

Parents, please remind your First Year & Transfer Students Think About IT, the required online education course from RISE is due by September 30th, 2017. For more information please visit http://www.depts.ttu.edu/rise/thinkaboutit/LoginInstructions.php.

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Reminder: Purchase a Parking Permit for Your Student

If your student is bringing a vehicle to park on campus for the semester or year, make sure they have purchased a permit for their vehicle. Purchasing and account management is online through My Parking Account available at www.parking.ttu.edu.

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Used Bicycle Sales Available August 21 and 28

At the start of each fall semester, Texas Tech students and employees may purchase a used bicycle from Transportation and Parking Services. The department saves bicycles from abandoned bicycle collections (OP 76.09) that best combine quality and condition. Each bicycle is sold USED and AS-IS, costs $40, and comes with a new U-lock. Bicycles are sold on a first-come, first-served basis, and each sale contains about 110 bicycles available for purchase. For more details, please see http://www.depts.ttu.edu/parking/InformationFor/Bicycling/BicycleSales.php.

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Raider Welcome

Are you worried your student will have too much free time before classes start on the 28th? Don't worry! Raider Welcome is a two-week series of FUN and FREE events designed to welcome new and returning students. By the end of the two weeks students will have all the tools they need to start the first semester and make Texas Tech their own.

Some of the events include:

  • $0.99 Steak Night and Ice Cream Social
  • Night @ the SUB and Student Org Fair
  • Barnes & Noble Nite
  • Dive-in Movie
  • Wreck 'Em Rally
  • University Convocation
  • Hub City Fest
  • And so much more!

There are also two service projects with Habitat for Humanity and United Blood Services where students can give back to the Lubbock community.

For more information and a complete list of events visit www.raiderwelcome.ttu.edu.

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Raider Royale Carnival Casino Night

Parents, remind your Red Raiders to join the RISE & R.H.A department for Raider Royal Casino Night, an alcohol alternative event at the United Supermarket Arena! The event is free and open to all Red Raiders. We will have games, food, and more!

Date: Thursday, August 24th, 2017
Time: 8:00P.M. – midnight
Venue: United Supermarkets Arena

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Study Abroad

Study Abroad applications will open on August 15th. If your student is eligible, encourage them to visit www.studyabroad.ttu.edu for details and deadlines. Family plays a vital part in the study abroad process at Texas Tech – from a student's decision to participate all the way through their return. We hope you will visit the Study Abroad webpage dedicated to the TTU parents, guardians, and mentors who wish to learn more about how studying abroad can have a tremendous, transformative impact on their college student's academic, professional, and personal development.

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University Career Center Ice Cream Social

Attention parents and families of TTU incoming freshman! Please remind your student to come join us for free ice cream, music and a game-day atmosphere with appearances by the Masked Rider and Spirit Squad! Incoming freshman will learn how the Career Center can help them prepare for their future career. By beginning to utilize our services as a freshman, your student will be a pro by the time they graduate.

Date: Monday, August 21st, 2017
Time: 6:00P.M. – 8:00P.M.
Venue:University Career Center, Wiggins Complex

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Welcome Back Pizza Party

Moving in is exhausting! The Texas Tech Alumni Association wants to help students recharge after a long move-in weekend with a Welcome Back Pizza Party hosted by the Texas Tech Student Alumni Association. All students are invited to join us on Monday, Aug. 21 from 12-2 p.m. at the McKenzie-Merket Alumni Center (located between Horn/Knapp and Talkington Hall at the TTU Ring Sculpture) for FREE food, drinks, Kona Ice and giveaways. We can't wait to meet our future alumni!

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Rider Raider Ride Bike Tour

Your student can get comfortable with riding a bicycle on campus at the Rider Raider Ride Bike Tour. In a partnership with Transportation and Parking Services and the Outdoor Pursuits Center, seasoned cyclists will guide new bicyclists on campus to see campus art and learn cycling laws and best practices. On-site bicycle registration will be available before the ride begins. Meet at Memorial Circle at 6 p.m. Wednesday, August 30. More details are available HERE.

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Office: Student Financial Aid & Scholarships and Student Business Services

Date: Saturday, August 19th & Sunday, August 20th
Time: 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Location: Student Financial Center, 301 West Hall
Location: Scholarship Office, 205 West Hall

Student Financial Center staff will be available to assist with billing, payment plans, waiver/exemption, third party, financial aid, or scholarship questions.

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Office: University ID

Date: Saturday, August 19th & Sunday, August 20th
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Student Union Building

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Office: Student Disability Services

Date: Sunday, August 20th
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: 335 West Hall

Students and parents are welcome to stop by if they have questions about the services and support provided by Student Disability Services. The TECHniques Center will also be open from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. to welcome new students to the program.

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Barnes and Noble University Bookstore

Date: Sunday, August 20th
Time: 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: Student Union Building
*Encourage your student to pick up textbooks on another day.

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Contacting various departments

Having trouble reaching a department? This time of the year is a busy one and many departments are experiencing high call volume. Below are additional ways to contact departments.

Student Business Services
Email: sbs@ttu.edu
Ask Raider Red: Use this section to ask questions
Phone: 806-742-3272
Toll Free: 866-774-9477
Fax: 806-742-5910

Student Financial Aid
Email: finaid.advisor@ttu.edu
Phone: 806-742-3681
Fax: 806-742-0880

University Student Housing
Email: housing@ttu.edu
Monday-Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM CDT
Closed Saturday & Sunday
Phone: 806-742-2661
Fax: 806-742-2696

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Texas Tech Parents Association

The Texas Tech Parents Association Welcome Center is open Saturday, Sunday and Monday during move-in weekend. We are located inside of Varsity Bookstore across from campus at 1305 University Avenue.

Saturday from 9 - 5
Sunday from 10 - 5
Monday-Friday from 8-6

Come on over! Pick up your official Family Weekend t-shirts, and group football tickets, Family Fun Night Dinner Tickets and Clear Bags from (all preordered by 8/15/17.

New members, pick up your gift calendar!

Aren't a member of Texas Tech Parents Association? Join today at www.texastechparents.org.

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Renter's Insurance For On and Off Campus Students

Renters Insurance is an ideal option for college students and young adults looking for personal property and liability protection. Renters Insurance offers coverage for your property which ensures that you will be able to replace your belongings. Plus, your electronics, such as your phone and tablet, are covered up to the property policy limits.

Texas Tech and University Student Housing is not liable for any damage to personal property.

Consider Renters Insurance from GradGuard.

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Take Advantage of a TTAA Parent/Student Membership

Parents have the unique opportunity to stay connected with their students and Texas Tech by taking advantage of the Texas Tech Alumni Association (TTAA) Parent/Student membership at a discounted rate!

$25 Student Membership
+ $50 Parent Membership
$60 Parent and Student TTAA Membership (traditionally $75)

Sign up now and tailgate together at our exclusive member-only Frazier Alumni Pavilion every home football game. Parents, you don't have to be a Texas Tech graduate to be a TTAA member. Your spouse can also join you at no additional cost! With the joint membership, your student will be part of the Texas Tech Student Alumni Association—a great place to meet fellow Red Raiders and make lifelong connections.

Download the membership form. For more information, contact Laura Bixler at (806) 834-8718 or at laura.bixler@ttu.edu.

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Road Raiders Safe Travel Network

We all worry about our kids while they are on the road. Cell phones have helped us keep in touch – but what about when you can't be there to help? Who ya gonna call? Tech Parents is proud to sponsor the Road Raider Safe Travel Network. We have a terrific group of volunteer parents who are willing to assist students when family can't. If you would like to volunteer to be on the Road Raider safe travel list, we'd love to add your name. See the link for details and adding your name. Read more about Road Raiders here.

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Yahoo - BooHoo

What to do after returning home from moving your student to Lubbock? Why you Yahoo - Boohoo of course!

Live in the D/FW area? RSVP HERE today to reserve your spot and the Yahoo BooHoo party on Saturday, September 16th! Limited to the first 125 guests. If you live in Fort Worth/Tarrant County and would like to host a Yahoo-Boohoo please email collincounty@texastechparents.com and we will work with you to make that happen. It's a fun event and we want everyone to be able to participate, regardless of the distance.

Live in San Antonio? RSVP HERE today to reserve your spot at the Yahoo-BooHoo party on Thursday, September 14, 2017. All are welcome!

Check back to our website for more Yahoo-Boohoo events in your area. www.texastechparents.org.

Texas Tech Parents Association builds the Red Raider Family Community in your area! Join Today!

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Thanksgiving Bus Trip

Thanksgiving Bus Trip ticket sales will be available soon. Visit www.depts.ttu.edu/parentrelations/bustrips.php for more details.

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Save the Date for Family Weekend 2017

Mark your calendars for September 29-30, 2017 when Texas Tech takes on OSU. Visit our website for additional Family Weekend information, schedule, and more! For questions regarding ticket sales, please contact the Texas Tech Athletic Ticket Office at 806-742-4412.

Make your hotel reservations early, as rooms will fill up quick! Click HERE for a complete listing of Lubbock hotels.

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