Texas Tech University

Move-In Special

Volume 17, Special Issue

The official move-in day is Sunday, August 19th 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 18 from 10AM to 5PM and Sunday, August 19 from 10AM to 5PM to assist students with fall Move-In.

A few important things to consider before the move:

  • 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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Before You Arrive

Your student should plan to bring the following items:

  • Texas Tech Student ID or an appropriate State Issued ID
  • Backpack
  • Notebook(s)
  • Pens
  • Pencils
  • Laptop

If your are trying to determine the best choice for helping your student move in, please see the following responses to a recent poll we took of current Texas Tech parents regarding move-in.

  • When did your student move into their residence hall?
    • 81% moved in on official move-in day
    • 19% moved in later during move-in week
  • Did you assist your student in the move-in process?
    • 95% of parents assisted their students with move-in

Talk to your student about using Student Health Services any time they feel sick or are needing a check-up while they are on campus. They can familiarize themselves with the Student Wellness Center and learn how to set up an appointment by watching this video

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 When You Arrive

If your student is new to campus, their first stop will be the office of their assigned residence hall 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 residence hall 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://www.depts.ttu.edu/housing/movein.php.

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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 their 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, 2018. For more information please visit http://www.depts.ttu.edu/rise/thinkaboutit/LoginInstructions.php.

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Make sure to register your student's vehicle!

If your student plans on parking on campus this year, make sure they purchase a permit! Visit http://www.depts.ttu.edu/parking/InformationFor/StudentParking.php for more information on options and purchasing..

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Bicycle Sale begins 9 a.m., Monday, August 20

Does your student need a bicycle? Used bicycles are available for sale on a first-come, first-served basis at 9 a.m., Monday, August 20 in students' My Parking Account. The second half of the sale takes place at 9 a.m., Monday, August 27. 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 27th? 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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Fun and Free Activities with Student Activities Board

August 21: Night at the SUB 4:00-9:00 pm throughout the SUB

  • SAB will be hosting activities and Hospitality Services will provide plenty of food! Free with TTU Student ID

August 24: Dive-in Movie: Oceans 8 Starts at dusk (approx.. 8:30) Rec Leisure Pool

  • Dive back into school with SAB and rec sports to enjoy the new movie with popcorn, snow cones, and cotton candy. Free with TTU Student ID

August 27-31: Poster Sale 9:00 am- 6:00 pm SUB Red Raider Ballroom

August 28: Tie Dye Tuesday 11:00 am-2:00 pm Free Speech Gazebo

  • It's sure to be a far out groovy experience! Come create your own colorful creation!

August 29: SAB Info Session 6:00 pm SUB Courtyard

  • Come meet the Student Activities Board to learn about the board & how to become a member!

August 30: Late Night Movie Solo: A Star Wars Story 10:00 pm SUB Escondido Theatre

  • Free popcorn & drink coupons provided by Hospitality Services. Come early- limited seating! Free with TTU Student ID

August 31: Open Mic Night 6:00 pm SUB North Plaza

  • Like to sing or tell jokes? Share your talents with your fellow Red Raiders!

August 31: SAB Info Session 9:00 pm SUB Escondido Theatre

August 31: Late Night Movie Solo: A Star Wars Story 10:00 pm SUB Escondido Theatre

  • Free popcorn & drink coupons provided by Hospitality Services. Come early-limited seating! Free with TTU Student ID

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Student Legal Services: Power of Attorney Workshops

Student Legal Services is offering students a Power of Attorney workshop on Monday, August 20, from 2:30 - 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, August 22, 23,and 24, from 9:00 a.m. -- 12:00 noon. This service is only available to current TTU students. Please visit our table near the SUB food court and CopyMail. It only takes around 15 minutes to execute your Medical Power of Attorney and other documents. You must bring your drivers license!

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Office: Student Financial Aid & Scholarships and Student Business Services

Date: Saturday, August 18th & Sunday, August 19th
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 18th & Sunday, August 19th
Time: 9:00 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: Saturday, August 18th and Sunday, August 19th
Time: 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: Student Union Building
*Encourage your student to pick up textbooks on another day.

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SUB Building Hours During Raider Welcome

August 19th 12:00pm-8:00 pm

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays 7:00 am – 11:00 pm

Thursdays and Fridays 7:00 am- midnight

Sundays 12:00-11:00 pm

Closed Labor Day weekend

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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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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 Texas Tech Alumni Association 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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Student Health Services

Parents of TTU students are invited to come and tour our clinic. We are happy to talk with parents about the services we provide, our billing process, and give you the opportunity to meet some of our outstanding nurses and providers. Move in weekend would be a great time for you to come in with your student while they establish care while become familiar with our services. Call us today and schedule a tour or make an appointment with one of our providers.

If you are interested in a tour or appointment, please contact us at 806.743.2848.

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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 2018

Mark your calendars for September 28-29, 2018 when Texas Tech takes on West Virginia. 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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Family Visit Day @ First Friday Art Trail

Family Day at First Friday Art Trail will be October 5, 2018. Visit your student and connect with the growing arts scene in Lubbock! The First Friday Art Trail attracts thousands of visitors to Lubbock's Arts District. See works of art from local, regional, and national artists, visit galleries and museums, hear live music, try cuisine from local food trucks. For more information about the First Friday Art Trail, visit http://www.ffat.org/.

Planning to attend Family Visit Day on October 5th? Let us know using this quick RSVP Form

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