We create shared experiences so that every member of the Texas Tech community is positively impacted by the work of Transition & Engagement, whether it is a connection made, knowledge gained, or experience enhanced.
We intentionally develop and implement programs that support students in each of the major college transition periods at Texas Tech University – from your first day on campus to choosing a major and more.
Raider Welcome is a series of FUN and FREE events designed to welcome new and returning students to the Texas Tech campus. Raider Welcome occurs the week before and throughout the first week of classes in both the Fall and Spring semesters.
Raider Welcome events are set to help you experience what services and programs are here for you! Whether you're new or returning to campus, these events will help you prepare for a successful year and experience what it means to be a Texas Tech student. Among the activities are a few major events, some old-standing traditions, and some exciting new opportunities that you just cannot afford to miss!
The Raider Welcome calendar of events will ease students' transition to and enhance persistence at Texas Tech by:
- Providing a place for students to meet other students and build a sense of community.
- Offering a variety of programs that meet the diverse interests and needs of the student body.
- Introducing students to the services and opportunities available to them at the University.
- Engaging students in the spirit and involvement that is Texas Tech University.
Students entering Texas Tech are invited to a celebration of the beginning of their education at Texas Tech University. This laid back event is a great way for students to connect with one another while enjoying free food, live music and activities.
Raider Roundup will support students' transition by:
- Creating an atmosphere that lessens anxiety, promotes positive attitudes, and builds excitement for the coming academic year.
- Connecting students to the Red Raider family through interactions with fellow students, staff, and faculty in a fun and welcoming environment.
Hub City Fest
Hub City Fest is designed to help new and current students learn about all the Hub City. Connect with local businesses and learn more about what your new community has to offer. Lots of freebies, music and more!
Hub City Fest will bridge the gap between the campus and the Lubbock community by:
- Collaborating with businesses and campus departments to highlight off-campus resources to promote well-being.
- Integrating students into social and cultural opportunities that exist beyond the Texas Tech campus.
Tech Leadership Institute
The Tech Leadership Institute (TLI) is a 8-week program designed to help new students (first-year and transfer) develop their personal and professional skills so they can be more successful both in and out of the classroom and have a positive impact on the Texas Tech community.
The Tech Leadership Institute will increase the number and effectiveness of student leaders at Texas Tech University by:
- Providing a variety of opportunities for first-year and transfer students to develop strong personal leadership identities.
- Mentoring a growing community of ethical, innovative, responsible, civic minded leaders who contribute positively to their local and global communities.
- Promoting continued engagement through involvement, leadership, and employment opportunities at and beyond Texas Tech.
If you are a new transfer student at Texas Tech, check out the Transfer Connection. While this isn't your first collegiate experience, this is your first year at Texas Tech, and we want to make you feel welcome and help you through your journey in higher education. Consider the Transfer Connection as a way to get to know your new home.
Transfer Connection will contribute to university-wide efforts that boost transfer student success by:
- Advocating for the unique needs of transfer students.
- Facilitating meaningful connections with peers, transfer leaders and staff.
- Discussing and providing resources for possible transitional issues transfer students may encounter.
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The Texas Techspo will enrich student success by:
- Educating students about campus resources that enhance academic and personal growth and development.
- Enabling campus-wide collaboration to increase student success through personal connections.
- Removing barriers to access by providing a one-stop shop for information.
Majors and Minors Fair
Uncertain about what major to choose? Chosen a major but are unsure? Confident in your choice of a major and interested in adding a major, minor or certificate?
The Majors and Minors (M&M) Fair is designed for ALL students who want to find out more about majors, minors, and other academic opportunities! Come to the M&M Fair to speak with faculty and staff from all academic units and colleges in a single, centralized location. The event is designed to help students who have not yet declared their major/minor as well as those who have declared, but still may be uncertain about their choice of major, minor, or career path.
The M&M Fair will support academic persistence and lasting success by:
- Equipping students with information about majors, minors, and programs of study.
- Encouraging students' self-exploration of personal and career goals.
- Initiating interactions between students, and faculty, student leaders, and professional advisors.
- Empowering students, whether they are in their first or last semester, to take steps towards graduation.
Raiders Who Rock
The purpose of the Raiders Who Rock program is to recognize outstanding students, faculty, and staff who make Texas Tech a better community for all of its members. The contributions of these individuals can range from exemplary accomplishments to small gestures, but each one positively impacts the quality of life for members of the Texas Tech and Lubbock communities.
The Raiders Who Rock program will celebrate individuals and teams who advance the Texas Tech University mission by:
- Recognizing Red Raiders for their unique skills, talents and contributions.
- Creating opportunities to bring our community together to express gratitude and thanks.
- Encouraging ethical awareness, decision-making and social responsibility.