Making the transition into Texas Tech is an exciting and challenging time in your life. Whether you are coming to us directly from high school, transferring from another college/university, transitioning from the military or coming from the workforce, we are excited to work with you in creating a comfortable transition and successful start to your TTU career.
We know that a positive, engaging experience can make a significant impact in students' level of satisfaction, academic performance, campus involvement and progress toward graduation. We work hard to create opportunities for you to connect to student support offices on campus and engage you with leadership & involvement opportunities.
You'll find information related to each of the major college transition periods at Texas Tech University, including admission to enrollment, first year experience, major selection, moving off campus, sophomore year experience, and capstone/senior experiences.
We are looking forward to having you join us on campus. Here are your next steps towards becoming a Texas Tech student.
Admitted Student Tasklist
The Admitted Student Tasklist provides a comprehensive checklist of steps for a student to take prior to beginning classes at Texas Tech University. This portal takes you step-by-step through the process of enrolling and checks off each item as you complete it.
Red Raider Orientation
Red Raider Orientation (RRO) is an opportunity for new students to learn about Texas Tech University and the programs and services offered. Red Raider Orientation was designed to guide each new student at Texas Tech to success. While at RRO, students will get the chance to meet other new students, get advice from current students, meet with an advisor, register for classes, learn new Texas Tech traditions, and have fun!
Our optional on-campus Raiderland Experience program offers the perfect opportunity for Admitted Students to learn more about Texas Tech. Students who attend will have the chance to tour the campus, visit the residence halls, talk with campus representatives and hear what current Tech students are saying about life on campus.
Red Raider Camp
Red Raider Camp is an optional next step for new students to Texas Tech University. RRC is a three-day adventure led by current Red Raiders who are ready to share their personal experiences and keys to success for being at Texas Tech and Lubbock. RRC is designed to prepare students for success by providing an opportunity to have fun, make friends, experience traditions, and learn more about their new home, Texas Tech University!
We are glad you are here! We will support you throughout your first year at Tech.
Raider Welcome is a two-week 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.
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 - which begin the Monday before the start of fall classes - 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!
Go to www.raiderwelcome.ttu.edu for more information or download the TTU Mobile app from your phone/tablet app store for a FREE interactive version of the Raider Welcome schedule!
Students entering Texas Tech are invited to a celebration of the beginning of their education at Texas Tech University. This event takes place the evening before classes start and is a way for students to connect with one another while enjoying free food, live music and activities. During the event, a current Texas Tech student will offer inspiring words and knowledge to set students on their course of academic and personal success.
Hub City Fest
Taking place during the first week of classes, the Hub City Fest is designed to help new and current students learn about all the Hub City has to offer! Connect with local businesses and learn more about what your new community has to offer. Lots of freebies, music and more!
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.
First Year Raider Experience
Your first year at Texas Tech University is filled with many opportunities and choices. The First Year Raider Experience at Tech is a collection of programs and services designed to help student successfully navigate your first year as a Red Raider.
The programs and services will guide you as you chart your courses at Tech with the ultimate destination of graduation. Whatever your plans, we can help you map your future and avoid detours.
Discover how you can get more involved and make an impact as part of the Tech community.
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.
Do you know what your fees pay for? Come find out about the "FREE" services available to you - all in one place.
The TEXAS TECHSPO is your one-stop shop for information about all on-campus resources: from financial aid to student activities to academic resources to health & wellness and everything in between.
The TECHSPO has the insider exclusive on how to get the most from the fees you pay. This is your opportunity to ask questions and get the scoop on all the perks and resources available to you – right here on campus!
Raiders Who Rock
The Raiders Who Rock program is designed to recognize students, faculty, staff, or
student organizations who exemplify the TTU Ethical Principles through their actions
and services within the Lubbock and Tech communities.
Oftentimes these students, faculty/staff and organizations are involved in activities within the Lubbock and Tech Communities, and do the work that they do because it is fulfilling to them, not for recognition. With this understanding, we would like to recognize these Texas Tech community members through this program and in a way that allows someone else to initiate the Raiders Who Rock stories.
Be on the lookout for individuals and groups who you feel really rock! Uphold the ethical principles, and YOU might be recognized for your efforts.