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Raider Welcome would not be successful without the support of campus departments and members of the Texas Tech and Lubbock communities.

The start of a new semester is a fun and exciting time for us all, and we are committed to providing a safe, enriching and welcoming experience for all of our students joining us this semester.

FINAL Deadline: August 1, 2022

Events submitted by the final deadline will post to the calendar in August.

Important Reminders

  • Only On-Campus Departments and Registered Student Organization Events will be listed on the Raider Welcome Calendar.
  • Groups must contact event locations directly to secure your space. We encourage you to reserve a location before you submit this form.
  • Raider Welcome is NOT an "event" Departments "attend" like a resource fair. Raider Welcome is a marketing opportunity to advertise a welcome event for your department or organization. Your event should be planned and paid for by your department/organization.
  • University Policies & Procedures as they relate to Grounds Use, Risk Management, and Environmental Health & Safety (Food Permits) should always be followed and events that violate these policies will be removed from the Raider Welcome calendar.

Goals of Raider Welcome

Raider Welcome events allow students to learn about and experience the services available to them as members of the Texas Tech community. Programming is designed to help students transition to Texas Tech University while at the same time offering fun, engaging activities that allow them to make personal connections with faculty, staff, current, and new students.

Raider Welcome events complement students' Red Raider Orientation experience, and by the end of the two weeks, students should have the tools they need to start their first semester and make Texas Tech University their new home.

All Raider Welcome Events Must:

  • Provide a place for students to meet other students and build a sense of community.
  • Offer a variety of programs that meet the diverse interests/needs of the student body.
  • Introduce students to the services and opportunities available to them at the University.
  • Engage students in the spirit and involvement that is Texas Tech University.

Please note that inclusion on this calendar does not constitute an endorsement from Texas Tech University as an official university-sponsored event.

Event Tracks

All Raider Welcome events must fall under one of six event tracks. Tracks are how students can filter and find events they are interested in, so self-select the track that best fits your event.

  • Academic Success
  • Wellness & Recreation
  • Social Connections
  • Culture & Diversity
  • Community Involvement
  • Tech Traditions

Raider Welcome Tracks: Academic Success, Wellness & Recreation, Social Connections, Culture & Diversity, Community Involvement, and Tech Traditions


Important Dates

Important dates to keep in mind are:

  • March 1, 2022: Event Submission Forms Open
  • May 2, 2022: Priority Event Submission Deadline
  • May 15, 2022: Online Schedule Published
  • August 1, 2022: FINAL Event Submission Deadline
  • August 4, 2022 at 5:00 pm: Schedule Sent to Print
  • August 12 - September 3, 2022: Raider Welcome
  • August 25, 2022: First Day of Class

Submit An Event

The deadline to submit events for full considerations in Raider Welcome marketing has passed.  You may still submit events until August 11 to the Online Calendar ONLY.  For instructions, email studentengagement@ttu.edu .