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Advising & Class Registration

Step 2: Advising & Registration

Get Advised and Register for Classes

Students will register for classes after meeting with their academic advisors during their scheduled Advising & Registration session, Step 2 of the Red Raider Orientation process.  Our academic advisors are here to talk with you and facilitate your class registration. While advising may look different for each academic college, virtual advising involves meetings with your advisor using email, telephone, or video chat technology. Read our sample schedule to know what you can expect.  You will receive a detailed schedule two days prior to your scheduled date.

Make Connections

Through a virtual format we will provide content for students and guests that create ways for you to foster virtual communities to help your transition to Texas Tech. Your RRO Crew and Transfer Ambassadors will be in touch with you throughout the summer and are excited to welcome you to Texas Tech University.

In addition to our Advising & Registration, Raiderland Experience and  Raider Welcome (Steps 3 and 4) are also great opportunities to create community. Any updates on these programs will be provided via email, our website, and social media.

Prepare for Success

Step 2 of your Red Raider Orientation is also an opportunity for new students to learn about Texas Tech University and the programs and services offered. Red Raider Orientation is designed to guide each new student at Texas Tech to success, and we are committed to providing you resources to prepare for success during your first year. 

Remember to complete the Online Modules component of orientation (Step 1) at your own pace before your scheduled Advising & Registration session. Modules will open May 3 and you can log in with your eRaider credentials to access and complete your Modules.

Questions

We know you may have many questions about your Red Raider Orientation. You will receive direct updates through your Texas Tech email accounts, and we will post up-to-date information on this website as well as through our social media platforms.

 

We look forward to creating a positive and supportive experience for you in your transition to Texas Tech University.

Stay safe and Wreck Em!

Advising & Registration FAQ 

When is my RRO Advising & Registration session?

To view the Advising & Registration date you signed up for, please log back into the Registration system. You can find out how to update your session date by visiting our Making Changes page. Space is limited in each session based on academic college and major.

Why do we have a date for  Advising & Registration if it is virtual?

Signing up for an Advising & Registration date is essentially making an appointment with your academic advisor. You will connect with your academic advisor via video conferencing, phone or other technologies on your scheduled date. Having a scheduled date also allows RRO to provide opportunities for you to connect with peers, current students, financial aid advisors, and support staff in an effective and manageable way. View the sample schedule to find out what you can expect the day of your session.

Will there still be an RRO student fee?

Yes. The fee for Red Raider Orientation is $60 and includes access to the online orientation modules, access to information and resources to help you be successful, pays for advanced technology, materials and much more.

Will there still be an RRO guest fee?

No. Red Raider Orientation has made the decision to provide Parent & Family/Guest programming free of charge. We will continue to provide programming, education, and involvement activities for parents, family members and guests. 

Should I still register my guest for Red Raider Orientation?

Red Raider Orientation will still provide opportunities for Parents and Family Members/Guests to be engaged and educated about Texas Tech University and the programs and services available to students. While Red Raider Orientation will look different, we still want you involved and connected. We are committed to providing you the information you need to help support your student and their success as a Red Raider! You can add a guest by logging back into the RRO registration system and clicking on the "Guests" tab, adding your guest's information, and clicking submit.

When will I register for classes?

Students will register for classes after meeting with their academic advisors during their scheduled RRO session. Remember, before you can register for classes during orientation, you must clear any registration holds and complete your Online Modules.

Will I be able to talk to current Texas Tech students?

Yes! Our Red Raider Orientation student Crew members are excited to welcome you to Texas Tech University. They will be available during your scheduled RRO session to answer questions.

What will I do on the day of my scheduled RRO session?

Get ready to learn about your academic college, meet with your academic advisor, register for classes, learn about university resources, meet classmates and much more. View a sample schedule to get an idea of what to expect. Remember, this is a sample schedule. You will receive a full, detailed schedule with links two days prior to your scheduled date to your TTU email.

Will I be able to look at my assigned room for on-campus Housing?

Yes! Please visit University Student Housing to see what your residence hall room will look like. You can also take a Residence Hall tour during our optional Raiderland Experience program.

Do I have to participate in everything on the schedule?

All portions of RRO Advising & Registration are considered mandatory. You are required to participate in the entire program. If you do not participate, arrive late, or miss your advising session, you may be blocked from registering for classes. Visit our Schedule page for more information. 

What happens if my schedule conflicts with all the RRO Advising & Registration sessions? 

All incoming students are required to participate in an orientation session to register for their first semester of classes.  If it is absolutely impossible for you to participate in a regularly scheduled RRO session, we offer last-minute sessions prior to each semester. However, it is in your best interest and we STRONGLY encourage you to participate in a regular RRO session.  It is not possible to register for courses without participating RRO.