Red Raider Orientation
Welcome! We are excited that you are joining us for the Spring 2023! If you are already admitted to Texas Tech and have not yet auditioned or submitted a portfolio for review, please see our Admissions Page for specific requirements based on your program of interest. If you have already been admitted to your program of interest through audition or portfolio review (or you are planning to attend under the BA Theatre Arts Program), please check out the Red Raider Orientation Homepage for next steps. You will meet with an academic advisor for your program to discuss course information and schedule your classes at Red Raider Orientation. To get in touch with your advisor, please see our Who is My Advisor? page below!
Texas Success Initiative (TSI)
As a new incoming student to Texas Tech University, you may be required to take TSI.
Students who are required to enroll in TSI courses will receive notification prior
to their RRO session via their TTU email. Students are advised to complete TSI testing
before attending Red Raider Orientation. Otherwise, you will be required to test when
you attend Orientation and your registration for classes may be delayed.
Frequently Asked Questions
Am I Admitted to the TCVPA?
Most majors in the TCVPA require a separate application or admission to be considered. All degree programs, with the exception of the BA Theatre Arts, require an application to their program of interest through RaiderConnect. A performance audition may also be required with admission not guaranteed. Please contact the advisor based on your program of interest for more details.
If you haven't already completed your application for your entry term, or have questions about your admission status to your specific program, please reach out to us at the information below.
Who is My Advisor?
Your advisor is your go-to contact as a student at Texas Tech. We have a dedicated academic advisor for each of our schools. You will meet with them during your RRO session, but feel free to reach out to them before then!
School of Art
Bulmaro Cruz- Art Undergraduate Advisor
School of Music
Kim Calvert - Music Undergraduate Advisor
School of Theatre & Dance
Abed Monawar - Theatre & Dance Undergraduate Advisor
Interdisciplinary Arts Studies
Aaron Chavarria - Interdisciplinary Arts Advisor / Lead Advisor
How Can I Get Involved On Campus?
We believe connecting with your fellow artists is the best way to strengthen your abilities and open the door to future career in the arts. We have award-winning ensembles, clubs and organizations that are open to all Red Raiders!
What Arts Scholarships are Available?
We want to encourage your growth as an artist. That is why we offer scholarships at the college, school and individual program level.
What is TTUArts?
We want you to connect with your fellow students, faculty, and the Lubbock Arts Community. TTUArts is our network on social media to create, share, and celebrate our talented artists across all mediums in the TCVPA on a weekly basis. Follow our story:
Questions about Grants, Loans, or University Scholarships?
Current Military, Veteran or Dependent?
Need to Send Final High School or College Transcript?
Send transcripts to:
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Lubbock TX 79409
Need to Send CLEP, AP or Other Scores?
Office of the Registrar
Lubbock TX 79409
J.T. & Margaret Talkington College of Visual & Performing Arts
AddressSchool of Theatre & Dance Building | Box 45060 | 2812 18th Street STE 222 | Lubbock TX 79409