View our Texas Tech Commitment video series to learn more.
- Texas Tech’s plans to return to campus, as outlined below, are based upon information available as of August 24, 2020. Texas Tech will continue to follow and make decisions based on guidance provided by local and state health officials and the Centers for Disease Control.
- Texas Tech Commitment Announcements: Faculty/Staff | Students/Parents | Facial Covering Policy | Study Abroad Cancellation | Support of International Students
- Governor Abbot’s Executive Orders: Face Coverings | Campus Face Covering Policy & Exemptions
- Face masks or appropriate face coverings will be required in campus buildings by all students, faculty, and staff: Campus Face Covering Policy & Exemptions .
- At Texas Tech University, we value the connections that you'll make with other Red Raiders, faculty and staff. Being a Red Raider allows you the opportunity to make lifelong friends, find community and success. As a campus community, we are working hard to create a fun and safe experience for you this fall while practicing social distancing guidelines. Our goal is for you to enjoy the vibrant campus life experience for which Texas Tech is known.
- The Center for Campus Life is hosting live Zoom sessions with TTU student organizations for incoming students every Wednesday over the summer. The sessions will include several types of clubs and organizations: Student Government Association, Academic-Based, Advocacy and Activism, Service and Philanthropy, Cultural and International, Fraternity and Sorority Life, Hobby and Leisure, Recreation and Sport, Honor, Political, Pre-Law, Pre-Professional, Residence Hall Association, and Spiritual and Faith based organizations.
- Red Raider Orientation is hosting virtual campus resource fairs for incoming students through live Zoom sessions every Monday over the summer. The resource fairs are opportunities for new students to learn about the student support services offered at Texas Tech. These services will help enhance the student experience both in and outside the classroom.
Fraternity & Sorority Recruitment
- The fraternity and sorority experience at Texas Tech University is a time-honored tradition that focuses on communal belonging, leadership and service all of which we are committed to preserve. For the fall, there will be a hybrid of in-person and virtual recruitment events to promote the health and safety of participating students.
- Each Wednesday over the summer beginning in early June, the Fraternity & Sorority Life Office will host a live Zoom session to answer questions related to Fraternity & Sorority Life at TTU.
- TTU College Panhellenic Council (CPH) fall 2020 formal recruitment will take place Sunday, August 17th through Saturday, August 22nd with a mix of virtual and in-person events. For more information and to sign up for CPH recruitment, please visit https://www.ttupanhellenic.com/
- TTU Interfraternity Council (IFC) fall 2020 recruitment dates will be announced soon. To sign up for IFC recruitment, please visit fsl.ttu.edu and go to Interfraternity Council under the tab, Communities.
- TTU Multicultural Greek Council (MGC) Showcase will be held September 10th. For more details, please visit fsl.ttu.edu and go to Multicultural Greek Council under the tab, Communities.
- TTU National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) Meet the Greeks night will be held on September 9th. For more details, please visit fsl.ttu.edu and to National Pan-Hellenic Council under the tab, Communities.
- Please note these dates and times are subject to change. For more information, visit fsl.ttu.edu.
- There will be opportunities both virtually and in-person to join one or more student organizations this fall while promoting the health and safety of our students.
- Texas Tech University has over 550 student organizations to meet our students' interests.
- Research suggests that students that are involved on campus are more likely to achieve academic success, have high levels of student satisfaction and persist toward graduation.
- There will be an in-person Student Organization Fair during Raider Welcome for students interested in learning about and joining student organizations. Care will be taken to ensure limited gathering sizes and social distancing in-line with current health guidance.
- For more information on student organizations, including how to join, incoming and current students can visit Tech Connect at techconnect.dsa.ttu.edu.
- For more information about all of our student organizations and student involvement events, please visit studentinvolvement.ttu.edu.
- Raider Welcome
is currently scheduled to take place beginning August 16th, and typically
hosts around 150 events. All events are designed to provide the following
- 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.
- All Raider Welcome events fall under one of six event tracks: Academic Success, Social Connections Culture & Diversity, Community Involvement, and Tech Traditions.
- Departments involved in hosting Raider Welcome will follow current health guidelines as they plan events.
- A full Raider Welcome event calendar including locations of events will be available later in July.
- Many colleges and departments host open houses and meet and greets during Raider Welcome where students can engage with faculty, advisors, and other students.
- The Division of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion will host the First-Generation Welcome Event as part of Raider Welcome. This event will be a meet-and-greet and is open to all first-generation college students so that they can meet other first-generation students and learn about the various support programs and resources on campus for first-generation students. Social distancing will be practiced and options to engage virtually will also be an available.
- Athletic events on campus are expected to return this fall and we will provide more details later in the summer.
- The Division of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion will continue offering all programs and services to the TTU community and local Lubbock area. Each unit and department have transitioned to virtual offerings for meetings and events. Fall 2020 will be an exploration of offering in-person, virtual and hybrid options for the various academic, financial literacy, social, cultural, and research programs and events. This includes orientations and welcome events for McNair Scholars Program, Mentor Tech, TRIO Student Support Services and Military & Veterans Programs.
- Student organizations will follow current health guidelines as they plan events for the fall semester. Guidelines could include but are not limited to: Meet in outdoor spaces on campus as much as possible, limit group gatherings to 50 or less or less than 50% of room capacity whichever is less, limit personal contact, and other health precautions.
- Family Weekend will be planned in conjunction with TTU Athletics, currently scheduled for October 15-17.
- TTU Parent & Family Relations will continue to host Family Day events throughout the semester as planned. These are separate from Family Weekend and feature various campus and community events.
- Homecoming is expected to continue this Fall and we will provide more details on what the schedule of events might look like later this summer.