Texas Tech University Welcomes Students With the Winter Raider Welcome

Students can participate in more than 45 events.

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The Texas Tech University Office of Transition & Engagement will host the Winter Raider Welcome Monday (Jan. 15) through Saturday (Jan. 20). New and returning students can participate in more than 45 fun and free events.

“Winter Raider Welcome is a great way to celebrate the beginning of a new semester, while reconnecting to all the great programs and services available across campus,” said Rachel Jackson, associate director of Transition & Engagement. “Whether you’re new or returning to campus, these events will help you prepare for a successful semester and experience what it means to be a Red Raider.”

Throughout the week, students can participate in events focused on academic success, wellness and recreation, social connections, culture and diversity, community involvement and Texas Tech traditions.

Some of the events throughout the week include:

“We know students who attend Raider Welcome events are more confident when they start classes because they meet new friends, explore academic and co-curricular opportunities, learn to navigate campus and experience Texas Tech traditions,” Jackson said. “It’s a great way to start the new year off strong.”

For a full schedule and more information on each event, visit the Winter Raider Welcome website. Join the conversation on social media and enter to win free prizes by following @TTUengagement on Twitter and using the hashtag #raiderwelcome.

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Winter Raider Welcome

Student Disability Services

Disability Services - West Hall

Located in West Hall, Student Disability Services (SDS) is one of the most comprehensive departments for students with disabilities in the state, where the staff provides a variety of accommodations and services for individuals with disabilities. Accommodations will be made in response to the specific disability.

Here at Texas Tech, Student Disability Services encourages students to overcome challenges and attain personal and academic success while the SDS staff functions as a student advocate.

Student Disability Services also offers a supplemental academic enhancement program for students with learning disabilities and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorders, known as the TECHniques Center. The TECHniques Center is a program that provides one-on-one, regularly scheduled content and study skills tutoring, as well as weekly meetings with an academic counselor.


Robert H. Ewalt Student Recreation Center

The Robert H. Ewalt Student Recreation Center

The Robert H. Ewalt Student Recreation Center opened its doors for the first time in the spring of 1980 and is one of the largest campus recreation facilities in the United States. It offers students, faculty, and staff of Texas Tech University an outstanding opportunity to participate in almost any indoor recreational activity imaginable. There are 242,000 square feet of activity space in the Recreation Center and eight courts with multipurpose flooring to accommodate basketball, volleyball and badminton.

Student Union & Activities


Student Union & Activities promotes student success by offering a variety of programs, activities, services, and facilities that, when taken together, represent a well-considered plan for the development of community at Texas Tech University.

The Student Union is the community center of the Texas Tech University campus. It provides an environment for relaxation, social interaction, education and exchange of thoughts. It serves Tech students, staff, faculty, alumni and the greater Lubbock community. Student Activities complements the University’s academic programs. It enhances the overall educational experiences of students through development of, exposure to, and participation in social, cultural, multicultural, intellectual, recreational, traditional, community service and campus governance programs.