New Graduate Student Orientation - Fall 2024

Tuesday, August 20, 2024


NGSO is for all new graduate students at Texas Tech. It is designed to help you get started on your graduate journey by providing you with information about the university, your program, and the resources available to you.

The orientation is held virtually and includes a variety of sessions, such as:

  • Orient you to TTU graduate student life and services

  • Begin academic and professional development to support your graduate studies

  • Provide networking opportunities among graduate students and the Texas Tech community

  • Campus resources

NGSO is a great way to learn about what to expect as a graduate student at Texas Tech and to connect with other students.

  • All Tracks
  • Domestic Students
  • International Students
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM UTC
New Graduate Student Welcome
  • Mark Sheridan, Ph.D.
  • Jayme Mowery
3:00 PM - 3:10 PM UTC
    3:10 PM - 4:00 PM UTC
    Responsible Conduct of Research

    Texas Tech University is committed to scholarly excellence. This session will showcase the university's dedication to upholding the highest standards of academic integrity and ethical research.

    The session...

    • Marianne Evola, Ph.D.
    4:00 PM - 4:05 PM UTC
      4:05 PM - 4:35 PM UTC
      Graduate Center & Professional Development

      Learn more about the services offered by the Graduate Center and professional development opportunities.

      • Mari Baeza, M.S.
      • Amanda Tooley
      • Mike Lemon, Ph.D.
      4:35 PM - 5:25 PM UTC
      Lunch Break - Domestic Student Track
        4:35 PM - 5:00 PM UTC
        Lunch Break - International Student Track
          5:00 PM - 5:30 PM UTC
          Non-US-Citizen Tax Information - International Students Only

          This session will cover the United States Tax System as it applies to foreign students and how Texas Tech monitor and assist with compliance.

          • Katie Wilkerson
          5:30 PM - 5:35 PM UTC
            5:35 PM - 6:25 PM UTC
            Writing at the Graduate Level

            The session will be led by Jennifer Marciniak, Ph.D. Director of the Graduate Writing Center. The session will be interactive, with opportunities for participants to ask questions and discuss the topics....

            • Jennifer Marciniak, Ph.D.
            • Elizabeth Bowen, M.A.
            6:30 PM - 7:00 PM UTC
            Academic Progress - What you need to know

            Meet your Graduate School liaison and learn helpful tips and tricks for successfully completing your graduate degree.

            • Vanessa Bara-Morin
            • Alyssa Reichert
            • April Camacho
            • Victor Rey
            • Breana Castro
            • Mikayla Acevedo
            • Allison Belisle
            • Andrea Cooper
            7:00 PM - 7:05 PM UTC
              7:05 PM - 7:35 PM UTC
              Fellowships & Funding

              Learn about fellowships, tips for finding external fellowships, and content to develop for graduate fellowship proposals.

              • Donna Rogers
              • Matt Hurtado
              7:40 PM - 8:05 PM UTC
              TA/RA Tuition & Fee Waivers

              This session will provide an overview of the TA/RA tuition and fee benefits, including what it encompasses and how it is applied to student accounts. Students who have accepted a TA/RA position for the...

              • Kyndal Clendennen
              8:05 PM - 8:10 PM UTC
                8:10 PM - 8:35 PM UTC
                Student Health Insurance

                Student Health Services will be discussing the Student Health Insurance Health Plan at Texas Tech University which our graduate students can enroll in.

                • Jennifer Weaver
                8:35 PM - 8:51 PM UTC
                American Culture - International Students Only

                This session will be an overview of American Culture and learning to adjust to life in the United States.

                • Deborah Vartak
                • Sarah Hill
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