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Ram Training Camp 2021

RTC 101

Ram Training Camp provides new and transfer students with an introduction to life at Huston-Tillotson University. Adhering to the information on this site will help guide you to successful new student orientation experience.   Please remember: all details on RTC 2021 is located in Canvas.  Download the Canvas Student app today to get started!

Because your safety is our top priority, the first two days of RTC 2021 will be offered virtually via Zoom to mitigate large meeting crowds. You should not visit campus Monday August 16 and Tuesday August 17 for this orientation program.

Information for new and transfer students:

RTC 2021 will kick off Monday August 16th with a 2-day virtual orientation.  Participants will have the opportunity to connect with representatives from various vital units, such Information Technology, the Business Office and Library Services. Per the RTC 2021 schedule, each virtual session will last approximately 45 minutes and will be followed immediately by the next session.  All virtual and in-person sessions are in Central Standard Time (CST).

New and returning student move-in will take place Wednesday August 18 and Thursday August 19.  The move-in process is facilitated by Residence Life. To help mitigate large meeting crowds due to COVID precautions, specifics student groups are scheduled to move-in on specific days. Please remember: all students MUST receive confirmation from Residence Life to move-in.   Contact reslife@htu.edu for all move-in inquiries.  More information about Residence Life can be found here.

Important:  All students living on campus must receive confirmation from Residence Life to move-in.  Email reslife@htu.edu.  Meeting COVID requirements is a MUST prior to further RTC participation.

Please remember:  New transfer students living off-campus must attend Day 1 and Day 2 virtual activities, while all traditional new students are required to attend all RTC 2021 activities.

All details, including connection links for virtual sessions are located in the RTC 2021 site in Canvas. All new and transfer students will be emailed 2-3 weeks before RTC 2021 with the subject:  Announcing HT Ram Training Camp 2021.  You will also information on how to access our technological systems, such email and Canvas.

Guests who attend RTC 2021 with you will not participate in campus activities, rather they will be invited to 1) assist their student with move-in, and 2) parents will attend a specific session, Parent Orientation scheduled 6:30pm CST Monday August 16.

To recap, here are the required steps to a successful RTC 2021:

  1. Handle Your Business:  complete all enrollment steps outlined on the RTC Geniuslist
  2. Sign into Canvas & download the Canvas Student App for all RTC 2021 materials (tutorials)
  3. Read and adhere to all RTC 2021 information
  4. Attend all RTC 2021 activities
  5. Engage with all participants – network with peers, HT faculty and staff
  6. Enroll in and complete the Canvas Student Orientation
  7. Stay connected!  Follow & post using #HTRTC2021 and #HTReunited2021 – @caeassist on IG is your headquarters for all RTC announcements
  8. Adhere to procedures to be a Safe & Healthy Ram

Your RTC Geniuslist will walk you through each step of Orientation – access the RTC 2021 site for the RTC Geniuslist by signing into Canvas today!

In addition to the activities listed above, we are planning additional orientation activities in which you may choose to participate. More information about each of these will be available beginning in August 2021.