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Ram Training Camp 2023

RTC 2023 FAQs

We understand transitioning to college can be a bit overwhelming.  Huston-Tillotson is here to help you along the way, while creating new, festive memories. All Ram Training Camp 2023 events and activities will be held in-person.

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The following Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) is for new first-year and transfer students.

When does orientation take place? 

RTC 2023 runs from Sunday, August 13th to Sunday August 20th.  Visit the RTC 2023 site in Canvas for details & links to events.  Click here for a list of RTC 2023 activities at a glance.


Who is required to attend orientation? 

New transfer students living off-campus and all traditional new students are required to attend all RTC 2023 activities.


How long does RTC 2023 take? 

Ram Training Camp runs the course of 7 days, Sunday, August 13th – Sunday, August 20th.  Per the RTC 2023 schedule, The Virtual Parent Orientation Session will be held on Friday, August 11th from 6:00pm – 7:00pm (Central Standard Time).  Click on the link to register for the Virtual Parent Orientation Session:


I am an International student. Do I attend RTC 2023? 

Yes.  All new students must attend RTC 2023 activities, including international students.  International students should first confirm move-in date and time with Residence Life, then work to coordinate travel to Huston-Tillotson University prior to in-person RTC activities. Questions?  Contact Residence Life by emailing


How can I learn how to use Canvas? 

Canvas is HT’s learning management system that supports teaching and learning.   All students can become familiar with Canvas by completing the Canvas Student Orientation.  This module is located on the Dashboard, once signed into Canvas. Visit the tech support site to learn how to sign into Canvas and get started!


Do student guests, such parents, family and friends attend RTC 2023? 

Guests who attend RTC 2023 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, Virtual Parent Orientation scheduled 6:00pm CST Friday, August 11th.


How do I stay connected and monitor RTC announcements? 

Stay connected!  Follow & post using #HTRTC2023, #UnleashingTheRamSpirit and #MovingFromFirstToForemost on all social media platforms.  It is important to follow, @huston-tillotsonuniversity and @caeassist on IG for all RTC announcements.


I have questions about RTC. Who do I contact? 

If you have additional questions about orientation, please contact The Center for Academic Excellence by emailing or call (512) 505-3045. We are open Monday–Friday, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. CST.

Stay up to date on all COVID procedures and policies by monitoring HT’s Safe & Healthy Ram site.