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Common Tech Questions and Need to Know

EMAIL: Each admitted student is assigned a TTU campus email account. This account will be used by the University for electronic communications. It is important for students to frequently check and setup this account on their smartphone or other electronic devices to receive messages from the University. For more information on getting started with your Email account contact ITS (931) 372-3975 or visit the Student Email website.

MAIL: TTU has a fully-functional US Post Office located on the ground floor of the Roaden University Center. If you have a box, your address is:

Your Name
Cookeville, TN 38505

You can send campus mail to students with boxes or faculty members without using a stamp. Just find their TTU box number, and put it in the "Campus Mail" box in the Roaden University Center. Students can locate their TTU box number by logging in to Eagle Online, select the "Students" tab, click "Registration", and click "View Registration Times, Advisor, Post Office Box/Combination".

Students Living On-Campus
Students living in the residence halls can receive FedEx or UPS deliveries. These items must be delivered to the Office of Residential Life. Their physical address is:

1005 N Dixie Ave
M.S. Cooper Hall Room 217
Cookeville, TN 38505

VOICE-MAIL: Each student has a voice-mail box through the TTU system. Your box number and your voice mailbox number can be found on the TTU homepage. Just follow the Registration Menu under Student Services and then look for a link to your PO Box, voice mailbox number and your advisor.

Most TTU offices are open from 8:00AM till Noon and 1:00PM to 4:30PM. From Noon to 1:00PM is considered to be the lunch hour for most University offices. If you have problems reaching someone due to work or classes, call the office or send a note or email to the person with whom you would like to speak. They should be more than happy to set up a appointment with you outside of the "normal" hours.

Faculty Office Hours... Due to course loads and additional responsibilities, faculty members may have a unique office hours. Students should check their class's syllabus for the faculty member's office hours. Faculty may also post their office hours outside of their office door.

DEAD HOUR: There are two periods a week in which there are no classes. This "dead hour" is on Tuesday & Thursday from 11:00AM to Noon. This time is set aside for meetings and activities, most offices are open during dead hour.

You'll first need to pick up a form in Records & Registration's website or their office in Derryberry Hall. Complete the form, get it signed by both new and old advisors, then return it back to Records & Registration. The Registrar's office phone number is 372-3317 and it can be found in Derryberry Hall Room 102.

Class attendance is mandatory and very viable to your collegiate success. Some instructors check attendance and some do not. It is in your best interest to explain reasons for absences to your instructor and obtain materials/lecture discussions you missed if absent from class.

Transitioning to any college can create stress or pose questions on trying to figure out what you want to major in. The Counseling Center offers FREE, confidential counseling services to all TTU students. In addition to individual counseling, the Center holds a series of workshops on leadership, stress management, time management, and other topics to help ease any anxiety. The Counseling Center can be found in the Roaden University Center (Roaden University Center) Room 307. Their telephone number is (931) 372-3331.

Recreation & Fitness Center hours (times may vary):

  • Monday-Thursday 6:00AM - 11:00PM
  • Friday 6:00AM - 9:00PM
  • Saturday 11:00AM - 8:00PM
  • Sunday 1:00PM - 11:00PM

They offer all kinds of services for keeping (or getting) in shape, besides offering great places to work out!

Intramural Sports: TTU is really into intramural sports! Find a group of friends and look for signs each season to sign up for softball, football, basketball, wrestling, volleyball, and lots more! Call the Intramural Office at (931) 372-3907 or check out the Intramural website.

The Financial Aid Office is located in Roaden University Center 214. There are four different kinds of financial aid (scholarships, loans, grants, and work study). You will need to apply (or reapply) for the FAFSA ( each year between January 1st and March 15th for the upcoming Fall semester. The University Scholarship application is due annually by December 15 and can be completed online at

Health Services is open Monday - Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. If you are feeling ill or have a minor injury, check out Health Services first! A list of their services is available on their website. Most of their services are FREE! Health Services is closed during campus holidays & breaks and weekends. A list of additional local information, including walk-in clinics/emergency centers, is available at the following link: Parents - Local Information.

The Residential Life office is located in MS Cooper Room 217. Freshmen are required to live in the residence halls for 4 semesters unless their home is within 50 miles of campus. There is no curfew. So residents may come and go as they please, although all exterior doors are locked at midnight (earlier during break periods). Please carry your Eagle Card and room key with you at all times.

There are also some limits on the hours when visitors of the opposite sex are allowed in the residence halls. Each guest must check in and out of the residence hall at the designated location in each lobby. Visitation privileges for all residence halls are 11:00 AM - Midnight Sunday through Thursday and 11:00 AM - 1:00 AM Friday through Saturday. We would also like to suggest viewing the ResLife 411 document for more information on what items to bring for the residence halls and the TTU Living/Learning Villages.

TTU's student-led radio station is WTTU - FM 88.5. The Oracle is the student-led school newspaper and is published about 9 times a semester. You can pick up a copy on the bottom floor of the Roaden University Center and other places around campus. The Eagle is the TTU yearbook provided in digital format, print copies may be available from time-to-time. The Oracle, Eagle Yearbook, and WTTU offices are located on the 3rd floor of the Roaden University Center.

Many businesses choose to offer Pride discounts to anyone showing support for the university. Of course, students, faculty and staff all can take advantage of the savings. Save money by showing your Eagle Card (TTU Student ID) or, in many cases, just wearing purple and gold or mentioning your TTU Pride!

PRE-REGISTRATION: You can find a list of available class section here. Once you have planned out your next semester's schedule you should receive notices about meeting with your advisor. Your advisor's role is to help you pick out your classes for the next term. The week after advisement, you can register for classes using Eagle Online. Your bill can also be paid online after you register for classes and all fees have calculated.

TRADITIONAL REGISTRATION: This type of registration occurs on the last business day before classes start. You have to get advised, register using Eagle Online, and pay all on the same day.

CHANGING YOUR CLASSES: Each semester there are deadlines for adding or dropping classes. Check the online calendar for the dates.

ENGLISH COURSES NOTE: Required freshman English courses (1010, 1020) cannot be dropped, but sophomore English courses (2010, 2020, 2210) can. You must have at least a C to advance in 1000 level English courses.

Your first TTU ID (Eagle Card) is free. There is a $10 charge for replacement IDs which you can have made in the Eagle Card Office on the 2nd floor of the Roaden University Center (Room 230). Your Eagle Card will be coded with your access to your Residence Hall and your meal plan (if you have one).

Why else do you need an ID? FREE STUFF! With a TTU Eagle Card, if you've registered for 6 or more hours, you can attend every home basketball game, baseball, and football game for FREE, check out books from the library, receive two (2) tickets to the Student Government Association (SGA) Solo Concert (*while quantities last), and come and go as you please in the Recreation & Fitness Center.

All you need is your Eagle Card to check-out books, CDs, and movies from the library. There are many services offered by the library including tutoring, research advice, Interlibrary Loans, a computer center, and group study rooms. If you need help in the Library, just ask the reference desk as you walk in the door. For more information, visit the Angelo and Jennette Volpe Library website at

The TTU Police Department provides many services to the University, including 24/7 campus security and patrol (all year), crime prevention, enforcing campus parking and traffic regulations, and investigating on-campus or off-campus incidents involving TTU students. For more information about our police force, visit