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Life in Lubbock

Lubbock: A Great Place to Spend Your College Years

Welcome to Texas Tech University, a campus marked by Spanish Renaissance architecture, steeped in tradition and known for gracious West Texas hospitality.

Our campus gives you plenty of room to breathe but is still small enough for you to connect.

Most of our students come from over 300 miles away and their first question is usually "What's Lubbock like?"

Hub city Living
Lubbock on the Map

Lubbock is home to more than 200,000 residents, the city is the right size to offer opportunities for employment, involvement and all the shopping, dining and entertainment options you expect from a true college town.

Lubbock’s high plains climate provides an average of 260 days of sunshine, providing perfect weather for a variety of outdoor activities.

Within walking distance of campus

  • Unique music, food and shopping of the Depot District
  • Concerts at United Spirit Arena
  • Big 12 sporting events
  • Bike rentals and trails
  • Take the HeArt Walk and explore our extensive University Art Collection
  • Texas Tech Museum and Planetarium
  • Eat and shop on Broadway
  • Enjoy the new Leisure Pool and take a ride on the Lazy River (coming soon!)
  • Join one of our 400 student organizations and get involved!
  • Dine in high style at Texas Tech's own Skyviews or enjoy homemade frozen custard at CowAmongus!

Dining on Campus

Let your appetite be your guide.

Hospitality Services provides you with 16 different eating options on the Texas Tech campus.  From all-you-care-to-eat to Chick-fil-A to healthy options there is always something cooking on campus. 


College can be complicated. Parking doesn't have to be.

University Parking Services provides guidance and assistance to the campus community and public on all parking-related needs in a timely and efficient manner; promotes compliance with the University’s parking regulations through a general understanding of its parking system; and demonstrates an overall attitude of serving, caring and helping all whom we serve.

Volunteer in Lubbock

Volunteer Center of Lubbock

Connecting. Empowering. People. For Goodness.

Our mission here at the volunteer center is to connect people to volunteer needs and empower nonprofit organizationes by promoting volunteerism, recognizing volunteer accomplishments, supporting youth volunteerism, and providing training and support to nonprofit organizations for the goodness of our community.

We are eager to grow in our relationship with the students and faculty of Texas Tech University so that we may work together to better our community through volunteerism as well as provide valuable experiences that promote the concept of receiving �More Than an Education� while at Texas Tech University.

Life in Lubbock
Things to do in Lubbock

Spanish Renaissance-inspired architecture, wide open spaces and endless blue sky.

The beauty of West Texas has to be seen to be believed and has been noted for possessing a public art collection among the ten best in the United States.

Raider Talk

"There is nothing like the beauty of the Panhandle and the beautiful people who live there. I am a military spouse and have lived in many places, some in the U.S., and some not. I always miss Lubbock!"

Jennie L. Walthall, '96

"DC is great - but it lacks the charm and grace of the Hub City."

Dan Isett, '01

Within driving distance
  • Hiking in Palo Duro or Caprock Canyon
  • Buffalo Springs Lake
  • Dinosaurs at Lubbock Lake Landmark
  • Stars & Stripes Drive-in
  • American Wind Power Center
  • Prairie Dog Town
  • Mackenzie Park
  • Snow Skiing


Campus Life

Living on campus is an integral part of your collegiate experience.

Students that live on campus are likely to experience:

  • Development of personal relationships with other Red Raiders
  • Increased GPA
  • Greater involvement on campus and in organizations
  • Higher likelihood of graduating in four years
  • Easier transition to Texas Tech
  • Increased class attendance
  • Fun!