Texas Tech University

Campus Visit Programs

Due to the evolving situation surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak and in an effort to minimize the risk to our campus community as well as prospective students and guests, our programs will be offered virtually this semester.

Creating a college achieving culture begins with the educators in schools and classrooms across the nation. As part of our shared effort to encourage higher education among students, the College Connect offers a variety of programs directed toward K-12 students, which are available upon request. Listed below are the brief summaries of each program we offer. For more information contact the College Connect at (806) 742-2420.

Elementary Program Highlights

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Sights of Texas Tech
(K – 5th grade)

The objective of this program is to enable students to become familiar with the Texas Tech University by learning about campus landmarks. Each tour lasts from 45 minutes to an hour. By participating, students will learn facts, tradition, and history about Raiderland. *This can be done virtually with our staff or by using the Admissions Virtual Tour.*

College Jeopardy!
(4th - 5th grade)

College Jeopardy is an interactive trivia game designed to introduce students to college terminology and issues. This game is structured by grade level. Students are presented with clues in the form of an answer and must phrase their response in question form.

Reading Circle
(K – 4th grade)

Teachers will select one (or more) of the pre-approved options that are geared for the age group. The books include (so far): Look Who's Going to Texas Tech by Marsha Gustafson, Good Night Red Raiders by Tiffany Roberts Kristynik and Texas Tech 101: My First Text-board-book by Brad M. Epstein; for additional options, please contact our staff. A staff member from the College Connect program will be able to lead this activity. The representative will have the students sit in a circle in the classroom and will read from the selected books.

Mini University
(K – 5th grade)

Mini University is designed to introduce college to elementary school students. This program plants the seed of possibility into the minds of young children. Through an interactive presentation about Texas Tech University. The program aims to get children excited about attending college by discussing what college is.

 

Middle School Program Highlights

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College 101
(6th - 8th grade)

College 101 provides insight on what to expect in college and how to prepare for admission. This program is offered to each grade level, from any school once a year. The program is facilitated and coordinated for specific grade levels. Lastly, each student will create an action plan to go to college.

Red Raider Campus Tours
(6th - 8th grade)

Our tours are a first-hand look at college life on Texas Tech University's campus. Students will walk along the campus, have the opportunity to take pictures, and learn about their historical significance. Upon request and if available, tours may include the REC, Residential Halls, and the Student Union Building. *This will be done virtually with our staff or by using Admissions Virtual Tour.*

College Jeopardy!
(6th - 8th grade)

College Jeopardy is an interactive trivia game designed to introduce students to college terminology and issues. This game is structured by grade level. Students are presented with clues in the form of an answer and must phrase their response in question form.

Reality Check
(6th - 8th grade)

The objective of this program is to outline the financial and social benefits of higher education by using real-life scenarios introduced in a game format. The program is similar to the Game of Life™, where the students choose a career, a budget, and a family. Each student has the opportunity to buy child care, food, clothes, transportation, creature comforts, on a budget of their chosen occupation. Students will learn how their chosen occupation will affect their livelihood in the future.

 

High School Program Highlights

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Admissions Workshop
(9th - 11th grade)

Admission's tours are a first-hand look at college life on Texas Tech University's campus. Students will walk along the campus, have the opportunity to take pictures, and learn about their historical significance.

DDEI Presentation
(9th - 11th grade)

College Connect's student staff will provide students with information about the Division of Diveristy, Equity and Inclusion. Students will learn what our divison does and what each of our departments offers throughout the school year and summers.

Additional Partnership Highlights

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Whitacre College of Engineering:STEM Outreach

The Whitacre College of Engineering: STEM Outreach Program is committed to developing and supporting the implementation of high quality and innovative STEM programming for K-12 students, teachers and the community through engagement, education, and communication about the importance of STEM. For more information or to book, please contact us.

Elementary School - Engineering 101

2nd-5th Grades - 1 hour

Engineering 101 is an introductory informational about the field of engineering. Students learn what engineers do and how they influence our world. Students will participate in developmentally appropriate hands-on engineering activities that will excite them about engineering and allow them to explore a fascinating world of possibilities.

Middle School - Engineering Your Path

6th-8th Grades - 1 hour

This session introduces students to the field of engineering and career pathways within the field. Students will participate in developmentally appropriate hands-on engineering activities; allowing them to gain insight into their futures.

South Plains GenTx

The College of Education in collaboration with the South Plains Closing the Gaps P-20 Council has been providing students and families with services and resources for more than 6 years. Generation Texas is a statewide, grassroots movement promoting a culture of college and career readiness leading to the most successful generation ever. For more information or to book, please contact us.

Early Dedication to Medical Education (EDME)

Texas Tech University Health Science Center offers in-depth perspective into the medical school process to interested students and schools. The Early Dedication to Medical Education (EDME) is an outreach program designed to expose individuals to the possibility of a career in medicine. Anyone interested in becoming a physician is welcome. For more information or to book, please contact us.

K-12 Global Education Outreach

The Texas Tech International Affairs Office is excited to provide K-12 students with cultural knowledge, practices, and exposure! For more information or to book, please contact us.

College Connect

  • Address

    2518 15th Street | Doak Hall RM 110 | Texas Tech University | Lubbock, Texas 79409
  • Phone

    806.742.2420
  • Email

    ideal@ttu.edu