Texas Tech University

Fashion Camp at Texas Tech University

Pre-Arrival Information

Welcome to Lubbock, Texas

With a population of over 200,000, Lubbock is located at an elevation of 3,250 feet in the heart of West Texas. Lubbock has a dry, pleasant climate with over 3,550 hours of sunshine annually, low summer humidity, and moderate winters. Average annual temperature is 60F (16C). Lubbock is located 515 kilometers west of Dallas (a one-hour flight) and the same distance southeast of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Several airlines and an interstate bus line serve the city as well as four major highways, including an interstate highway. If you are interested in more information about flights into Lubbock, click http://www.flylia.com.

West Texas is known for its "Texas Hospitality," and Lubbock is no exception. Friendly people and a comfortable and safe environment make Lubbock one of the best places in Texas to live.

Lubbock is becoming internationally known for its tremendous contribution to the wine industry. The area supports several wineries and numerous vineyards that produce award-winning wines.

Buddy Holly, a legend in rock-n-roll history, is Lubbock's most famous son. Honoring him is a life-size bronze statue at Lubbock's "Walk of Fame," which distinguishes people from the West Texas area who have made significant contributions in the entertainment industry.

Make your plane reservation to arrive at the Lubbock International Airport. At the Lubbock International Airport, people will speak only English and possibly Spanish. For more detailed information about Lubbock International Airport, you can visit their website at http://www.flylia.com.

After your arrival, you will need to take a taxi to Wall/Gates Hall at the university. Taxi/Cab Service is available just outside the entrances to baggage claims 1 and 2. A direct phone to taxi dispatch is located at each end of the terminal on the sidewalk and loading area near door 1 and door 4. Sometimes there will be taxis waiting outside of the airport or you may book Royal Coach Town Car Service by calling (806) 795-3888.

The taxi or town car will cost about $15.00, and a 15% tip ($2.25) is usual. It will take about 15 minutes to get to the university from the airport.

Lubbock, Texas is Uber friendly. 

Weather

The weather in Lubbock is generally mild, sunny and dry. (June-August).

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Accommodations

Campers may bring their own linens, but this year we are providing linens which include:

  • Sheets
  • Bedding
  • Pillow
  • Pillow Case
  • Towels
  • Blanket

Hotels

The following hotels are near Texas Tech. Some of them may provide transportation from the airport:

Staybridge Suites*
2515 19th St.
Lubbock, TX 79410
Phone: 806-765-8900

Holiday Inn Civic Center
801 Ave. Q
Lubbock, TX. 79401
Phone: 806-763-1200

Overton Hotel
2322 Mac Davis Ln
Lubbock, TX 79401
Phone: 806-776-7000

La Quinta Inn
4115 Brownfield Highway
Lubbock, TX 79407
Phone: 806-792-0065

Woodrow House Bed & Breakfast*
2629 19th St.
Lubbock, TX 79410
Phone: 806-793-3330

* These hotels are within an easy walking distance of the University.

Hospitality and Retail Management