Our Services to Incoming Students
Texas Tech and the Lubbock community would like to welcome you to your new home away from home. West Texas is known for "Strong Hospitality" and we would like to show you what that means from your first moments. Tech has partnered with the Tech community and the Lubbock community to offer you a free airport pickup service. We are offering to pick you up from the airport and drop you off at your destination. You must be arriving between August 14th and 20th. If you are interested in being a part of this program, please click the red button and fill the arrival form.
Pickup Dates: August 14-20, 2019
Airport Pickup Volunteers
If you are interested in being a Pickup Volunteer, please fill out the form below. You must be available sometime between August 14th and 20th. More information is on the top of the Form. We will also contact you when we receive your information. Thank you for being a positive impact on our international students.
International Undergraduate Orientation Fall 2019
August 21, 2019, 9:30 AM
International Orientation is designed to answer questions unique to you as an international student. The Office of International Affairs has created an additional orientation, designed with you in mind, to help you through your transition to Texas Tech and the culture of West Texas. Professionals that know what you are about to go through will guide and expose you to people, programs, groups, materials and resources that will help you achieve great success as a student here at Texas Tech University!
We will provide insight into:
- Cultural Adjustment and how to walk through it
- Health and Safety
- Risk-Intervention & Safety Intervention
- Academics in the U.S.
We will provide lunch for free, and make sure you leave Orientation with a support group in place.
- Park East Temporary Stay Program Dates: August 12-16, 2019 (though some housing partners might be more flexible and able to host you outside these dates) https://www.parkeastliving.com/internationalhousing/
- Simply International: If you need more flexible dates or a longer stay than the above offer, visit https://www.simplyinternational.com to sign up for the option at Wildwood Apartments!
F-1 Undergraduate students new to Texas Tech will be assigned a Global Guide to help
you transition into life here in Lubbock. These Global Guides are fellow students,
who have been where you are, and want to help connect you to community, and generally
be a friend and helper to you as you settle here in Lubbock. They will help out at
our International Student Orientation, they will assist with dorm move in, they will
be inviting you to go to different welcome events on-campus, and more! Take advantage
of their expertise!
Please see the FAQ's page.