Texas Tech University

Our Services to Incoming Students

Airport Pickup

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: January 9 - 14, 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 January 9th and 14th. 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 Spring 2019

January 15, 2019

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.
  • Immigration

We will provide lunch for free, and make sure you leave Orientation with a support group in place.

3 Day Stay

Are you arriving prior to the start of classes and in need of a place to stay? Then signup here to stay near campus in a fully furnished apartment made ready for you with a "Red Raider Arrival Kit" containing items such as laundry detergent, hand soap, shampoo, body wash, toilet paper, and other essentials. Spaces are limited, so sign up today to guarantee your spot! 

Global Guides Peer Mentor Program

F-1 Undergraduate students new to Texas Tech will be assigned a Global Guide to help them 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 reach out to you via email in late July, so be watching for their introductory email and use them as a resource!


Please see the Resources page.