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Admissions

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions provides personalized and customized services throughout the enrollment process from the generation of initial interest, recruitment, campus visits and events, and admission to the eventual enrollment of qualified and diverse freshman and transfer students. The office is located in West Hall and reports through the Senior Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management. For additional information, call 806.742.1480 or visit the website www.admissions.ttu.edu.

Athletic Facilities, NCAA Programs

As a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association and the Big 12 Conference, Texas Tech provides intercollegiate athletic programs for men and women. Both programs operate under NCAA and Big 12 rules and regulations as well as under the auspices of the Texas Tech Athletic Council whose membership represents the faculty, student body, Alumni Association, and a member-at-large appointed by the university president.

Athletic activities are organized under the Director of Athletics with head coaches in each of the sports responsible to the director. Texas Tech began competing in the Big 12 Conference in 1996 after a 35-year membership in the former Southwest Conference.

Female athletes compete in intercollegiate volleyball, soccer, cross country, basketball, golf, tennis, softball, and track and field. The women’s program has grown rapidly since 1974 with teams participating in state, regional, and national competitions. In 1993 the Lady Raider basketball team claimed the school’s first NCAA National Championship. The men’s program includes football, basketball, cross country, track and field, baseball, golf, and tennis.

Jones AT&T Stadium is named for Texas Tech’s late President Emeritus Clifford B. Jones and his wife Audrey and for SBC Communications. While SBC’s gift of $20 million enabled renovation of the stadium in 2003, the Jones family provided the initial funds to permit construction of the stadium in 1947. Because SBC Communications acquired AT&T in 2005 and chose to keep the AT&T name, the former Jones SBC Stadium was renamed and became the only collegiate athletic facility in the nation with the AT&T name.

The 2003 renovation added a new west side building, complete with 54 luxury suites, a club level, and press and camera levels. In 2010, an east side stadium building opened and features 29 luxury suites and over 500 outdoor club seats. The addition increased stadium capacity to over 60,000.

Dan Law Field at Griffin Park hosts the university’s baseball team and has been voted as one of the best places in the nation to watch a college baseball game. Track events are held at the Terry and Linda Fuller Track Complex, and soccer events are held at the John Walker Soccer Complex. Basketball games tip off in the 15,098-seat United Spirit Arena, one of the finest on-campus basketball-volleyball facilities in the nation.

The Texas Tech softball and tennis programs enjoy the Don and Ethel McLeod Tennis Complex and the Rocky Johnson Field. The university’s golf teams began their first season at The Rawls Course in 2003. Named after Texas Tech alumnus Jerry S. Rawls, who provided an $8.6 million gift for construction of the course, The Rawls Course was named as the best on-campus course in the nation in 2011 by Golfweek Magazine.

The Marsha Sharp Center for Student Athletes opened in 2004 and features classrooms, a computer lab, a resource library, tutoring rooms, private study areas, and administrative offices.

During inclement weather, Texas Tech athletes can practice in the spacious Athletic Training Center, located just south of Jones AT&T Stadium. The facility contains over 3 million cubic feet of space, making it the largest full-circle membrane structure in the world for use by people. One of its main features is an artificial turf football field that can be rolled out to a maximum length of 60 yards. Other features include a 250-yard circular track and 10,000 square feet of weight training facilities..

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Bookstore

Barnes and Noble at Texas Tech, the official university bookstore, is located in the Student Union Building. As the supplier for all required and recommended textbooks and supplies for students, the bookstore offers a large selection of used, rental, and digital books and will buy back books from students at the end of each semester (prices based on books used for following semester).

The bookstore offers a wide selection of reference and general interest books, study guides, bestsellers, and Nook devices and accessories. In addition, the bookstore carries a variety of Texas Tech apparel and giftware, school supplies, convenience items, and much more. Services include special orders and textbook reservations. The bookstore also houses a Barnes and Noble Café that serves Starbuck's coffee and treats.

The bookstore accepts personal checks, major credit cards, and TechExpress. Store hours are 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.

Contact information: http://texastech.bncollege.com, www.facebook.com/barnesandnobletexastech, 806.742.3816.

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Broadcasting

KTTZ–FM. Licensed and owned by the Texas Tech University System, KTTZ-FM is a classical music and public radio news station that broadcasts on a frequency of 89.1 at 70,000 watts. KTTZ-FM operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, providing service to South Plains listeners within a 75-mile radius of Lubbock. KTTZ-FM offers programming from National Public Radio, American Public Media, Public Radio International networks, and locally-produced classical music and arts features. The station is supported by listeners, and additional funding is supplied by grants, underwriting, and financial support from the Texas Tech University System. KTTZ-FM also features Lubbock’s first digital broadcast radio signal using HD radio technology and adding two additional stations to its existing frequency. The station also operates FM 90.1 KNCH in San Angelo,Texas.

KTTZ–TV. A noncommercial educational television station, KTTZ-TV (Channel 5.1 in HD) is licensed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to the university’s Board of Regents and operates as a division within the Texas Tech University System.

Channel 5’s office, studio, production, master control, transmitters, engineering facilities and 817-foot antenna-tower are located on the southwestern campus triangle west of Indiana Avenue. The station broadcasts diverse digital programming 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The signal coverage zone encompasses Lubbock and thirteen surrounding counties and serves 157,000 households.

KTTZ-TV is a member of the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), a noncommercial network of 356 television stations interconnected by satellite. Staffed by professional personnel, the station produces digital programming to satisfy the broadcasting and non-broadcasting needs of the university and surrounding communities.

Much of KTTZ-TV’s programming is available for use in the classroom. KTTZ-TV’s outreach department offers extensive workshop topics for teachers, parents and caregivers and hosts educational outreach events.

KTXT-FM. The campus radio station, KTXT-FM (The Raider 88.1), is the student radio station that broadcasts on a frequency of 88.1 FM at 35,000 watts. Staffed by students and administered by the College of Media and Communication, KTXT-FM provides the university community with diverse programming including BBC World Service, Texas Tech news and information, weather, live play-by-play broadcasts of Texas Tech soccer, volleyball and softball, alternative music, and a variety of student-produced radio programs. Students from the campus community can serve as members of the staff and gain valuable educational experiences related to management, marketing, producing, and entrepreneurship.

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Central Warehouse

The Central Warehouse, located in the Physical Plant Building, has Central Stores and Receiving and Shipping.

Central Stores stocks a limited supply of copy paper and industrial products and supplies. The items are sold for departmental use to valid FOP holders in Banner INB. Receiving and Shipping receives and distributes inbound shipments to the requisitioning departments. They also provide outbound shipment service with thorough record maintenance. In addition, the Central Warehouse provides tables and chairs for on-campus events such as graduations and orientations for a small labor charge for valid FOP holders.

 

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