Facilities and Services
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.
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.
Barnes and Noble at Texas Tech is the university’s bookstore and is located in the Student Union Building. As the supplier for all required and recommended textbooks and supplies for students, it offers a large selection of used 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 as well as study guides, exam books, technical books, and bestsellers. In addition, the bookstore carries a variety of Texas Tech apparel and giftware; art, school, and engineering supplies; convenience items; and much more. Services include textbook reservations and special orders. The bookstore also houses a Barnes and Noble Cafe that serves Starbuck’s coffee.
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.bkstore.com, 806.742.3816.
KTTZ–FM .Licensed and owned by Texas Tech, KTTZ-FM is a classical music and news station that broadcasts on a frequency of 89.1 at 70,000 watts. A professionally staffed division of the Texas Tech University System, KTTZ-FM operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, providing service to over 21,000 South Plains listeners within a 75-mile radius of Lubbock. Recognized by the Corporation of Public Broadcasting as a fully operational public radio station, KTTZ-FM offers unique programming from National Public Radio, American Public Media, and Public Radio International networks as well as classical music, jazz, local news, feature stories and support for other fine arts and events. While the station is 60 percent listener supported, the additional funding is supplied by grants, underwriting, and limited financial support from Texas Tech. As of spring 2007, KTTZ-FM also features Lubbock’s first digital broadcast radio signal using HD radio technology and adding two additional stations to its existing frequency.
KTTZ–TV. A noncommercial educational television station, KTA 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. In addition, the station purchases, produces, or otherwise acquires instructional television series designed as college-credit courses or as informal noncredit courses to broadcast on special schedules as a service to the university, schools, business, and viewers. KTTZ-TV’s outreach department offers extensive workshop topics for teachers, parents and caregivers and hosts educational outreach events.
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.
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