Texas Tech University

Lubbock: A Great Place to Live


Welcome to Texas Tech University, a campus marked by Spanish Renaissance architecture, steeped in tradition and known for gracious West Texas hospitality.

Our campus gives you plenty of room to breathe, but is small enough for you to connect.

Most of our students come from over 300 miles away, and their first question is usually, "What's Lubbock like?"

Hub City Living

Map of Lubbock

Lubbock is home to more than 200,000 residents, the city is the right size to offer opportunities for employment, involvement and all the shopping, dining and entertainment options you expect from a true college town.

Lubbock's high plains climate provides an average of 260 days of sunshine, giving you the perfect weather for a variety of outdoor activities.

Within walking distance of campus:

Dining on Campus

Let your appetite be your guide.

Hospitality Services provide you with 47 different eating options on the Texas Tech campus. From all-you-care-to-eat to Chick-Fil-A to healthy options, there is always something cooking on campus.


College can be complicated. Parking doesn't have to be.

University Parking Services provides guidance and assistance to the campus community and public for all parking-related needs in a timely and efficient manner; promotes compliance with the University's parking regulations through a general understanding of its parking system; and demonstrates an overall attitude of serving, caring and helping all whom we serve.

Volunteer in Lubbock

Volunteer Center of Lubbock

Connecting. Empowering. People. For Goodness.

Our mission here at the volunteer center is to connect people to volunteer needs and empower nonprofit organizations by promoting volunteerism, recognizing volunteer accomplishments, supporting youth volunteerism, and providing training and support to nonprofit organizations for the goodness of our community.

We are eager to grow in our relationship with the students and faculty of Texas Tech University so that we may work together to better our community through volunteerism as well as provide valuable experiences that promote the concept of receiving More than An Education while at Texas Tech University.

Things To Do Around Lubbock


Life on Campus

Living on campus is an integral part of your collegiate experience.

Students that live on campus are likely to experience:

  • Development of personal relationships with other Red Raiders
  • Increased GPA
  • Greater involvement on campus and in organizations
  • Higher likelihood of graduating in four years
  • Easier transition to Texas Tech
  • Increased class attendance
  • Fun!