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Leadership Connection FAQs

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What Is The Purpose?

During the weekend, you will participate in team building activities, learn more about your individual leadership potential, and hear from student leaders about how to make the most of your time at Texas Tech! It's a great way to get connected to the university you now call home and start preparing for life beyond graduation.

What Are The Benefits Of Attending?

During the beginning of the fall semester, new undergraduate transfer students have the opportunity to connect with their fellow transfers and with the university they now call home. This student-led week is filled with activities to help transfer students build connections to Texas Tech, develop their abilities as student leaders, and to help prepare them to have a positive impact on the climate for transfer students at Texas Tech.

How Much Does It Cost?

Your $40 fee includes a Texas Tech t-shirt, meals and lodging for the entire weekend, and transportation between Texas Tech and Plains Baptist Assembly in Floydada, TX. You must pay your fee in advance when you register.

Where Is The Leadership Connection Located?

Plains Baptist Assembly in Floydada, Texas.

How Do I Get To The Retreat?

All participants are provided bus transportation to the Leadership Connection. Students must travel to and from Transfer Leadership Connection on TTU buses, and all students must agree to attend the Leadership Connection in its entirety. There will be NO EXCEPTIONS.

What Are The Accommodations?

Participants are lodged in cabins equipped with beds, bathrooms and showers. Male and female students sleep in separate areas.

What Should I Bring?

All participants will receive a packing list and final reminders prior to the retreat. The packing list generally includes bedding (sleeping bag, blanket, pillow), toiletry items, towel, wash cloth and comfortable clothes appropriate for warm weather and outdoor activities.

What If I Decide To Cancel?

No refunds are given for cancellations unless the program is cancelled by Texas Tech. Programs will be held rain or shine. If a participant fails to attend a registered session without notice, no refund will be issued. In cases of dismissal or voluntary withdrawal, there will be no refund of any fees.

*We reserve the right to grant exceptions in situations as needed.