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Grounds Maintenance

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About Grounds Maintenance

Texas Tech University's Ground Maintenance services encompass a comprehensive range of tasks aimed at maintaining the campus environment. These services include regular mowing and upkeep of lawns, shrubbery pruning, tree maintenance, flowerbed planting and maintenance, litter and debris removal, irrigation system management, pest control, and overall landscape enhancement.

The team also ensures the safety and cleanliness of walkways, parking lots, and outdoor recreational areas. Through diligent efforts, Texas Tech University's ground maintenance contribute to creating a visually appealing, safe, and inviting campus environment for students, faculty, staff, and visitors

Grounds Maintenance News

Ground Breaker
Evermore, Issue 5, Texas Tech University Magazine
Written and Photographed by Ashley Rodgers

Meet Regina Gililland, one of only two female groundskeepers at the university, whose unwavering
determination and passion have earned her respect and admiration in this traditionally male-dominated field. Regina, who grew up on a farm near New Deal, is the grounds maintenance leader for the roving crew. She is responsible for two to three crew members and addresses the needs of numerous satellite campuses in Lubbock County. These include Reese Center, the New Deal Farm, the east campus, the Preston Gott Observatory, the Innovation Hub at Research Park and remote Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center campuses.

"Ground Breaker" Full Story


A Monumental Planting Initiative During a Monumental Year
Over the past few years, unprecedented freezing temperatures has caused significant damage to several trees on Texas Tech campus, resulting in many being removed. In addition to weather-related losses, some trees on campus are older and are no longer thriving due to their age. With Texas Tech being in its centennial year, some trees have been on campus for 100 years and have reached their full lifecycle. 

"A Monumental Planting Initiative During a Monumental Year" Full Story


The Grounds Maintenance Department is responsible for the maintenance of:

  • Raider Floral & Events: Texas Tech University's Raider Floral and Event Services offers a creative and professional approach to event planning and floral design.
  • Refuse and Waste: Refuse collection for the TTU campus is provided at a reduced cost to all campus departments and auxiliaries. 
  • Brick, Asphalt, and Concrete: Provided services assist in installation and general maintenance of masonry works on campus. 
  • Irrigation (water wells, fountains, and ponds): Auditing, troubleshooting, and repairing all campus outdoor water distribution and recirculation systems. 
  • Turf, Tree, and Plant Material: Trained arborists and technicians care for the canopy of Texas Tech University. Services include upkeep, responsible pruning, and preservation, with removal and install.
  • Rentals (Tables, Chairs, and Tents): Campus support events is an essential part of Operation Division and these occasions at times need tables, chairs, or tents. To ensure the success of campus events our amenities, please see Operations Division Table and Chairs Request Form.

Areas of responsibility, in addition to Texas Tech's main campus, include the Larry Combest Center for TTUHSC, Texas Tech University Health Science Center, North Lubbock County Farm Facility, Grantham, the International Textile Center, Reese, SouthPark, and the Chancellor's Residence.

Grounds-Use Permit

A grounds-use permit, issued by the Student Union & Activities department, is required for the use of campus grounds. This form can be found at the Use of University Grounds website. 

Digging Permit

Call 1-800-DIG-TESS or contact Grounds Maintenance at 806. 742-4677 for any questions.

Contact Information

Physical Plant Building
3122 Main Street
Lubbock, TX 79409

  • Mail Stop: 3144
  • Box: 43144
  • Phone: 806.742-4OPS (4677)
  • Hours: Monday - Friday
    8:00 am -5:00 pm

Operations Division: Grounds Maintenance