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Texas Tech Dairy Barn


 Barn courtyard

Constructed in 1926, the Dairy Barn is one of the oldest structures on campus. Over the years, the barn has survived fire, abandonment followed by years of neglect, and threats of demolition. But reflecting its agricultural heritage and the indomitable spirit of the countless Red Raiders who worked there over the years or who merely walked by it day after day on their way to and from classes, the barn is woven into the very fabric of Texas Tech.

Purpose & Mission

A unique venue in the heart of the campus, the Dairy Barn is an ideal collaborative and meeting space for Texas Tech students, faculty, staff, and alumni. After sitting vacant for 50 years and being one of the oldest and most recognizable structures on campus, the Dairy Barn stands as a monument to the University's history. Having been a working barn, it represents communal work and work done for the community.

Spaces & Exhibits

Multi-Purpose Studios (1st Floor)

inside barn

1-6 partitioned sections available. Seats up to 8 people per section or 56 people total at rectangle tables. Partition walls include dry erase bords for meetings. Projector and projection screen available.

Loft (2nd Floor)

loft second floor

Seat up to 72 people at round tables. Ten cocktail tables and 20 barstools are also available.  Can seat up to 80 people theater style. Features a built-in wet bar. Sound system and 84" TV presentation screen or projector and projection screen available. Catering prep kitchen and serving area available on the first floor.


inside dairy barn

inside barn

Throughout the building are numerous exhibits tracing the Dairy Barn's history and celebrating the dairy industry.



Dairy Barn in Black and White side view

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