Texas Tech University

Fall Move In

Residence Halls Officially Open for Fall: Sunday, August 16, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.

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Hall Hours

The residence hall offices will open starting at 10:00 a.m. and will be able to assist students during fall move in.

Countdown to Official Move In - Fall 2020

Residence Hall Move In


August 16, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.

Welcome Center Hours

The Welcome Center will be open on Saturday, August 15, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, August 16, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. to assist students with fall move in.

Preparing for Move-In

As you prepare to move into your new home, University Student Housing wants you to feel prepared for the move-in process. You will need to make sure to bring the items listed below to help ensure your move-in process goes well!

  • Texas Tech ID or State Issued ID/Driver's License
  • Your room assignment information
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Printed parking/unloading pass (only for Chitwood and Weymouth halls)
  • $10 cash to rent a red cart (optional)

Before you Arrive on Campus

When You Get Here

Your first stop will be the office of your assigned hall/complex to pick up your room key and check-in paperwork. Once checked in with the office you can begin moving in your items. Students and parents may park in any designated residence hall lot (Z lots). Please note that parking is limited so we suggest planning to drop items off at the curb and then park farther out.

There are several residence halls in which the traffic route is changing only for move-in weekend. To see specific information on traffic flow and parking for your residence hall, check out the Move-In & Parking Instructions

Red Cart Rental

Red laundry carts will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Carts may be borrowed for 60 minutes with a $10.00 (cash only) deposit. If the carts are kept longer than 60 minutes, the deposit will be donated to the Leukemia Lymphoma Society.

What To Bring

Below is a short list of items that might be helpful to have during the year. It is a good idea to check with your roommate(s) before bringing everything yourself. Often the amenities in a room are shared there's no need (or space) for two of everything. Coordinating which roommate will bring large items like refrigerators, microwaves and televisions can save space and make a much more pleasant living environment.

  • Student ID (For check-in, residence hall access, meals, etc.)

  • Original Social Security Card (for working on campus)

  • Bed Linens, including mattress pad, pillows, pillow cases, XL twin-sized sheets, blankets (specially-sized blankets, sheets and comforters are available from Residence Hall Linens).

  • Bathroom linens, including towels and washcloths

  • Toiletries, and a bin to hold them

  • Prescribed Medications

  • Clothes for warm and cool weather

  • Umbrella

  • Swimsuit and beach towel

  • Laundry basket, detergent, and dryer sheets

  • UL-approved surge protector, up to 12 feet

  • Alarm clock

  • Computer and accessories (including an Ethernet cable for Internet access)

  • Posters, pictures, area rugs and other decorations

  • Bicycle with a good lock

  • Camera

  • Check or money order if you plan on opening a bank account

  • Small trash can

  • Rain gear

  • Small refrigerator - 3.5 cubic feet or less (MicroFridges from Collegiate Concepts, Inc. are available to rent) 

What Not To Bring

Be sure to review the list of University Student Housing Policies to familiarize yourself with the list of prohibited items and behaviors.

  • Alcohol

  • Halogen Lamps or Lamps with incandescent lightbulbs

  • Toasters / toaster ovens / hot plates / open coiled appliances

  • George Foreman Grills / Instant Pots

  • Pets - besides fish in a tank of up to 5 gallons or medically approved comfort animals

  • Weapons

  • Pellet guns

  • Candles / incense

  • Air conditioners of any kind

  • Extension cords without a breaker

  • Combustibles

  • Large speakers, multiple speakers, amplifiers

  • Wireless router - for more information, please visit the IT Help Central website

The University Student Housing and Hospitality Services Contract Guide contains the most current information regarding the rules and regulations of the residence halls. It is a part of the Official Academic Year Contract, so be sure to read and understand it. The student handbook document supersedes any information contained on this page.