Texas Tech University

Spring Move In


Residence Halls Officially Open for Spring: January 14, 2021

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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 spring move in.

Welcome Center Hours

The Welcome Center will open Thursday, January 14th, 2021 at 8:00 am, and will be available Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm to assist students with move-in.

Before you Arrive on Campus


When You Get Here

If you're new to campus, your first stop will be the office of your assigned hall/complex to pick up your room key and check-in paperwork. In order to check-in, you will need either your Student ID or an appropriate State Issued ID for identity verification, so please be sure to pack your ID somewhere it is easily accessible!

As a reminder, University Student Housing will only check out the lock-out key to the occupant on file for any room. Students, make sure you are bringing your key with you everywhere you go to avoid getting locked out, but if you happen to get locked out, feel free to head to the hall office where you will be able to borrow the spare key.

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.


What To Bring

Below is a shortlist 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, pillowcases, XL twin-sized sheets, blankets (specially-sized blankets, sheets,x 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

Coordinate with your roommate to bring:

  • Small ironing board and iron

  • Television, DVD Player, Blu-ray Player, and Gaming Consoles

  • Lamps with LED or CFL lightbulbs

  • Stereo

  • Microwave - 1500 watts or less

  • 2 to 4 cup coffee maker

  • Eating utensils

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


What Not To Bring

  • Expensive clothing and jewelry

  • Off-season clothes

  • Alcohol

  • Halogen Lamps or Lamps with incandescent lightbulbs

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

  • George Foreman Grills

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

  • Weapons

  • Pellet guns

  • Candles / incense

  • Air Fryers
  • 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 Housing Contract, so be sure to read and understand it. The student handbook document supersedes any information contained on this page.