Texas Tech University

Life in Lubbock

Between on-campus happenings that are ever-constant as well as those in the greater Lubbock community, you can never say there's nothing to do in Lubbock, TX! Below are just some of the resources that will help connect you to local events, as well as on-campus activities! Welcome to "The Friendliest City in America".

Moving to a new country can be exciting and we hope that you enjoy exploring the city and the campus. We have collected a variety of resources to help make your transition as easy as possible. Be sure to explore our website thoroughly to ensure you are aware of everything Lubbock and Texas Tech has to offer. 

Questions? Please feel free to email us with questions about moving to Lubbock that you may have. Welcome to "The Friendliest City in Texas".

Helpful Webpages

Lubbock in the Loop provides a great event calendar of different activities happening around the LBK, many free and family-friendly, but overall a very diverse list of opportunities!

Visit Lubbock: offers another great events calendar helping visitors and locals alike stay in the know about the myriad of events taking place around town, and it also features restaurants, venues, and events that are guaranteed to make your time in Lubbock memorable! 

On Campus Engagement and Activities

TTU Athletics: Texas Tech has a phenomenal sports culture and a huge fan base between the student body, the local community, and alumni. As a student, undergraduates have FREE access to all sporting events on-campus, and graduate students can choose to opt into this opportunity. Truly, you haven't experienced Texas Tech or American campus culture if you don't take advantage of an (American) football game in the fall, been a part of the raucous student sections at the basketball games, or gone to see America's pastime (baseball) in the spring!

Student Activities Board (SAB): This board under Student Union & Activities plans and executes more than 60 FREE events per year exclusively for Texas Tech students!

International Cultural Center: There's much more that happens in this building beyond immigration advising! There are numerous community events throughout the year that exposes the community to international cultures, and there is a gallery space that changes every few months, featuring photography and art from the local community, from the student body, TTU faculty and staff, as well as creative professionals! 

culture fest front of building

J.T. & Margaret Talkington College of Visual and Performing Arts: The university's CVPA is constantly offering opportunities to experience music, dance, theater, and art created by their students and faculty, and tickets are often free or discounted for the TTU student body. Watch for opportunities at events.ttu.edu, in your daily Tech Announce emails and in the weekly International Student Newsletter sent out by ISL. 

Student Union Building: The Student Union is the community center of the Texas Tech University campus. It provides an environment for relaxation, social interaction, education and exchange of thoughts. It serves Tech students, staff, faculty, alumni and the greater Lubbock community.  Many events, conferences and activities take place here. This is also the location of several on campus restaurants, Barnes and Nobel Bookstore (where you can rent and buy text books), Starbucks, Prosperity Bank, mail services, study rooms and a games area featuring Billiards, Darts, Ping Pong, Foosball & Board Games. 

TTU Student Union Building

 Texas Tech Recreation Building: The massive recreation center offers a variety of ways to stay fit and healthy throughout the school year and well... to just have fun! Some of what the center includes are, a bike rental and repair shop, rock climbing wall, Olympic size swimming pool, indoor running track, weight room, racquetball courts, soccer fields, lacrosse fields, basketball courts, intramural sports, and a variety of classes ranging from yoga, cycling and personal fitness. The center also hosts a outdoor leisure pool with a 645ft long lazy river, a great way to cool off on those hot Texas days. Equipment checkout is available. 

TTU pool