Texas Tech University

Our Services to Incoming Students


Airport Pickup


Texas Tech and the Lubbock community would like to welcome you to your new home away from home. West Texas is known for "Strong Hospitality" and we would like to show you what that means from your first moments. Tech has partnered with the Tech community and the Lubbock community to offer you a free airport pickup service. We are offering to pick you up from the airport and drop you off at your destination. You must be arriving between January 7th and 13th.  If you are interested in being a part of this program, please click the red button and fill the arrival form.

Pickup Dates: January 7-13, 2020

Airport Pickup Volunteers

If you are interested in being a Pickup Volunteer, please fill out the form below. You must be available sometime between January 7th and 13th. More information is on the top of the Form. We will also contact you when we receive your information. Thank you for being a positive impact on our international students

International Undergraduate Orientation Fall 2019

January 14, 2020, 9:30 AM

International Orientation is designed to answer questions unique to you as an international student. The Office of International Affairs has created an additional orientation, designed with you in mind, to help you through your transition to Texas Tech and the culture of West Texas. Professionals that know what you are about to go through will guide and expose you to people, programs, groups, materials and resources that will help you achieve great success as a student here at Texas Tech University! 

We will provide insight into:

  • Cultural Adjustment and how to walk through it
  • Health and Safety
  • Risk-Intervention & Safety Intervention
  • Academics in the U.S.
  • Immigration

We will provide lunch for free, and make sure you leave Orientation with a support group in place.

Temporary Stay

Are you arriving prior to the start of classes and in need of a place to stay? Sign up below for a short-term stay near campus in a fully furnished apartment (included is a full-sized bed, kitchen with appliances, washer and dryer, and high-speed internet).
Spaces are limited, so sign up today to guarantee your spot! 
 
Option 1 
Option 2
  • Simply International: If you need more flexible dates or a longer stay than the above offer,  visit https://www.simplyinternational.com to sign up for the option at Wildwood Apartments!

Global Guides Peer Mentor Program

F-1 Undergraduate students new to Texas Tech will be assigned a Global Guide to help you transition into life here in Lubbock. These Global Guides are fellow students, who have been where you are, and want to help connect you to community, and generally be a friend and helper to you as you settle here in Lubbock. They will help out at our International Student Orientation, they will assist with dorm move in, they will be inviting you to go to different welcome events on-campus, and more! Take advantage of their expertise!

FAQ's

Please see the FAQ's page.