Our Services to Incoming Students
IMPORTANT COVID-19 Note:
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 in August. If you are interested in being a part of this program, please click the red button and fill the arrival form.
Pickup Dates: January 2021- Pickup not available due to COVID-19. Please utilize the Lubbock Taxi services or ride share programs such as Uber or Lyft. Lubbock Airport has phones available to schedule ride services.
Airport Pickup Volunteers
If you are interested in being a Pickup Volunteer, please fill out the form by clicking the red button on the right or by clicking this Link. 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.
Forms closed at this time due to COVID-19
International Undergraduate Orientation Spring 2021
January 19th 2021
Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Location: International Culture Center
*Currently we are planning on hosting orientation in person. If there are any changes made due to COVID-19 and we move orientation onto an online platform, we will notify you via email. The date and time will not change if this occurs.
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!
In Orientation we will provide insight into:
- Health Care & Insurance
- Risk-Intervention & Safety Intervention
- Campus Life & how to thrive
On the Campus Familiarization Scavenger Hunt, you will:
- Engage in person with Global Guides and new peers (while social-distancing and wearing a mask)
- Visit important and interesting sites around campus
- Learn about the numerous resources available around campus designed to help you THRIVE mentally, physically, academically, financially, emotionally and socially!
Day 2 of Ordination: January 23rd 2021.
After compleating the sign up form below you will see a link where you can sign up for day 2 of orientation. Be sure you sign up for both days!
Temporary Stay Program
Our temporary stay program allows students to stay in local apartments for a low cost near campus until move in day. We know that trying to stay in a hotel during this gap can add up. This program allows international students arriving in the U.S to not have to worry about fining accommodation between arriving and moving into the dorms.
Temporary stay dates are January 9th-13th
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!
Please see the FAQ's page.