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Our Services to Incoming Students

Airport Pickup

At this time, as a volunteer-operated program, it is unknown whether this program will operate for Fall 2020. We apologize for any inconvenience. Services like Uber and Lyft are active and operational, as well as traditional taxi services. 

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: August 2020- 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 below. 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

Airport Pick-up

Airport Pickup - Spring 2021

Sign Up Form for Volunteers

International Undergraduate Orientation Fall 2020

August 19, 2020, 10:30 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! 

Changes due to COVID-19 for Fall 2020

We are currently working on creating an online orientation for the fall 2020 semester. Due to COVID 19 and in compliance with health and safety rules, we have decided to host orientation online via Zoom. 

Orientation Room

Day 1: Zoom Orientation for Lubbock resident students 
Day 2:Campus Familiarization Orientation 

In Zoom Orientation we will provide insight into:

  • Health Care & Insurance
  • Risk-Intervention & Safety Intervention
  • Immigration
  • 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!  

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!

Texas Tech Global Guides Program 

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