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Campus Life | Housing links | Transportation | Things to do in Lubbock and on the TTU campus | Information about Lubbock Schools | Buying and Selling Online | Student Groups | Volunteer OpportunitiesTranslation | English Classes

Campus Life

Campus Information

Campus Map

Bus Routes - On Campus and to Housing Areas Around the Campus

Recreational Center

TTU History & Traditions


Housing links

Legal Information about leasing and renting (Landlord/Tenant) on the Student Legal Services page

Off Campus Rental web sites

Another option for short-term leases is provided by Simply International.  This agency will arrange stays in a furnished apartment for as short as one day.  To use this service just go to their reservation page.  The price varies depending on the length of stay and the dates.  The current rate for stays longer than 20 days is $20 per night. 



Information about obtaining a drivers license.

Bus Routes - On Campus and to Housing Areas Around the Campus

Legal information about owning and operating a vehicle in Lubbock on the Student Legal Services page

Campus Transportation and Parking

Campus Maps

Lubbock and Lubbock County Maps and Information

Things to do in Lubbock and on the TTU campus

News and Events on Campus

Lubbock Community

Information about Lubbock Schools and City services 

The number to call for questions regarding city services (trash, lost animals, pay a bill, etc).  311

School districts in Lubbock County

Maps of school districts in the Lubbock area

How to enroll student in Lubbock Schools

Summer camps/activities for children

Buying and Selling Online

Student Groups

TTU International Student Groups

Volunteer Opportunities

The Office of International Affairs strongly encourages you to contact the following organizations, if you are interested about presenting about your culture/home country in the Lubbock community and on campus. These organizations would love have an opportunity to learn from you. 

Translators, Translations and Notaries

On occasion visiting scholars are asked to provide English translations of documents in their native language. The certification that a translation is accurate, in most cases, can be done by anyone who speaks both languages.

In some cases, in order to be sure a document is accurate, the entity that requires the translated document may require that a professional translator or translating service be utilized.  These companies can be found easily through a search on the internet.

Note: Most US government agencies, including the Department of State and the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, do not require that a translation be done by a professional translator or translating service.

While it is not required, you may chose to have a translation notarized. However, you must understand that a notary can only acknowledge/notarize a statement by the translator that he/she has accurately translated a document from the original language into English. A notary cannot/does not confirm that the translation is accurate.

Faculty at TTU that speak other languages


English Classes 

Lubbock literacy, a community program, provides free English as a Second Language (ESL) classes for international students, scholars, and their dependents.  To find out about their in-person classes and other ESL resources visit their webpage.

 Literacy Lubbock English Classes