Texas Tech University

Rawls College Commitment

Rawls College building with TTU health Commitment Seal overlay

The first and foremost priority of Rawls College is the safety and well-being of our community, followed by our academic mission. As we reopen, we are committed to keeping the health and wellness of our students, staff and faculty at the forefront of all our decision-making. To minimize the potential spread of COVID-19 on our campus and within our local community, Rawls College is adhering to the university's comprehensive plan, the Texas Tech Commitment, regarding changes to academic instruction, sanitization processes, events and travel.

This page is designed to keep the Rawls College community informed about our response to COVID-19. As circumstances change, we will regularly update the content of this page to reflect new information.

important updates for rawls students from rawls college

  • August 24, 2020: Dean Williams welcomes students for the Fall 2020 semester and shares important information about safety protocols in the Rawls building.

» Staff and faculty updates can be found in the COVID-19 Information section of the intranet.

Texas Tech Commitment Pledge

Texas Tech Masked Rider icon with face mask

As Red Raiders, we have a shared responsibility to keep our community safe. By taking the TTU Commitment Pledge, students, faculty, and staff can show their commitment to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Together, we are all #MaskedRaiders.

Take the Pledge

Building Safety

Classroom Density

  • Classroom density will be reduced, as advised by our healthcare professionals and partners.
  • Classrooms are set up to allow for distancing of six feet between each student and nine feet between the instructor and the first row of students. Allowable seating is clearly marked.

Personal Safety

  • Face masks are required in the building at all times, including in class.
  • Students and faculty are required to observe the University's social distancing guidelines.

Common Areas & Restaurants

  • There is limited seating in the common areas of the building. The seating is set up for safety and allows six feet of social distancing. Please do not move furniture.
  • Chick-fil-A and Einstein's are open however, orders are only accepted through Grubhub. No walk-in orders will be accepted. Eating is not permitted in the common areas of the Rawls building. You may eat in the outside seating areas.
  • We have established a quiet study area in NW 112 (the large room near Chick-fil-A) for students who have short transitions between face-to-face and online classes. Small tables are set up with one chair per table, and they are available on a first-come-first-served basis. We ask that you use headphones to keep this study space quiet. No eating is allowed in this room.


  • Hand sanitizer stations are set up in multiple locations on all floors throughout the building.
  • High-touch areas will be wiped and disinfected throughout the day.