Jun 23, 2024  
2021-2022 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Housing and Hospitality

Sean Duggan, M.Ed., Managing Director
University Student Housing

Wiggins Complex | 3211 18th St. | Box 41141
Lubbock, TX 79409-1141 | T 806.742.2661
F 806.742.2696
housing@ttu.edu | www.housing.ttu.edu

Kirk Rodriguez, Managing Director
Hospitality Services

Wiggins Complex | 3211 18th St. | Box 42184
Lubbock, TX 79409-2184 | T 806.742.1360
F 806.742.1150
hospitality@ttu.edu | hospitality.ttu.edu | @EatAtTexasTech

University Student Housing offers a variety of living options and provides convenient and affordable housing for over 8,000 students. Learning Communities provide students with the opportunity to live with others of similar interests or majors, and halls with traditional, suite, pod, and apartment-style configurations offer unique settings to live and learn. For example, the Carpenter/Wells Complex, which is arranged in three-bedroom townhouses or four-bedroom flats, offers private bedrooms in a suite-style setting. Murray Hall and Talkington Hall offer suite-style accommodations. Most suites include four private bedrooms, a common living area, and shared bathrooms. Talkington Hall includes a limited number of two-bedroom suites. Gordon Hall is a suite-style residence hall located on the northeast side of campus. Honors Hall is a pod-style residence for students admitted to the Honors College. It features rooms with high ceilings, large walk-in closets, and a full-service Starbucks® Coffee House on the first floor that accepts dining bucks. West Village offers apartment-style living with full kitchens and washers and dryers. Roommate Choice Housing which refers to a housing option in which two or more students mutually agree to share a multiple-occupancy apartment without regard to the gender of the occupants is a housing option only available in West Village. Priority for assignment to Carpenter/Wells Complex and West Village A will be available to students of sophomore or higher classification. West Village B is available to students who are 21 years of age or older.

All halls have Wi-Fi throughout the building in addition to ethernet computer connections in each room. Other services include limitless laundry rooms, study lounges, and in-hall 24-hour professional offices.

An experienced and trained team of Residence Life staff manages each residence hall. The in-hall offices assist residents with concerns, maintenance requests, room and roommate assignments, and general resource information.

The interests of students living on campus are promoted through the Residence Halls Association and individual hall governments. Each hall government sponsors social, cultural, educational, and recreational activities.

On-Campus Housing Requirement

In support of the Strategic Plan of Texas Tech University, the university requires enrolled first-year students to live in the university residence halls. Institutional research suggests that students who live on campus are significantly more inclined to remain in college and achieve higher GPAs in comparison to students living off campus.

The On-Campus Residence Requirement applies to students enrolled in more than six hours for the fall and spring semesters, and/or enrolled for three hours per summer session.

Compliance with the university housing policy is a condition of enrollment, as set forth in the Student Handbook approved by the Board of Regents and Operating Policy 30.25. Failure to comply with the On-Campus Residence Requirement will result in the student being placed in a “Non-Compliance Status” and charged for all applicable Housing and Dining Plan fees.

It is the responsibility of the student to update any incorrect information regarding place of residence with the Office of the Registrar.

On-campus housing for married couples or individuals with children is not provided.

Registered sex offenders and students convicted of any felony are not permitted to live in university-owned housing. The information submitted is subject to verification.

On-Campus Residence Exemption Process

Subject to verification and authorization by University Student Housing, students may be eligible to live off campus provided any one of the 11 exemption categories listed below is satisfied:

  1. A student is currently residing and will continue to reside in the established primary residence of her/his parents (or legal guardian) if it is within a 60-mile radius of Texas Tech University. The parents (or legal guardian) must have established their primary residency at least six months prior to the request for an exemption. Legal guardianship must have been established by a court of law at least one year prior to the request.
  2. A student presents sufficient evidence of an extreme financial hardship condition based on guidelines similar to those required for Financial Aid.
  3. A student is married or has dependent children living with the student.
  4. A student is 21 years of age or over on or before the first day of classes of the initial semester of enrollment.
  5. A transfer student has successfully completed 30 or more semester hours of academic credit prior to the student’s enrollment or re-enrollment. Credit earned by exam (Advanced Placement, CLEP, ACT, SAT) and hours received from concurrent high school credit are not considered.
  6. A student is awarded a university scholarship/sponsorship that is managed by a university department or college, which minimally includes the equivalence of the current academic school year’s room, board, tuition, fees, and textbooks (as estimated by the Student Financial Aid Office) during an academic school year. Upon prior approval from the managing department or college, the student may request to be exempt from living on campus. The managing department or college must provide verification in writing to University Student Housing prior to the student’s enrollment and/or re-enrollment to the university.
  7. A student is enrolled in the Graduate School or Law School.
  8. A student has served in active military service, as verified by a discharge certificate (DD214).
  9. A student presents sufficient evidence of an extreme medical condition, as documented by her/his treating physician, for which on-campus accommodations cannot be made.
  10. A student presents sufficient and satisfactory evidence of extreme or unusual hardship that will be intensified by living in the residence halls.
  11. A student has completed a full academic year (fall and spring terms) of living on campus in the Texas Tech University residence halls or provides sufficient evidence of living on campus at another university and receives confirmation of approval from University Student Housing.

Subject to verification and authorization by the University Student Housing, students may be eligible to have their housing hold temporarily removed, and not be required to live on campus for the given term, provided any one of the 3 conditions listed below is satisfied:

  1. A student is enrolled in online classes only.
  2. A student is taking less than six hours during the academic year.
  3. A student enrolled for a Texas Tech University or Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at a campus other than the Lubbock campus.

To request approval to live off-campus, the student must submit an Exemption Form along with all required documentation. University Student Housing staff will review and send denial/approval notices to the student’s TTU email account. 

No exemptions will be approved once the student has moved into the residence halls. 

In conjunction with the university’s support of academic integrity, evidence of deliberate falsification of information, data, or any materials submitted or providing false or erroneous information in connection with an application for exemption from the on-campus housing requirement will be grounds for disciplinary action. Such action may include, but is not limited to, revocation of a previously approved exemption, restitution of up to a semester’s room and dining plan fees, or probation, as determined by the Office of Student Conduct and in accordance with the Code of Student Conduct of Texas Tech University.

Signing an off-campus lease will not relieve the student of contractual obligations that may have been assumed with the university. It is the responsibility of the student to comply with all provisions of the signed contract.

Housing Sign-Up Process

Residence halls, like all other services and facilities of Texas Tech University, are available to all students regardless of race, creed, national origin, age, sex, or disability. Applications for admission to the university and applications for residence hall accommodations are separate processes. To sign up for housing at Texas Tech University, students must first be admitted to the university. Students are encouraged to sign up for housing as soon as they are notified of their admission status and receive and activate their eRaider account information. To complete the housing sign-up process, go to housing.ttu.edu and follow the instructions provided.

Students sign a University Student Housing and Hospitality Services Contract for the academic year (fall and spring semesters), a 12-month contract (fall, spring, and summer), or a summer only contract. Any student wishing to move from the residence halls should consult the University Student Housing and Hospitality Services Contract for the cancellation provisions.

Housing and dining plan rates are based on a per person charge. Rates will be established by the Board of Regents. All rates are subject to change with appropriate notice. The most recent rates are posted on the University Student Housing and Hospitality Services websites.

A $75 non-refundable application fee is required with all housing applications. This is a one-time fee. A $400 Initial Deposit is required for all housing room reservations for all residence halls including traditional spaces and suite/apartment/pod style spaces and is due with the signed contract. The $400 Initial Deposit is potentially refundable (less any fees or billed charges) if the contract is completed or properly canceled as outlined in the contract. A $250 Additional Deposit is required for a housing room reservation in a suite/apartment/pod style space (Talkington, Gordon, Carpenter/Wells, Murray, Honors Hall, and West Village) and is due with the signed contract if selecting a suite/apartment/pod style space or when a student elects to upgrade to a suite/apartment/pod style space. The $250 Additional Deposit is potentially refundable (less any fees or billed charges) if the contract is completed or if the student never reserves a suite/apartment/pod styles space. The $250 Additional Deposit is non-refundable if the contract is canceled at any time before the end of the contract period. For additional information on fees, deposits, and cancellation procedures, please review the housing contract on the University Student Housing website.

The university agrees to provide a room and dining plan only after the student has submitted the required application, properly signed the University Student Housing and Hospitality Services Contract, and paid the application fee and applicable deposit(s). The student agrees to pay the housing and dining plan fees and any billed charges (i.e., damage charges, lock change charges, late/improper check-out charges, etc.) at the time scheduled by the university. All housing and dining plan fees and charges are billed in a combined account with the university tuition and fees. These accounts are managed by Student Business Services.

Students with academic year or 12-month contracts are charged 60% of the academic year housing and dining plan rate for the fall semester and 40% for the spring semester. Students entering the residence halls for the spring semester with an academic year contract are charged 50% of the academic year rate.

For additional information or questions, please contact University Student Housing at 806.742.2661, or you may email housing@ttu.edu.

Dining Plans

Hospitality Services provides a wide variety of fresh, healthy, and convenient dining options and plans. Dining Bucks Plans can be used in any of the all-you-care-to-eat locations, The Market food court at Stangel/Murdough featuring Fazoli’s®, the Student Union food court featuring Chick-fil-A®, SUB dining outlets, The Fresh Plate food emporium at Bledsoe/Gordon, The Commons at Talkington Hall, Raider Exchange in West Village, Einstein® Bros Bagels and Chick-fil-A® at the Rawls College of Business, Quiznos® at the Burkhart Center, Starbucks® at the Honors Hall, The StrEat food truck, any Sam’s Place Mini-market, or Sam’s Express Kiosk.

Three levels of Dining Bucks Plans offer students the option of selecting the level that best fits their individual appetite and needs. For example, the Red & Black level is best for those students who consistently eat three meals per day. These plans also have plenty of flexibility for students who need late-night options and will take maximum advantage of the extensive offerings of the mini-markets. The Matador level will appeal to students who eat most meals on campus. The Matador level is the default dining plan when no plan is selected in the Residence Hall Contract. The Double T level is a choice for students who may miss meals for various reasons or work off campus. The West Village Dining Plan is exclusively available to students living in these apartments. For more information, visit the Dining Plan & Rates hospitality.ttu.edu.

Dining Bucks allow Red Raiders the freedom of purchasing complete meals or on the go snacks. Students receive a preset amount of Dining Bucks per semester and their balance declines as they purchase meals from any of the all-you-care-to-eat dining locations or food items from retail operations.

Hospitality Services Dining Locations*:

  • Chick-fil-A® @ RCoBA
  • Chick-fil-A® @ Student Union
  • The Commons @ Talkington
  • Einstein Bros® Bagels @ RCoBA
  • The Fresh Plate @ Bledsoe/Gordon
  • The Market @ Stangel/Murdough
  • Quiznos® @ Burkhart
  • Raider Exchange @ West Village
  • Sam’s Express Kiosks
    • @ CoMC
    • @ Engineering
    • @ HSC
    • @ Holden
    • @ Human Sciences
    • @ Law School
    • @ Library
    • @ Petroleum
  • Sam’s Place Mini-markets
    • @ Murray
    • @ Poolside
    • @ Sneed
    • @ Student Union
    • @ Wall/Gates
    • West @ Wiggins
  • Starbucks® @ Honors Hall
  • StrEat Food Truck
  • Retail Corridor @ Student Union
    • Paciugo®
    • Sam’s Place
    • Smart Choices
    • Union Bistro
  • Union Plaza @ Student Union
    • Jim & Jo’s Pizzeria
    • Raider Pit BBQ
    • Union Grill
    • Zi

 * all location availability subject to change

Commuter Dining Plans are a great way for off-campus students to take advantage of all the great dining locations on campus. Commuter Dining Plans can be added to students’ tuition bill and the balance carries from semester to semester as long as students are enrolled with Texas Tech University. Commuter Dining Plans can be purchased in increments of $50 up to $300 (Commuter Dining Plans include a Dining Operations Cost of $2.50 plus current applicable state/local sales tax). Visit hospitality.ttu.edu for more information on all Dining Plans.

Hospitality Services has rolled out a NEW mobile food ordering app for the Texas Tech campus, and it is available at locations now! Red Raiders are able to use the Transact Mobile Ordering App to order food for pickup with an on-campus Dining Plan from Hospitality Services. All on-campus Dining Plans will work exactly as they normally do with the same Dining Plan discounts and no fee for placing an order through the app!

Check out the video on how to download Transact Mobile Ordering App! When placing your first order, be sure to select your correct on-campus Dining Plan at checkout!

Room and Dining Plan Rates

Rates for room and dining plans are based on a per-person charge and established by the Texas Tech University Board of Regents. Twelve-month room rates are available for Carpenter/Wells and West Village.

Room and dining rates for 2021-22 can be found at the following: