Red Raiders Return to Campus Excited for Fall Semester

Students are moving into residence halls and looking forward to new beginnings in Raiderland.

Thousands of Texas Tech University students over the weekend loaded up their vehicles, said goodbye to their parents and moved into their new homes to prepare for the upcoming school year.

We caught up with a handful of students who participated in Fall 2014 Residence Hall Move-in.

McKenna Dunham

Age: 18

Hometown: Muleshoe

Classification: freshman

Major: nutrition

 

What are you most looking forward to this semester?

Rushing for a sorority, adjusting to the new life as a college student and, of course, Red Raider football.

What is the one thing you brought that you could not live without?

Every single piece of clothing I own.

Why did you choose Texas Tech?

I have been a Red Raider fan my whole life, so I just knew Texas Tech was the university for me.

Jordan Brown

Age: 22

Hometown: Longview

Classification: senior

Major: theater arts

 

What are you most looking forward to this semester?

I’m excited to experience campus life all over again for the last time. I always look forward to meeting new people and the excitement of living on campus. It’s so much fun.

What is the one thing you brought that you could not live without?

I could not leave my laptop behind.

Why did you choose Texas Tech?

I chose Texas Tech because of its well-known theater program. The Visual and Performing Arts program is amazing, and I have learned so much. Hopefully after graduation, I’ll be able to move to California and work in film/television because of the education I received here.

Michael Coffman

Age: 18

Hometown: Dallas

Classification: sophomore

Major: chemistry and business

 

What are you most looking forward to this semester?

I am looking forward the new experiences I’ll have and the newfound independence everyone looks forward to as a college student.

What is the one thing you brought that you could not live without?

I had to bring my popcorn maker.

Why did you choose Texas Tech?

Other universities don’t allow as many options and opportunities that Texas Tech does. I looked at other schools, but none of them seemed like the right fit.

Blessing Adetomiwa

Age: 22

Hometown: Arlington

Classification: junior

Major: human sciences

 

What are you most looking forward to this semester?

I’m excited to apply for nursing school and get everything ready for that. I’m nervous about it, but I’m also excited. I’m also looking forward to the next chapter in my life.

What is the one thing you brought that you could not live without?

I couldn’t leave my phone behind, because it has all of my music on it. I cannot live without my music.

Why did you choose Texas Tech?

When I was choosing where to go to college, I felt like Texas Tech had the best to offer for me. It’s cost efficient and there are so many opportunities as a student here.

Griffin Petrich

Age: 18

Hometown: Midland

Classification: freshman

Major: agricultural business

 

What are you most looking forward to this semester?

Moving on to the next chapter in my life. I’m also looking forward to meeting new people and being independent.

What is the one thing you brought that you could not live without?

I could not leave home without bringing all of my pairs of boots.

Why did you choose Texas Tech?

Texas Tech is a family tradition. My dad played football here, and my mom went to school here as well. I also love being close to home.

Karen Reyes

Age: 22

Hometown: Houston

Classification: junior (transfer student)

Major: political science

 

What are you most looking forward to this semester?

Coming from a smaller college, you don’t get the full college experience like what you can have here at Texas Tech. I’m looking forward to that experience and the connections I’ll have with meeting new people.

What is the one thing you brought that you could not live without?

I could not leave my cell phone behind, because I wouldn’t be able to keep in touch with my family as well.

Why did you choose Texas Tech?

Ever since I was in the eighth grade, all I ever heard my teachers talk about was how great Texas Tech was. Choosing Texas Tech was an absolute no-brainer for me.

Mykel Warrick

Age: 19

Hometown: Midland

Classification: sophomore

Major: finance

 

What are you most looking forward to this semester?

Coming back as a sophomore, I’m looking forward to reconnecting with my friends the most.

What is the one thing you brought that you could not live without?

I would be in trouble if I left my car behind. I wouldn’t be able to get around.

Why did you choose Texas Tech?

The school spirit is what made me choose Texas Tech. There is so much spirit here, which makes going to college a blast.

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