Renovated Residence Halls Welcome Students Back to Texas Tech This Weekend

More than 8,100 students are expected to live on campus this year, and some of them will be welcomed into recently renovated or brand new facilities.


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Texas Tech's campus will soon be buzzing when residence halls officially open their doors to students on Sunday (Aug. 20). More than 8,100 students are expected to live on campus this year, and some of them will be welcomed into recently renovated or brand new facilities.

Sean Duggan, managing director of University Student Housing, says updating Weymouth Hall, which was built in 1966, was the focus this summer. Improvements were also made to Horn Hall and Murray Hall. The new Honors Hall, which broke ground in February 2016, also opened in early August.

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Sean Duggan, managing director, University Student Housing, Texas Tech University, (806) 742-2542 or s.duggan@ttu.edu

Quotes

  • "We want Texas Tech to be the best it can be, and housing is a part of that, and so, you know, these investments only improve Texas Tech overall." (:08)
  • "They (students) want to live in a modern facility that is well cared for and taken care of for them, and also, it's an investment in the facilities at Texas Tech. We have beautiful classrooms and (a) library and sports venues. We also need nice homes for the students as well." (:17)
  • "It beautifies the campus. It helps the campus look modern and well taken care of and, you know, that's a priority as we recruit students and want students to stay at Texas Tech. Where they live is very important." (:12)

Sample Script

THE TEXAS TECH CAMPUS WON'T BE QUIET MUCH LONGER.
THIS WEEKEND, THE UNIVERSITY'S RESIDENCE HALLS WILL OPEN THEIR DOORS TO MORE THAN 81-HUNDRED RED RAIDERS.
AND SOME OF THEM WILL FIND THEIR "HOME AWAY FROM HOME" HAS BEEN RECENTLY RENOVATED.
"SEAN DUGGAN" (doo-gan)—WITH UNIVERSITY STUDENT HOUSING... SAYS THREE RESIDENCE HALLS SAW IMPROVEMENTS OVER THE SUMMER—WHICH ISN'T ONLY NICE FOR CURRENT STUDENTS... BUT HELPS WITH RECRUITING FUTURE ONES TOO.
"They (students) want to live in a modern facility that is well cared for and taken care of for them, and also, it's an investment in the facilities at Texas Tech. We have beautiful classrooms and (a) library and sports venues. We also need nice homes for the students as well." (:17)
A LOT OF THE OLD MATERIAL THAT WAS REPLACED—LIKE WINDOW FRAMES AND PIPES... WASN'T JUST TOSSED IN THE TRASH.
"DUGGAN" SAYS THEY WORK WITH CONTRACTORS TO MAKE SURE ANYTHING THAT CAN BE RECYCLED—IS.


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University Student Housing

University Student Housing

Texas Tech University Student Housing houses approximately 8,000 students in 13 residence halls, four suite-style halls and one apartment complex. Housing offers rooms with movable and fixed furniture, suite style rooms and apartments for both undergraduate and graduate students.

For more information about the different residence halls, visit the University Student Housing website.

University Student Housing also is committed to creating a greener campus with its "Guns Up, Green Up!" recycling pledge. Housing encourages students to participate in its sustainability efforts by reducing waste and recycling at the Texas Tech Recycling Center.

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