July 13, 2009
Texas Tech University hosted the higher education market's first ever virtual open house, a dedicated afternoon which showcased the school for interested prospective students. The virtual open house, held at CollegeWeekLive, included live video presentations featuring Texas Tech representatives from admissions, financial aid, and housing, as well as the academics associate vice provost. In addition, representatives from the Center for Campus Life and the City of Lubbock Visitors Center were featured live via video.
Texas Tech's virtual open house also featured virtual booths where college-bound high school students could browse information and text chat live will representatives. For example, a booth dedicated to Admissions and Financial Aid was staffed live by advisors ready to answer questions about admissions requirements, while a booth dedicated to Academics offered the opportunity to chat with students currently enrolled in Texas Tech's ten academic colleges. Additional booths featured details on Campus Housing and Dining, where virtual tours of residence halls and chat with current residents was available, and Student Life and Visit Texas Tech and Lubbock, which included opportunities to get involved in the university as well as the community.