Happy Birthday, Texas Tech!

Texas Tech is turning 88.

Happy Birthday

Originally named Texas Technological College, the college opened in 1925 with six buildings and an enrollment of 914. Graduate instruction did not begin until 1927 within the School of Liberal Arts. A "Division of Graduate Studies" was established in 1935 and eventually became known as the Graduate School in 1954.

Created by legislative action on Feb. 10, 1923, Texas Tech carries the distinction of being the largest comprehensive higher education institution in the western two-thirds of the state of Texas.

We’ve come a long way since then, but we won’t stop until we become one of the nation’s truly great public research institutions. We’re proud of our outstanding student body, excellent faculty, amazing staff, loyal alumni and generous supporters. Here’s looking forward to a bright future and many happy returns.

Join us in celebrating 88 wonderful years of accomplishments. Grab a piece of cake tomorrow at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10, in the courtyard of the Student Union Building! Don’t forget to check in on foursquare! Available while supplies last.

Beginning at 11 a.m., you can try a sample of the newest cuisine on campus, courtesy of 1923, while supplies last.

If you can’t come to campus, post a birthday wish below or give a shout out on or !

The event was made possible by the Office of the President, Hospitality Services, Student Union & Activities, Communications & Marketing, the Alumni Association, Student Government Association, Staff Senate and Spirit Squads.