February 8, 2011
The buses will be driving students to the major metroplex areas.
Texas Tech's Parents Association (Tech Parents) has reserved buses to transport students to and from Lubbock during Spring Break 2011. The trips are organized to assist students with the chance to return home to see their families for the break.
Ken Gassiot, associate director of Parent and Family Relations, said this opportunity focuses on decreasing travel expenses and increasing safety of Texas Tech students.
"The lower travel cost and great peace of mind that comes in a safer traveling environment helps Texas Tech students stay safer while on the road," Gassiot said. "These trips are meant to be a stress-free, low-cost and a fun way for students to travel while meeting other students."
Two buses will depart from Lubbock on March 11; one is destined for Arlington and the other to San Antonio and Austin. The last bus will depart Lubbock on March 12 and will make two drop-offs near North Houston, one in Spring and one at the Northwest Mall. All three buses will depart from the Music Building lot on the Texas Tech campus at 18th Street and Boston Avenue. All buses return to Lubbock on March 20.
The cost is $100, and seating is limited and based on a first-come, first-served basis. Tech Parents will have parent chaperones riding to help provide guidance for all student passengers. For more information and online registration forms go to the website. The deadline to sign up is 5 p.m. March 1.
The Office of Parent and Family Relations aims to provide parents and families of Texas Tech students with information and resources that will help parents stay informed about what is happening on campus and to connect with other parents and families.