Texas Tech University

Students, Parents Brave Snowy Weather for Connect Tech

K'Leigh Sims

March 3, 2015

Despite a closed campus, staff welcomed admitted students and their families to Texas Tech.

Many families traveled great distances to visit Texas Tech, so staff members scrambled to accommodate our guests despite the weather.

While campus was closed on Friday (Feb. 28) with four inches of snow covering the ground, Texas Tech staff welcomed 165 students and their parents for an abbreviated version of Connect Tech.

Connect Tech is an event for admitted students to experience a day in the life as a Red Raider. During this visit, students can register for Red Raider Orientation and housing with the help of Texas Tech staff, take a tour of campus and residence halls and ask questions about admissions, financial aid, housing and orientation.

Jamie Hansard, director of recruitment and marketing for Texas Tech's Office of Undergraduate Admissions, commended Texas Tech staff and President's Select members for bearing the winter weather for students and their families.

“Despite the elements, we were excited to provide an excellent experience for these guests,” she said. “Many of these families traveled from far distances to visit Texas Tech, including a family from New Hampshire. I was proud of the recruitment staff for coming together to make this happen on short notice. I greatly appreciate the assistance of our campus partners including financial aid, housing and Red Raider Orientation.”

Students were provided with presentations by staff about admissions, financial aid, housing and orientation, a virtual tour of campus by Texas Tech President's Select members, shown an example dorm room in Horn Hall, served lunch at the Jones AT&T Stadium and registered for Red Raider Orientation and housing.

Connect Tech is hosted during the spring of each year for admitted students. The next open dates are March 13 and April 3. For more information about Connect Tech and to RSVP, visit their website.

More Stories

Texas Tech Nationally Ranked for Best Extras on Campus

Texas Tech Unveils West Rec Turf Field Complex

Texas Tech Doctoral Student Appears on 'Jeopardy!'