Texas Tech University

Here for the Holidays

Paul Tubbs

November 22, 2022

We share the top five need-to-knows for Texas Tech students spending Thanksgiving in Lubbock.

When we venture home for the holidays, we all have our rituals and traditions. Maybe it's what we make for the meal or watching the game, playing catch outside, going shopping or going to a movie. 


Sometimes those plans don't pan out. If you happen to be a student at Texas Tech University and can't make the journey home, you might be looking for options in Lubbock. 

Here are the top five things you need to know if you are having your turkey in the Hub City this year.

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1.    Hungry? Texas Tech Hospitality Services has a list of what is open across campus, which can be found here. All services will be closed on Thursday (Nov. 24) and Friday (Nov. 25), with limited locations opening back up on Saturday and Sunday. Several restaurants around Lubbock will also be open Thanksgiving Day with modified versions of their menu. 

2.    For students living in University Student Housing, they are not required to vacate their rooms over the break. However, they do have to fill out a Thanksgiving Break Hall Access form.

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3.    Are you an international student living on campus? Texas Tech's International Affairs Office (IA) will host a traditional American Thanksgiving meal, for on-campus international students only on Friday (Nov. 25) at 6 p.m. at the Atlas Campus Fellowship Building located at 2406 Broadway St. The potluck-style meal will feature all the trimmings with vegan and vegetarian options available.

4.    Want to get some adrenaline flowing during the break? The Robert H. Ewalt Student Recreation Center will have modified facility hours. It will be closed Nov. 24-26 and will reopen on Sunday (Nov. 27). The turf fields will also be closed; however, all walking trails, tennis courts, and the disc golf course at Urbanovsky Park will be available for use the entire week. 

5.    Want to leave campus but don't have a car? Citibus has you covered! Head over to the Texas Tech Transportation & Parking Services website to access a list of on- and off-campus destinations around Lubbock. No bus routes will run on Thursday (Nov. 24), but services will resume the next day.

Stay safe, and have a happy holiday break!