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2 College Junior

Campus Housing: The dorms are way too small and way too old. They need new buildings with upgraded amenities.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: I didn't have the best experience. The dorms are old and my freshman roommate wasn't the best. Housing was easy but the dorms mostly border around campus.

4 College Senior

Campus Housing: My experience living on campus was great! I loved Talkington hall and the amenities it ad to offer. There was 24 lobby service, dining hall downstairs, and floor machine washers. The residents were friendly and hospitable. It was a great experience!

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The adaptation from having a room for one or at the very least sharing the room with some family member to a total stranger from a different ethnic background is one that requires full trust. The reason being is: one it is most likely that you will end up with a stranger, two the roommates is probably foreign and three he will probably speak a rough form of English. Trust and communication will play a key role for new students to have a soothing way of life while living within the school dorms. They will enable you to be more confident that stuff will not be taken away or that your roommates friends will respect your belongings while you are gone from the room.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: The housing at TTU is great. My roommates and I are always grateful to live in such affordable and outstanding housing.

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For the most part, dorm life is like living with your best friends and worst enemies with no parents to regulate. Every incoming freshman must live in one of the dorms. For those who find loopholes around this rule and live off campus, they are missing out on quite an experience. Some of the dorms have movable furniture, but the most popular dorms (Chitwood/Weymouth, Stangel/Murdough, and Horn/Knapp) have the furniture built in, and you are an arm's length away from your roommate (hope you get a good one!). There are six dorm complexes that have guys living in one building and girls living in another connected by a common foyer. Swiping your student ID is the only way to unlock the door that lets you into either the girls' or guys' building, and no, the key doesn't work on both sides. This is supposed to prevent dorm parties and the intermixing of sexes, but it doesn't really work out that way—so when you are using the community bathroom, beware.

The students who tend to dislike their dorm experience live on the higher floors and have to get to their rooms via elevators. More often than not, these elevators are either broken or stop on every floor. (Note: You will get nasty looks from fellow elevator riders if you live on a lower floor and don't take the stairs.) Colds are another drawback of dorm life. With everyone's air circulating through the vents, germs are easily spread, and it is not uncommon to be sick several times your freshman year.

Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Yes
Campus Housing Capacity
7,255
Average Housing Costs
$4,380
Types of Housing Offered
  • Apartments for single students
  • Coed dorms
  • Freshman interest groups
  • Honors
  • Intensive study
  • Learning communities
  • Men's dorms
  • Special housing disabled students
  • Substance-free
  • Women's dorms
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus?
Yes
Undergrads Living On Campus
25%
Freshmen Living On Campus
86%
Number of Dormitories
9
Number of Campus-Owned Apartments
3
Best Freshman Dorms
  • Horn/Knapp Complex
  • Strangel/Murdough Complex
Best Upperclassman Dorms
  • Carpenter/Wells Complex
  • Murray Hall
Worst Freshman Dorms
  • Chitwood/Weymouth Complex
  • Wall/Gates Complex
Worst Upperclassman Dorms
  • Chitwood/Weymouth Complex
  • Coleman Hall
Best Dorms
  • Chitwood/Weymouth/Coleman
  • Stangel/Murdough
Worst Dorms
Hulen/Clement
What You Get
  • Basic cable television
  • Bed
  • Closet
  • Desk
  • Dresser
  • Ethernet connections
  • Sink
Also Available
Single-sex dorms, Honors College dorms, quiet study floors, community study rooms on each floor.
Did You Know?
  • Each year, Residence Life at Texas Tech hosts a "Best Dressed Space Contest." The resident advisers judge and vote on the most creatively decorated dorm room in the residence halls, and the winners receive a prize.
  • Housing and Residence Life also provides Residence Life Cinema on Channel 14. This station airs feature films every month. It also keeps students in the know about fun events on campus and around Lubbock.
  • Subscription to premium services or digital cable radio may be requested for a monthly fee.

DormitoriesWhat's This?

Bledsoe Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 250–499
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: No, men only
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Ceiling fans, community kitchen, in-room sinks, laundry facilities, lobby area, study lounge, TV lounge; home to Engineering Success Learning Community
Chitwood/Weymouth Complex
Floors: 12
Number of Occupants: 1000+
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes (men only in Weymouth; women only in Chitwood)
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: In-room sinks, laundry facilities, study lounges, TV lounge; home to First Year Success and Pre-Law learning communities
Coleman Hall
Floors: 12
Number of Occupants: 250–499
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: No, men only
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: In-room sinks, laundry facilities, study lounges, TV lounge
Gordon Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 100–249
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Honors College students
Room Types: Suites (doubles)
Special Features: Community kitchens, laundry facilities, meeting/recreation room, study lounges, TV lounge, vending machines
Horn/Knapp Complex
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 500–649
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Community kitchenettes, formal and informal lounges, laundry facilities, study lounges, TV lounge, vending machines; home to Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Learning Community, Intensive Study floors available
Hulen/Clement Complex
Floors: 6
Number of Occupants: 750–999
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Formal lobby, formal lounge, in-room sinks, laundry facilities, study lounge, TV lounge; home to Architecture & Design and Education learning communities
Sneed Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 250–499
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: No, men only
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Community kitchen, in-room sinks, large lobby, laundry facilities, study lounge, big-screen TV lounge; home to Men of STEM and Engineering Success learning communities
Strangel/Murdough Complex
Floors: 7
Number of Occupants: 1000+
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes (men only in Murdough; women only in Strangel)
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: In-room sinks, laundry facilities, piano lounge, study lounges, TV lounge; home to Health Sciences and Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources learning communities, Intensive Study floors available.
Wall/Gates Complex
Floors: 6
Number of Occupants: 750–999
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Community kitchenettes, formal lobby, laundry facilities, study lounge, TV lounge, vending machines; home to Fine Arts and Media and Communication learning communities, as well as the Tech Transfer Acceleration Program (TTAP).

Campus-Owned ApartmentsWhat's This?

Carpenter/Wells Complex
Floors: 2
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, apartments
Special Features: Units include kitchenette and furnished living areas; complex features laundry facilities, study lounges
Murray Hall
Floors: 4
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, apartments
Special Features: Units include ceiling fans, furnished living areas, kitchenette; hall features meeting rooms, study lounges; home to Honors, Transfer Connection, and Business learning communities; Leadership Development Center
Each suite has a living room, four bedrooms, and two bathrooms.
Talkington Hall
Floors: 5
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, suites
Special Features: Units include ceiling fans, furnished living areas, kitchenette; building features multipurpose rooms, parking, study lounges
Features two-person and four-person suites in five different floor plans

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