Remember back in middle school when having the cool carpool meant you were cool? Well pick your friends wisely, because those days are back. Parking is the No. 1 complaint students have about Texas Tech, and it doesn't seem to be going away anytime soon. Commuter lots are set up on either side of campus, and they are connected with the bus system. These lots are far enough away that walking will create perspiration on even the coldest days, but the constantly-running buses make it so that you won't have to wait or walk.
For those who are lucky enough and have the funds to buy a spot in the Flint Parking Garage, congrats. This garage is right next to the business building and is so tempting to park in when the Lubbock winds are blowing and the nearest non-commuter parking spot is on the street at least five blocks away. The parking patrols take their job very seriously, and they will give tickets to anyone who challenges the "Parking Permit Only" signs or chooses to stay longer than 30 minutes in the designated spots. Parking tickets add up, so get one of the few commuter passes early or get a bike.