Welcome TO TEXAS TECH And The College of Arts & Sciences

Welcome to Texas Tech University, home of the Red Raiders. No matter who you are or where you come from, Texas Tech is a place of opportunity. A place where you can learn more about yourself and others. A place that will provide you with the skills to go out and make a difference in the world. As we say here at Texas Tech, "From Here, It's Possible."


Over the course of your time at Texas Tech, you will take numerous photos in front of this giant university symbol that greets you as you enter campus from Broadway Ave. However, the obligatory graduation photo that you will take in your cap and gown next to this iconic landmark will probably be the most satisfying photo of your time on campus.

Your 1,839 Acre Home

That's right. 1,839 acres. Not only is Texas Tech one of the most beautiful college campuses in the country, it's also one of the largest. In fact, only the Air Force Academy claims a larger main campus than Texas Tech.

But don't let the size scare you. Once you step foot onto our campus, you will immediately feel right at home. Yes we have beautiful buildings and grounds, but it's the people at Texas Tech that make the difference.


One of the first things you will notice when you come to our campus is the architecture. All university buildings are crafted in Spanish Renaissance architecture to represent the southwestern history of this region. Our signature red tile roofed masterpieces stand as a tribute to the craftsmanship that makes Texas Tech one of the most beautiful college campuses in the world.

Administration Building

The most iconic building on our campus was also the first constructed. The Administration Building, which houses the office of the President, is the flagship and most photographed building at Texas Tech. Since 1925, this building has served as the official home for the university and sits in the heart of campus.

Public Art Collection

As you explore our vast campus, you will soon take notice of more than 100 pieces of public art that enhance the vibrance and beauty of our campus. Since 1999, the university has allocated one percent of each new major capital project toward public art. The collection has been named one of the top 10 university public art collections in the U.S. by Public Art Review, the leading journal in the field of public art.

Four Seasons

If you are from Texas, you might not be used to having four seasons, but that is what you will get during your time at Texas Tech. Nothing makes our campus more beautiful than a blanket of snow in the winter.

Carol of Lights

One of the oldest and most beloved traditions on campus is the Carol of Lights. Each year in the first week of December, thousands of students, faculty, staff and alumni gather in the Science Quadrangle to celebrate the lighting of campus for the holiday season.

Texas Tech Basketball

The winter months bring us Red Raider and Lady Raider Basketball. The two teams play all their home games at the 15,000-seat United Supermarkets Arena.


Texas Tech students anxiously await the warmer weather that comes in the spring. Campus comes to life and our students play an important role within the annual observance of Arbor Day - a Texas Tech tradition!

Arbor Day

Each year thousands of Texas Tech students spread out all over campus on Arbor Day to assist with campus beautification efforts. This tradition is one of the most anticipated days of the year and makes an immediate and lasting impact on our campus.

Red Raider Baseball

In the spring, Texas Tech students turn their attention to baseball season. The Red Raiders have advanced to the NCAA College World Series twice in the last three years. All home games are played at Rip Griffin Park.


With the Texas heat in the summer, the leisure pool makes the Texas Tech campus one of the coolest places to be. Students have access to this incredible pool all summer long.


The fall may bring the most perfect weather of the entire year - as well as Texas Tech Football! Alumni from all over the globe converge on our campus during the fall to celebrate Texas Tech and our beloved Red Raiders.

Red Raider Football

Perhaps the most anticipated time of the year on campus is the fall when the Red Raiders kick off the football season at Jones AT&T Stadium. Texas Tech students make this gameday atmosphere one of the best in the country.

With over 10,000 students, the College of Arts & Sciences is the largest and most diverse college on the Texas Tech University campus. Our 15 academic departments offer more than 40 different majors and we take great pride in Building Innovators for a 21st century workforce.

Within the 15 departments that comprise the College of Arts & Sciences, students can choose from multitude of majors and potential career fields.

Holden Hall

Any student that has attended Texas Tech in the last 30 years, has taken at least one class inside Holden Hall. Holden Hall is the official home of the College of Arts & Sciences and houses the Departments of Economics, History, Political Science and Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work.

English & Philosophy

The English & Philosophy Building was opened in 2002. It's stunning architecture has made it one of the most photographed buildings on the Texas Tech campus.

Sciences Building

The sciences building is yet another building on the Texas Tech campus that is one of the most photographed. The main steps to this building hosts one of Texas Tech's most loved traditions each year - the Carol of Lights. The building is home to the Physics and Geosciences departments.

Experimental Sciences Building

The experimental sciences building is a hub of research on the Texas Tech campus. Students and faculty alike utilize this building for both learning and discovery. A second experimental sciences building (117,000 square feet) will soon be constructed on campus to provide more research space.


United States Congressman Jodey Arrington: Bachelor of Arts, History 1994; Masters in Public Administration 1997
Ginger Kerrick, Division Chief/Flight Integration, NASA: Bachelor of Science, Physics 1991; Master of Science, Physics 1993
United States Ambassador Tibor Nagy; Bachelor of Arts, Political Science 1972
Gil Roberts, United States Olympic Gold Medalist: Bachelor of Arts, Psychology 2011
Former U.S. Secretary of Education and Texas Tech President, Dr. Lauro Cavazos; Bachelor of Science, Zoology 1949; Masters of Science, Zoology 1951; Honorary Doctorate, Philosophy 2016
Manny Ramirez, NFL Offensive Lineman: Bachelor of Science, Exercise & Sports Science 2016
United States Congressman John Carter: Bachelor of Arts, History 1964
Pat Green, Country Music Recording Artist: Bachelor of Arts, General Studies 1997
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