Grand Opening of the Graduate Center

Texas Tech University Graduate Students and their Supporters are Warmly Invited to Today's Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony!

LUBBOCK- At 4:00 pm, on Tuesday, April 1st, Texas Tech University's graduate students, faculty, and staff will celebrate the grand opening of the Graduate Center – a 2000+ square foot facility dedicated to exclusive use by graduate students and post-doctoral fellows. The Center, located at the very heart of Texas Tech’s Lubbock campus occupies almost entire basement level of the Administration Building’s West Wing. The Center will feature quiet and small group study spaces, a computer lab, dining area, conference room, and a lounge with 70-inch LED Smart TVs. The facility has been developed as a green project featuring responsibly sourced and recycled and reused materials.

The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony will feature an address by Texas Tech University’s President Dr. Duane Nellis, remarks by the Provost Dr. Lawrence Schovanec, and by the Vice Provost for Graduate affairs and Dean of the Graduate School Dr. Mark Sheridan. Reception will follow. 

Located at the very heart of campus, the Center will provide graduate students and post-doctoral fellows with much needed meeting and networking space, quiet study/research space, as well as leadership, academic, and professional development activities.  The Graduate Center and its programming is central to Graduate School’s and Graduate Student Advisory Council’s plans to support growth of graduate student population and advancement of Texas Tech’s graduate community.

Funding for the center was provided by Student Service Fees and generous support from Dr. Juan Sanchez Muñoz. Additional support was provided by Texas Tech Graduate School, by a generous donation by Mr. Ron Thomson and the Sherwin-Williams Paint Store in Lubbock.

The Ribbon Cutting is open to all graduate students and their supporters who wish to join in the debut of the hard work and efforts that the GSAC has put forth in building the Graduate Center.


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Photo of scissors rigged with string and legos to cut. Text reads "Graduate Center Ribbon Cutting. Tuesday, April 1, 4 PM, Administration Building, West Wing"

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