As with all software, please ensure that your usage falls within the licensing terms. For instance, some software may not be licensed for use on TTU-owned devices.
IT Help Central offers Walk-up Services which provides the following:
- Learn safe cybersecurity practices first-hand in a one-on-one environment, including how to remove viruses and spyware from your computer.
- Learn to install software updates and troubleshoot computer performance issues.
- Learn to setup TTUnet wireless, VPN, and other TTU resources on your computer.
- Learn to install TTU site-licensed software except for operating systems.
- Obtain recommendations for further assistance.
NOTE: When you bring your computer in for assistance, you should expect to stay with your computer at all times.
Who is supported?
Currently-enrolled TTU students
Walk-Up Services are available to TTU students not living in residence halls. (If you live in a residence hall, IT Help Central can request that Residence Hall Support come directly to your room. However, residence hall students who do decide to come to Walk-up Services will always be provided the same service as other students.
Current TTU and TTUS faculty and staff
Walk-up Services are available for faculty and staff using personally-owned equipment. Texas Tech-owned equipment should not be brought in for Walk-up Services, but rather those problems should be addressed using your college/department's IT support services or IT Help Central's On-site Services.
TTU and TTUS retired faculty and staff
Walk-up Services is available for retired faculty and staff. However, IT Help Central will not be able to provide any site-licensed software for retirees, as it is not covered under TTU's software agreements with the vendors. The exception is if you are in a working retiree status that gives you access. You can check https://eraider.ttu.edu to see if you have access to the licensed software.
NOTE: TTUHSC faculty, staff, and students should seek assistance from the IT Solutions Center at the TTUHSC.
Before coming to Walk-up Services
Before bringing your computer to IT Help Central's Walk-up Services, please ensure you are able to sign in to your computer successfully.
TIP: You can take the following steps to expedite your experience at our Walk-up locations, but they are not required:
- All operating system updates should be current.
- Anti-virus software should be installed and up-to-date
- Contact IT Help Central prior to bringing in the computer in order to expedite the troubleshooting process.
NOTE: Current TTUS and TTU faculty, staff, and students may obtain anti-virus/anti-malware software at no charge.
IT Help Central has two Walk-up Services locations:
Our entrance is on the northwest corner of the Administrative Support Center (ASC), the same building as Transportation & Parking Services. The address is 407 Flint Ave in Lubbock, TX.
Our location is in the basement of the Student Union Building (SUB), in Room 010. The SUB is at the intersection of 15th St and Akron Ave in Lubbock, TX.
To view our hours of operation, please visit https://www.depts.ttu.edu/ithelpcentral/hours.
How long will it take, and exactly what services are available?
The following chart gives a rough estimate of the time needed to accomplish certain services. These estimates are provided as a courtesy to help you determine the amount of time you will need to set aside for your visit to IT Help Central.
Installing some updates, particularly Windows updates, can take several hours. It is advisable to not begin installing these updates more than a few hours before our Walk-up Services area closes, especially for desktop computers which cannot be shut down or unplugged while updates are in progress.
TTUnet Wi-Fi setup and troubleshooting
TTUnet VPN setup and troubleshooting
TechMail setup on desktop/laptop
TechMail setup on smartphone/tablet
Microsoft Office installation and update
Anti-virus definition updates
Virus and spyware problems
Operating system updates
|20 min-2 hrs|
|Up to 2 hrs|
If IT Help Central is unable to resolve your issue within two hours, recommendations for further support will be made.
Some issues are unsupported directly by our Service Desk at Walk-up Services and may require that you seek help from a third-party support provider.
Other support resources
When the resources at Walk-up Services have been exhausted, further support from other providers may be needed. IT Help Central can help you assess the situation to see what the best support option may be.
For students, the colleges and departments at TTU offer varying levels of support to their students. Contact your college/department for more information.