Programs and Events

Family Weekend

MatadorThe Texas Tech Parents Association hosts Family Weekend each Fall. It is a great time to reconnect with your student and experience Texas Tech. You will have a whole weekend of events to choose from that will be fun for your entire family. Save the date for Family Weekend 2015, September 25-26, 2015. For more information visit the Family Weekend page here.

Raider Relief Fund

The Raider Relief Fund is designed to help students experiencing a financial crisis remain enrolled at Texas Tech to complete their education. This program is managed by Red to Black (peer-to-peer financial counseling department). Students interested in this program should contact Red to Black at (806) 742-9781. To learn more or apply for Raider Relief Funding, visit their website.

Sibling Weekend

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Sibling Weekend is held on the Tech campus and is is a fun, educational, and spirit-filled weekend for Tech students and their siblings between the ages of 8-15. The schedule includes athletic, spirit, craft, and educational activities that combine to provide a unique and special experience for Texas Tech students and their siblings. We hope those siblings attending will create even stronger bonds with their brother or sister who is at Tech and get a sense of what it's like to be a Red Raider. The date for Sibling Weekend 2015 will be February 27-28, 2015. Visit the Sibling Weekend page.


Bus Trips

Parent and Family Relations periodically offers affordable bus trips for students going home for Thanksgiving and Spring Break. Cities that have been served by bus trips in the past include Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston, Austin, San Antonio, and El Paso. Click Here for more information about upcoming bus trips


Spring Scholarship and Awards Breakfast

The Texas Tech Parents Association meets each spring to celebrate the achievements of Texas Tech faculty and students. Five faculty awards are given: The Distinguished Leadership Award, the Spencer A. Wells Award for Creativity in Teaching, the Hemphill-Wells New Faculty Award, and two Barnie E. Rushing Distinguished Research Award (STEM & all other disciplines). One student from each of the colleges and the Schools of Law, Nursing, and Allied Health is awarded the Student Academic Citizenship Award