Texas Tech University

Family Weekend

Parents and family members enjoy a weekend of fun during the annual Family Weekend

Family Weekend 2018 was September 28-29, 2018.  A tradition at Texas Tech since 1936, Family Weekend is a wonderful time to visit campus and reconnect with your student! The Texas Tech campus is beautiful in the fall, and there are many activities for families to enjoy during the weekend.  We will post the date for Family Weekend 2019 here and in the Parent & Family eNewsletter in Spring 2109.


Family Day at First Friday Art Trail - October 5, 2018.


October 5th


Visit your student and connect with the growing arts scene in Lubbock! The First Friday Art Trail attracts thousands of visitors to Lubbock's Arts District. See works of art from local, regional, and national artists, visit galleries and museums, hear live music, try cuisine from local food trucks.  For more information about the First Friday Art Trail, visit http://www.ffat.org/


Planning to attend Family Visit Day on October 5th? Let us know using this quick RSVP Form

Need a hotel room for Family Day at First Friday Art Trail?  See below for hotel block information:

The Arbor Hotel can be booked using this link : https://www.choicehotels.com/reservations/groups/QA44Q6 orby calling 806.722.2726.



Detailed Schedule

Printable Schedule

Google Map showing directions from the TTU Museum to the First Friday Art Trail

Parking Map for the Museum

First Friday Art Trail Map




November 30th


Family Day at the Carol of Lights will be November 30, 2018. Come participate in one of Texas Tech's most beloved traditions as we light up the campus for the holiday season. Hear performances by Texas Tech choirs and other musical ensembles and see the Saddle Tramps, High Riders, and the Masked Rider lead a lighted processional around Memorial Circle.



History of Family Weekend


Parent of the Year Award

Started in 2013, the Parent of the Year Award is a more recent tradition added to Family Weekend. Students have the opportunity to nominate their parent, guardian, or grandparent who has impacted the student's life significantly, both personally and academically. This is a chance for Texas Tech to recognize the parents who contribute to the success of our students. The award is presented to the winners during Family Weekend on the field of the Jones AT&T Stadium.


View 2017 Texas Tech Parent of the Year Winners

View 2016 Texas Tech Parent of the Year Winners

View 2015 Texas Tech Parent of the Year Winners

View 2014 Texas Tech Parent of the Year Winners

View 2013 Texas Tech Parent of the Year Winners

Watch our video on What to Expect for Family Weekend and Family Visit Days:



Lubbock Area Restaurants:

Looking for a place to take your Red Raider out to dinner? Visit Lubbock has a list of restaurants you can browse.  Click HERE and then select "Dining" from the left menu