Texas Tech University

Family Weekend

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

Family Weekend 2017

Join us for Family Weekend 2017 - September 29th - 30th, when the Texas Tech Red Raiders take on the Oklahoma State Cowboys. Events will begin on Friday night of the weekend. Football and event tickets are now on sale!

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.


View the Complete Family Weekend Schedule


Purchase Family Weekend Event Tickets:

Family Fun Night Dinner - Friday, September 29th, 6:00PM to 8:00PM (come and go) - United Supermarkets Arena City Bank Rooms. $20-25 tickets available HERE. For questions about this event, please contact the Texas Tech Parents Association at parents@texastechparents.org.


Family Weekend Breakfast - Saturday, September 30th, 8:30AM to 10:00AM (come and go) -McKenzie-Merket Alumni Center. Join us for breakfast and entertainment. $10 tickets available HERE. Click "Registration Form" when you arrive at the page.

Menu: scrambled eggs, smoked bacon, southern style biscuits with cream gravy, country style potatoes, seasonal fruit bowl, coffee, orange juice.

While supplies last. Orders received by Friday, September 15th will be mailed. After that date, pre-ordered tickets may be picked up during Family Weekend Central. Last day to order is Friday, September 22nd at 5:00 p.m. For questions about this event, please contact Parent Family Relations at parent@ttu.edu.


Texas Tech Parents Association Tailgate - Saturday, September 30th, three hours before kickoff. tailgate details available soon. Purchase tickets HERE. For questions about this event, please contact the Texas Tech Parents Association at parents@texastechparents.org.


Discounted Family Weekend Football Tickets:

Purchase your tickets directly from TTU Athletics. Visit the Athletic Ticket Office Website and enter "FAMILY17" in the promo code box (in the upper right corner if using a pc or choose "Promotions" from the menu if using a mobile device). Pick your own seats from available stock. You can either have tickets mailed to you beginning on August 1st or pick them up at the Will Call desk at the Athletic Ticket Office (M-F 8-5 beginning three days prior to game day). $45 per ticket plus $3 service charge per ticket. 

While supplies last. Students get into the stadium free with their Texas Tech ID, but sit in the student section. If you would like your student to sit with the family, you will need to purchase him/her a ticket. Guests needing ADA seating: Please call 806-742-TECH and reference the Promo Code FAMILY17.

Questions? Call the Texas Tech Athletic Ticket Office at 888-742-TECH.

Group tickets from the Texas Tech Parents Association are sold out.  If you ordered tickets from the Texas Tech  Parents Association and need more information, please contact them at 806-412-4722 or parents@texastechparents.org

Family Weekend T-shirts and other items from the Texas Tech Parents Association are available.  Order HERE.


Parking during Family Weekend

During Family Weekend Central, please use the parking lot outside of the Mackenzie-Merket Alumni Center.

During the Family Fun Night at the United Supermarkets Arena, please use the C-13 or C-15 Lots west of Indiana Avenue.

For Football Parking, there are several options provided by TTU Athletics and the Red Raider Club.  Free fan parking is available with $5 shuttle service to the stadium (and $5 back to your lot).  USA-Red parking can be purchased online for $15.  The $5 shuttle will also service this lot. 

Please see the Red Raider Club football parking map for details.


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.

Nomination submissions are available after move-in weekend in the fall semester and close approximately two weeks before Family Weekend.

2017 Parent of the Year nominations are now open!

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