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Family Days


Family Weekend is changing to Family Days this year

Family Weekend at Texas Tech has been a tradition since 1936. Due to the changes made to the Big 12 football schedule, capacity limits to activities and events due to COVID-19, and a desire to provide a variety of opportunities to welcome families to campus, we have altered our plans for Family Weekend 2020. Instead of one weekend of activities, we are encouraging families to visit their students when it's convenient for them, and we will share a variety of opportunities, both in-person and virtual, that families can participate in throughout the fall semester. Please bookmark go.ttu.edu/familydays and the Texas Tech Parents Association website for updates regarding Family Days and scheduled activities.

Explore the Family Days event tracks to learn about the different types of events you can attend!

Family Days Event Tracks

Academics

Providing you and your student opportunities to learn about and Academic resources on campus.

Please see the full schedule below for a complete calendar of events and activities.

Culture & Diversity

Opportunities that expose you and your family to different cultures and unique experiences.

Year-Round Attractions

Schedule a Family Movie or TV Night featuring Texas Tech Alumni

Museum of Texas Tech University

  • 4th Street and Indiana Avenue (free parking) and FREE Admission. For more information and hours of operation, visit the museum website.

National Ranching Heritage Center

  • A 27-acre complex seven galleries emphasizing Western history, art and artifacts and 50 ranching structures dating from 1780s to the 1950s. nrhc.ttu.edu.

Texas Tech University System's Public Art Collection

  • Maps of art locations and information are available downloading ArTTrek our official public art app, or by visiting texastech.edu/publicart

Please see the full schedule below for a complete calendar of events and activities.

Get Active

Activities that you and your family may attend to be physically active.

Year-Round Activities

Please see the full schedule below for a complete calendar of events and activities.

Community Service & Philanthropy

Opportunities to volunteer either at home or in the City of Lubbock.

Year-Round Activities

  • Raider Red's Food Pantry - Raider Red's Food Pantry provides students with short-term access to supplemental food and connects students with resources on and off campus in an effort to support student wellbeing.
  • Volunteer Center of Lubbock - Find volunteer opportunities to participate in while you're in Lubbock
  • George Floyd and Timothy Cole Memorial Scholarship Fund - This scholarship effort, led by our Black Student Association, in partnership with engaged alumni, will make increased financial support available for incoming students and returning students who are active in community service in support of minority-serving organizations.

Please see the full schedule below for a complete calendar of events and activities.

Explore Lubbock

Opportunities for you and your family to spend time in the city of Lubbock.

Please note: In-person First Friday Art Trails are closed through 2020

Year-Round Attractions

Buddy Holly Museum

American Wind Power Museum

  • 1701 Canyon Lake Drive. For more information and hours of operation, visit windmill.com

Lubbock Downtown Farmer's Market

  • 19th Street and Buddy Holly Avenue. Saturday mornings 9:00 a.m. until vendor sellout. Fresh, locally grown produce and crafts from local vendors. For more information about this event, visit lubbockdowntownfarmersmarket.com.

Prairie Dog Town

  • Inside Mackenzie Park off of 4th Street and Interstate 27. Protected prairie dog colony. Additional information can be found here.

Other ways to Explore Lubbock

Please see the full schedule below for a complete calendar of events and activities.

Virtual Connections

Engagement opportunities that will be hosted on a virtual platform.

Post to the Family Days Board - Celebrate your family by posting to our Family Days board! Share a great family photo, words of encouragement for your student, or fun Texas Tech moments from your visits to campus! 

Attend the Drane Hall Virtual Tour and "Where's Raider Red?" Scavenger Hunt for prizes

View the Academic Support for Red Raiders Webinar video recorded October 16th and learn about fantastic resources to help support your student!  View the presentation slides

Schedule a Family Movie or TV Night featuring Texas Tech Alumni

Please see the full schedule below for a complete calendar of events and activities.

Tech Traditions & Athletics

Unique Texas Tech experiences that will take place on campus or in a virtual format.

Please see the full schedule below for a complete calendar of events and activities.

Access the full schedule

Lubbock Hotel Information

Lubbock Restaurants Are Open!

Other Family Days Information

Parent|Grandparent of the Year

Past Family Days

Facial Covering Policy

Event Guidelines

Recommendations from Red Raider Families

Add your own post to the Family Days Board!