Family Weekend and Family Days
At Texas Tech, we encourage to visit your student and enjoy seeing your student's home in Raiderland! There are opportunities each semester to visit your Red Raider.
Family Weekend 2019 - October 4-5, 2019
Texas Tech University has honored families by hosting Family Weekend every year since 1936! Family Weekend is a wonderful time to visit campus and reconnect with your student. In addition to the Texas Tech Football game versus Oklahoma State University, there will be many activities for families to enjoy during the weekend.
Tentative Family Weekend Schedule (this page will be updated frequently as more events and activities are added):
Friday, October 4th
Drane Hall Open House: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Stop by Drane Hall to visit with departments who support your Red Raiders' success! Departments include University Advising, Military Veterans Program, SOAR, Student Success and Retention, Undergraduate Programs, RISE, The Center for Active Learning, Women's and Gender Studies, Raider Ready, and more! Free giveaways and snacks.
First Friday Art Trail: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Offered the first Friday of every month, the First Friday Art Trail attracts thousands of visitors from the Lubbock and Texas Tech communities to experience art, live music and dance performances, and food trucks! Admission and parking are free. For more information, visit ffat.org
Evening with a Mentalist: 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Student Union Allen Theatre. Join the Student Activities Board at our mentalist event with a thrilling performance by Spidey! This free event is open to Texas Tech students and their families. Come out and watch a truly spectacular performance filled with magic and suspense! This event is sponsored by the Student Activities Board.
Saturday, October 5th
Texas Tech Football vs. Oklahoma State: Time TBA. Purchase discounted football tickets for Family Weekend on the TTU Athletic Ticket Office website (use the Promo Code FAMILY19). Please note: If you would like your Texas Tech student to sit with you at the game, you will need to purchase them a ticket. TTU Students have free admission to TTU athletic events with their Student ID, but must sit in the student section.
For assistance with ADA seating, please call the Athletic Ticket office at 806-742-4412 and mention the Promo Code FAMILY19.
Campus maps and parking details will be published here closer to the date for Family Weekend. Make sure you're registered for the Parent & Family eNews to stay informed.
Family Days are times we encourage parents and family members to visit their students on weekends when Texas Tech or Lubbock community events are happening. Most Family Days will offer FREE events for families to attend as well as more unstructured time to spend with your Red Raiders!
Family Day at the First Friday Art Trail - November 1, 2019
Visit your student on a non-football weekend and experience one of Lubbock's most popular events, the First Friday Art Trail. Offered the first Friday of every month, the First Friday Art Trail attracts thousands of visitors from the Lubbock and Texas Tech communities to experience art, live music and dance performances, and food trucks! Admission and parking are free.
Family Day at the Carol of Lights - December 3, 2019
Visit your student and get in the holiday spirit by experiencing one of Texas Tech's most beloved traditions, the Carol of Lights. The 61st Annual Carol of Lights® will be held on Tuesday, December 3, 2019. The Carillon Concert will begin at 6:30 p.m. before the ceremony, with the Carol of Lights commencing at 7:00 p.m. The Masked Rider, Saddle Tramps Torch Light Processional, and High Riders will begin the ceremony at the University Seal on Broadway and follow the luminaria lighted route around Memorial Circle to the Science Quadrangle. This is an experience you and your family will never forget!
Future Family Weekend and Family Day dates will be published here and in the Parent & Family eNewsletter
Past Family Days:
Family Day at First Friday Art Trail was October 5, 2018.
Family Day at Carol of Lights was November 30, 2018.
Sibling Saturday 2019 was February 16, 2019.
Texas Tech Lubbock Football Scrimmage - March 30, 2019
Family Day at First Friday Art Trail, Spring Edition - April 5, 2019
Check out Visit Lubbock for shopping, restaurants, events, and attractions to enjoy while you are here for Family Days or Family Weekend!
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.