Texas Tech University

Family Weekend and Family Days

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

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

Family Weekend 2019 - October 4-5, 2019

Texas Tech University has Family Weekend Date - October 4-5, 2019honored 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

Should I purchase a ticket for my student to sit with me during the Family Weekend football game? See what other parents and families said. Please note: if your student does plan to sit with you during the football game, they will require a ticket.

Learn more about the History of Family Weekend.

Family Days

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!

Coming up:

Family Day at the First Friday Art Trail - November 1, 2019

Family Day at First Friday Art Trail - Nov. 1, 2019Visit 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

Family Day at Carol of Lights - Dec. 3, 2019Visit 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!



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 2018 Texas Tech Parent/Grandparent of the Year Winners 

View 2017 Texas Tech Parent/Grandparent of the Year Winners

View 2016 Texas Tech Parent/Grandparent 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