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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 Days

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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:

Sibling Saturday - February 15, 2020

Sibling Saturday is held in the spring semester and is designed to bring siblings of Texas Tech students aged 8-15 to visit the Texas Tech campus. The schedule includes many events chosen to get Texas Tech students involved with their little brothers or sisters and create great memories.

Additional information may be found HERE.

 

Family Day at First Friday Art Trail - April 3, 2020

Visit your student 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.

First Friday Art Trail will be from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the Lubbock Downtown Arts District - start at the Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts (LHUCA). See the venue map here: http://www.ffat.org/docs/map.pdf

 

Other Campus/Community Events:


 

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 - October 5, 2018.

Family Day at Carol of Lights - November 30, 2018.

Sibling Saturday 2019 - February 16, 2019.

Texas Tech Lubbock Football Scrimmage - March 30, 2019

Family Day at First Friday Art Trail, Spring Edition - April 5, 2019

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

Family Day at Carol of Lights - December 3, 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.

Learn more about nominating someone for Parent/Grandparent of the Year HERE.

View 2019 Texas Tech Parent/Grandparent of the Year Winners

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

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Family Weekend 2019 was October 4-5, 2019.  Check back here or in the Parent & Family eNewsletter for the Family Weekend 2020 date to be announced, usually in the first part of the spring semester.

Learn more about the History of Family Weekend.