Texas Tech University

Family Weekend and Family Visit Days

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

Family Weekend 2018 was September 28-29, 2018.  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.  We will post the date for Family Weekend 2019 here and in the Parent & Family eNewsletter in Spring 2019.

Future Family Weekend and Family Visit Day dates will be published here and in the Parent & Family eNewsletter

 

Family Days

Family Day at First Friday Art Trail was October 5, 2018.

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

We will post the dates for Family Days 2019 here and in the Parent & Family eNewsletter in Spring 2019.

Future Family Weekend and Family Visit Day dates will be published here and in the Parent & Family eNewsletter

 

Other Campus and Community Events:

Buddy Holly Center
Buddy Holly Center located at 1801 Crickets Ave.  The Buddy Holly Center's Hours are: Tuesday - Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Sunday, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Admission is $8 for adults. For more information, visit https://ci.lubbock.tx.us/departments/buddy-holly-center.

Museum of Texas Tech University
The Museum of Texas Tech University houses a diverse range of collections including: anthropology, fine arts, clothing and textiles, history, natural sciences and paleontology. As an educational and research component of Texas Tech University, the Museum is committed to serving our diverse community, through a range of exhibitions and public programming. The Museum is a non-profit institution with free admission.
http://www.depts.ttu.edu/museumttu/
Saturday 10am-5pm

National Ranching Heritage Center
Experience the real West at this 27-acre museum and outdoor historical park established to preserve and interpret ranching history.
With 30 of its 49 historic structures between 100 and 177 years old, the historical park speaks volumes about the frontier settlers who lived in those structures and created legends and history in the process.
http://www.depts.ttu.edu/nrhc/
Saturday 10am-5pm



Check out Visit Lubbock for shopping, restaurants, events, and attractions to enjoy while you are here for Sibling Saturday!


 

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.

 

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

Watch our video on What to Expect for Family Weekend and Family Visit Days:

 

 

Lubbock Area Restaurants:

Looking for a place to take your Red Raider out to dinner? Visit Lubbock has a list of restaurants you can browse.  Click HERE and then select "Dining" from the left menu