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Family Weekend and Family Days

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

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 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:

Texas Tech Football Spring Scrimmage - March 30, 2019


See the Texas Tech Football Team under Matt Wells in action.  FREE admission to the scrimmage at Jones AT&T Stadium at 2:00 p.m.  More details to come.

Other campus and community events happening the weekend of March 30th:

    • Flatlands Dance Theatre presents Delicious: An Evening of Dance and Dessert. Firehouse Theatre at LHUCA on 511 Ave. K; Tickets $20-$30.  Visit event website for more information. 
    • Lubbock Community Theatre: The Miss Firecracker Contest, Lubbock Community Theatre, 4232 Boston Ave.  Tickets $20 adults, $15 students.  Visit event website for more information. 

First Friday Art Trail - April 5, 2019

First Friday Art Trail is held the first Friday of each month in Lubbock's Arts District.  A favorite activity among Texas Tech students, First Friday Art Trail involves local, regional, and national art exhibits, live music, food trucks, and fun.  This is a great time to visit your student and experience what Lubbock has to offer.  Admission to the event is free.  For more information, visit http://www.ffat.org/

Campus and community events happening the week of April 5th

    • First Friday Art Trail - Friday, April 5th from 6-9 pm.  FREE parking and bus service to venues.  Visit http://www.ffat.org/ for more information.
    • Texas Tech Baseball vs. Kansas.  Limited tickets available at www.texastech.com.  Games on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.  
    • Lubbock Community Theatre: The Miss Firecracker Contest, Lubbock Community Theatre, 4232 Boston Ave. Tickets $20 adults, $15 students. Visit event website for more information.

 

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.

 

Check out Visit Lubbock for shopping, restaurants, events, and attractions to enjoy while you are here for Family Days or Family Weekend!


 

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