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Family Weekend FAQ

 

Click HERE to see full Family Weekend schedule

Q. Where do I order the Family Weekend football tickets?
A. Family Weekend football tickets are SOLD OUT. Please visit the message board for available tickets HERE

Q. Do I need to buy a football ticket for my student?
A. Only buy a football ticket for your student if you want him or her to sit next to you. Students are admitted to Texas Tech games free with their Tech IDs and sit in the student section. Family Weekend football tickets are SOLD OUT.

Q. I need accessible seating for the football game, but the online ordering won’t let me select specific seats. What do I do?
A. Contact Erik Book in the Athletic Ticket Office at 806-742-4412.

Q. How can I get help finding a hotel room?
A. Check HERE for a list of Lubbock hotels. You can also post on the Message Board at www.texastechparents.org. There is a topic devoted to needing/releasing hotel rooms and tickets.

Q. Where do I park during Family Weekend?
A. On Friday, September 20th from noon - 5:30 p.m., use visitor parking or the pay lot at 15th and Akron. Please stop at any parking station on campus and staff can direct you where to park. After 5:30, make sure you pay attention to all signage and do not park in 24-hour reserved, service vehicle, or handicap spaces (unless you have a placard or handicap license plate).On Friday for the Celebrating Families Dinner please park at the Livestock Arena in the C12 and C14 parking lot north of the Livestock Arena. Click HERE to view map to Livestock Arena and parking. On Saturday, September 21st for the breakfast and Parents Association meetings, you can park in the R3 parking lot south of the Library or in the R7 parking lot north of the Student Union Building UNTIL NOON ONLY with dash pass-please print HERE (also available at Family Weekend Central or by parking attendants manning the R7 lot). During the game, you can park with your pre-ordered tailgate passes (see below) or you can utilize other gameday parking options.

Q. Where do I order the Family Weekend meal tickets?
A. Click HERE to puchase the Family Weekend meal tickets.

Q. Are Celebrating Families: Food & Fun tickets, Pancake Breakfast tickets, tailgate passes, and T-shirts available at the door?
A. All Family Weekend items should have been pre-ordered by Friday, September 13th by 5:00 p.m. but there will be a very LIMITED number of Celebrating Families: Food & Fun tickets and Pancake Breakfast tickets available at the door. Parents should first check the message board for avaliable tickets by clicking HERE.

Q. Do I need to buy Family Weekend meal tickets (for Celebrating Families: Food & Fun and Saturday morning Pancake Breakfast) for my student?
A. Yes, Texas Tech students will need tickets to these catered events.

Q. What is the Tuition Draw?
A. The Tuition Draw is a fundraiser for the Texas Tech Parents Association scholarship endowment. For $5, you get a chance to win up to $4000 in tuition money. The Tuition Draw is held during the General Membership Meeting of the Texas Tech Parents Association on Saturday, September 15 at 10:00 a.m. in the Student Union Ballroom. You can purchase your tickets at Family Weekend Central on September 20-21.

Q. I ordered Family Weekend tickets, and now I am unable to attend. Can I get a refund?
A. No, neither the Athletic Ticket Office nor the Texas Tech Parents Association can offer refunds. You can post your tickets for sale to other parents and family members by logging on at www.texastechparents.org and visiting the Message Board. There is a topic devoted to needing/releasing tickets.

Q. How do I purchase Family Weekend T-Shirts?
A. Click HERE to puchase the Family Weekend T-shirts. All t-shirts must be pre-ordered by Friday, September 13th at 5:00 p.m.

Q. What do the Family Weekend T-Shirts look like?
A. Click HERE to view winning Family Weekend T-Shirt design by Texas Tech student Veronica Verdugo.

Q. I ordered Family Weekend T-Shirts, but I don’t arrive on campus until after Family Weekend Central closes at noon on Saturday.  How can I get my T-shirts?
A. Just send your student by Family Weekend Central on Friday from noon-5:30 or Saturday from 8:00-noon to pick up your T-shirts.

Q. What kind of activities should I expect at the Red Raider Parent and Family Tailgate?
A. Purchasing a pass for the Red Raider Parent and Family Tailgate allows you to park in the R1 parking lot at 15th Street and Detroit Avenue up to four hours prior to the football game until the end of the game. Tailgaters bring food, tables and chairs to relax in, footballs to throw, and radios and TVs to keep up with other football action.  The Texas Tech Parents Association will have a tailgating contest for the rowdiest family tailgaters and there will be limited games and activities for all attendees.

Q. How do I purchase Parent and Family Tailgate pases?
A. Click HERE to puchase the Parent and Family Tailgate passes.

Q. How do I receive my Parent & Family Tailgate passes once I order them?
A. You or your student will pick up your Parent & Family Tailgate pass at Family Weekend Central in the Student Union Building on September 20th from noon until 5:30 p.m. or on September 21st from 8:00 a.m. until noon.

Q. Can I park my RV at the Red Raider Parent & Family Tailgate?
A. No. The parking spaces for the tailgate accommodate standard sized vehicles. Please call 806-742-PARK for RV/motor home parking information.

Click HERE to see all Parent and Family Tailgate policies. Click here to see the lot and entry station on a map.