Family Weekend 2019 Schedule of Events
Times, dates, and activities subject to change. Keep visiting - we will continuously updated the schedule as activities are added.
Friday, October 4th
Student Rec Center (FREE entry): 6:00 a.m. to Midnight - Parents and Guests attending Family Weekend may use the Student Rec Center free of charge with this pass (either show on your mobile device or print and bring it with you). TTU Students should use their IDs to enter the Rec Center. Hours subject to change. For updated Rec Center hours and more information, visit https://www.depts.ttu.edu/recsports/.
A Day of Revelry (FREE and ticketed events): Join the School of Theatre and Dance as they open the new Theatre and Dance Complex on campus!
- 11:00 a.m. - Dedication of the Creative Movement Studio (FREE event). Refreshments provided
- Time TBA - Ribbon cutting of the new Theatre and Dance Complex. Reception and tours following (FREE event)
- 7:30 p.m. - Moliere's Doctor Love, inaugural production in the new Black Box Theatre. Coffee/dessert reception following. (Tickets required)
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the School of Theatre and Dance website
Arrival Survival: Noon to 5:30 p.m. - Family Weekend check-in with the Texas Tech Parents Association,
1305 University Ave (Upstairs in Varsity Bookstore)
Pick up Family Weekend Schedules, Maps, T-shirts, Pre-purchased Dinner and Tailgate Tickets, Parking Passes, etc. For questions about this event, please contact the Texas Tech Parents Association.
Drane Hall Open House (FREE event): 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Stop by Drane Hall to visit with departments who support your Red Raiders' success! Departments include University Advising, Military Veterans Program, Support Operations for Academic Retention (SOAR), Student Success and Retention, Undergraduate Programs, RISE, Center for Transformative Undergraduate Experiences (TrUE), the TTU Ethics Center, RaiderReady, and more! Free T-shirts while supplies last! Free snacks and other giveaways. Enter a drawing for a scholarship for a Raider Service Break trip through TrUE! Parking will be at the R11 parking lot south of the Music Building (enter at Boston Ave.) or the R13 lot next to Drane Hall (enter at 15th Street). Register for free parking using this link: https://bit.ly/2kIkWQF
Families and Friends Reception for LGBTQIA Students (FREE event): 4:00-6:00 p.m., 9 Whisperwood Circle, 79416
Join us and meet other families and friends of LGBTQIA Tech students, as well as allies in the greater Lubbock community, over drinks and appetizers! Let's be a resource for each other and support our LGBTQIA Red Raiders! Those planning to attend the reception are encouraged to register online at https://ttu.campuslabs.com/engage/submitter/form/start/309711 for planning purposes. Organized by Office of LGBTQIA Education & Engagement at Texas Tech University and PFLAG Lubbock, Mom's Group.
Student Leisure Pool (FREE entry): 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Parents and Guests attending Family Weekend may use the Student Leisure Pool free of charge during Family Hours with this pass (either show on your mobile device or print and bring it with you). TTU Students should use their IDs to enter the Leisure Pool. Hours subject to change. For updated Rec Center hours and more information, visit https://www.depts.ttu.edu/recsports/.
Family Fun Night (FREE and ticketed events): 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Student Union Building, 15th St & Akron Ave
- Family Fun Photo Op 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Dress up for a family photo
- Student Housing Fair 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
- Dinner 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (prepaid ticket required). Enjoy dinner in Texas Tech's Red Raider Ballroom and the SUB Food Court
- Game On 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Enjoy free games!
For more information about this event or to purchase tickets, visit www.texastechparents.org
Lady Raiders Basketball Tip-Off (FREE event): 5:30 p.m., United Supermarkets Arena. Fans will get a sneak peek at the 2019-20 Lady Raider squad during the event, which will feature an open practice with food and drinks provided for all attendees. Following the practice, Head Coach Marlene Stollings and the Lady Raider squad will take part in a Q&A session. Fans will be able to mingle with the players and staff during the autograph session to close out the night. For more information about this event, please contact Texas Tech Athletics at 806-742-8324.
First Friday Art Trail (FREE event): 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Downtown Arts District - start at the Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts (LHUCA). 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. For more information, visit ffat.org. See the venue map here: http://www.ffat.org/docs/map.pdf
Creative Abilities Art Gallery (FREE event): 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Ice House Exhibits area. During the First Friday Art Trail, Texas Tech Students Disability Services will host a "Creative Abilities Art Gallery" at the Ice House Exhibit area, with live performances and art created by students with disabilities. Community members may choose to buy pieces, where all proceeds will support Student Disability Services' Alex C. Watkins Endowed Scholarship Fund.
Evening with a Mentalist (FREE event): 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Student Union Allen Theatre. Join the Student Activities Board at our mentalist event with a thrilling performance by Spidey! This free event is open to Texas Tech students and their families. Come out and watch a truly spectacular performance filled with magic and suspense! This event is sponsored by the Student Activities Board.
Bell Tower Tours (FREE event): 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. East side of the Administration Building. Come learn the history of one of the oldest traditions at Texas Tech as the Saddles Tramps take you on a tour of the Bell Tower. People must be able to walk up 6 flights of stairs or 107 steps as there is no elevator.
Kaleidoscope of Choirs Concert (FREE event): 7:30 p.m. Hemmle Recital Hall (Music Building, attached to Student Union Building). Enjoy this concert featuring Texas Tech student choir ensembles. This event is hosted by the Texas Tech School of Music.
Saturday, October 5th
Family Weekend Check-in: 8:00AM to 10:00 (subject to change, depending on game time), Texas Tech Parents Association, 1305 University Ave.
Pick up Schedules, Maps, T-shirts, Pre-purchased Tailgate Tickets, Parking Passes, etc. For questions about this event, please contact the Texas Tech Parents Association.
Museum of Languages: 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. St. John's United Methodist Church, 1501 University Ave.
On your way to the game, stop by the Museum of Languages! Join us in the Garden Room for a free coffee and donut and an opportunity to chat with student ambassadors for languages taught at Texas Tech, including American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, German, Portuguese, and Spanish.
Affordable game-day parking is available in the church parking lot.For questions about this event, please contact Classical & Modern Languages & Literatures.
Remnant Trust Open House (FREE event): 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library - Formby Room. Come visit The Remnant Trust's collection of rare books and manuscripts where guests are encourage to touch, feel, and read original texts with some works dating more than 500 years old.
Raider Alley (FREE event): Raider Alley festivities will begin 4 hours prior to kickoff, Engineering Key south of Jones AT&T Stadium.
- Free pregame concert featuring Grant Gilbert
- Variety food and beverage options available
- Pregame pep rally featuring the National Champion Texas Tech Spirit Squad, Goin' Band from Raiderland and Raider Red (approximately 45 minutes prior to kickoff)
- Family friendly tailgate games
- The best fan experience in the country
Raider Alley is presented by the Red Raider Club.
Family Weekend Tailgating and Pre-game Fun (Tickets required): 3 hours prior to game-time, West Commuter Lot C16
Prepaid tailgate ticket for plate of food required. Tailgate Fun open to all. Texas Tech Parents Association sponsors the best family tailgate on campus! Parking Pass Required to Enter Lot (Purchase from TTPA while supplies last). All families are welcome to join the tailgate party at anytime. Wristband entitles wearer to a plate of food. Everyone getting a plate must wear a pre-purchased wristband.
Travel from Tailgate to Stadium $5 CASH Round Trip (exact change required) Take a ride on the Shuttle Round Trip. Shuttle picks up near tailgating and drops off at Jones AT&T Stadium. After game, get on shuttle bus at Stadium and return to the original tailgate area.
For more information about this event or to purchase passes, visit www.texastechparents.org
Texas Tech Football vs. Oklahoma State (Tickets required): 11:00 a.m., Jones AT&T Stadium. Purchase discounted football tickets for Family Weekend on the TTU Athletic Ticket Office website (use the Promo Code FAMILY19). Please note: If you would like your Texas Tech student to sit with you at the game, you will need to purchase them a ticket. TTU Students have free admission to TTU athletic events with their Student ID, but must sit in the student section.
For assistance with ADA seating, please call the Athletic Ticket office at 806-742-4412 and mention the Promo Code FAMILY19.
Sunday, October 6th
Student Rec Center (FREE entry): Noon to Midnight - Parents and Guests attending Family Weekend may use the Student Rec Center free of charge with this pass (either show on your mobile device or print and bring it with you). TTU Students should use their IDs to enter the Rec Center. Hours subject to change. For updated Rec Center hours and more information, visit https://www.depts.ttu.edu/recsports/.
Student Leisure Pool (FREE entry): Noon to 6 p.m. Parents and Guests attending Family Weekend may use the Student Leisure Pool free of charge during Family Hours with this pass (either show on your mobile device or print and bring it with you). TTU Students should use their IDs to enter the Leisure Pool. Hours subject to change. For updated Rec Center hours and more information, visit https://www.depts.ttu.edu/recsports/.
Texas Tech Women's Volleyball vs. TCU(Tickets required): 1:00 p.m. United Supermarkets Arena. Purchase tickets at www.texastech.com or at the door.
Other Campus and Community Events and Attractions
Museum of Texas Tech University - 4th Street and Indiana Avenue (free parking), 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM Friday and Saturday, 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM Sunday, FREE Admission. Enjoy four special exhibits:
- Cotton & Thrift - Feed sacs and the Fabric of American Households
- 90th Anniversary Collections - A Look at the Museum's 90 Year History
- Chess: The Original Game of Thrones
- Evolution of a Museum - In Building and Purpose
National Ranching Heritage Center - Experience the real West at this 27-acre museum and outdoor historical park established
to preserve and interpret ranching history. The center's 19-acre historical park
contains 49 historical structures chronologically arranged along a 1.5 mile walking
trail to exhibit the evolution of ranch life from the 1780s to the 1950s. The center
is free to the public and wheelchair and stroller accessible. Hours: Monday - Saturday:
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday: 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Southwest Collections/Special Collections Library - Visit the Southwest Collections building which is centrally located on campus and
houses many treasures. (15th & Detroit, northwest of the Main Library). The Southwest
Collection/Special Collections Library is made up of several distinct collections
and archives which are represented to the public by over twenty permanent and special
exhibits. Hours: The SWC building is open to the public 8:00am-5:00pm Monday - Friday
and 9:00am-1:00pm Saturday.
Texas Tech Landmark Arts Gallery - In the Texas Tech Art Building at 18th and Flint Ave, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Monday - Friday,
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Saturday, Noon - 4:00 PM Sunday, FREE Admission.
The Maize - Tuesday - Friday, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m, Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m., Sunday 2:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 6323 FM 1294. Get lost in the corn maze, take a hayride, enjoy concessions. $10 ($2 off for seniors and students). Age 4 and under free.
Buddy Holly Center - The Center collects, preserves and interprets artifacts relevant to Lubbock's most
famous native son, Buddy Holly, as well as to other performing artists and musicians
of West Texas. Changing exhibitions in the visual arts provide an arena for celebrating
the technical virtuosity and creative talents of fine artists at work in a region
distinguished by vast distances and a rich tradition of creative resources. 1801 Crickets
Ave. Hours - 10 a.m to 5 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday. Admissions is $8 for adults, $5
for students with ID. (Admission is free during First Friday Art Trail)
American Wind Power Museum - The largest windmill museum in the world, the American Windmill Museum, showcases these beautifully restored structures in a unique Lubbock experience. 1701 Canyon Lake Dr. Hours - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday, 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $7.50 for adults.
Silent Wings Museum - The Silent Wings Museum, a public institution, preserves and promotes the history of the World War II military glider program by creating an environment for collecting, documenting, interpreting and exhibiting artifacts and information for public education and enjoyment. 6202 N. I-27. Admission is $8 for adults and $5 for students with ID.
Lubbock Downtown Farmer's Market - 19th Street and Buddy Holly Avenue. Saturday mornings 9:00 a.m. until vendor sellout. Fresh, locally grown produce and crafts from local vendors. For more information about this event, visit .
Check out Visit Lubbock for shopping, restaurants, events, and attractions to enjoy while you are here for Family Weekend!