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Family Weekend 2019 Schedule of Events

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Times, dates, and activities subject to change. Keep visiting - we will continuously updated the schedule as activities are added. 




Friday, October 4th

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, Women's and Gender Studies, RaiderReady, and more! Free giveaways and snacks.

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.

First Friday Art Trail (FREE event): 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 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

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.

Saturday, October 5th

Texas Tech Football vs. Oklahoma State (Tickets required): Time TBA. 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 5th

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 University4th 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 CenterExperience 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 LibraryVisit 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 GalleryIn 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.

Off Campus: 

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!