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Family Weekend 2018 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, September 28th

Family Weekend Check-In
Noon - 5:00PM -  Texas Tech Parents Association, 1305 University Ave 

Pick up Family Weekend Schedules, parking maps, pre-ordered items from the Texas Tech Parents Association.

For sale Cash or Credit - No Checks:
Family Weekend T-Shirts, Dinner, Tailgate, Parking Passes*
While supplies last, purchase football AND dinner tickets and receive a Clear Stadium Bag (1 per family)
*Limited number of parking passes (1 per family)

For questions about this event, please contact the Texas Tech Parents Association at parents@texastechparents.org.

Family Weekend Kickoff
3:00PM - 5:30PM - Masked Rider Lobby, Texas Tech Athletics Offices on the South End of Jones AT&T Stadium.  Pick up your Family Weekend schedules, parking maps, and other items. Photo opportunity in beautiful facility featuring a statue of the Masked Rider and gorgeous view of the field.  Opportunity to see the new Texas Tech Sports Performance Center.  For questions about this event, please contact Parent & Family Relations at 806-742-3630.
Family Fun Night Dinner and Pick-A-Prize Auction
6:00PM to 8:00PM  - Student Union Red Raider Ballroom.  Enjoy dinner in the Red Raider Ballroom. Purchase tickets at the Texas Tech Parents Association WebsitePick up dinner tickets at Texas Tech Parents Association office. 1305 University Ave (upstairs inside Varsity Bookstore)
 For questions about this event, please contact the Texas Tech Parents Association at parents@texastechparents.org.
Off-Campus Housing Fair
5:30PM to 7:30PM - Student Union Building.  For questions about this event, please contact the Texas Tech Parents Association at parents@texastechparents.org.
Texas Tech Volleyball vs. Iowa State
6:00PM - United Supermarkets Arena.  Watch the Lady Raiders Volleyball Team take on Iowa State.  $5 Tickets can be purchased from the Texas Tech Athletic Ticket Office website.
Family Fun Night
Casino Games
7:00PM to 9:30PM - Student Union Building.
Casino Game Room open from 7:00PM to 9:00PM - Matador Room.  Enjoy FREE casino games, with fun prizes.  Hosted by Parent & Family Relations. SPACE IS LIMITED and on a first-come, first-served basis.  For questions about this event, please contact Parent & Family Relations at 806-742-3630.
 
Kaleidoscope of Choirs Concert
7:30 p.m.. Hemmle Recital Hall (in the Music Building, attached to the Student Union Building)
The Kaleidoscope Concert features the four choirs of the Texas Tech School of Music in a colorful celebration of singing as they perform individually and together. We invite you to join us on Family Weekend for this fun and FREE event! For more information, visit music.ttu.edu or contact Carolyn Cruse at 806.834.5046.
Family Fun Night: Night with a Hypnotist!
8:00 to 9:30 PM - Allen Theatre. Hosted by Student Activities Board.
An experienced performer with more than 20 years experience and 5,000+ shows at colleges, universities, clubs, corporate and festival events. Sailesh has changed the minds of skeptics everywhere with his uncanny sense of reading audiences. Willing participants become the stars of the show, entertaining the audience while taking home with them positive memories that will last a lifetime.  For questions about this event, please contact the Student Activities Board at 806-742-4708

 

Saturday, September 29th

Family Weekend Check-In
8:00AM - Noon - Texas Tech Parents Association, 1305 University Ave
Pick up Family Weekend Schedules, parking maps, pre-ordered items from the Texas Tech Parents Association.

For sale Cash or Credit - No Checks:
Family Weekend T-Shirts, Dinner, Tailgate, Parking Passes*
While supplies last, purchase football AND dinner tickets and receive a Clear Stadium Bag (1 per family)
*Limited number of parking passes (1 per family)
For questions about this event, please contact the Texas Tech Parents Association at parents@texastechparents.org.
Texas Tech Parents Association Tailgate
Time to be announced.  West Commuter Lot C16 
Parking Pass Required to Enter Lot - Purchase wristbands from the Texas Tech Parents Association Website. while supplies last

*Families are welcome to join the tailgate party at anytime. Wristband entitles wearer to get a plate of food. Everyone getting a plate must have purchased a 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 questions about this event, please contact the Texas Tech Parents Association at parents@texastechparents.org
Texas Tech vs. West Virginia Football game
Time TBA.  Jones AT&T Stadium. See how to purchase discounted tickets below.

 

Sunday, September 30th

Texas Tech Soccer vs. Baylor 1:00PM, John Walker Soccer complex.  Watch the Lady Raiders soccer team take on Baylor.  $5 tickets available from the Texas Tech Athletics website.

 

Discounted Football tickets for the Texas Tech vs. West Virginia football game on September 29th - Two ways to order:

 

  • Purchase discounted tickets for the Texas Tech vs. West Virginia football game on September 29th from the Texas Tech Athletics Website. Tickets can be mailed to you or picked up at Will Call. Please note: you will need to purchase a ticket for your Texas Tech student if you want them to sit next to you--students may sit in the student section free of charge with their valid TTU ID. For questions or ADA Accessible seating: Please call the Texas Tech Athletic Ticket office at 806-742-4412.

 

  • Purchase discounted tickets from the Texas Tech Parents Association Website and sit with other Texas Tech Parents Association Members from your geographic region. Please note: you will need to purchase a ticket for your Texas Tech student if you want them to sit next to you--students may sit in the student section free of charge with their valid TTU ID. Tickets may be picked up from the Texas Tech Parents Association office during Move-in Weekend. For more information on this option, please contact the Texas Tech Parents Association at parents@texastechparents.org.

Campus and Community Events and Attractions

Free admission to the Student Rec Center and Student Leisure Pool! 
Parents and family members attending Family Weekend can use the Student Rec Center and Student Leisure Pool during Family Weekend.  Passes can be picked up at the Family Weekend Kickoff Event--you must have a pass to use the facilities.  Students will enter with their Texas Tech IDs.  Please note the hours below:

Student Rec Center Hours: Student Leisure Pool Hours:

Friday, September 28th, 6:00 a.m. – Midnight
Saturday September 29th, 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Sunday September 30th, 12:00 p.m. - Midnight

Friday, September 28th, 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 29th, 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 30th, 12:00 to 6:00 p.m.

 

Families and Friends Reception for LGBTQIA Students - Friday, September 28 - 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/194258 for planning purposes. A TTU identification is not needed to register.

Organized by Texas Tech University's Office of LGBTQIA and PFLAG Lubbock, Mother's Group.

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.  For more information, visit http://www.atldofarms.com/index.php.  

South Plains Fair - September 21 - 29. East Broadway Ave. and Ave. A.  Carnival rides, music, food, and games. $10 for adults, $5 for children 2-12. Parking - $5 per car. For more information about this event, visit http://southplainsfair.com/ or contact info@southplainsfair.com

Museum of Texas Tech University
4th Street and Indiana Avenue (free parking), 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM, FREE Admission.  For more information, visit https://www.depts.ttu.edu/museumttu/Enjoy three special exhibits: 

The Red That Colored the World, featuring paintings, textiles and other objects that have been colored using American cochineal. This dye was developed by the Aztecs and Mayans and already in use when the Spaniards conquered this part of the New World. 

Ladies in Red, which pulls from the 33,000 items in the wonderful Clothing and Textiles collection at the museum supplemented by such iconic red items as the suit Marsha Sharpe wore when the Texas Tech Women's Basketball team won the national championship, a Scassi gown worn by Laura Bush for Christmas in the White House when she was First Lady and garments designed by Texas Tech students.

Red, Hot and Quilted is an exhibit of art quilts by the Caprock Art Quilters who challenged themselves to come up with pieces based on the color red just because of the cochineal exhibit we are bringing here.

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 44,000-square-foot museum has seven galleries that feature permanent as well as temporary exhibits of art, photography and artifacts that capture historical and contemporary Western life. 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 structures include a half-dugout, log cabin, train depot, bunkhouse, one-room schoolhouse, Four Sixes barn, windmills, and authentically restored and furnished homes relocated from prominent ranches. The entrance to the center dramatically features 19 life-size bronze Longhorn steers, each weighing 750 pounds, strung out to resemble a walking herd commemorating the Texas trail drive era of the 1860s to the 1880s. The center is free to the public and wheelchair and stroller accessible. Nearly 60,000 visitors from throughout the world visit the center, named the #1 attraction in Lubbock by Trip Advisor, each year.  Hours: Monday - Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday: 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  For more information, visit http://www.depts.ttu.edu/nrhc/.

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.  For more information, visit http://swco.ttu.edu/

Texas Tech Landmark Arts Gallery
In the Texas Tech Art Building at 18th and Flint Ave, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM, FREE Admission. For more information, visit https://www.depts.ttu.edu/art/landmark-arts/.

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  http://lubbockdowntownfarmersmarket.com.

 

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