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Family Weekend 2017 Schedule of Events

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Please note: There is no need to register to attend Family Weekend--simply attend any of the free activities listed or purchase tickets to paid activities you would like to attend.

Friday, September 29th

Family Weekend Central
Noon to 5:30PM - McKenzie-Merket Alumni Center. Pick up your Family Weekend schedules, parking maps, T-shirts, and other items. Free ice cream served between 4PM and 5PM while supplies last.
Family Fun Night Dinner*
Family Fun Night Dinner- 6:00PM to 8:00PM (come and go) - United Supermarkets Arena City Bank Rooms. $20-25 tickets available HERE. For questions about this event, please contact the Texas Tech Parents Association at parents@texastechparents.org.
Housing Fair*
6:00PM to 8:00PM - United Supermarkets Arena. Details available soon. For questions about this event, please contact the Texas Tech Parents Association at parents@texastechparents.org.
Family Fun Night*
6:00 to 9:00PM* - United Supermarkets Arena. Join us for FREE games, including Casino games with prizes, board games, and and other fun activities available.  Guests may also watch the Texas Tech vs. Iowa State Volleyball game free of charge--seating is in the east side of the arena. A speed caricaturist will be on hand to do fun family portraits. TTPA Chapters will have specialty items available for purchase, with all proceeds to go toward scholarships. Hosted by Parent Family Relations, The Texas Tech Parents Association, and the Student Activities Board. For questions about this event, please contact Parent Family Relations at parent@ttu.edu.
*Game room is open from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  All other activities begin at 6:00 p.m.
*PLEASE NOTE:  For all Friday Night Events at the United Supermarkets Arena, Texas Tech's CLEAR BAG POLICY will be in effect due the the Volleyball Game.


Saturday, September 30th

Family Weekend Central
8:00AM to Noon - McKenzie-Merket Alumni Center. Pick up your Family Weekend schedules, parking maps, T-shirts, and other items.
Family Weekend Breakfast
Come and go 8:30AM to 10:00AM -McKenzie-Merket Alumni Center. Join us for breakfast and entertainment. $10 pre-ordered tickets.

Menu: scrambled eggs, smoked bacon, southern style biscuits with cream gravy, country style potatoes, seasonal fruit bowl, coffee, orange juice.

While supplies last. Orders received by Friday, September 15th will be mailed.  After that date, pre-ordered tickets may be picked up during Family Weekend Central. Last day to order was Friday, September 22nd at 5:00 p.m. For questions about this event, please contact Parent Family Relations at parent@ttu.edu.
Texas Tech Parents Association Tailgate
Three hours before kickoff. tailgate details available soon. Purchase tickets HERE. For questions about this event, please contact the Texas Tech Parents Association at parents@texastechparents.org.
Texas Tech vs. Oklahoma State
7:00 p.m. Jones AT&T Stadium. See how to purchase discounted tickets below.


Discounted Family Weekend Football Tickets:

Tickets for the football game are sold out. If you purchased your tickets from the Athletic Ticket Office, you can pick them up at will call before the game on Saturday.

Questions? Call the Texas Tech Athletic Ticket Office at 888-742-TECH.

Students get into the stadium free with their Texas Tech ID, but sit in the student section.

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 Family Weekend Central--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 29th, 6:00 a.m. – Midnight
Saturday September 30th, 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Sunday October 1st, 12:00 p.m. - Midnight

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


Undergraduate Admissions Football Friday - Friday, September 29th, 10:00AM - 3:00PM. Student Union Building Ballroom. Includes admissions presentation, walking campus and housing tours, and academic resource fair. To register, visit www.visit.ttu.edu. For more information about this event, contact Undergraduate Admissions at 806.742.1480.

He's Back! Rango the Camel! Friday, September 29th, 11:00AM to 1:00PM. Free Speech Area. He's cute; he's friendly; he's a great photo op. "Rango" the camel will be back to charm students as part of the study abroad promotion leading up to the STUDY ABROAD FAIR, October 4th in the SUB Ballroom. Come get study abroad information! For more information about this event, contact Study Abroad at 806.742.3667.

Celebrate the Freedom to Read! - Friday, September 29th, 1:00 - 3:00pm. 2nd floor English Building, in the Atrium across from Room 211. Calling All Book-Lovers: Come to the Atrium, 2nd Floor of the English Building, to talk books with English professors and students. Free Coffee! Good snacks!

Tailgate with Financial Aid - Friday, September 29th, 2:00 - 5:00pm. Outside West Hall. Come for snacks, games, and 2018/19 early FAFSA information.

Families & Friends of LGBTQIA Mixer - Friday, September 29th, 4:00 – 6:00pm. 3105 42nd St. Meet local families & friends of LGBTQIA Tech students and the greater Lubbock community over drinks and appetizers. Texas Tech University's Office of LGBTQIA has partnered with PFLAG Lubbock and their Gender Spectrum Support Group for an opportunity for Tech students and their friends and families to meet supportive members of the Lubbock community. Let's be a resource for each other! For more information about this event, contact Matthew at matthew.koehl@ttu.edu.

Kaleidoscope of Choirs Concert - Friday, September 29th, 7:30 P.M. – Hemmle Recital Hall, at the Texas Tech School of Music. Free admission. Revel in all the colors of the voice as all four choirs of the Texas Tech School of Music offer a concert showcasing the diversity of voice types, characters, and styles that lend themselves so well to choral music. The University Singers, Matador Singers, Women's Chorale, and University Choir will all perform throughout the course of the evening. This will also be your first chance to welcome Dr. Alan Zabriskie as our new Director of Choral Studies and conductor of the University Choir! For more information, please visit the TTU School of Music at music.ttu.edu

SAB Presents: Late Night Movie - Wonder Woman - Friday, September 29, 10:00PM. Student Union Building Ballroom. Free popcorn & drink with coupon from hospitality. Come early- limited seating! Doors open at 9:30 pm. We recommend arriving early for the best chance of getting a seat.

Saturday Campus Visit - Saturday, September 30, 9:00 - 11:00AM. Visitors Center, West Hall. Includes admissions presentation and walking campus tour. To register, visit www.visit.ttu.edu. For more information about this event, contact Undergraduate Admissions at 806.742.1480.

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 22 - 30. 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. Current special exhibit: The Texas Liberator: Witness to the Holocaust.  This exhibit profiles the soldiers from Texas who helped liberate the concentration camps during WWII. This exhibit, open now and on display until December, not only provides a context for Second World War, a history of the Holocaust and the Liberation, but offers an interactive, engaged experience of walking between 21 free-standing panels, each one honoring a Texas Liberator featured in this project. The exhibit features an Honor Roll - a wall with the names of over 300 Liberators the Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission have recovered in their efforts to record and educate a wider public on the history of holocaust and genocide in the past and the present. For more information, visit https://www.depts.ttu.edu/museumttu/.

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.  Ranch Hosts, dressed in period clothing, will be on hand Saturday, 10AM until 1PM to greet guests and provide historical details for some of the structures.  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!