Family Weekend 2013 Schedule of Events

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Friday, September 20

Family Weekend Central:

Noon - 5:30pm • Student Union Building
This is your destination for kicking off Family Weekend and your place to pick up preordered official Family Weekend t-shirts and tailgate passes, meet other parents, find out what’s happening over the weekend, and get your questions answered.

Take a Campus Tour:

1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. • Student Union Building (Across from Copy/Mail near food court)
Take a guided walking tour of Texas Tech's campus. FREE

Use the Student Rec Center

All Family Weekend attendees may use the Student Rec center during Family Weekend. You may pick up a pass at Family Weekend Central. FREE

Celebrating Families: Food & Fun:

6:00pm - 8:00pm • Livestock Arena on campus (Indiana Ave. and Main St.)
Join the Texas Tech Parents Association for a dinner benefitting the Texas Tech Parents Association Scholarship Fund. Live entertainment, silent auction, photo booth, and more activities will make this a fun evening for the whole family. Dress is comfortable and casual. Tickets: $20 per person (TTU students will need tickets, too.) All tickets must be pre-ordered at by Friday, September 13th.
See message board to see if any tickets are available

Menu: Brisket enchiladas or green chile chicken enchiladas, (vegetarian option is black bean enchiladas), tamales, fire-roasted corn, charra beans, dirty brown rice, tortilla chips, salsa, ice tea, and water.
Purchase Celebrating Families: Food & Fun tickets

TAB Presents Magician and Mentalist Craig Karges:

8:30pm • Student Union Allen Theatre
Ever wanted to have your mind read, see a table float, or watch metal bend before your eyes? Bring the family to see nationally acclaimed magician and mentalist Craig Karges in action! Featured on The Tonight Show and Larry King Live, Karges has developed a reputation as one of the most popular magicians in the country. FREE

Saturday, September 21

Family Weekend Central:

8:00am - Noon • Student Union Building
Pick up preordered official Family Weekend t-shirts and tailgate passes.

Red Raider Pancake Breakfast:

8:30am - 10:00am • Student Union Ballroom
Everyone’s invited to start the day off right with delicious pancakes hot off the griddle! This come-and-go event includes a Red Raider Wakeup by Tech’s Spirit Squads. All tickets must be pre-ordered at by Friday, September 13th. See message board to see if any tickets are available . Menu: Pancakes, Scrambled Eggs, Sausage Patties, Crisp Bacon, Country Style Potatoes, Fruit, Orange Juice, and Coffee. Buffet Tickets: $10 each (Tech students will need tickets).

TTPA General Membership Meeting:

10:00am • Student Union Allen Theatre
Get up-to-date with Texas Tech Parents Association happenings and provide your input. 2013-2014 Tech Parents Scholarship recipients will be presented as well as the Tuition Draw! Door prizes, FREE.

Parent and Family Tailgate

(4 hours prior to game time) • R1 Parking Lot (west of Chemistry Building) • Click here to see the lot and entry station on a map.

Come join us for a Parent and Family Tailgate Party! Bring your chairs, snacks, stereos, TVs, footballs, and games and enjoy the hours leading up to kickoff. Set up the most impressive tailgate area for your family or group, and be recognized in our Rowdy Raider Family Tailgating competition!

$20 Passes. PASSES ARE SOLD OUT. Walking through the tailgate area and visiting other families is FREE. Tailgate passes required to park in lot. There is a two (2) space limit per family to enable us to provide a space for as many parents and families as possible. We will be unable to reserve specific spaces. Spaces accommodate a standard-sized vehicle. If you are bringing a tent, you will need a space for that--tents cannot block the aisles. Please call (806) 742-PARK for RV/motor home parking information. Click here for for Parent and Family Tailgate policies.

Kick-Off, Texas Tech vs. Texas State

6:00pm • Jones AT&T Stadium (subject to change). Tickets are SOLD OUT. TTU students get into the game for free with their student ID, but you will need to purchase your student a ticket if you want to sit together in Family Weekend seating.
Please note: game time is subject to change if televised. Tailgate activities may be impacted by a change in game time.

Other Campus and Community Events during Family Weekend

Friday, September 20

Movie Night at Maxey Park:

6:00 p.m. - 7:30pm • Maxey Community Center
It’s movie night at Maxey Park again! This month’s event will be sponsored by Mi Casita Nursing and Rehabilitation. Bring your family, favorite picnic dinner, comfy blankets and lawn chairs and you will be set to enjoy a night your family will remember! The movie “A Monster in Paris,” rated PG, will be showing behind the Maxey Community Center at dusk. Concessions will be available for purchase. For more information call 806.767.3796 or visit The Maxey Community Center is located at 4020 30th Street.

Saturday, September 21

Night Hike at Lubbock Lake Landmark:

Dusk • Robert A. Nash Interpretive Center
Join guides at dusk to explore the Landmark after dark! Gather at the Robert A. Nash Interpretive Center to begin the adventure. Be sure to wear comfortable, sturdy, closed-toed shoes and bring a bottle of water. For more information call 806.742.1116

All Weekend

Panhandle South Plains Fair:

11:00 a.m. - Midnight • Northeast corner of Broadway and Ave. A
The South Plains Fair is back! Grab the family and come one out to celebrate tons of activities, food and music. Sunday, September 22nd is Family Day and all persons under 18 years of age admitted free until 9:00 p.m.. For more information, visit

Time Stands Still:

Lubbock Community Theatre • 4232 Boston Ave
From Pulitzer Prize-winner Donald Margulies comes a moving and often hilarious story of relationships, mid-life crisis and the ties of friendship. After barely surviving a bomb blast in Iraq, photojournalist Sarah Goodwin finds herself caught in a tug-of-war between her exhilarating career and the contentment of family life. Returning home into the care of her long-time lover James, Sarah’s caught off guard by his desire for family and by the simple domestic life pursued by Richard, her editor, and his much younger girlfriend Mandy. For more information and to purchase tickets visit or call 806.749.2416.

Texas Tech University Southwest Collections:

Friday 9-5 and Saturday 9-1 • North of the TTU Library
The Southwest Collection has displays showing some of the unique items housed in its collections as well as a temporary exhibit which presents photographs from the collection of Wayne “Hatch” Hatchel.

Museum of Texas Tech University:

Monday - Saturday from 10am until 5pm and Sunday from 1pm to 5pm • 3301 4th Street
The Museum of TTU (MoTTU) is a major general museum with collections in the arts, humanities, and the sciences numbering over 5 million objects. Temporary and permanent exhibitions in the social and natural sciences, and visual arts are presented in the main building on both the first and second floors. For 24/7 information, call 806.742.2490.The Texas Tech Museum is located at 3301 4th Street. FREE parking and admission.

Lubbock Lake Landmark:

Friday and Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Sunday from 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. • 2401 Landmark Drive
Visitors can take nature walks, take guided or self-guided tours, visit the Learning Center and view exhibits. For more information, visit or call 806-742-1116.

Buddy Holly Center:

Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Sunday 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. • 2401 Landmark Drive
Exhibitions and programs at the Center reflect the diverse cultural characteristics of the region and encourage interaction between artists and the community. 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. Visitors can take guided or self-guided tours, visit the West Texas Walk of Fame and view exhibits. For more information, visit or call 806-775-3560.

Silent Wings Museum:

Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Sunday 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. • 6202 Interstate 27 Frontage
The Silent Wings Museum 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. Visitors can take guided or self-guided tours, visit the Time-line, Hangar, Combat Galleries, and Adams Library & Reading Room. In the theater, visitors can also enjoy a fifteen-minute program, Silent Wings: The Story of the World War II Glider Program. For more information, visit or call 806-775-3049.