Texas Tech University

Family Weekend 2017 Tentative Schedule of Events

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TIMES, DATES, AND ACTIVITIES SUBJECT TO CHANGE

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 - Mackenzie-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
7:00 to 9:00PM - United Supermarkets Arena. Join us for FREE games, including Casino games with prizes, board games, and miniature golf. 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 Tech Activities Board. For questions about this event, please contact Parent Family Relations at parent@ttu.edu.

 

Saturday, September 30th

Family Weekend Central
8:00AM to Noon - Mackenzie-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 -Mackenzie-Merket Alumni Center. Join us for breakfast and entertainment. $10 tickets available HERE. Click "Registration Form" when you arrive at the page.

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

While supplies last. Last day to order is Friday, September 22nd. For questions about this event, please contact Parent Family Relations at parent@ttu.edu.
Texas Tech Parents Association Tailgate
Four 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
Time TBA. Jones AT&T Stadium. See how to purchase discounted tickets below.

 

Discounted Family Weekend Football Tickets - Two Ways to Purchase:

Be Grouped With Others From Your Geographic Area

Purchase your tickets from the Texas Tech Parents Association (TTPA) and they will group you with other TTPA members from your geographic area. Pick up your tickets during Move-in Weekend at the Texas Tech Parents Association Welcome Center at Varsity Bookstore. $46 per ticket. Order HERE.

Questions? Call the Texas Tech Parents Association at 806-412-4722 or email parents@texastechparents.org

Pick Your Own Seats

Purchase your tickets directly from TTU Athletics. Visit the Athletic Ticket Office Website and enter "FAMILY17" in the promo code box (in the upper right corner if using a pc or choose "Promotions" from the menu if using a mobile device). Pick your own seats from available stock. You can either have tickets mailed to you beginning on August 1st or pick them up at the Will Call desk at the Athletic Ticket Office (M-F 8-5 beginning three days prior to game day). $45 per ticket plus $3 service charge per ticket. Order HERE.

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

 

While supplies last. Students get into the stadium free with their Texas Tech ID, but sit in the student section. If you would like your student to sit with the family, you will need to purchase him/her a ticket. Guests needing ADA seating: Please call 806-742-TECH and reference the Promo Code FAMILY17.

 

Campus and Community Events and Attractions

South Plains Fair - September 22 - 30. 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/.

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 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!