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Family Weekend
MatadorThe Texas Tech Parents Association hosts Family Weekend each Fall. It is a great time to reconnect with your student and experience Texas Tech. You will have a whole weekend of events to choose from that will be fun for your entire family. This is also the weekend that the Texas Tech Parents Association's holds its famous Tuition Draw, where those who have purchased tickets can win up to $4,000.00 in tuition! Family Weekend 2014 will be October 10-11, 2014. Registration will begin in June 2014 on the Family Weekend page here.
Spring Scholarship and Awards Breakfast

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Each spring, the Texas Tech Parents Association meets to celebrate the achievements of Texas Tech faculty and students. Four faculty awards are given: The Distinguished Leadership Award, the Spencer A. Wells Award for Creativity in Teaching, the Hemphill-Wells New Faculty Award, and the Barnie E. Rushing Distinguished Research Award. One student from each of the colleges and the Schools of Law, Nursing, and Allied Health is awarded the Student Academic Citizenship Award. During this breakfast, the Texas Tech Parents Association also honors its current scholarship recipients. The Spring Scholarship and Awards Breakfast was held on April 14, 2012. Click Here to view the 2011-2012 honorees. View photos from the event here.

Raider Relief Fund

Due to a troubled economy and rising college tuition and fees, more students at Texas Tech are experiencing financial crises. Currently, financial aid and scholarship awards cover tuition and fees with less remaining for living expenses. The Raider Relief Fund is designed to help students experiencing a financial crisis remain enrolled at Texas Tech to complete their education. This program is a collaborative effort between Parent and Family Relations and the Texas Tech Parents Association. Students interested in this program should contact Parent and Family Relations at (806) 742-3630. To learn more or apply for Raider Relief Funding, click here.

Sibling Weekend
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Sibling Weekend is held on the Tech campus and is is a fun, educational, and spirit-filled weekend for Tech students and their siblings between the ages of 8-15. The schedule includes athletic, spirit, craft, and educational activities that combine to provide a unique and special experience for Texas Tech students and their siblings. We hope those siblings attending will create even stronger bonds with their brother or sister who is at Tech and get a sense of what it's like to be a Red Raider. The date for Sibling Weekend 2014 will be February 21-22, 2014. Visit the Sibling Weekend page.

 

Bus Trips

Parent and Family Relations periodically offers affordable bus trips for students going home for Thanksgiving and Spring Break. Cities that have been served by bus trips in the past include Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston, Austin, San Antonio, and El Paso. Click Here for more information about upcoming bus trips