Texas Tech University

Homecoming Schedule of Events

HOMECOMING WEEK: October 10-15, 2016

Quick Links: Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday | Friday | Saturday


Spirit Boards and Banners Competition

See the boards at the TTU Broadway Entrance and Residence Hall boards along 18th Street, then see the banners hanging in the SUB!

Who's Your Hero Wall

Tell us who your hero is and add it to the wall outside SUB Barnes & Noble!

Monday, October 10


SUB North Plaza
12:00 - 12:50 pm

Come and help us kick off Homecoming Week by bringing all of your friends to the SUB North Plaza! Homecoming Royalty Candidates will be announced.
Rainout location: SUB Ballroom

Tuesday, October 11

S.O. ( Student Organization) Sing

United Supermarkets Arena
8:00 pm

Support your favorite organization as they showcase their hard work & skills. They will battle it out as they perform their routines of singing & dancing!

Wednesday, October 12

Blood Drive

In front of the SUB
10:30 am - 4:30 pm

Each donation can save up to three lives! Give life and give blood today. Walk-ins welcome.

Superhero Photos

SUB Courtyard
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Get transformed into a superhero on the cover of your very own comic book! Free with TTU Student ID.

Tamale Fest

sponsored by Cru
Behind the Architecture building
11 am - 2 pm

MYO Cookie

SUB Courtyard and Greek Circle
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Come decorate your own superhero themed cookie!Free with TTU Student ID.

Comedy Night: DJ Demers

SUB Allen Theatre
8:00 pm

DJ Demers, as seen on NBC's America's Got Talent, is performing a stand up comedy show! Free with TTU Student ID.

Thursday, October 13

Techsan Memorial - Moved inside due to weather!

SUB Matador Room - 2nd Floor
5:30 pm

Join us as we gather to remember Texas Tech students, alumni, faculty and staff who have passed away in the last year.
Rainout location: SUB Matador Room

Friday, October 14

Top Techsan Lunch

12 p.m.
McKenzie-Merket Alumni Center

The Top Techsan luncheon will be held at noon on Friday, Oct. 14, in the McKenzie-Merket Alumni Center. Join us as we honor staff members who display extraordinary work proficiency and an attitude of team spirit within the Texas Tech family, as well as retired faculty and staff with at least 10 years of service to the University. Purchase tickets online at texastechalumni.org/top-techsan by Sept. 23.

Rowdy Raider Rally

SUB North Plaza
12:00 -12:50 pm

Get rowdy & get your guns up with fellow Red Raiders! Your Homecoming Court will be announced!
Rainout location: SUB Courtyard

Texas Tech Alumni Association Open House

2-4 p.m.
McKenzie-Merket Alumni Center

The Texas Tech Alumni Association and the Student Alumni Board invites all alumni, family and friends to attend the Texas Tech Alumni Association Open House from 2-4 p.m., Oct. 14 at the McKenzie-Merket Alumni Center. Have your picture taken in front of the Official Texas Tech Ring sculpture, get your official TTU class ring cleaned and enjoy light refreshments in the McKenzie-Merket Anders Courtyard on the east side of the building. The McKenzie-Merket Alumni Center has been expanded and we would love for you to see it. Tour the Old President's Home, enjoy a stroll around the courtyard and browse our La Ventana collection in the Alumni Lounge. The event is free and open to everyone.


TTU Broadway Entrance
6:00 pm

Come out Friday evening to celebrate and recognize Texas Tech student organizations and community businesses as we get pumped for the Homecoming football game! This event is free for everyone.
In the event of inclement weather, parade will be cancelled.
See parade route and Friday Night & Parking Information.

A Matador Evening

6 p.m.
McKenzie-Merket Alumni Center

Join us for the 56th annual A Matador Evening on Oct. 14. The elegant event is a fundraiser, with proceeds supporting academic scholarships, faculty enrichment, local chapter efforts and alumni awards, as well as an opportunity for alumni to reconnect with classmates and friends during Homecoming week. A Matador Evening will begin at 6 p.m. in the McKenzie-Merket Alumni Center and will be honoring John and Diane Scovell with the Lauro F. Cavazos Award and Stephanie Rhode with the Distinguished Service Award. Purchase tickets online at texastechalumni.org/matador-evening by Sept. 21.

Homecoming & Hoops Pep Rally

United Supermarkets Arena
7:15 pm

This event is free for everyone. SeeFriday Night & Parking Information.


TTU Bonfire Pit (East of United Supermarkets Arena)

Saturday, October 15

Alumni College

8:00 am
Mckenzie-Merket Alumni Center

Alumni College, held on Homecoming Weekend, is a chance to drop in and sample the work of current TTU humanities faculty. This year (second annual!), ten TTU humanities professors will share their research in a series of short TED-like talks on subjects ranging from bilingual signage to the Roman Empire to a history of higher education admissions quotas to girl culture to popular understandings of hormones in the US. Join us on October 15 at the McKenzie-Merket Alumni Center, starting at 11:00 a.m. Complimentary breakfast available; talks are come and go; you'll be out in time for the big game!
Participating professors hail from Classical & Modern Languages & Literatures: Hannah Friedman, Victoria Surliuga, Idoia Elola, Caroline Bishop, Andrea Jonsson; Visual & Performing Arts: Heather Warren-Crow; Philosophy: Joel Velasco; and English: Kanika Batra, Curtis Bauer, and Amy Koerber.


RaiderGate: A Student Tailgate Tradition

R-1 Parking Lot/15th & Detroit
Gates open at 7 AM

Come experience a game day tradition before we take on West Virginia! FREE Passes for TTU Students & Student Organizations only. Pass reservations and information at www.raidergate.ttu.edu

Frazier Pregame Party

8 AM 
Frazier Alumni Pavilion

Enjoy Homecoming at the Frazier Alumni Pavilion as Texas Tech takes on West Virginia. Come to the best pregame party in town at the Texas Tech Alumni Association's climate-controlled facility, with easy access to Jones AT&T Stadium, food, cold beverages, clean restrooms, and big screens broadcasting games from around the country. Doors open three hours before kickoff.
Celebrate #TTAAgameday! Admission is free with your Alumni Association or Student Alumni Association membership. Not a member, you can sign up at the door or online at texastechalumni.org/join.

Homecoming Football Game vs. West Virginia

Jones AT&T Stadium
Kickoff 11 AM

Don't miss the Homecoming football game! Homecoming Court and 2016 King and Queen will be announced during Halftime.

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