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Texas Tech Hosts Family-Friendly Halloween Events

The university will host a variety of Halloween events for the campus and Lubbock communities.

Written by Megan Ketterer

From Greek Treat to a costumed ball, there are events for everyone.

    • Heritage Halloween
      Hosted by the National Ranching Heritage Center (NRHC).
      4 – 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 25
      3121 Fourth St.
      The event is free to the public and children can trick-or-treat at the historical structures at the NRHC. Treats will be period-specific for each house.
      Contact: Emily Wilkinson, (806) 742-0498 or emily.wilkinson@ttu.edu.
    • Halloween Fright Night
      Hosted by the Texas Tech Volleyball Program, when the Red Raiders take on Baylor.
      3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, doors open at 2 p.m.
      United Spirit Arena
      All fans, eighth grade and below who wear a costume will receive complimentary admission. A costume contest will take place during the match with winners being selected for best overall, spookiest and most creative costumes. Parking around the arena is free.
      Contact: Dinah Goodson, (806) 834-1402 or dinah.goodson@ttu.edu.
    • Halloween Carnival
      Hosted by Phi Alpha Delta.
      3:30 – 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26
      Texas Tech School of Law
      Area families and children are invited for an afternoon of safe fun that includes trick-or-treating, face painting, games and more.
      The event is free, however children must be accompanied by an adult.
      Contact: Andrew Aus, andrew.aus@ttu.edu.
    • Pirates & Cowboys Halloween Costume Ball
      Hosted by the Texas Tech Vernacular Music Center, along with the Tech Set Dancers, the Caprock Celtic Association and the Roots Music Institute.
      7 – 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26
      Yoga Bean studio (3135 34th St.)
      There will be music, hourly prizes for the best costumes, dancing and more. The Cowboys & Pirates Halloween Carnival Ball is intended to provide a safe, creative, drug-, tobacco- and hassle-free environment to enjoy the Halloween holiday.
      Admission is $6 or $5 with a canned food donation.
      Contact: Christopher J. Smith, (806) 742-2270 or christopher.smith@ttu.edu.
    • Safetreat
      Hosted by Residence Life at the Texas Tech residence halls.
      6 – 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30
      Candy and activities will be provided in each of the residence hall complexes and “Boo Buses” are available to transport faculty, staff, community members and their families from hall to hall.
      Contact: Bri Cooper, (806) 834-4107 or bri.cooper@ttu.edu.
    • Tech-or-Treat
      Sponsored by Texas Tech’s Center for Campus Life, Tech Activities, Greek Life and Student Union and Activities.
      5:30 – 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30
      Student Union Building
      Student organizations and on-campus departments will host booths of games and activities for a safe trick or treat option for Lubbock children. Costumes are encouraged.
      The costume parade begins at 5:45 p.m. and the Tech-or-Treat Halloween Carnival begins at 6 p.m.
      There will be appearances by the 2013 Homecoming king and queen, as well as the men’s and women’s basketball teams.
      Contact: Kimberly Simon, (806) 742-4708 or kimberly.simon@ttu.edu.
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