Texas Tech Invites Students and Siblings for a Weekend of Tradition

Brothers and sisters ages 8-15 can participate in the memorable weekend.

Brothers and sisters ages 8-15 can participate in the memorable weekend.

Texas Tech University’s Parent and Family Relations will host Sibling Weekend 2011, Feb. 25-26. The weekend is filled with educational and spirit events to introduce siblings to the collegiate experience their brothers and sisters live daily at Texas Tech.

Ken Gassiot, associate director in Parent and Family Relations, said the goal of the weekend is to have students share the many traditions of Texas Tech with their siblings to create memories and a stronger bond between the younger siblings and themselves.

“One of the aims of Sibling Weekend is to let brothers and sisters of Texas Tech students know that Texas Tech is a place for them, too,” Gassiot said. “We are working to create an experience that is truly unique and special for all participants.”

The cost per participant is $45 and includes two dinners, one breakfast and one lunch. Also included are an official Sibling Weekend shirt, a nylon drawstring bag and a ticket to the women’s basketball game against Oklahoma State University. Registration closes at 5 p.m. Feb. 11.

The weekend will include new additional opportunities for parents or family members who come to Lubbock to bring siblings and also want to participate. A parent and family member dinner will be held at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 25 at the Red Raider Lounge of the Student Union Building. Cost is $10 per person and can be paid at registration. Parents and family members can also attend the basketball game at 5 p.m. Feb. 26 for $9 each.

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CONTACT: Ken Gassiot, associate director, Parent and Family Relations, Texas Tech University, (806) 742-3630 or ken.gassiot@ttu.edu.