Texas Tech Hosts 2014 Weekend of Red and Black

The annual recruitment event takes place Sunday and Monday.

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The Texas Tech University Office of Undergraduate Admissions will host the 2014 Weekend of Red and Black Sunday and Monday, following Family Weekend. The event includes University Night Reception as well as University Day.

The reception will run from 5-7 p.m. Sunday (Oct. 12) at United Supermarkets Arena, where prospective students and guests will meet current students, faculty and staff as well as talk with academic deans.

Prospective students and parents also have the opportunity to attend University Day from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday (Oct. 13) at United Supermarkets Arena.

“University Day is our annual open house,” said Brandon Taylor, assistant director of recruitment for undergraduate admissions, “and it provides an opportunity for prospective students and their parents to learn about the excellent opportunities at Texas Tech.”

University Day includes the following events:

Spirit Showcase and Welcome: Prospective students and parents will interact with the spirit squads, Saddle Tramps and the Goin' Band from Raiderland, as well as learn about campus culture and traditions.

Resource Fair and Academic and Student Life Sessions: Guests can ask questions about student and campus life, learn about the academic colleges and meet with representatives from Texas Tech, including admissions, financial aid, housing and academic colleges and departments.

Campus Tours and Residence Hall Showcase: Guests are able to tour the campus as well as visit residence halls throughout the day.

“This is a great day annually for the university,” said Texas Tech President M. Duane Nellis. “Future college students gain valuable insight to the university through personal interactions with our community. We are fortunate to have them visit our campus.”

More than 1,000 prospective students and guests attended University Night Reception during the 2013 Weekend of Red and Black, Taylor said, with more than 2,000 prospective students and guests attending University Day.

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