Texas Tech's 2014 Homecoming Week

The annual parade will be Friday and a new Showtime event will immediately follow.

Texas Tech University's 2014 homecoming will debut a few changes and additions to the annual celebration.

Beginning this year, the homecoming parade will be on Friday evenings, starting at the First Baptist Church on Broadway Street entrance and ending at the United Supermarkets Arena (USA). Following the parade, a new event called Showtime along with the annual pep rally both will take place at the USA.

Showtime will begin at 7:30 p.m. and include introductions of Texas Tech athletic teams, scrimmages, chances to win prizes, free parking and concession stands open for service. After Showtime, the pep rally will begin and the bonfire will immediately follow at the rugby fields, just southeast of the USA.

“We are excited to offer some fun, new homecoming traditions this year for our Texas Tech and Lubbock community,” said Jon Mark Bernal, associate director for Texas Tech Student Union and Activities. “These new additions and changes will provide students and the community the opportunity to showcase their hard work for the parade regardless of the game time on Saturday. We hope that by offering an evening of homecoming events on Fridays, it will allow Saturdays to be dedicated to game day festivities.”

This year's theme is “Tech Goes Hollywood: Coming to a Screen Near You.”

Homecoming week begins Oct. 13 and events will occur throughout the week.

Below is a schedule of events:

  • Kick-off: Noon-12:50 p.m., Monday (Oct. 13), Student Union Building North Plaza
  • Student Organization Sing: 8-10 p.m., Wednesday (Oct. 15), United Supermarkets Arena
  • Techsan Memorial: 5:30 p.m., Thursday (Oct. 16), Memorial Circle
  • Rowdy Raider Rally: Noon-12:50 p.m., Friday (Oct. 17), Student Union Building North Plaza
  • Top Techsan Luncheon: Noon, Friday (Oct. 17), McKenzie-Merket Alumni Center
  • A Matador Evening: 6 p.m., Friday (Oct. 17), Lubbock Civic Center
  • Homecoming Parade: 6 p.m., Friday (Oct. 17), Texas Tech Broadway Entrance
  • Showtime/Pep Rally: 7:30 p.m., Friday (Oct. 17), United Supermarkets Arena
  • Bonfire: Immediately after Showtime/Pep Rally, Friday (Oct. 17), Bonfire pit/rugby fields
  • RaiderGate: Four hours before kickoff, Saturday (Oct. 18), R-1 Parking Lot/15th and Detroit

 For more on the homecoming festivities, click here.

Red Raider fans are encouraged to share their homecoming experiences on social media with the #TTUHomecoming2014 hashtag.

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