The video game themed week will offer several events for students and the Lubbock community.
WHAT: Texas Tech Homecoming: Wreck ‘Em Arcade
WHEN: Oct. 5-10
WHERE: Texas Tech University campus
It's that time of year again when the campus gets a good dose of Red Raider spirit, students prepare homecoming floats, alumni return and a new king and queen are crowned.
During Texas Tech's homecoming, titled “Wreck ‘Em Arcade,” the university will host several events throughout the week for students, alumni and the Lubbock community to participate in.
This year's events include:
- Kick-off: Noon-12:50 p.m. Monday (Oct. 5), Student Union Building North Plaza
- Student Organization Sing: 8 p.m. Tuesday (Oct. 6), United Supermarkets Arena
- Techsan Memorial: 5:30 p.m. Thursday (Oct. 8), Memorial Circle (if inclement weather occurs, the memorial will be moved to the Matador Room in the Student Union Building)
- Rowdy Raider Rally: Noon-12:50 p.m. Friday (Oct. 9), Student Union Building North Plaza
- Top Techsan Luncheon: Noon Friday (Oct. 9), McKenzie-Merket Alumni Center
- A Matador Evening: 6 p.m. Friday (Oct. 9), McKenzie-Merket Alumni Center
- Homecoming Parade: 6 p.m. Friday (Oct. 9), Texas Tech Broadway Entrance
- Homecoming Pep Rally: 7:30 p.m. Friday (Oct. 9), United Supermarkets Arena
- Bonfire: 9 p.m. Friday (Oct. 9), Bonfire pit/rugby fields (east of the United Supermarkets Arena)
- RaiderGate: 10:30 a.m. Saturday (Oct. 10), R-1 Parking Lot/15th and Detroit
For the pep rally on Friday (Oct. 9) at United Supermarkets Arena, all doors will open at 7 p.m. and two concessions stands will be open for service. More information about Friday night's events and parking can be found on the Student Union and Activities website.
Other homecoming events will occur throughout the week including a spirit boards and banners competition, games and activities for Texas Tech students, Tamale Fest sponsored by Cru at Texas Tech and alumni events. For more information about Texas Tech's homecoming, visit its website.
CONTACT: Jon Mark Bernal, associate director, Student Union and Activities, Texas Tech University, (806) 834-2963 or firstname.lastname@example.org.