November 29, 2016
WHAT: The Texas Tech University Residence Halls Association (RHA) will host the 58th annual Carol of Lights® with the theme "The Stars at Night: Raiders Shine Bright." More than 25,000 colored lights will light up Memorial Circle, the Engineering Key and the Broadway entrance to campus. The 38 foot Christmas tree will be decorated west of the Texas Tech seal again this year. Numerous student organizations participated in preparing campus for the Texas Tech tradition.
Parking will be available in most faculty/staff or commuter lots. ADA parking will be available in the Z1 parking lot, accessible from 15 Street and Detroit Avenue.
WHEN: Friday (Dec. 2)
• At 6:30 p.m. a carillon concert will be performed at the Administration Building West tower (closest to the Chemistry Building) by Thomas Hughes.
• At 7 p.m. Raider Red, the Saddle Tramps and the Masked Rider will begin the Torch Light Processional.
• The livestream will begin at 6:30 p.m. at ttu.edu/livestream.
WHERE: Memorial Circle, the Engineering Key and the Broadway entrance to Texas Tech
CONTACT: Craig Kuehnert, assistant director, Student Leadership Development, University Student Housing, Texas Tech University, (806) 834-1113 or firstname.lastname@example.org
With the flip of a switch, more than 25,000 colored lights illuminate 18 buildings around Memorial Circle, the Engineering Key and the Broadway Entrance to the campus during Texas Tech University's Carol of Lights®.
This annual event, sponsored by the Texas Tech Residence Halls Association, is attended by over 20,000 Tech students and local residents. It is one of Texas Tech's largest and oldest traditions.
Follow the event on Twitter #TTUCOL.
Donations to the Carol of Lights® fund can be made online at www.give2tech.com.Twitter
Texas Tech University Student Housing houses approximately 8,000 students in 13 residence halls, four suite-style halls and one apartment complex. Housing offers rooms with movable and fixed furniture, suite style rooms and apartments for both undergraduate and graduate students.
For more information about the different residence halls, visit the University Student Housing website.Twitter
The Texas Tech Residence Halls Association (RHA) is the second largest student organization on campus. RHA strives to provide leadership opportunities, programming and services relevant to its 6,200 on-campus residents.Twitter