The carnival offers families a safe Halloween experience.
Texas Tech University and the Student Activities Board (SAB) will host the fifth annual Tech-or-Treat from 6-8 p.m. Monday (Oct. 30) inside the Student Union Building (SUB).
Tech-or-Treat began in 2013 and was created as a partnership with the Residence Hall Association's (RHA) Safe Treat program. Both events aim to provide opportunities for families in the Lubbock community to visit and experience campus and celebrate Halloween in a safe environment.
"This event allows children in the area to not only have a safe Halloween experience, but also to be able to interact with college students," said Myles Smith, administrator of SAB. "For some children in the area, these students can be a role model, if maybe for just a moment."
Last year, the event had 3,500 community members in attendance. This year, attendees can expect to see about 50 carnival booths staffed by different organizations, sororities, fraternities and campus departments.
This year, Tech-or-Treat will also feature a book drive for The Parenting Cottage of Lubbock. The Cottage is a part of the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program and will offer the program to the families they serve. Books donated should ideally be for children under the age of 5. Community members can drop off donated books at collection bins located near the doors of the SUB.
Water bottles and treat bags will be available at the SUB Information Desk while supplies last. Families are asked to consider not bringing a stroller or wagon due to the many activities being hosted on different floors of the building.
Tech-or-Treat is hosted in conjunction with RHA's Safe Treat, which will be held at the same time. Free bus rides will be available at participating residence halls, and crossing guards also will be present at major intersections.
For more details about Tech-or-Treat, visit the event's website.