November 27, 2017
Each December, Texas Tech University glows with more than 25,000 colored lights during the Carol of Lights® ceremony. Thousands of Red Raiders will gather at 6:30 p.m. Friday (Dec. 1) at Memorial Circle, the Engineering Key, the Science Quad and the Broadway Entrance to Texas Tech to honor 59 years of tradition.
Members of the Texas Tech Residence Hall Association dedicate hours of hard work to bring life to the event. Numerous student organizations lend a helping hand to bring the ceremony together. The passion of these Red Raiders fuels a tradition for Texas Tech and the Lubbock community year after year.
“We are looking forward to a fantastic event this year,” said Sean Duggan, managing director of University Student Housing. “There will be great weather to kick off the holiday season, while also celebrating Texas Tech University. I think this 59th celebration will be a memorable experience for the community and visitors.”
Not only do the buildings of the university shine during Carol of Lights®, but the 38-foot-tall Christmas tree standing proudly behind the Texas Tech Seal also will come to life. The Carillon Concert opens the festivities with holiday music celebrating the theme “Miracle on Memorial Circle.”
At 7 p.m. the Masked Rider, Raider Red, Saddle Tramps and High Riders will lead the Torch Light processional. The processional will follow the luminaria-guided route from the Broadway Entrance, around Memorial Circle and to the Engineering Key. The Trombone Choir will accompany the University Choirs during the ceremony.
The ceremony will be broadcast on 88.1 KTXT-FM The Raider, Lubbock PBS station KTTZ and through livestream. Join the conversation on social media using #TTUCOL. For parking and event information, visit the event website.
Various campus departments and organizations will host events throughout December in celebration of the holiday season.
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