Back to School Fiesta Gets Families Ready for School

Local students and their families learn about higher education opportunities at Texas Tech as they prepare for the new school year.

Written by Cory Chandler

2007 Back to School Fiesta.Photo by Artie Limmer

2007 Back to School Fiesta.
Photo by Artie Limmer.

The Back to School Fiesta is back. The three hour event will run from 9 a.m. - Noon Saturday, Aug. 22 at the Student Union Building. Free parking is available in the lots surrounding the building. Registration begins at 8:45 a.m.

Open to the Lubbock community, as well as students and their families from surrounding communities, the event offers free school supplies, college resources, free food and entertainment.

As many as 3,000 Lubbock-area participants are expected at this year’s fiesta, created to introduce children and their families to the educational and professional opportunities offered by higher education and a degree earned through Texas Tech.

The event features a college and community fair, free health screenings, college preparation workshops, parent workshops, campus tours and more.