Texas Tech Hosts Family-Friendly Halloween Events

Texas Tech departments and organizations host Halloween events.

Texas Tech University will host a variety of Halloween events for the campus and Lubbock communities.

Halloween Carnival

  • 3:30-6:30 p.m. Saturday (Oct. 25)
  • Hosted by Phi Alpha Delta
  • Texas Tech School of Law
  • Area families and children are invited for an afternoon of safe fun that includes trick-or- treating, face painting, games and more. The event is free; however children must be accompanied by an adult.

Contact: Julie Davis, (254) 220-1559 or julie.a.davis@ttu.edu

Kick or Treat

  • 3 p.m. Sunday (Oct. 26)
  • Hosted by Texas Tech Soccer
  • Children of the community are invited to the final home soccer match of the season for a trick or treat. Kids will receive candy from student organizations after the match.

Contact: Dinah Goodson, (806) 834-1402 or dinah.goodson@ttu.edu


  • 6-8 p.m. Wednesday (Oct. 29)
  • Hosted by Residence Hall Association at the Texas Tech residence halls
  • Candy and activities will be provided in each of the residence hall complexes, and “Boo Buses” are available to transport faculty, staff, community members and their families from hall to hall.

Contact: Billy Werb, (806) 834-0523 or william.werb@ttu.edu

Tech or Treat

  • 5:30-8 p.m. Wednesday (Oct. 29)
  • Sponsored by Texas Tech's Center for Campus Life, Tech Activities Board, Greek Life and Student Union and Activities
  • Student Union Building
  • Texas Tech brings Halloween to the Lubbock community. The parade and carnival will be in the Student Union Building for local families. Student organizations and on-campus departments will host booths with games and activities for a safe trick or treat option for Lubbock children. Costumes are encouraged.

Contact: Kimberly Simon, (806) 742-4708 or kimberly.simon@ttu.edu


  • 6:10 p.m. Thursday (Oct. 30)
  • Hosted by the Texas Tech School of Music
  • Hemmle Recital Hall
  • The halloween concert is a family favorite. Join the orchestra and audience alike in costume for fun and exciting music. Kids can enjoy an instrument petting zoo before the concert to play the instruments they will hear at the concert. There also will be a creative costume contest.

Contact: James Hodgins, (806) 742-2136 or james.hodgins@ttu.edu

Trick or Treat Parade and Fall Festival

  • 3:30 p.m. Friday (Oct. 31)
  • Hosted by the Child Research Development Center
  • The CRDC will have a trick-or-treating parade through the President's and Chancellor's office starting at 3:30 and a Fall Festival on the playground starting at 4 p.m.

Contact: Melissa Wofford, (806) 742-3031 or melissa.wofford@ttu.edu

Heritage Halloween

  • 4-7 p.m., Friday (Oct. 31)
  • Hosted by the National Ranching Heritage Center (NRHC)
  • The event is free to the public and children can trick or treat at the historical structures at the NRHC. Treats will be period-specific for each house.

Contact: Julie Hodges, (806) 742-0498 or julie.hodges@ttu.edu

Dia de los Muertos Procession

  • 5:30 – 9:00 p.m. Friday (Oct 31)
  • Hosted by the International Cultural Center

The following is a list of the studios that will be visited during the procession:

5:30 - 6:30 p.m. International Cultural Center

Artwork on el Día de los Muertos theme by Future Akins, Neringa Atkinson, Sue Boyce, Robert Cason, Ed Check, John Chinn, Jane Conkling, Dan English, Valerie Komkov-Hill, Ginny Mahan, Kathleen Mahoney, Alicia McDonald, Chet Morrison, Jan Pate, Cindy Peanick, Carol Pladsen, Shannon Samson, Annalee Schubert, Ed Spence, Ellen Stanley, Melissa Wafer-Cross, and Nancy Woods. Music by Mariachi Amistad.

6:30-7:30 p.m. School of Art

Landmark Arts presents Interpretaciónes Graphicas II, typographic and conceptual explorations created by junior students in communications design. The students interpret themes familiar to the Day of the Dead celebration. The final works in the exhibition were selected by Austin-based graphic artist Carlos Hernandez, who served as guest juror. Chicanitas: Small Paintings from the Cheech Marin Collection continues in the Landmark Gallery.

7:30-8:30 p.m. Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts (LHUCA)

LHUCA presents artwork, dance, music and food celebrating Día de los Muertos in the Christine DeVitt Icehouse. Featured will be artwork from LISD students and a performance by el Ballet Folkorico Nuestra Herencia.

8:30-9:30 p.m. Buddy Holly Center

In the Fine Arts Gallery, Celebración, an exhibition of works in response to the history and meaning of Day of the Dead by artists throughout the United States, is on display through Nov. 30. A Children's Make & Take (marigolds) is offered from 6-9 p.m. and Mariachi Alegria will perform from 6-8 p.m. Enjoy Tejano music from Grupo Kruel in the Meadows Courtyard from 8-9 p.m.

Contact: Jane Bell, (806)742- 3667or jane.bell@ttu.edu

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