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Texas Tech to Host Family-Friendly Halloween Events

Kristen Barton

October 26, 2016


Departments and organizations prepare different events to celebrate Halloween.


Different departments and organizations will host Halloween events for campus and the Lubbock communities.

Safe Treat

  • 6-8 p.m. Wednesday (Oct. 26)
  • Hosted by the Residence Hall Association and the Texas Tech University residence halls
  • Anyone in the community can come trick-or-treating around most Texas Tech residence halls. There will be “Boo Buses” available to transport people around campus. Parking is available in any Z residence hall lot from 5:45-8:15 p.m.

Contact: Craig Kuehnert (806) 742-2661 or craig.kuehnert@ttu.edu


  • 6-8 p.m. Wednesday (Oct. 26)
  • Hosted by Student Union and Activities
  • Student Union Building
  • Tech or Treat is a safe alternative to trick-or-treating. It is hosted by Texas Tech student organizations, Greek life and campus departments. The parking for Safe Treat will also be available for Tech or Treat.

Contact: Claire Maginness (806) 742-4708 or claire.maginness@ttu.edu

Trick or Treat Parade

  • 3:30 p.m. Friday (Oct. 28)
  • Hosted by the Child Research Development Center
  • The trick-or-treating will take place around the President's and the Chancellor's offices at the Administration Building. Afterward, there will be booths and games at the playground of the CRDC. This event is for the families of children enrolled at the CRDC.

Contact: Marjie Collins (806) 834-7720 or marjie.collins@ttu.edu

Día de los Muertos Procession

Stops for the procession:

  • 5:30-7 p.m. International Cultural Center
    Themed artwork by Future Akins, Penelope Bisbee, David Bondt, Ed Check, Dan English, Valerie Hill, Ginny Mahan, Pat Maines, June Musick, Jan Pate, Shannon Samson, Letita Simpson and Hutchinson Middle School students. The West Gallery will feature artists Annalee Schubert and Ellen Stanley. There will be mariachi music in the Hall of Nations. There will be Strolling Catrinas and drummers from the School of Music. Attendees can make flores de papel, get their faces painted and decorate sugar skulls while there.
  • 6:30-7:30 p.m. School of Art
    Landmark Arts presents an Ofrenda by Carolina Arellanos, graduate student in memory of all those who have died from gun violence in 2016. There also will be a GUN SHOW! exhibit about campus carry, a collection of artwork from 10 different artists in the Landmark Gallery.
  • 6:30-8:30 p.m. Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts at The Icehouse
    There will be artwork from Lubbock High School and Hutchinson Middle School students and a performance by El Ballet Folklorico Nuestra Herencia. Refreshments will be served.
  • 6:30-9:30 p.m. Buddy Holly Center
    The Fine Arts Gallery will feature Celebraciόn, an annual exhibition of artwork that explores the meaning and history of Día de los Muertos. There will be a fajita buffet and Juan y Sus Favoritos will perform live in the Meadows Courtyard. There will be a cash bar and various free children's activities.
    Contact: Jane Bell (806) 745-3667 or jane.bell@ttu.edu

Halloween Carnival

  • Noon-3 p.m. Saturday (Oct. 29)
  • Hosted by Phi Alpha Delta at the Texas Tech School of Law Forum
  • There will be games, trick-or-treating and other activities for families. The event is open to the public.

Contact: Sarah Salazar (806) 834-5074 or sarah.e.salazar@ttu.edu

Hauntcert and Instrument Petting Zoo

  • 5:45-6:50 p.m. Sunday (Oct. 30) with the concert beginning at 7 p.m.
  • Hosted by the School of Music and University Symphony Orchestra
  • School of Music Choir Hall Room 001 and Hemmle Recital Hall
  • The instrument petting zoo in the School of Music is a chance for the community to approach orchestra students and touch or attempt to play their instruments. The Hauntcert is a special Halloween concert by the University Symphony Orchestra. There also will be a creative costume contest in the lobby of Hemmle Hall and the two winners will conduct the closing numbers.

Contact: Benjamin Robinette (806) 834-8214 or benjamin.robinette@ttu.edu

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