Texas Tech University

Partner Registration Open for 19th Annual Back to School Fiesta

Amanda Castro-Crist

July 9, 2018

The fiesta, hosted by Texas Tech University, provides free school supplies, educational resources, food and entertainment to local K-12 students and their families.

Partner registration is open for Texas Tech University's 19th annual Back to School Fiesta. The event serves thousands of K-12 students and their families from Lubbock and the South Plains and is hosted by the Office of K-12 & IDEAL, part of the Division of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, and the Office of the President.

Participation from campus and community partners is crucial to the success of the event. Each year, partners provide educational information on topics ranging from college admissions, child care resources and financial aid to health, wellness and nutrition.

The event also includes food, entertainment and bilingual events and activities. Students receive a backpack filled with free school supplies on a first-come, first-served basis. This year's fiesta will take place from 9 a.m. to noon on Aug. 4 in the C-1 parking lot located west of Jones AT&T Stadium.

“Last year, more than 2,000 visitors attended our event,” said Back to School Fiesta Coordinator Mica Curtis-Wilson. “We hope to have even bigger numbers this year.”

Partner registration is free and can be completed online. Registration includes adjacent parking near the West side of the Jones AT&T Stadium.

The last day to register as a partner is July 20.

For more information about the Back to School Fiesta, contact the Office of K-12 & IDEAL at (806) 742-7017.