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Texas Tech to Provide Safe Trick-or-Treat Opportunities for Community

Sarah Linnartz

October 20, 2023

Families can bring their children to campus for fun and safe Halloween festivities.

Three opportunities for safe trick-or-treating are available at Texas Tech University this October.


Tech or Treat

Student Union & Activities will host Tech-or-Treat from 5:30-9 p.m. Tuesday (Oct. 24) in the Student Union Building (SUB). Attendees are asked to park in lots R-3, R-11 or R-13. Overflow parking will be available in the parking garage at 18th Street and Flint Avenue. Please use this parking map for directions.

Tech-or-Treat is a Halloween carnival held in the SUB to provide a safe alternative to trick-or-treating. The event is staffed by Texas Tech student organizations, sororities, fraternities and campus departments. The event is open to the community, and families are invited to bring new or gently used children's books to donate to The Parenting Cottage

Some things to know:

Parents should stay with their children at all times.
Event staff can be identified by their volunteer badges.
Maps will be available at the Information Desk, across from the Raider Depot Campus Store on the first floor.
Students will have classes before and during the event and staff will be leaving campus at 5 p.m. when the event begins. Please be mindful of foot and vehicle traffic when driving and walking on campus.
While costumes are encouraged, visitors over age 14 are asked to refrain from wearing masks or face paint. Costumes that include weapons or items that resemble weapons will not be allowed.

For more information, please visit the Tech-or-Treat website

Safe Treat

Safe Treat

The Residence Halls Association and Complex Councils invite the Lubbock community to their annual Safe Treat event Tuesday (Oct. 24) from 6-8 p.m. This year's theme is “Monster Mash.” Each complex will be themed and decorated around a different Halloween movie storyline. 

Activities will take place in the lobbies of Chitwood/Weymouth, Hulen/Clement, Wall/Gates, Talkington and Horn/Knapp. Guests can park in Z2, Z3, and Z4 parking lots along 18th Street from 5:30-8:30 p.m. A bus route will run along 18th Street between Horn/Knapp and Chitwood/Weymouth. 

All are welcome, but the event is geared toward children ages 2-12.

Trick or Treat on Greek Street

Trick or Treat on Greek Street

Fraternity and Sorority Life will host its annual “Trick or Treat on Greek Street” community event Oct. 29 from 2-4 p.m. at Greek Circle (15th Street & Quaker Avenue). This event is open to the public and offers the Lubbock community a safe way to go trick-or-treating this Halloween. There will be over 40 stops to enjoy.

Parking for this event is available in the Commuter Satellite parking lot, near the John Walker Soccer Complex. Parking is not available at Greek Circle.



CONTACT:  Kristin Miller
Associate Director, Student Union & Activities, Texas Tech University
(806) 742-4708

CONTACT:  Beth Hunter
Residence Life Coordinator, University Student Housing, Texas Tech University
(806) 834-5034

CONTACT:  Joie LeRette-Hutchison
Director, Fraternity & Sorority Life, Texas Tech University
(806) 742-5433