Texas Tech University

Texas Tech Gears Up for Homecoming Week Festivities

Katelynn Horton

October 6, 2023

Homecoming week events will be held Oct. 9-14.

Texas Tech University's Homecoming Week events will begin at noon Monday (Oct. 9) with a kickoff event at Red Raider Plaza and will conclude Saturday (Oct. 14) with the football game against Kansas State. This year's theme is “A Century of Tradition.”

All evening events are free to the public. 

Homecoming week events include:

  • Kickoff: Noon, Monday (Oct. 9) Red Raider Plaza – Outdoor Area (northwest corner of the Student Union Building)
  • Make-your-own Photo Mug: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday (Oct. 10) Student Union Indoor Courtyard
  • Student Organization (S.O.) Sing: 7 p.m. Wednesday (Oct. 11) United Supermarkets Arena, 1701 Indiana Ave.
  • Tamale Fest: 10 a.m. Thursday (Oct. 12) Between Media & Communications and Architecture
  • Raider Ringing Cowbells: 11 a.m. Thursday (Oct. 12) Red Raider Plaza Gazebo
  • Techsan Memorial: 5:30 p.m. Thursday (Oct. 12) Memorial Circle (rainout location – SUB Matador Room)
  • Rowdy Raider Rally: Noon Friday (Oct. 13) Red Raider Plaza – Outdoor Area (northwest corner of the SUB)
  • Homecoming Parade: 6 p.m. Friday (Oct. 13) Texas Tech Broadway entrance (weather permitting)
  • Pep Rally & Bonfire: 8 p.m. Friday (Oct. 13) Urbanovsky Park (weather permitting)
  • Raidergate: 2 p.m. Saturday (Oct. 14) R-3 parking lot, south of the University Library
  • Kansas State vs. Texas Tech: 6 p.m. Saturday (Oct. 14) Jones AT&T Stadium 

Two events will last all week:

  • Spirit Board Competition: Broadway entrance and 18th Street
  • Spirit Banner Competition: SUB Courtyard