WELCOME WEEK “ENGAGE TRACK”
(for First-Time Students)Congratulations for completing your freshmen orientation summer session! To fully receive credit for attending orientation, you are required to attend a designated number of welcome back activities. These programs have been especially selected for first-time students as a way to connect you to the University and its many resources and opportunities.
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To receive credit for freshmen orientation, you must attend 5 of the 10 possible programs. Programs are balanced between morning and evening times to account for varying schedules.
|August 17-18||Cowboy Camp
|Various Times||Various||Full attendance
(Worth 2 programs!)
|August 20||Campus Involvement Seminar||6:30pm||Parra Ballroom||Full attendance|
|August 21||Student Organizations Fair: Session 1**||9:00am – 12:00pm||Parra Ballroom||Limited attendance|
|Student Organizations Fair: Session 2**||6:30pm – 8:00pm||Parra Ballroom||Limited attendance|
|August 22||Welcome Back Wednesday||9:00am – 12:00pm||New Ranch Atrium||Limited attendance|
|August 23||Get Connected Day||9:00am – 12:00pm||New Ranch Atrium||Limited attendance|
|August 27||Engage Informational Session||6:00pm||Parra Ballroom||Limited attendance|
|August 29||Wellness Wednesday||9:00am – 12:00pm||New Ranch Atrium||Limited attendance|
|SGA Opening Meeting||4:00pm||Baker Auditorium||Full attendance|
|August 30||Student Life Coalition Opening Meeting||2:00pm||Old Ranch||Full attendance|
** - credit is available for attending one of the two sessions
Click here to see the full Welcome Back schedule!
- Full attendance – These programs have a start and end time. Participants are expected to be present for the extent of the program. Each program, aside from Cowboy Camp, will run for approximately 60-90 minutes.
- Limited attendance – For these programs, you are not required to be present for the extent, but will be expected to check-in during the window of time specified. You will complete a punch card/ sign-in sheet to validate your participation. On average, this will take an estimated 30-45 minutes to complete.
Please have your McNeese ID at each program. It will be scanned to confirm your attendance.
“WHAT HAPPENS IF I DON’T PARTICIPATE?”
If you do not complete the required number of programs by the end of the Engage Track, you will receive an “I” or Incomplete grade assessment for orientation. You also may be forced to re-enroll in the Freshmen Orientation course, which will increase your fee bill for subsequent semesters.
If you have questions or require any special accommodations, contact the Student Union & Activities Office at 337-475-5609 or email email@example.com. Class conflicts that do not allow you to fully complete this requirement must be communicated no less than one-week in advance.