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Welcome Week

Welcome Week

Student Union & Activities

Howdy Rowdy Welcome Week 2013

August 25-30
"E3 - Enhancing Education through Engagement"

McNeese Students Posing

Sunday, August 25th / 7:00pm / Memorial Gymnasium
Welcome Back Party

Student Life Coalition entities (Student Union Board, Multicultural Programming, and Leadership Programming) will team up to host a huge welcome back party for returning and incoming students.  The program will be hosted in Memorial Gymnasium. The key attraction will be Headphone Disco, a DJ duo that performs their unique silent-party "TwoDeejaySuperShow" to enthusiastic crowds around the world. Each show involves arming students with their own set of wireless two-channel headphones, switching off the sound-system and having two DJs spin two completely different sets side by side from Headphone Disco's visually enhanced stage set-up. Also present will be the exclusive Interactive Photo Booth provided by Endeavor Entertainment of New York.  Other novelties will be present for students to enjoy as well as free food and lots of competitions for prizes.

Monday, August 26th/ 10:00am - 1:00pm / New Ranch
Get Connected Day

Various student support departments and academic areas will host table setups in the New Ranch to meet new students, give information about the services they provide, and to answer general questions. Departments wanting to reserve a table should contact the Student Union & Activities Office at 337-475-5609 or email

Tuesday, August 27th / 10:00am - 1:00pm / New Ranch
McNeese Student Organizations Fair

The annual Howdy Rowdy Welcome Week Student Organizations Fair is a chance for students, faculty, and staff to become acquainted with our 120+ recognized student organizations.  Organizations will be recruiting new members and sharing information about their plans for the new school year. 

Wednesday, August 28th / 10:00am - 1:00pm / Quad
Welcome Back Wednesday & Meet the Greeks

Student Union Board will host its bi-annual Welcome Back Wednesday program in the Quad. The event will include interactive attractions, music, free food, and take-home novelties.  This is an excellent opportunity for students to engage in activities that will encourage future campus involvement.  There will be opportunities to compete and win prizes through activity participation.  Adjacent to SUB's Welcome Back Wednesday will be table displays by McNeese's 15 Greek-lettered organizations.  Organizations will be distributing information about joining their groups or supporting their philanthropic efforts for the new academic year.

Thursday, August 29th / 10:00am - 1:00pm / New Ranch
Campus Ministry Day

McNeese's many campus ministry student organizations and local churches in the McNeese area will be present in the New Ranch Atrium to distribute information to students about joining their organizations and attending their worship services and meetings. 

Friday, August 30th 9:00am - 1:00pm / New Ranch
Community Day

Local businesses & community service agencies in the McNeese area will have booths in the New Ranch Atrium to culminate Howdy Rowdy Welcome Week.  Several businesses will be marketing their products and services, while others may be offering opportunities for part-time employment and internships for students. Free promotional items, samples, and prize drawings will be available at various booths.

Register your business/organization here for Community Day
Call the Student Union & Activities Office at 337-475-5609 or email with any questions about Howdy Rowdy Welcome Week.