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Howdy Rowdy Welcome Week 2014

Howdy Rowdy Welcome Week 2014

Student Union & Activities

Howdy Rowdy Welcome Week 2014

August 24-29

"E3 - Enhancing Education through Engagement"

Welcome Week
Printable Version: Howdy Rowdy Week 2014  

Sunday, August 24th / 7:00pm / Memorial Gymnasium or McNeese Quad
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 or the Quad.  The event will feature music by a DJ, free take-home novelties, interactive attractions, group competitions for great prizes, and free food.  This is a chance for new and returning students to connect with one another just before the fall semester officially begins.  This year's Welcome Back Party will also be a culmination of the 2014 Cowboy Camp.
Monday, August 25th/ 9:00am - 12:00pm / 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 26th / 9:00am - 12:00pm / 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 27th / 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 a zip line, other 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 28th / 9:00am - 12:30pm / 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 29th / 9:00am - 12:30pm / 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.

To register your business, visit this link:
 Welcome Week
 Call the Student Union & Activities Office at 337-475-5609 or email with any questions about Howdy Rowdy Welcome Week.