Parents and Family Weekend 2023

Experience Campus Life

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McNeese invites parents and family members of current students to experience campus life by participating in Parents and Family Weekend. Enjoy a weekend of fun and excitement, culminating with a Saturday night football game in Cowboy Stadium. The program is coordinated by Student Engagement and Leadership. For questions, contact 337-475-5618 or email

Registration Package Details:

The registration package costs $45 per person and includes the following*:

  1. Parents and Family Weekend T-Shirt
  2. Access to the McNeese Athletics Cowboy Block Party (9/29 – 7pm)
  3. Access and Food at Student Tailgate Experience (9/30 – 3pm)
  4. Ticket to McNeese Football vs Nicholls (9/30 – 7pm)

* – reduced rate for children ages 12 and younger

Parents and Family Weekend T-Shirt

Parents and Family Weekend t-shirt

Get the exclusive Parents and Family Weekend T-shirt with your package purchase. T-shirts are also available for isolated purchases outside of the package.

McNeese Athletics Cowboy Block Party (Friday, September 29, 7pm)

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Bring your lawn chair to experience live music, food trucks, and a kickback fun atmosphere in the Alumni Grove.

Student Tailgate Experience (Saturday, September 30, 3pm – 6pm)

Join the McNeese student body in their exclusive tailgate area on the Northeast lawn of the Legacy Center. Visit the Student Life tent for food provided for Parents and Family Weekend attendees.

Registered families can also reserve a tailgate spot in the student tailgating lot at no charge (size parameters apply)

McNeese Football vs Nicholls (Saturday, September 30, 7pm)

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There is nothing like a football game in Cowboy Stadium on a Saturday night. Join the McNeese and Southwest Louisiana communities to cheer the Pokes to victory against Nicholls State.

Overnight Accommodations

Lodging will be the responsibility of attendees. We recommend the following properties that are in close proximity to the campus with reasonable rates for the weekend.

Hampton Inn Lake Charles

3175 Hollyhill Rd.

Lake Charles, LA 70601



Holiday Inn Lake Charles South

2940 Lake St.

Lake Charles, LA 70601



Wingate by Wyndham Lake Charles

1731 W. Prien Lake Rd.

Lake Charles, LA 70601



SpringHill Suites by Marriott Lake Charles

1551 W. Prien Lake Rd.
Lake Charles, LA 70601



Need More Information?

For questions or additional information, contact the Student Engagement and Leadership at 337-475-5618 or email Registration for Parents and Family Weekend items closes on September 18.

If you have already submitted a registration form and need to make your payment. Use the button below, to access the payment page. Do not access the payment page unless you already have a registration form submitted.