Howdy Rowdy Welcome Back kicks off the 2022 fall semester on the McNeese State University campus for new and returning students with a variety of events over the next two weeks.
Students will enjoy free food, jam to music and can browse booths in the Quad that provide information about student organizations, Greek life, university services and campus resources and local businesses.
Scheduled events are as follows:
Monday, Aug. 15
Welcome Back Fest and Cowboy Community Day – 9 a.m.-1 p.m., New Ranch
This event – hosted by the Office of Student Services – provides students a chance to interact with student services offices, university departments and student support services.
Tuesday, Aug. 16
Student Organization Fair and Meet the Greeks – 9 a.m.-noon, the Quad
This event provides students with the opportunity to become acquainted with the over 100 recognized student organizations and the 12 Greek fraternities and sororities on campus. Have some fun with free activities in the Quad and music. This event is hosted by the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life.
Wednesday, Aug. 17
Welcome Back Wednesday – 10 a.m.–1 p.m., Quad/New Ranch
The Student Life Coalition will hand out free novelties and food and provide music.
Thursday, Aug. 18
Community Day – 9 a.m.-noon, New Ranch
Local businesses and community service agencies will have informational booths in the New Ranch about their products and services, as well as opportunities for part-time employment or internships for students.
Monday, Aug. 22
Campus Ministries Day – 9 a.m.-noon, New Ranch/Quad
McNeese’s campus ministry student organizations will distribute information to students regarding worship services, meetings and free lunch programs.
Tuesday, Aug. 23
SGA and SLC Day – 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Quad/New Ranch
The McNeese Student Government Association and the Student Life Coalition will host a day of free food, music and cool giveaways to show its appreciation for the McNeese student body.
Wednesday, Aug. 24
Wellness Wednesday – 9 a.m.–noon, New Ranch
McNeese Intramurals will be on hand to promote student wellness and provide resource information.