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Cowboy Camp: New Student Orientation

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WELCOME CLASS OF 2025

IT’S TIME TO REGISTER FOR COWBOY CAMP: NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION

We’re excited that you’ll be joining us at McNeese State University! One of the first steps in becoming a McNeese student is to experience Cowboy Camp: New Student Orientation. New students will learn about university resources and services, meet new friends, faculty and staff and register for classes with their advisors.

Cowboy Camp: New Student Orientation is a mandatory class for all incoming students. To receive full credit, students must complete all parts of Cowboy Camp (New Student Orientation).

Cowboy Camp: New Student Orientation will consist of the following three parts:

  1. Complete the Virtual Cowboy Camp: New Student Orientation. Part of this requirement will be to complete the Online Orientation (Coming Soon)
  2. Attend the On-Campus Cowboy Camp
  3. Complete the Engage Program (This information will be provided to you at the On-Campus Cowboy Camp).

Cowboy Camp: New Student Orientation Dates:

June

June 3 – virtual

June 4 – on campus

June 23 – virtual

June 24 – on campus

July / August

July 12 – virtual

July 13 – on campus

August 13 – virtual

August 14 – on campus

*** Students will be required to stay at Cowboy Camp: New Student Orientation the entire time. If you arrive late or leave early, you will be required to attend another orientation.

Cowboy Camp: New Student Orientation Schedules  

  • Please note these are tentative schedules as some of the times and locations are subject to change.  
  • All students must complete the Online Orientation component and the Virtual Day Component prior to attending the On Campus day. 

Cowboy Camp: New Student Orientation Virtual Day Schedule 

**All sessions will be available via Zoom. The Virtual Day links will be provided via email prior to your scheduled Virtual Day ** 

10:30 am- Academic Department Sessions  

11:30-12:30 p.m. – Break for lunch 

1-2 p.m. – Financial Session 

2-3 p.m. – Academic Services Session 

3-4 p.m. – Student Services Session 

Cowboy Camp: New Student Orientation On-Campus Schedule  

7:30 a.m. – Check in – Recreational Complex

8 a.m. – Welcome in Recreational Complex

9 a.m. – Q&A with Peerleaders and Campus Tour 

10:15 a.m. – Dean of Students 

10:45 a.m.- Q&A with Peerleaders and Campus Tour 

Noon – Lunch and Student Organization Fair 

1 p.m. – Engagement Breakout Sessions 

2:30 p.m. – Athletic Component 

3:15 p.m. – Engagement Activity (Thinkfast Game Show) 

4:30 p.m. – Awards and Closing

5:20 p.m. – Advising and Registration (students without a schedule) 

Orientation Class Fee:

The fee for Cowboy Camp: New Student Orientation is $150.00 and is non-refundable. After attending Cowboy Camp, the fee will be assessed into the student’s tuition and fee bill. **Please DO NOT bring the $150.00 to Orientation.**

Cowboy Camp: New Student Orientation Registration:

Part One: Complete Online Orientation

ONLINE ORIENTATION STEPS:

  1. Click on the Online Orientation link below.
  2. Click on “Create A New Student Account” to create your account. Don’t forget your username and password.
  3. Log in and complete the Online Orientation.

Part Two: Register for Cowboy Camp: New Student Orientation