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Howdy Rowdy Welcome Continues This Week at McNeese

August 17, 2018 | McNeese Public Relations
Students enjoy sno-cones during Howdy Rowdy Week

Howdy Rowdy Welcome Back 2018 kicks off the fall semester Monday, Aug. 20, for thousands of new and returning students to the McNeese State University campus with a variety of events over the next two weeks.

This event provides numerous opportunities for students to experience what campus and community life has to offer.

Scheduled events are as follows:

Monday, Aug. 20

“Meet the Greeks” – 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., the Quad

Join the 14 Greek organizations for a day filled with food, fun and fellowship. Organizations will distribute information about joining their groups or supporting their philanthropic efforts.

Tuesday, Aug. 21

Student Organizations Fair 9 a.m.-noon or 6:30-8 p.m., Parra Ballroom, New Ranch

The annual Student Organizations Fair is a chance for students, faculty and staff to become acquainted with the over 100 recognized student organizations on campus.

Wednesday, Aug. 22

“Welcome Back Wednesday” – 11 a.m.1 p.m., New Ranch

The Student Life Coalition will hand out free novelties and food and provide music

Thursday, Aug. 23

Get Connected Day9 a.m.-noon, New Ranch

Various student support departments and academic areas will greet new students, hand out information about the services they provide and answer general questions.

Friday, Aug. 24

Community Day9 a.m.-noon., Parra Ballroom, 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.

Students connect with student organizations and area businesses during Howdy Rowdy Welcome Back.


Howdy Rowdy Welcome Back kicks off the 2018 fall semester at McNeese State University. Students enjoy free food and music while they browse booths throughout the week that provide info on everything from student organizations and Greek life to university services and local businesses.



Tuesday, Aug. 28

“SGA Day” 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., New Ranch

The McNeese Student Government Association will host a day of free food, music and cool giveaways to show its appreciation for the McNeese student body. Students can also learn more about how to be involved with the SGA.

Wednesday, Aug. 29

“Wellness Wednesday”9 a.m.–noon, New Ranch

To promote student wellness, Student Health Services will provide information and resources on academic, emotional, nutritional and sexual health as well as responsible alcohol consumption.

Thursday, Aug. 30

“Campus Ministries Day” 9 a.m.-noon, New Ranch

McNeese’s campus ministry student organizations will distribute information to students regarding worship services, meetings and free lunch programs.

For more information, call the McNeese Student Union and Activities office at