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Parent Orientation

Parent Orientation

Parent Orientation Information

Welcome to Parent Orientation 2019!  We are excited that you will take the opportunity to visit our campus and become more informed of how you can support your students. This program will introduce you to several support services for your students and other information pertinent to you as family members of incoming students.  We welcome you to the McNeese family!  If you have any questions regarding Parent Orientation contact the Office of Student Services at 337-475-5609 or email

Parent orientations scheduled for the summer of 2019 take place on the following dates: May 15, May 23, June 7, June 13, June 28, July 10, August 15 (concurrent with freshmen orientation dates).

Is Parent Orientation the same as the Academic Signing Day Parent Workshop?
No.  Information presented at Parent Orientation is much more in-depth.  Also, at parent orientation you have the opportunity to interact with many more administrators and lots of time is dedicated to Q&A.  The parent workshop at Academic Signing Day only introduces you to information you need to know as a parent of a McNeese student.  Parent Orientation prepares you to be a solid, supportive parent of a McNeese student; informed of services and opportunities you can encourage your student to take advantage of.

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Time Session Location
8:00am Parra Ballroom Opens / Refreshments/ Videos
8:20am – 8:50am Opening / Welcome from Dr. Daryl Burckel, University President & Other Executive Administrators Parra Ballroom
8:50am - 9:35am Area Presentations Parra Ballroom
9:35am - 9:45am Break (with activity)
9:45am - 10:40am Area Presentations Parra Ballroom
10:40am - 10:45am Break
10:45am - 11:15am Dean of Students Presentation Parra Ballroom
11:15am - 11:40am Tips and Strategies for Parents / Closing Q&A Parra Ballroom
11:45am - 12:30pm Departmental Table Browse La Jeunesse Room
12:30pm - 1:30pm Lunch on your own Rowdy's Cafeteria or local destinations
1:30pm - 1:45pm Student Registration Process Presentation Parra Ballroom
1:45pm - 2:45pm Student Financials Presentation (Bookstore, Financial Aid, Scholarships)  Parra Ballroom
2:45pm - 3:30pm Academic Colleges Table Browse & (Optional) Open House Tours Parra Ballroom and designated campus facilities
Adjustments to the schedule are made as necessary.
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Presenting Areas:

  • Student Health & Development (Counseling Center, Career Development Center, Health Services)
  • Campus Police (Student Safety & Security)
  • Campus Housing (On-campus living information)
  • Campus Dining (Meal plans for resident and commuter students)
  • Student Engagement (General Student Activities, Student Organizations, Fraternity/Sorority Life)
  • Dean of Students (Student Rights & Responsibilities, Student Well-Being & Success, Campus Expectations)
  • "Tips and Strategies for Parents" (Presented by the Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students)
  • Student Financials (Campus Bookstore, Financial Aid, Scholarships)
  • Disability Services (Private consultations offered)

Academic Colleges Table Browse and (Optional) Open Houses: 
  • College of Business
  • College of Engineering & Computer Science
  • College of Education
  • College of Liberal Arts
  • College of Nursing & Health Professions
  • College of Science & Agriculture

Location Information: 
  • All Parent orientations will take place in the Parra Ballroom located in Holbrook Student Union Annex (see map below).  
  • Freshmen Orientation for students begins in Tritico Theater with the exception of the August 15 orientation which will begin in Bulber Auditorium.

Campus Map:

  • Holbrook Student Union Annex - #33
  • Tritico Theater (Freshmen Orientation Assembly) - #29
  • Bulber Auditorium (Freshmen Orientation Assembly on August 15): #6
  • Parking is available in any legal parking spot adjacent to the facility.  Parents are recommended to park near the Holbrook Student Union Annex after dropping students off to Freshmen Orientation.
  • Campus Police is aware of visitors on campus for orientation dates.
    • Tickets will not be issued if you are in a legal parking spot.

Campus Map