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2017 Howdy Rowdy Welcome Back at McNeese

2017 Howdy Rowdy Welcome Back at McNeese

(August 15, 2017)  Howdy Rowdy Welcome Back 2017 will kick off the fall semester Monday, Aug. 21, for thousands of new and returning students to the McNeese State University campus.

This year the traditional Howdy Rowdy Week has now extended beyond the first week of school (Aug. 21-25 and Aug. 29-31) by popular demand with more opportunities for students to experience what campus and community life has to offer, according to Kedrick Nicholas, director of campus life, engagement and student retention.

Scheduled events are as follows:
Monday, Aug. 21
“Meet the Greeks” 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., New Ranch (Student Union Annex)
Join the 14 Greek-lettered organizations on the McNeese campus for a day filled with food, fun and fellowship. Organizations will distribute information about joining their groups or supporting their philanthropic efforts.
Tuesday, Aug. 22
Student Organizations Fair – 9 a.m.-noon, New Ranch
The annual Student Organizations Fair is a chance for students, faculty and staff to become acquainted with the over 120 recognized student organizations on campus. 
Wednesday, Aug. 23
“Welcome Back Wednesday”
9 a.m.noon
The Student Life Coalition will host free novelties, food and music in the Student Union-New Ranch.
5 p.m. A Welcome Back Pool Party will be hosted by the Student Life Coalition at the Recreation Complex. Activities include fun competitions, free food, music and more!
Thursday, Aug. 24
Get Connected Day – 9 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. 25
Community Day – 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., New Ranch
Local businesses and community service agencies will have booths in the New Ranch marketing their products and services, as well as potentially offering opportunities for part-time employment or internships for students.

Students at Welcome Back activities

Tuesday, Aug. 29
“SGA Day” – 9:30 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. 30
“Wellness Wednesday” – 9 a.m.–noon, New Ranch
To promote student wellness, Student Health Services will coordinate a program with information and resources on academic, emotional, nutritional and sexual health as well as responsible alcohol consumption.
Thursday, Aug. 31
“Campus Ministries Day” – 9 a.m.-noon, New Ranch

McNeese’s many 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 337-475-5609.