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Howdy Rowdy Welcome Week

Howdy Rowdy Welcome Week

students in quad

Howdy Rowdy Welcome Week 2016 is August 22-26 at McNeese and offers students the opportunity to become engaged with campus life and connect with new and returning students. See the full schedule of Howdy Rowdy Week activities here.

(August 17, 2016) Thousands of McNeese State University students are heading back to campus for the fall semester that begins Aug. 22. Several activities are scheduled during Howdy Rowdy Welcome Week - set for Aug. 22-26 - to welcome back both new and returning students.

Representatives from student organizations, the Greeks, university offices, academic departments, local businesses and community service agencies, and campus ministries will have representatives on campus during this week to introduce the students to what the campus and community have to offer, according to Kedrick Nicholas, director of Campus Life & Engagement at McNeese.

Scheduled events are as follows:
Monday, Aug. 22
Get Connected Day - 9 a.m.-noon, New Ranch (Student Union Annex)
Various campus offices and academic areas will hand out information and answer questions about the services they provide.
Tuesday, Aug. 23
Student Organizations Fair - 9 a.m.-noon, New Ranch
Members of over 120 recognized student organizations will welcome students, faculty and staff, provide information about their organizations and encourage students to be involved on campus.
Wednesday, Aug. 24
Wellness Wednesday/Meet the Greeks
9 a.m.-noon, New Ranch
Student Health Services representatives will provide information and resources on various health topics, while Greek representatives will distribute information about rush, recruitment and their philanthropic efforts.
5-9 p.m., Memorial Gym Parking Lot
Student Government Association and the Student Life Coalition are working together to host POKEFEST, a carnival event that will include rides, carnival games, music and free food for students.
Thursday, Aug. 25
Campus Ministry Day - 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., New Ranch
McNeese's campus ministry student organizations and local churches in the area will distribute information to students about joining their organizations and attending their worship services and meetings. 
Friday, Aug. 26
Community Day - 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., New Ranch
Local businesses and community service agencies will staff booths with freebies, prize drawings and information about their organizations, including part-time employment and internship opportunities.
For more information, call the McNeese Student Union and Activities office at 337-475-5609.