Several activities planned at McNeese students return to class

By Special to the American Press

Thousands of McNeese State University students are heading back to campus for the fall semester, which begins Monday, Aug. 26.

Several activities are scheduled during Howdy Rowdy Week, Aug. 25-30, to welcome students.

Student organizations, the Greeks, university offices, academic departments, local businesses and community service agencies, and campus ministries will have representatives on campus to introduce students to what the campus and community have to offer.

For more information, call McNeese at 475-5609.

Event Schedule

Sunday, Aug. 25

Welcome Back Party — 7 p.m.,

Memorial Gymnasium. Free food, live music, novelties, an interactive

photo booth and more will

be offered by the Student Life Coalition, which includes the

Student Union Board and the multicultural and leadership programming


Monday, Aug. 26

Get Connected Day — 10 a.m.-1 p.m., New Ranch. Various offices and academic areas will hand out information and answer questions

on the services they provide.

Tuesday, Aug. 27

Student Organizations Fair — 10 a.m.-1 p.m., New Ranch. Members of more than 120 recognized student organizations will be

on hand to welcome students, faculty and staff and provide information.

Wednesday, Aug. 28

Welcome Back Wednesday & Meet

the Greeks — 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Quad area. Welcome Back Wednesday,

sponsored by SUB, will feature

music, free food, interactive attractions and novelties. All 15

Greek sororities and fraternities will hand out information

about rush and recruitment.

Thursday, Aug. 29

Campus Ministry Day — 10 a.m.-1 p.m., New Ranch. Campus ministry groups and local churches will distribute information on

their organizations and worship services.

Friday, Aug. 30

Community Day — 9 a.m.-1 p.m., New Ranch. Local businesses and community service agencies will staff booths with freebies

and information on their organizations, including part-time employment and internship opportunities.