McNeese State University wants students, alumni and the
community to "Stand Up Get Rowdy!” – this year’s theme for Homecoming 2017
scheduled Oct. 15-21.
This year’s weeklong celebration includes an evening of
trampoline fun, a comedy night, a day of community service, oozeball, the
parade, pep rally and fireworks, a "stroll off,” tailgating, the crowning of
the Homecoming king and queen and much more - all leading up to the big
Homecoming game Saturday, Oct. 21, in Cowboy Stadium.
The week starts "jumping” on Sunday, Oct. 15, with a night
of wall-to-wall trampolines, trampoline basketball and dodgeball for students beginning
at 7 p.m. at Altitude Trampoline Park. Transportation will be available to and
On Monday, Oct. 16, students can expect lots of laughs at
Comedy Night scheduled at 7
p.m. in the Holbrook Student Union (Old Ranch).
On Tuesday, Oct. 17, McNeese student volunteers will talk
about the importance of higher education to elementary students at F.K. White
Elementary, visit with residents of the Landmark of Louisiana retirement
facility and prep and serve food at Abraham’s Tent as part of "A Day of Community Service.”
Also on Tuesday, students seeking a
little forgiveness can find some during Amnesty Day, where one parking ticket (up
to $25) can be "forgiven.” This popular event, sponsored by the Student
Government Association, will be held from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. in the La Jeunesse Room
in the Old Ranch.
McNeese’s mucky tradition of oozeball continues Wednesday, Oct.
18, from 3-7 p.m. on Frasch Hall’s front lawn. Students slip and slide through
a game of "muddy volleyball,” with a trophy and recognition for the top three
teams up for grabs.
The Homecoming parade is scheduled to roll down Ryan Street
at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct.
19. This year’s grand marshals are Lake Charles Mayor Nic Hunter and McNeese
President Dr. Daryl Burckel, who are both proud McNeese alumni.
Immediately after the parade, the Homecoming pep rally takes
place inside Cowboy Stadium, where the 2017 Homecoming king and queen will be
revealed. A dazzling fireworks display will follow the pep rally, which is
sponsored by the McNeese Alumni Association and its corporate sponsors CHRISTUS
St. Patrick Hospital and Coushatta Casino Resort.
On Friday, Oct. 20, all alumni and friends of the
university are invited to sign up for the 45th annual Homecoming Golf
Tournament that begins at 11 a.m. at Mallard Cove. For more information, call
Also on Friday is the Homecoming "Stroll Off” that
begins at 7 p.m. in the Recreation Complex. Cost is $5 for the general public,
$3 for Greeks and free for McNeese students with a valid ID.