Lamar Wins 2023-24 Commissioner’s Cup & Men’s All-Sports Trophy

This marks the first time in program history that LU has earned the Commissioner's Cup. 
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Lamar University Centennial 1923 - 2003

An important part of Lamar University’s institutional identity is tied to the 1901 Spindletop oil gusher, which set the foundation for South Park Junior College’s creation in 1923.

Much like the Lucas oil gusher in 1901, LU is bursting with opportunity for a wide range of students. Join us in celebrating this moment and the rich history of Lamar University.


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Dr. Jack R. Hopper Memorial Scholarship established

Lamar University's College of Engineering has established the Dr. Jack R. Hopper Memorial Scholarship in Engineering to honor the late Dr. Hopper, who made significant contributions to the university and its engineering program, serving as a professor, chair, and dean, and impacting many students' lives both academically and professionally.
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Lamar University Neches Federal Credit Union Arena at the Montagne Center Cardinal Room
01:00 PM - 04:30 PM
IT Training Room 214, 2nd Floor, Reaud Administration Building
07:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Spindletop Boomtown Museum
10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
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Lamar University Campus Tour

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Explore our beautiful 292-acre campus!  Tour campus in person, take a virtual tour or use our interactive campus map to find your way around.

Student Life

Whether you live on campus or commute to class, Lamar University campus life is the perfect blend of urban living with the close community feel of a small town. 

  • Stop by Starbucks in the library for coffee and a bite, or check out any of the restaurants on campus.
  • Meet classmates with similar interests! With more than 150 registered student clubs and organizations, you'll have plenty of opportunities.
  • Watch the Cardinals compete in NCAA Division 1 athletics, get involved in a group fitness class at the gym or join classmates in a wide variety of intramural teams.


Students enjoying Starbucks at Gray Library
Students in dorms at Cardinal Village
Greek Life at Lamar University
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LU Featured on The College Tour Series

Lamar University is featured on the Amazon Prime series “The College Tour” where LU Cardinals tell their stories covering a wide variety of majors, backgrounds, campus activities and student organizations.

Publish date: July 20, 2024