LU’s community-wide response to Hurricane Laura

Nearly as soon as Hurricane Laura’s winds stopped howling, Lamar University Cardinals were helping in the recovery efforts, assisting each other and the community.

Monitoring Tropical Storm Beta

Lamar University officials are actively monitoring forecasts for Tropical Storm Beta off the coast of Texas. The storm track, intensity and impacts to campus are uncertain at this time.
Continue to monitor LU’s social media sites, your LU email, LiveSafe and for official updates as the storm progresses.

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Explore the academic degree options available at Lamar University. Search by interest, degree level or college.

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Paying for College

A college education is an investment in your future. Learn more about financial aid and scholarships.

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Applying to LU

Whether you're a first-year freshman, transfer or graduate student, we'll help guide you through the application process.

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Return to Campus: Fall 2020

We are in Phase III of our return to campus operations. In this phase, most buildings are open and the majority of staff are working on campus. For the fall semester, classes will be offered online, face-to-face on campus and a hybrid combination of these, depending on the course.

We know you have questions! Learn more about the steps we're taking to keep the LU community safe and our students advancing toward their academic goals. 

Questions and Answers / FAQs

Support students through the Cardinal Emergency Fund

Latest News

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Upcoming Events

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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 althletics, 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
Cheering on the Lamar Cardinals

Discover Your Future

Visit Lamar University

Explore our beautiful 292-acre campus!  Take a virtual tour or use our interactive campus map to find your way around.

With growing public concern due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Lamar University has made the difficult decision to cancel in-person campus visits for the foreseeable future.

In the meantime, the Office of Admissions and Recruitment will be utilizing various social platforms to help students and families stay connected.


Your Moment is Here

You are shaped by every moment of your life, and that makes you unique. At Lamar University, education is based on your individual needs to give you the tools for success in graduate school and your career. With personal learning experiences for each student and an array of hands-on opportunities, LU makes your time count. Make the most of your moments here at Lamar University.