White House recognizes Honors Student Association

The White House and AmeriCorps have recognized Lamar University’s Honors Student Association with the “President’s Volunteer Service Award” and Bronze medallion for their dedicated community service, most notably at the Southeast Texas Food Bank.

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Learning at LU Fall 2021

We’ve experienced so much since the Covid-19 pandemic arrived in 2020. Hurricane Laura and Tropical Storm Delta led to area-wide evacuations last fall and a devastating winter storm arrived in February 2021. Nonetheless, Lamar University continues to meet and exceed many goals for student success as it demonstrates its resilient spirit. 

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Commencement: LU brings back tradition, plus

After more than a year of altered commencement ceremonies due to the COVID-19 pandemic, more traditional ceremonies return to Lamar University this May with added pomp and circumstance for both in-person and virtual participants.
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Upcoming Events

04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Sheila Umphrey Recreational Sports Center
05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Farris Field, Conway, AR
06:05 PM - 06:00 PM
Crutcher Scott Field, Abilene, TX
06:30 PM - 09:30 PM
University Event Center, Mary and John Gray Library, 8th Floor

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
Cheering on the Lamar Cardinals

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.