Welcome Center

One of the most important things a student can do before deciding on a college or university is to visit the campus. At LU, we have several opportunities every week to visit campus and get a close-up view of student life and campus. Tours and campus open house events are free for all visiting students!

UPDATE: We are excited to annouce we will be making the transition to our new home at the LU Welcome Center. During this transition we will not be offering tours mid-February through the beginning of March. We will begin scheduling future tour dates late February. Check back for more information or follow us on social media for more details!


Spacing is extremely limited. Please use the calendar below to sign up for an available tour dates. Prospective students will be allowed one parent/guardian to join. To ensure your safety, we will implement the following guidelines:

  • Prospective students will only be allowed to bring one parent/guardian
  • Masks will be required inside all buildings
  • Social distancing is strongly encouraged
  • No group tours will be offered at this time. Request a virtual group tour!

The tour will last approximately 90 minutes.

Highlights include stops at the residence halls, Science & Technology, Rec Center, Setzer Student Center and the Reaud Honor's College.

Special Requests/Disability Resource Requests

If you have any special requests or needs regarding your upcoming visit, please email visit@lamar.edu at least 2 weeks prior to your visit.

Do you require an ASL interpreter? Complete the ASL Interpreter request form at least 3 business days prior to your visit. If you have any questions about services provided by the Disability Resource Center, please call 409-880-8347 or email drc.cadh@lamar.edu.

Advanced Notice Policy: Requests should be submitted submitted 3 business days prior to the event. Requests submitted with less than 3 business days notice will be accepted; however, it may be difficult to guarantee services are available.

Other Visit Opportunities

Inside View

Join us for a specialized tour dedicated to your major of interest! You'll be able to meet faculty, staff and student representatives from your academic college, your campus and much more. Virtual and in-person options available. Spacing it limited!


Transfer Student Session

Planning to transfer to LU in the future? Join this unique session to learn about the transfer process, get information on financial aid and scholarships and hear from students who have transferred from other colleges. The next session is March 24!


Birthday Bash Tours

Looking to visit LU on your birhday month? Let us celebrate with you with a special birthday tour of the Lamar University campus! Spacing is limited, so don't wait too long to sign up! We will be celebrating March birthdays on March 26!



In-Dept Virtual Tours

View our in-depth virtual tours for certain venues on campus.

Group Campus Visits

We currently offer virtual group tours (5 or more individuals required) through our Welcome Center! To request a date and time, please fill out this form and we will work with you to schedule a personalized virtual visit.


On-Demand Information Sessions

We've archived all of our virtual sessions for you to revisit or learn more about Lamar University. Watch and share any time you want.


Take our campus virtual tour

Contact Us

Lamar University Welcome Center 
1032 Jim Gilligan Way 
Beaumont, Texas 77710

Note: Located at the corner of Jim Gilligan Way and Rolfe Christopher Drive

Phone: 409-880-8890
Email: visit@lamar.edu

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