Frequently Asked Questions

We know there's always questions when you're transfering to a new university.  We're here to help!
If you don't find an answer to your question here, please email us at admissions@lamar.edu.

  • Are there any hurricane relief funds available for students?

    Cardinal Emergency Fund:

    All affected students can request monetary assistance through the Cardinal Emergency Fund and/or submit a Harvey Professional Judgement Appeal. This will enable LU to connect affected students with every type of aid available. Learn more.

    All those wishing to make a gift benefiting students are invited to do so through the “Cardinal Emergency Fund.”

  • Has Lamar University extended any deadlines for drops and withdrawals?
    LU administration understands that the impact of Hurricane Harvey has inhibited your ability to meet some final deadlines. Below you will find a list of final dates and deadlines.
    • Classes Begin- Sept. 5th
    • Last Day to Add- Sept. 15th
    • Census Day- Sept. 20th
    • Last day for full refund on dropped (not withdrawn) courses- Sept. 20th
    • Non-Pmt purge after 5- Sept. 20th
    • Final non-payment purge after 5- Oct 2nd
    • Last day to drop or withdraw without academic penalty- Oct 6th
    • Last day to drop or withdraw with academic penalty- November 10th
    • Last Class Day- Dec. 12th
  • What do I do if I want to withdraw from my classes or make any changes to my current schedule?
    Withdrawal: While it is completely your choice to drop, we are here to support you fully should you choose to continue for the Fall semester. LU has created special session online courses to help you continue the Fall semester in a way that best fits your circumstances. If you want to take advantage of this opportunity, you must contact your Undergraduate Advising Center (UAC) or Departmental Advisor. The UAC can be reached at 409.880.8822 or at advising@lamar.edu.

    Know that you are not alone in this. Our faculty, staff, and administration are here for you during these trying times.

    Changes: The advising center will be open and can help with that. Call them at 409.880.8822 or email advising@lamar.edu.
  • What if I can’t make it to class by September 11th?

    Please try to contact your professors by email or through Blackboard if you have limitations that prevented you from starting classes online on September 5th so that they can work with you. We completely understand what you are going through and promise to help you successfully get through this semester.

    ONLINE OPTION: Please contact your UAC or departmental advisor for assistance in adjusting your schedule. LU has created special session online courses to help you continue the Fall semester in a way that best fits your circumstances. The UAC can be reached at 409.880.8822 or at advising@lamar.edu.

  • Can I still apply for Financial Aid?
    If you have not yet applied for financial aid for the Fall Semester, it is not too late. Simply go to www.FAFSA.ed.gov to complete the application.
  • Will the semester be extended?
    The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board has issued guidance that LU does NOT have to make up the contact hours missed as part of any face-to-face or online classes canceled during the time the University was officially closed (1 p.m. Friday, August 25, to 8 a.m. Tuesday, September 5. Consequently, LU will NOT extend the Fall 2017 semester, nor will it require that canceled classes and class assignments due during this time period be made up.
  • What if I lost my parking pass?
    We completely understand. Once you are able to return to campus, please go to the parking office located in the front of the Wimberly building and they will get you taken care of. No need to worry about that at this time.
  • What about books?
    Due to the interruption in mail delivery to campus, the LU Bookstore has not received pre-ordered text books. We are working with the Bookstore for delivery of textbooks.

    We understand that your class books are not available at present. The faculty will provide you with alternative ways for course materials (i.e., online publications and articles) when classes start online through LU Learn on Sept. 5th.

    The campus bookstore, however, is currently open from 9am - 4pm. Hours may vary.
  • How can I volunteer or donate to others?

    Students can join the Lamar University Harvey Heroes and earn 3 free credit hours towards an internship for performing community service.

    All those wishing to make a gift benefiting students are invited to do so through the “Cardinal Emergency Fund."

    Salvation Army Beaumont
    2350 I-10 Frontage Road
    Beaumont TX 77703
    (409) 896-2361

    American Red Cross in Beaumont
    3260 Eastex Fwy
    Beaumont, TX 77703
    (409) 832-1644
    Website