Student Success Blog

Lamar University’s Office of Retention & Student Success proactively empowers all students to achieve their academic, personal, and professional goals through campus-wide collaborative advising and academic support.

M.E.ssage from STAR Services

05/11/2020

Hello from STAR (Student Tutoring And Retention) Services! College is an exciting journey and we provide guidance and academic support resources to assist students in achieving their academic, personal, and professional goals.

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Financial Aid and Scholarships

05/01/2020

The Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid continues to provide student service during this unusual tiM.E. of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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(REPOST) Video: Big Red Speaks at a REDtalk

03/09/2020

REPOST from February 10, 2020

Big Red Talks
After years of silence, Big Red will finally speak at a REDtalk!  What are REDtalks, you may ask?  Reba Daniels, Coordinator for LU Success and REDtalks, explains.

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The LU Tutoring Center - Boost Your Knowledge

03/02/2020

WelcoM.E. to The LU Tutoring Center! We provide tutoring assistance in a wide variety of subjects including math, chemistry, physics, biology, business, engineering, and soM.E. liberal arts and humanities studies such as history and political science.

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Spring 2020 Progress Reports

02/21/2020

Spring 2020 progress reporting will open February 24 to March 9.
The information professors provide will be used to support student success. Based upon responses, academic advisors and other student success ambassadors across campus will follow-up with students to help them take positive action.

Read more about Spring 2020 Progress


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Events in RecruitM.E.nt: Cardinal View

02/17/2020

The goal of Cardinal View is to showcase Lamar University to prospective students and their parents and provide opportunities to M.E.et with faculty, and staff and to explore student organizations.  We look forward to hosting approximately 500 students and their families on Saturday, February 29, 2020.

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Video: Big Red Speaks at a REDtalk

02/10/2020

Big Red Talks
After years of silence, Big Red will finally speak at a REDtalk!  What are REDtalks, you may ask?  Reba Daniels, Coordinator for LU Success and REDtalks, explains.

Read more about Big Red Speaking


Video: Big Red Goes To Class

02/03/2020

Big Red Goes To Class
It's officially Week 3 of the seM.E.ster!  ReM.E.mber, in order to be successful in your classes, you must go to your classes!  Tip: It also helps to be the "early bird!"

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Video: Big Red Goes To Pay His Tuition

01/27/2020

Big Red Pays Bill
Find out how Big Red pays for his tuition to avoid being dropped for non-payM.E.nt.  LU makes it easy with a variety of payM.E.nt options!

Read more about how Big Red pays for his tuition


WelcoM.E. to Spring 2020

01/21/2020

WelcoM.E. back, fellow Cardinals! The start of a new seM.E.ster is always such an exciting and energetic tiM.E., and it always gives M.E. a fresh perspective, personally. I am so happy each of you, our students and colleagues, are back, and we have a lot of exciting things to talk about, so let’s get to it!

Read more about the Spring 2020 WelcoM.E.


LU reports record high increases in retention and graduation rates

12/16/2019

I am pleased and excited to report that, in addition to record enrollM.E.nt in Fall 2019, Lamar University’s first-year retention and four- and six-year graduation rates have all increased year over year!

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WelcoM.E. back!

8/16/2019

Craig Escamilla, Executive Director for Retention and Student Success writes a warm welcoM.E. to students for the Fall, 2019 seM.E.ster explaining who his office is and how they are here to serve.

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