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Mission Statement

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.

Quotes With LinesCollege is an exciting time of personal growth and development. It can also be a challenging and stressful time. Lamar University’s Retention & Student Success office is here to help. Your journey at LU begins with support from your academic advisor in the Undergraduate Advising Center (UAC). Your advisor is an important resource to help you identify the right academic path to your degree and professional career, helps you find campus resources, and assists you in getting connected with campus activities. To find out more about academic advising, visit the UAC website below.

As you work toward your degree, numerous academic support services are available from Student Tutoring and Retention Services (STARS). Whether in their main office in suite 109 of the Communication building or in the Tutoring Center on the first floor of the Gray Library, STARS’ outstanding peer and professional staff are here to support you on your academic journey. STAR Services’ programs include peer and professional mentoring through Cardinal Communities, individual and group tutoring through Tutoring Services, peer and professional academic coaching through LU Success and LU Outreach and Support, and workshops through REDtalks. Please visit the STAR Services website below for more information. Additionally, Academic Success Coaches in each of LU’s five Colleges are available to help you find resources on campus to support your success. 

Lamar University takes your success seriously and is keeping a watchful eye on students’ progress toward their degree with our Success Technologies group. Through a combination of data-driven program planning and proactive outreach to students, our office will help you stay on track to your academic, personal, and professional goals.

It’s a pleasure for us to serve you on your unique journey to a degree at Lamar University. Please don’t hesitate to let us know what you need to help you achieve your goals.


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.

Video: Big Red Speaks at a REDtalk

03/09/2020
REPOST from: 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


IMPORTANT DATES

Mar
30

Summer/Fall 2020 Registration

Starting at 7:00am, Summer/Fall 2020 registration will begin for special population groups. Before registering, students with a mandatory advisement hold are required to make an appointment with their academic advisor in order for the hold to be removed. Those with an Accounts Receivable hold will need to contact Cashiering at 409-880-8390. Course schedules are available online only.
Apr
06

Summer/Fall 2020 Registration

Starting at 7:00am, Summer/Fall 2020 registration will begin for all students. Before registering, students with a mandatory advisement hold are required to make an appointment with their academic advisor in order for the hold to be removed. Those with an Accounts Receivable hold will need to contact Cashiering at 409-880-8390. Course schedules are available online only.

For more important dates and deadlines, please visit the Academic Calendar homepage.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Mar
11

REDtalks

"Mindfulness 101: Building Your Mindfulness Toolbox"

Mindfulness can be a helpful practice for stress relief, and can even be helpful with those dealing with anxiety or depression.  Come build your own mindfulness toolbox to help with everyday life.  For more information, go to: lamar.edu/REDtalks

Time: 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Location: Setzer Student Center; Neches Room
Mar
24

REDtalks

"How Study Abroad Changed My Life"

This REDtalk will highlight the top 10 ways studying abroad can benefit your life and future career.  For more information, go to: lamar.edu/REDtalks

Time: 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Location: Mary and John Gray Library; 6th Floor

Check back soon for more upcoming events.

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT

Ally Tywater

Ally Tywater
Silsbee, Texas
Freshman

Graduating from Silsbee High School in 2019, Ally is currently a General Studies major, but plans to pursue a career in Physical Therapy with an anticipated graduation date of May, 2023.

After considerable thought on where to attend college, Ally chose Lamar University simply because of the smaller class sizes, the one-on-one attention students get with their professors, and being close to home. She says that “having the accountability from close family and peers to do well in college” and “making her parents proud” is very important to her.

She also loves that the staff and faculty here at LU are extremely approachable and willing to help. Ally owes her current academic success to Reba in STAR Services (who she met at the Academic Success Conference) and says if it “wasn’t for [Reba], I don’t know what I would do.” To help with her academic success, Ally took advantage of the many tutoring resources LU offers such as visiting the LU Tutoring Center, the Writing Center, and the Math Shop - while finishing her first semester, Fall 2019, on the Dean’s List.

SUCCESS STORIES

26 students attended the Spring, 2020 Academic Success Conference and 100% rated their experience as either "Excellent" or "Good."

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Formed as a collaborative partnership in 2018, Lamar University’s Student Success Networks are teams of LU staff members who work closely together to serve students. Collaborating offices include: the UAC, STAR Services, the Center for Career and Professional Development (located in the Galloway building), Financial Aid & Scholarships, and Academic Success Coaches in each College on campus.

Important Class Information

How do I make an advising appointment?

Please check your Lamar University email for a message from your assigned academic advisor.  Using the provided appointment link, you are able to schedule your advising appointment.  For questions or assistance, please visit or call the Undergraduate Advising Center at (409) 880-8822.

How do I register for classes?

Students must apply and be admitted to Lamar University before registering for classes.  After meeting with an academic advisor, please register on-line by following the directions from the Registration homepage.  If you have any questions, please contact: registration@lamar.edu

How do I find the classroom where my class is?

When you look on your schedule, the building and room number for each class is listed by the course.  Please also refer to the campus map for additional assistance.  An interactive map is also available!

Helpful tip: If a room number begins with a "2", it is very likely located on the second floor.

How do I pay for my classes?

Lamar University offers several payment methods for your tuition.  The three payment methods are:

  1. Online
  2. In Person
  3. By Mail

Click here for more information.  For questions, please visit or call the Cashier Office at (409) 880-8390.

Tutoring Information

How do I make a tutoring appointment?

To schedule your tutoring appointment, please submit the tutor request form or contact The LU Tutoring Center at (409) 880.7526.  The LU Tutoring Center also offers walk-in tutoring!

How do I find info on group tutoring sessions?

Contact The LU Tutoring Center at (409) 880-7526.

What is LU Success and how can I participate?

LU Success is a free academic success coaching service provided to Lamar University undergraduate students who want to strengthen strategies and techniques to learn and plan most effectively and succeed in college.  Click here for more information. 

LU Involvement

What are REDtalks and when can I attend?

REDtalks are free 45-minute presentations by LU faculty, staff, and students sharing expertise and advice to help students succeed at Lamar University. Our presenters empower students with the skills and knowledge to thrive while reaching their academic and professional goals.  Visit the REDtalks homepage for the workshop schedule and more information.

How can I get involved on campus? (coordinate the answer here with Student Engagement with appropriate links to their programs)

With more than 150 registered clubs and organizations at Lamar University, students can easily pursue almost any interest.

From the moment you begin your journey at LU, you’ll be able to participate in professional, academic, cultural, Greek life, political, recreational, and special interest groups. Bring your student experience to life by checking out all student organizations and clubs and getting involved!

For more information, visit the Student Clubs and Organizations and Student Life homepages. 

What student success data does LU track and how is it used?

We look at multiple indicators before a student attends Lamar University, such as high school performance, standardized test scores, and geographical location. Once on campus, we track real time data on students' participation in classes and support services utilized on campus. We use this information to streamline suggestions for best fit resources and support based on unique student's situations as early as possible.

What does LU do if I’m struggling in class?

Various resources on campus (such as The Tutoring Center, The Math Shop, The Writing Center) conduct outreach throughout the semester to students who have been identified as potentially struggling in their class by the professor to offer tutoring assistance where needed.  These services are included in Lamar University's student fees and are highly recommended.

Does LU have academic progress reports?

Yes, progress reports are sent to professors once-twice a semester to complete and check student's academic progress.  Professors are also encouraged to issue early alerts on a student's academic progress for various offices on campus to intervene. Once an alert is issued, an appropriate support service will follow up with the student.

What is 15 to Finish?

Check back soon.

Does LU have specific support for writing and math?

Absolutely.  Please visit both The Math Shop and The Writing Center homepages for more information and how they can help!

General LU Information

What if I need help with paying for school or living expenses?

Lamar University offers a vast variety of resources to assist with this.  For more information, please visit the Financial Aid and Scholarships office, the Cashiering office for its various payment options, the LU Care Team and LU Strong.

I’m transferring into LU from a community college or other university. Who can help me?

Please visit the Transfer Student homepage for more information.
Mailing Address:
Lamar University
Office of Retention and Student Success
P.O. Box 10079
Beaumont, Texas 77710

Email:

studentsuccess@lamar.edu