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LU Alerts

This site is intended for emergency use only by Lamar University.
If an emergency should occur, it may be used to communicate important information to the public.

Normal Operations Resume Sunday, February 21

Saturday, February 20, 2021 - 06:45 PM

Lamar University campus facilities such as the Library, Rec Center and Setzer Center will resume normal operations and hours beginning Sunday, February 21, 2021. Normal class activity will resume on Monday, February 22, 2021.

We understand the severe impact that the recent winter weather has had on many across our State and that individual situations may vary. Please contact your professor(s) or supervisor if your specific circumstances prevent you from resuming classes or work.

While water pressure on campus has not fully returned to normal in all locations, the city of Beaumont is actively working on water breaks in the vicinity of the LU campus and we expect water pressure to continue to improve. As the city expects to remain under a boil water advisory for the foreseeable future, we ask that you do not utilize water fountains or sinks for drinking water.

Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to practice sustainability by bringing your own water in a reusable container. Beginning at 10:00am on Monday, bottled water will be available while supplies last at the back entrance of the Setzer Student Center facing the parking lot.

As always, continue to monitor LU's social media sites, your LU email, LiveSafe and this website for official updates.

Campus Closure extended for the remainder of the week

Wednesday, February 17, 2021 - 03:00 PM

Due to low water pressure in the city of Beaumont affecting the Lamar University campus, as well as continued effects from this winter weather system across the state, campus will remain closed for the remainder of the week with all classes cancelled.

All events on campus for Thursday and Friday are cancelled. Sporting events for Saturday are being evaluated and their status will be communicated on Friday. Dining and Residence Halls remain open for students living on campus.

LU’s resiliency is once again being tested. This state-wide, winter weather event has caused undue stress in an already difficult time. We understand that these are unprecedented times. We will work together, as we have in the past, and overcome the challenges we face.

The Lamar University community is unlike any college community in the nation. While others have dealt with a global pandemic, Cardinals have navigated the pandemic, two hurricanes and a plant explosion. In a matter of days, our campus will be restored, and we’ll again resume our spring semester. Until that time, stay warm, safe and strong during this trying time.

Semester dates may require adjustments in order to accommodate lost instruction time, especially for the shorter 5 and 8-week semesters. Additional information about those changes will be provided at a later date.

All are asked to stay alert and continue to monitor LU’s social media sites, your LU email, LiveSafe and this page for official updates as this winter weather event progresses.

Campus Closure Extended for Wednesday, February 17

Tuesday, February 16, 2021 - 03:30 PM

Due to continued power outages and the potential for additional freezing conditions across the state, Lamar University will remain closed tomorrow, Wednesday, February 17, 2021. All classes and campus events are cancelled for the day. 

Although overall weather conditions are beginning to improve, many areas around Beaumont and across the state are still experiencing uncertainty with power and internet connectivity.

At this time, classes and normal operations are expected to resume on Thursday, February 18, dependent on weather, travel conditions and power restoration.

All are asked to stay alert and continue to monitor LU’s social media sites, your LU email, LiveSafe and this page for official updates as this winter weather event progresses.

All remote work and classes cancelled for February 16, 2021

Tuesday, February 16, 2021 - 07:00 AM
Due to extreme cold and widespread power outages across the state, Lamar University is cancelling all remote classes and remote work for today, February 16, 2021. Dining and Residence Halls remain open for students living on campus.
 
At this time, classes and normal operations are expected to resume on Wednesday, February 17, dependent on weather and travel conditions.
 
All are asked to stay alert and continue to monitor LU’s social media sites, your LU email, LiveSafe and this page for official updates as this winter weather event progresses.

Campus Closure Extended for Tuesday, February 16

Monday, February 15, 2021 - 09:00 AM

Lamar University will extend our campus closure for an additional day. All classes will continue in their remote format for Tuesday, February 16 and students should check LU Learn / Blackboard for further instruction.

The Dining and Residence Halls remain open and all campus events are cancelled for the day.

All employees should work remotely if feasible and check with their supervisor for assignments. Any essential employees required to report in person will be notified by their supervisor.

At this time, classes and normal operations are expected to resume on Wednesday, February 17, dependent on weather and travel conditions.

All are asked to stay alert and continue to monitor LU’s social media sites, your LU email, LiveSafe and this page for official updates as this winter weather event progresses.

Lamar University Campus Closure

Saturday, February 13, 2021 - 11:30 AM

Due to expected severe winter weather conditions, Lamar University will be closing the campus for Monday, February 15. All classes will move to their remote format for the day and students should check LU Learn / Blackboard for further instruction. 

The Dining Hall and Residence Halls will remain open for students living on campus. All events on campus, including sporting events, are cancelled for Monday.

Faculty are asked to remain flexible with student assignments and due dates as personal situations may vary. Students are asked to reach out to professors if personal situations prevent remote learning during this time.

All employees should work remotely if feasible and check with their supervisor for assignments. Any essential employees required to report in person will be notified by their supervisor.

At this time, classes and normal operations are expected to resume on Tuesday, February 16, dependent on weather and travel conditions.

All are asked to stay alert and continue to monitor LU’s social media sites, your LU email, LiveSafe and this page for official updates as this winter weather event progresses.

Monitoring Winter Weather

Thursday, February 11, 2021 - 11:00 AM

Lamar University officials are monitoring forecasts for potential adverse winter weather conditions this weekend through the early part of next week.

As always, forecasts can change rapidly. All are asked to stay alert and continue to monitor LU’s social media sites, your LU email, LiveSafe and this page for official updates as this winter weather progresses.