We are delighted you have chosen to begin your college career in the Center for General Studies at Lamar University!


Freshmen entering LU for the first time in summer and/or fall each year are required to meet with their academic advisor and attend New Student Orientation. Once you receive a letter of acceptance from Lamar University, call the Undergraduate Advising Center at (409) 880-8822 or email advising@lamar.edu to schedule an appointment. Next, go to www.lamar.edu and click on the New Student Orientation link to register for a specific date that falls after you have been advised.


As an exploratory freshman, you are beginning a journey of transitions and self-discovery. You’ll need help to get to your destination - graduation. Your freshman advisor will guide you along your journey but decisions are yours to make. Be honest with yourself and your advisor to get the information and help you need to stay on course.