As of Thu, Jul 2, 2020, we currently have 21 confirmed cases known within the LU community.

Coronavirus and what you should know

Letter from the President

Following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), we are implementing a number of actions intended to slow the spread of the virus and protect the health of our Lamar University community. Please know that we recognize these actions will be disruptive, but the health and safety of the LU community is our focus at this time. 

(VIDEO) July 4th Weekend Address from Dr. Evans

Questions and Answers / FAQs

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Practice social distancing, 6 feet apart;

Protect Yourself and Others

Taking an active part in preventing the spread of viruses can help keep the entire LU community safe. Lamar University is monitoring recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) regarding the spread of the Coronavirus.

If you believe you have been exposed to the Coronavirus, including traveling from areas in the US or abroad where you may have been exposed, or are experiencing fever, chills, cough, and/or body aches, you should contact the city or state health department immediately.

Southeast Texas Call Center  (only if you are experiencing symptoms or believe you have been exposed) - open 24hrs /7 days a week -
409 550-2536

If you are looking for information about COVID-19, please do not call the Call Center. You can call 211 option 6 or visit

The Student Health Center is open Monday – Friday 8am-5pm. Please call to schedule an appointment at 409-880-8466. Local medical facilities are found here for treatment after hours.

Prevent the Spread of Coronavirus:

  • Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap is not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with tissue, then discard the tissue.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.

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Useful Information About Coronavirus

Give to the Cardinal Emergency Fund

Lamar University established the Cardinal Emergency Fund three years ago to support our students facing disruptions in their academic endeavors. This fund will help our students with the current issues they are facing, including housing and food insecurity, travel expenses, technology costs associated with digital learning, and other financial challenges.

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