Creating Invitations

Ask Who, What , When, Where and How

  • Who is hosting and who is being honored?  Include the words "Lamar University" somewhere in the invitation text

  • What is the event? (dinner, reception, etc.)

  • When is it? (date and time)

  • Where will it be held? Make sure to properly express the venue name.  If you are not sure, please call the venue and ask.

Lamar University Event Center
Mary and John Gray LIbrary

Cardinal Club Room
Montagne Center

Dishman Art Museum

  • How should guests dress? (casual attire, business casual attire, business attire, formal attire or black tie)
  • Invitations should be branded with an approved Lamar University logo.
  • Include parking instructions.

  • Request a response by a specific date that is one week prior to the event.

  • Ask for any dietary restrictions or special accommodations

Invitation Example

Lamar University
invites you to a dinner honoring
Steven Zani, PhD
Award Recipient of the Twenty-ninth Annual
Distinguished Faculty Lecture Series
October 19, 2015
Dishman Art Museum
1030 East Lavaca
5:30 pm
Lecture to follow at
7:30 pm in the University Theater
Monsters in Literature and Philosophy Vampires,
Zombies and Bears, Oh My!
Please respond by Wednesday, October 14, 2015 or 409 880 7734
Please advise of any special needs or accommodations including dietary restrictions.