COVID-19 Business Operation Update

Dear International Students, Scholars, and Guests!

To protect our workforce and to help mitigate the spread of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) in our communities, OIES temporarily suspended all face-to-face services. Our offices are open; all services, however, will be rendered virtually effective March 30, 2020.


To best serve you, please read very carefully the following important new but temporary office procedures.

  • Pick up hours for all processed requests are now daily from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM (Monday through Friday).
    • Enter the OIES through 115.  Instructions will be posted at the door.
    • Please do not come to the OIES in groups.
    • Only one student at a time will be permitted to enter the office.
  • To schedule an appointment to speak with a DSO, please do so online by using the following link
  • Queries and requests will continue to be processed online only.
  • Phone calls and email correspondence will continue as normal.  The OIES team is available via telephone at 409-880-7635.
  • For emergencies, please contact the Lamar University Police Department at 409-880-8307.
  • For medical emergencies call 911.


COVID-19 disease may temporarily affect our normal operation, but we will continue to do everything we can to best serve you and be your home-away-from home.