On Campus


  • All faculty, staff and students are required to purchase a current parking permit and display it if they park a vehicle on campus.
  • At the time you receive your permit, you will receive a copy of the parking and traffic regulations. This is an important document that should be read thoroughly if you plan to park on campus. Parking and traffic regulations are in effect 24 hours a day.
  • 409-880-PARK (7275)

Religious Service Centers

  • Baptist Student Ministries 409-838-1450
  • Catholic Student Center 409-835-3972
  • Church of Christ Student Center 409-832-4498
  • St. Matthew's Episcopal Center 409-833-5642
  • Student Association-Latter Day Saints 409-838-1622
  • Wesley Foundation 409-833-4329

Health Care Insurance & Immunization

All International students are required to have health insurance for the duration of their stay in the United States.  Lamar University requires international students to purchase the university student plan.  Our goal is to guarantee adequate health insurance coverage for students and their dependents inside the US. 

The Health Insurance Plan is provided by Academic Health Plan (AHP). Additional information including policy benefits may be found at https://lamarintl.myahpcare.com.

2022-2023 Premium Costs and Coverage Periods

Coverage Periods
Fall 08/15/2022 - 12/31/2022 Spring/Summer 01/01/2023 - 08/14/2023 Summer 05/10/2023 - 08/14/2023
Open Enrollment TBD TBD TBD
Student Only $1,080.50 $1,080.50 $575.00
Spouse $1,080.50 $1,080.50 $575.00
Each Child $1,080.50 $1,080.50 $575.00

Note: All the above cost are subject to change annually.
All registered International students taking one (1) or more credit hours are required to participate in the insurance plan on a mandatory basis.  The health insurance fee will be added to the student account and must be paid along with tuition and fees for the fall and spring semester.

Exception to this policy:

  • Students employed as Graduate/Research/Teaching Assistant and are elected by the hiring Department to be covered by the State Health Insurance benefits plan (thru Lamar HR). Students are required to show proof of health insurance coverage prior to registration.
  • Recipients of a scholarship from the Government of Saudi Arabia that include health coverage.  Health insurance requirement will be waived for the length of the scholarship. Once the scholarship expires, students are required to submit an updated financial guarantee indicating a new expiration date or purchase the health insurance with LU’s health insurance program.
  • The student provides proof of full sponsorship by a government agency including health insurance, or
  • The student provides proof of health insurance provided by a United States employer.

Note: If you have dependents with you in the U.S., they are required to have health insurance coverage. They may or may not opt to be covered by the university student insurance plan. In addition, dependents are not eligible to receive medical services from the Lamar University Student Health Center.

Health Insurance Dependent Agreement: F-2 dependents will no longer be required to purchase health insurance coverage with Lamar University’s (LU) current health insurance provider, Academic Health Plans (AHP). Please refer to the agreement below for details.

Health Insurance Dependent Agreement Form

For assistance or questions about the health insurance, contact: University Health Services Insurance & Billing at 409-880-8469

Bacterial Meningitis Evidence of Vaccination or Medical Exemption

Please refer to the Student Health Center for more information.


Nearby Health Centers

Please use information under this link:

Community Resources Online Health Tools

Health & Wellness weblinks:

Health Education Healthy Cards Peer Education Health Education Programs 


Student Clubs/Affinity Groups

Students at Lamar are encouraged to form various clubs and associations to promote cultural diversity and enrich student lives. Please refer to the following links to get names and contact information of student clubs and affinity groups:

More about student clubs... More about affinity groups...

Campus Security and Safety

Student safety is Lamar’s first priority, our police department has 24/7 patrol system both on campus and around campus area to guarantee the safety of our students on and off campus.

  • Security officers on duty 24 hrs/7 days a week
  • Crime prevention programs (e.g., Rape Aggression Defense program)
  • Student Advisory Board
  • Monitor parking lots and provide security escorts
  • Unlock buildings/rooms (if authorized)
  • Lost and found
Lamar University Emergency Phone Call: 8311