Student Handbook and Other Resources

Welcome to Lamar University!

We are pleased that you have chosen Lamar University (LU) as the stepping stone to your educational goals, and we are dedicated to helping you in every way possible to be successful.

This International Student Handbook will help to orient you for that success. It contains important information about student life at LU. It provides insight for cultural adjustments to the United States, LU academic and student conduct policies, and guidance for maintaining your status as an international student. It is just one resource, but please remember and be assured that you can ask your professors, academic advisors, and your international student advisors about anything you don’t understand.

The Office of International Student Programs & Services and the International Student Council work together to offer social, educational, and cultural programs to all our students and scholars—international and domestic. Please take advantage of our events and programs to meet other students and make lasting friendships.

As you embark on an exciting college education journey, you will have many enriching academic and nonacademic experiences at LU. We look forward to celebrating your academic achievements as you will forever be changed and affect change at LU by your presence and campus community engagement.

Again, welcome to Lamar University International Community–we’re so happy you’re here!


Mustapha Jourdini, Ed.D., PDSO/RO
Executive Director, International Education & Services

View the International Student Handbook
Frequently Asked Questions
Hurricane Preparedness
2019 Statistics (PDF)