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Academic Open House showcases programs for top students

High achieving high school juniors and seniors are encouraged to find out what Lamar University has to offer by registering for Academic Open House, scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 5 on campus.

The Academic Open House will begin at 10 a.m. in the University Theatre and is expected to conclude by 2 p.m. Check in will begin at 9:30 a.m.

“The Academic Open House provides the perfect opportunity for high-ability students to meet with Lamar University deans and professors and discover the many advantages that Lamar offers. On this day, students can get a tremendous jumpstart in the competition for Lamar’s top academic scholarships,” said Jim Rush, director of academic services.

“Students owe it to themselves to seriously consider the competitive programs and generous scholarships we offer that might not be available to them elsewhere,” Rush said.

Academic Open House will allow students to learn about Lamar University’s honors program, meet current students and college deans, and tour campus including the Cardinal Village residence halls. Students also can enjoy lunch in LU’s gourmet dining hall and attend a presentation on the Mirabeau Scholars program, which offers elite students a full, four-year scholarship.

High school juniors and seniors ranking in the top 15 percent of their class and/or with SAT scores of 1100 and higher are encouraged to attend so they can learn more about LU’s academic offerings.

Other events, such as regular campus visits and a spring open house, are designed to introduce a broader range of students to what Lamar University has to offer.

Lamar football tickets will be provided upon request to students who would like to stay for the 6 p.m. football game against Stephen F. Austin. Students are encouraged to enjoy tours of Cardinal Village, available until 3 p.m., and the bookstore, open until 5 p.m. before the game.

To register for Academic Open House, visit or call (409) 880-8316. Those attending should park near the Sheila Umphrey Recreational Sports Center at 4400 University Drive.