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Lamar University registration begins for Spring 2013

Registration begins this week for Lamar University’s winter mini-session and Spring 2013 semester.

Academic advisement for current students began last week and is continuing. Registration for special populations – which includes athletes, honors students, seniors and students with disabilities – begins Thursday, Nov. 8. Open registration begins Thursday, Nov. 15.

Students are encouraged to register for classes as soon as possible so that they will be able to take the classes they want at the times that are most convenient for them.

For the winter mini-session, online classes will run from Dec. 13 through Jan. 11. Online mini-session classes will provide a convenient option for students who want to complete an additional course in a short time period but may be traveling during the holiday break.

Spring classes will begin Thursday, Jan. 17 with the final class day on May 6.

Course schedules for both the winter mini-session and spring semester may be viewed at

Current students may register online at using their student identification number and personal identification number (PIN) to log in to Self-Service Banner. In Self-Service Banner, students also can use Degree Audit to check their intended course schedule in light of their degree plan to make sure they are on track to graduate in a timely manner.

New students must apply and be admitted to Lamar University before registering for classes. Returning students who did not enroll for Fall 2012 must file for readmission by updating their admission application at Most students also must meet with an academic advisor before registering. New students and those returning after a break in enrollment must submit all application materials no later than 5 p.m. Jan. 4 to enroll for the spring semester.

Students also must comply with Texas Senate Bill 1107, which requires all students under age 30 who attend on-campus classes to receive a vaccination against bacterial meningitis or meet specific criteria for declining a vaccination. The requirement also applies to returning students who were not enrolled for Fall 2012. More information on how to comply with this requirement may be found at

Prospective students can learn more about how to become a student at

Lamar University, a comprehensive public university, offers more than 100 degree programs leading to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees.