We're Stronger Together

Welcome back to campus for the fall semester!

LU is remaining vigilant with tracking and reporting Covid-19 and its variants to ensure safe working and learning conditions. Lamar University encourages all students, faculty and staff to get your COVID-19 vaccines, which are offered free of charge through the Student Health Center

Sanitation stations will remain present across campus for frequent handwashing and self-hygiene practices. Masks and individual hand sanitizers will also be passed out at events during the fall semester or are available to pick up in the Office of Marketing Communications, Reaud Building Suite 313. We will continue to follow state and federal guidelines for a safe return to campus. 

Steps you can take to help ensure your safety:

  • Washing your hands regularly
  • Covering up your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze
  • Masking up when indoors to help prevent the spread of COVID-19
  • Use hand sanitizer to ensure your own clean hands
  • Practice social distancing by maintaining three feet between you and others when possible
  • If you are immunocompromised (end stage cancer, organ transplant recipient or have HIV/AIDS) you should maintain at least six feet between you and others
  • Conducting a daily self-assessment for COVID-19 symptoms before coming to campus
  • If exhibiting symptoms, notifying instructors and supervisors and remaining home until you are tested for the virus
  • Report at the button on this site if you test positive

The majority of courses are being offered on campus for the Fall 2021 semester, however, as a large provider of online education, LU continues to offer online and hybrid courses. 

Our faculty, staff and students have demonstrated a resilient spirit, strong work ethic and a commitment to excellence during these challenging times. We’re excited about enhancing in-person opportunities, offering on-campus events and student life programs throughout the 2021-2022 academic year.


Reporting Covid-19

Submit this form if you have a positive result for the Covid-19 Coronavirus test.

Looking Forward To Fall 2021


freddie titus
Freddie Titus

"I’m looking forward to our awesome faculty and our great students coming back together again. Here, face to face on campus."


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Yinka Jenmy

“I’m excited for everyone to return back to campus, from our faculty, our staff, especially our students.  I want to see them out and about having a good time building community."


Tutoring/Cardinal Communities

Returning to Classes

  • How will my classes be taught?

    Courses can be offered Face to Face, Online or Hybrid. Hybrid rotations (half attend, half view online) will not be used. The class schedule will display if your course is online or hybrid.

  • What is a hybrid class?
    A hybrid course replaces over half of the traditional classroom instruction with comparable online activities and assignments. Please check in LU Learn/Blackboard for any additional information from your instructor.
  • Where will my course be taught?

    If you have already registered for courses, you can find your classroom assignment in Self Service Banner (insert link to SSB).

    1. Log in with your L# and password
    2. Navigate to the Student tab.
    3. Click on Registration.
    4. Click on Concise Student Schedule.
    5. Select Fall 2021 from the drop-down menu.
    6. Click Submit

    If you have questions about your schedule, contact your academic advisor in the UAC for freshmen and sophomores, or your academic department for juniors and seniors.

  • Will students have to have a COVID vaccination before returning to campus in the Fall?
    No. A COVID vaccination is not required to attend Lamar University. We highly encourage everyone to get vaccinated against COVID for the safety and welfare of everyone.  Vaccines are available at no charge at the SHC.  Call for an appointment.
  • Will masks be required on campus?

    Masks can not be required on campus in accordance with the Texas Governor’s executive orders outlined in GA-38.

Visiting Campus

Vaccine Info

If You Get COVID-19

  • What do I do if I test positive for COVID-19?

    stay home except to get medical care.   

    You can be with others after: 

    At least 10 days since symptoms first appeared and  
    At least 24 hours with no fever without fever-reducing medication and  
    Other symptoms of COVID-19 are improving  

  • What if I've been in close contact with someone with COVID-19.

    Anyone who has had close contact with someone with COVID-19 should stay home for 14 days after their last exposure to that person. However, anyone who has had close contact with someone with COVID-19 and who meets the following criteria does NOT need to stay home. 

    Someone who has been fully vaccinated and shows no symptoms of COVID-19 


    Someone who has COVID-19 illness within the previous 3 months and

    Has recovered and remains without COVID-19 symptoms (for example, cough, shortness of breath) 


  • Quarantine and Isolation Info

    Please note, there are options to reduce the period of isolation for persons who have no symptoms.

    A Close Contact is: Someone who was within 6 feet of an infected person for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period* starting from 2 days before illness onset (or, for asymptomatic patients, 2 days prior to test specimen collection) until the time the patient is isolated.  

    Quarantine keeps someone who might have been exposed to the virus away from others.  
    Isolation keeps someone who is infected with the virus away from others, even in their home.  
    If you have been exposed to the virus (and have not been vaccinated or contracted and recovered from COVID within the past 3 months). 

    Stay home for 14 days after your last contact with a person who has COVID-19.  
    Watch for fever (100.4◦F), cough, shortness of breath, or other symptoms of COVID-19  
    If possible, stay away from others, especially people who are at higher risk for getting very sick from COVID-19.  

    There are options to reduce the period for quarantining IF you are not having any symptoms.  

    Options include stopping your quarantine:   

    • After day 10 without testing  
    • After day 7 after receiving a negative test result (test must occur on day 5 or later)  
    • After stopping quarantine, you should  

    Watch for symptoms until 14 days after exposure.  
    If you have symptoms, immediately self-isolate and contact your local public health authority or healthcare provider.  
    See https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/communication/guidance.html for the most recent CDC updates.


We Can Have Fun, Be Productive AND Stay Safe

Keeping you safe and healthy is our top priority.  Working hand-in-hand with top medical and safety professionals and following the latest guidance from state health officials, we have designed a fall opening that prioritizes our community’s health while preserving the unique experience of university life.

In accordance with Governor Abbott's Executive Order GA 38, Lamar University will no longer require face masks or coverings to be worn on campus by any student, faculty, staff member, or guest.

We are committed to the health and safety of our campus community. The Student Health Center is offering free COVID-19 vaccines to all current students, faculty and staff. Appointments can be made online at lamar.edu/healthcenter.


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Reporting Covid-19

Submit this form if you have a positive result for the Covid-19 test.