Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is CC like?

    A typical day will have you on your feet participating in large group activities, listening to mini presentations and discussing ideas in small, facilitated groups. You'll do things like to a potential major advisor, create mind maps about what you want to do, and make friends through fun games! CC meets weekly for 1 hour in the fall semester. Sessions are offered Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at a variety of times.

  • How do I pick or change my CC?

    First, see what we offer: Choose Your Community
    Then, select your top 3 choices. Seats fill fast, so it is first come, first serve. 
    Next, input your choices on your Advising form or email us at cardinal.lead@lamar.edu
    Once received you will see the CC on your class schedule, typically within 2 business days?

  • Who teaches the class?

    The instructor listed on your schedule is a faculty/staff member who has been selected to be your professional mentor because they have shown a true passion for student success. 

  • Will I earn a grade?

    Cardinal Communities is not a typical course where you are awarded a grade. Instead, students who have actively participated earned higher GPAs, are more connected to LU, and are more likely to continue on to their second year of studies.

  • Where can I find out where my CC is meeting?

    Use LU Connect at lamar.edu to access self-serve banner. Login with your Student ID and pin, then go to your student tab and look at your class schedule. A time, day and location should be listed next to CC-101. If it is not listed, email cardinal.lead@lmar.edu for assistance.

  • How do I request to meet with my peer mentor 1:1?

    Each peer mentor has a personal link that you can use to set up a time that works with both your schedules. You can ask them for the link or email cardinal.lead@lamar.edu. Meet with your peer mentor to design your life at LU, get involved or to just talk!

  • Who can answer my other questions?about CC?

    If you'd like to drop by in person, our office is located in Communication Building, Room 109R in STAR Services. You can also email us at cardinal.lead@lamar.edu or call 409-880-7700 for assistance. 

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