Parent and Family Programs

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Welcome, Cardinal Parents & Families!

The Lamar University Parent & Family Programs is here to enhance communication between the University and families of Lamar students. Our purpose is to foster the University partnership with families in providing a quality education experience. We are committed to enhancing your experiences at the University while your son or daughter is a student. Visit our Newsletters Page to join our mailing list.

For more information, call us at 409-880-7775 or email

Upcoming Events


Parent & Family Zoom Conversations!

We understand that the transition to college is huge and that not everything you need to know can be covered in a single day of Orientation. To better assist your transition, we will have optional zoom meetings for you that each dive into a different topic not covered at Orientation.

To guide our zoom conversations, we used College Ready: 2021 Edition, written by Parent and Family Program Coordinators and other university staff at West Chester University of PA, Auburn University, Texas Tech University, Johns Hopkins University, and more!
Please see our zoom schedule below:
Making the Most of this Summer -- June 16th @6pm  Zoom Link
Tips for making the most of this summer for you, your student, and you student's siblings! This conversation will include a checklist of things to do this summer that will prepare your student to start college and that will prepare your family for this upcoming change.
Difficult Conversations -- June 29th @12pm  Zoom Link
What are difficult conversations that you need to have with your student? When and where are the best times to have these difficult conversations? We have tips to help guide your conversations!
Helping Your Student Stay Healthy -- July 12th @6pm  Zoom Link
Your student is in a new environment with access to new food, new workout equipment, and a new schedule. This conversation will focus on facilitating conversations about your student mental and physical well-being.
My Student will be Living at Home-- July 25th @12pm  Zoom Link
Your student is now an adult but is still living at home. The home dynamic will change, but the key is to maintain expectations and boundaries. This conversation will include topics to discuss and possible changes to expect.
My Student will be Living on Campus -- August 10th @6pm  Zoom Link
In this zoom call, we will discuss the different responsibilities students will have once they are on campus as well as tips on when your student should visit home, when they should stay on campus, and what their first visit home may look like.

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