Week of Welcome

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Lamar University is excited to welcome new and returning Cardinals to campus at Week of Welcome, August 25 through September 1!

We want to see you at all these awesome and free Week of Welcome events!

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Academic Success Conference

Setzer Student Center
10:00 am - 3:30 pm

The Academic Success Conference helps new and returning undergraduate students develop strategies, techniques, and relationships to thrive at LU. At ASC workshops and activities, you'll build connections with fellow students, faculty, and staff. Plus, you'll learn how to think, learn, and perform your very best, so you can achieve success in college. Register today at lamar.edu/asc.

Dinner with Your Orientation Leader

Setzer Student Center - Live Oak Ballroom
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Remember the fun and energetic OL's you met at Orientation? Well, come get to know them a little better at Dinner with Your OL - we'll bring free food and lots of fun!

Movie Night

Setzer Student Center - Live Oak Ballroom
6:15 pm - 8:15 pm

Kick back and relax at Movie Night, hosted by your favorite Orientation Leaders. Bring a new friend, and we'll provide the popcorn!

VIP Shopping Night at Barnes & Noble

Setzer Student Center - Barnes and Noble Bookstore
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The LU Bookstore wants to see you at VIP Shopping Night! Get personal advice on textbooks, and take advantage of special deals on planners, notebooks, pens, apparel, and more!

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Find Your Classes

Setzer Student Center - Atrium
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Sometimes the first week of classes can be a little hard to navigate…but with the help your OL’s, finding your classes will be a breeze! Come by the Setzer Student Center to receive a personalized tour of your class schedule. After this, you’ll have no problem navigating campus and finding your classes!

Big Red Takeoff

Recreational Sports Center
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Stop by the Rec Center and start your year right with your fellow Cardinals! We’ll have cupcakes and Kona Shaved Ice, and Stuff-Your-Own LU pillow. Then, a very special guest will help you build new relationships with high-energy activities and games. You don't want to miss this!

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"Ask a Cardinal" Info Table

Library Patio
8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Are you new to LU? Do you have questions about what it’s like to be a Cardinal? Having trouble finding your classes? Swing by the “Ask a Cardinal” Info Table to get directions, ask some questions, and get the real scoop about life at LU from experienced student leaders!

 

Convocation

Montagne Center
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Convocation is the first step on your Lamar University journey. Join us in the Montagne Center to officially be welcomed into the Lamar community by President Evans and other campus officials.
THIS EVENT IS MANDATORY FOR ALL NEW STUDENTS.

Back to School Bash presented by Mobiloil Credit Union

Provost-Umphrey Stadium
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Cardinal Nation! Come out to Provost-Umphrey Stadium for our Back to School Bash! Hear from Athletics Director Marco Born, Head Football Coach Mike Schultz, and meet your LU Football team! Get there early for free Chick-Fil-A and free Cardinals t-shirts, courtesy of Mobiloil Credit Union!

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"Ask a Cardinal" Info Table

Library Patio
8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Are you new to LU? Do you have questions about what it’s like to be a Cardinal? Having trouble finding your classes? Swing by the “Ask a Cardinal” Info Table to get directions, ask some questions, and get the real scoop about life at LU from experienced student leaders!

Cardinal Drive Commuter Breakfast

Setzer Student Center - Live Oak Ballroom Lobby
9:00 am - 10:30 am

Commuter students! Grab a quick breakfast and learn more about the Cardinal Drive Commuter Students Association.

"Zoofari" Exotic Animal Petting Zoo

Dining Hall Lawn
11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Wild Things Zoofari is coming to campus, and they're bring their collection of exotic animals for you to meet! This isn't your normal petting zoo!

Greek Bash

Dining Hall Lawn
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Get to know Greek Life at LU! Meet and greet LU's 20 national sororities and fraternities and enjoy free BBQ! Find out how Greek Life can enhance your Cardinal Experience inside and outside of the classroom!

CPC Informational

Price Auditorium in the John Gray Center
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

If you're interested in joining Alpha Chi Omega, Zeta Tau Alpha, or Alpha Delta Pi sororities, make plans to attend this informational session. Learn more at lamar.edu/cpc.

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"Ask a Cardinal" Info Table

Library Patio
8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Are you new to LU? Do you have questions about what it’s like to be a Cardinal? Having trouble finding your classes? Swing by the “Ask a Cardinal” Info Table to get directions, ask some questions, and get the real scoop about life at LU from experienced student leaders!

Student Org & Involvement Fair

Setzer Student Center - Live Oak Ballroom
11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Student Org Leaders: Sign up here by August 27.

The Involvement Fair is your first and best place to meet student organizations on campus as they showcase what they have to offer. Over 200 organizations, programs, and offices will be on hand to meet new & returning students while encouraging them to make the most out of their college experiences by getting involved on campus. From academic or cultural to service or Greek organizations, the benefits of joining a student organization are numerous and there is bound to be an organization for you!

Welcome Picnic

Dining Hall Lawn
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

What better way to kick off the fall semester than with snow cones and hammocks? We'll have games, a DJ, and so much more. We can't wait to see you there!

CPC Informational

Price Auditorium in the John Gray Center
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

If you're interested in joining Alpha Chi Omega, Zeta Tau Alpha, or Alpha Delta Pi sororities, make plans to attend this informational session. Learn more at lamar.edu/cpc.

Casino Night

Setzer Student Center
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Come out to the Set for your chance to have some fun and win big! Try your luck at blackjack, roulette, Texas hold'em, and more! Cash in your chips for HUGE prizes!

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Ball Pit Conversations

Dining Hall Lawn
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Library Open House

Mary and John Gray Library
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Headshot and a Handshake

Setzer Student Center - Atrium
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Set Takeover

Setzer Student Center
8:00 pm - Midnight

Who says you can’t have some late night fun on a school night? Get ready for a total Setzer Center takeover! Come out and enjoy an assortment of fun, action packed activities, like escape rooms, a glow room, bingo (with PRIZES!), painting with a twist a DJ and so much more!

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Cardinal Classic Volleyball Tournament:
LU vs Southern

McDonald Gym
12:00 pm

LU vs Howard

McDonald Gym
7:00 pm

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Tailgating

Provost-Umphrey Stadium
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

It’s tailgating time! Pre-game festivities include free food, live music, & outdoor games. Student orgs: sign up for your tailgating spot here.

LU Football vs KCU

Provost Umphrey Stadium
6 pm

Are you ready, Cardinal Nation? Arrive early, wear red, and get LOUD at the season’s first football game against Kentucky Christian University!