Welcome Back Week

Welcome Back Week 2020


There will be three daily "Lamar wooden nickels" worth $75 to find each of the first three days. The ultimate grand prize treasure you are looking for is worth $200.

Only students and alumni are eligible to participate. Clues will be published daily at 10:10am here and on all our socials. If an additional clue is needed each day for a daily, that bonus clue will be posted at 4pm that same day. If an additional clue is needed for the grand prize Friday, it will be released at 4pm that same day as well.

Please keep in mind that all daily wooden nickels and grand prize certificate are hidden on the Lamar University Beaumont campus. No digging or destruction of property is necessary to find any treasure. Furthermore, treasures will not be hidden in construction areas, gated off areas, or around the President’s house.

If you believe you have found one of the treasures, please take a selfie holding the treasure and a separate picture showing the location of the found treasure, and DM our Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, @LU_LEAD. You should then go to Suite 208 in the Setzer Student Center to present the found treasure and claim your prize. Grand prize finder should follow the directions stated on the found winning certificate.

Tuesday, January 21

Wishing on a STAR
11 am - 1pm - Setzer Student Center 
Warm up with hot cocoa, make a wish, and meet the Academic Specialists who want to support you in making your academic dreams come true.

Study Together, Succeed Together 
1 pm - 4 pm - The LU Tutoring Center, Library 1st Floor
Walk-in to meet tutors, learn about the services we provide, and schedule appointments. Small snacks and giveaways will be provided.

4 pm - 7 pm - Recreational Sports Center, Indoor Soccer Arena
Play in or cheer on the Dodgeball tournament at the courts in Rec Sport. This is a great chance to meet both new students, returning students and Club Sport members and ask questions! 

Meet the Greeks: Game Night Style
5 pm - 7 pm - Setzer Student Center, Liveoak Ballroom
Come take a break from your busy first week of school, and come have fun with LU's Greek Life! You will get a chance to meet members from all 22 Fraternities and Sororities here at Lamar. There will be a live DJ, free hot cocoa, and fun games with your favorite Greeks!

LU Spirit Night
7 pm - 9 pm - Setzer Student Center, Food Court
Do you love LU? Well, of course you do. Stop by this event to make your own LU Spirit! Mini Cardinals, Pennants and other LU Spirit for you to DIY. As well as Trivia Games and so much more.

Wednesday January 22

Transfer Student Swag Swap
11 am - 1 pm - Setzer Student Center, Atrium
Calling all Transfer Students! Stop by the Swag Swap Table and drop off an old t-shirt from your last institution and swap some new fresh Lamar Swag!  

Lets Talk about REDTalks!
11 am - 1 pm - Setzer Student Center, Atrium
Stop by to grab a bag of popcorn and talk about the Spring REDtalks schedule. 

Rally Your Job Search!
12 pm - 1:30 pm - Setzer Student Center, Atrium
Stop by the Center for Career & Professional Development's booth to learn about spring events and confirm your Handshake account.  Free rally towels while supplies last!

Coffee with Congress
2 pm - 5 pm - Library Lounge
LU students will have the chance to meet with members of SGA to speak to them regarding any questions/concerns they may have while enjoying a cup of coffee, tea, or hot cocoa. 

Co Team Informational 
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm - Setzer Student Center, Room 120 Neches
Interested in being a part of the Cardinal Orientation Team? Do you love Lamar and have school spirit? Then stop by the Informational to learn more about being a Orientation Leader, all the fun you will have and how you can show off your LU Spirit! 

Movie on the Lawn
5 pm - 8 pm - Cardinal Park 
Bring your blankets for a movie on the lawn, we will be showing Love and Basketball!
S'mores and Hot Chocolate will be provided. 
 First 50 students get a free LU fleece blanket. 

Thursday, January 23

The BIG Event's Event 
11 am - 1 pm - Dining Hall Lawn
Stop by and learn more about The BIG Event, Lamar's one day of community service. Make a tie dye rally towel and other DIY crafts while learning how you can serve the community.

Winter Blues & BBQ
11 am - 1 pm - Dining Hall Lawn
Get rid of your winter blues and stop by the Dining Hall Lawn for BBQ!

One-Minute New Year's Resolutions
12 pm - 3 pm - Setzer Student Center, Atrium
An event that focuses on setting New Year’s Resolutions that stick! Whether you need help picking a resolution or you already have one in mind, stop by the Student Health Center table for a quick session on setting a goal that you can reach.

MLK Celebration 
4pm - Mary & John Gray Library - 8th Floor
The Office of Global Diversity and Inclusive Excellence invites guest speaker, Dr. Japera Levine, in recognition of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Day.

We Love the 90s 'Nite' 
6 pm - 8 pm - Setzer Student Center, Food Court
Do you love the 90s? Relive the 90's with Karaoke and DIY crafts!

Friday, January 24

Involvement Fair
11 am - 1 pm - McDonald Gym
Come join the Office of Student Organizations Services and over 75 student organizations and learn how you can get involved on the Lamar University campus.

Speed-Friending with Success
1 pm - 3 pm - Communication 109
Drop in to meet Success Partners who will connect you with tools to start off your semester! Snacks will be provided. 

Late Night at the Rec
7 pm - 10 pm - Recreational Sports Center
Kick off the new year with fun and games! Rollerskating, Yoga and other free giveaways for you!

Saturday, January 25

JC Penney Suit Up Event 
9 am - 12 pm - Central Mall, Port Arthur 

The Lamar University Center for Career and Professional Development and JCPenney have teamed up for the JCPenney Suit Up Event. All Lamar University students are invited to attend! 

  • Receive up to 60% off men's and women's career dress apparel, accessories, and shoes. 
  • There will be prizes given away throughout the morning.
  • Sephora will provide mini makeovers and the salon will offer free consultations and discount coupons for future visits.
  • Make sure to bring your student ID!

The Academic Success Conference 
10 am - 1:30 pm - Setzer Student Center
Join us at The Academic Success Conference to make connections with fellow students, faculty, and staff and gain knowledge that will prepare you to think, learn, and perform in ways that lead to college success. Free lunch and t-shirts are included. 

LU Basketball Double Header
2 pm - Women's Game, 4:30 pm - Men's Game - Montagne Center
Get your Red and Cheer on your Lamar Basketball Teams as they battle against Stephen F. Austin. 

Color Rave
6:30 pm - 9 pm - Dining Hall Lawn
Come Rave with your LU Peers and kick off the Spring Semester! Wear White and get ready for some color fun!