Week of Welcome

Lamar University is excited to welcome new and returning Cardinals to campus at Week of Welcome!
The purpose of LU's Weeks of Welcome is to welcome new students to campus and introduce them to campus life. For returning students, WOW is a way to become involved and interact with students and campus organizations.

Spring 2022 Welcome Back Week
January 18 - January 21

Thursday, January 20

Involvement Mini Fair  |  11 am - 2 pm
Setzer Student Center Atrium
Interested in getting involved? Stop by for the mini fairs! Each day different organizations will be highlighted and set up for you to learn more about them!

Lunch & Learn with the Academic Success Conference  |  12:45 pm - 2 pm
Setzer Student Center, Live Oak Ballroom B
Kickstart your semester with success and study strategies, connecting with fellow students and staff, and grabbing free lunch and a t-shirt.

Space Calls: Infinite Horizon Escape Room  |  3 pm - 7 pm
Setzer Student Center, Big Sandy
You and your team awaken from cryosleep to discover that a mysterious collision has jettisoned the escape pod you’re currently in, and the life support systems are failing fast! If you can’t reset the navigation computer in 25 minutes, there’s no way you’ll be able to make it back to Earth safely, and repairs are trickier than you would expect. What’s worse, your on-board robot companion has also sustained damage; it’ll do what it can, but that’s not much....Houston, we have a puzzle.

Crate Stacking  |  4 pm - 6 pm
Recreational Sports Center
Want a challenge? We have it! Stack crates as high as you can while standing on top. How many can you stack without falling?

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration  |  4 pm
Mary & John Gray Library, 8th Floor Plummer Room
Join us for a celebration of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with our guest speaker Albert "A.J" Turner, Beaumont City Council Member. 

Movie Night  |  6 pm
NEW LOCATION  |  Setzer Student Center, Live Oak Ballroom
Join Housing and Residence Life for a movie night as they show Space Jam: A New Legacy. 
The first 50 students will receive a LU blanket! 

LU Women's Basketball vs Dixie State  |  7 pm
Montagne Center
Free admission with your LU ID!

Friday, January 21

Inner Tube Water Polo  |  3 pm - 5 pm
Indoor Pool, Health & Human Performance Complex
Challenge your friends to a fun game of water polo but in innertubes!

Saturday, January 22

LU Women's Basketball vs Utah Valley  |  2 pm
Montagne Center
Free admission with your LU ID!

Late Night at the Rec  |  7 pm - 10 pm
Recreational Sports Center
Help us kick off the semester with a fun-filled night of activities and events!

Week of Welcome takes place during the first weeks of the fall and spring semesters. This first week of events offers quality experiences and engaging opportunities to build a sense of belonging and inclusion for new and returning students.
Fall Week of Welcome kicks off with New Student Move-In and normally goes until the first home football game. Events during the fall range from the annual Casino Night, Find Your Classes, New Student Convocation, and more!
During the spring, we host Commuter Breakfast, Large Scale Events, Spirit Friday, and more!
Come out and see us during Welcome Week and let us show you why LU is your home away from home!