Freshman Orientation

Welcome, first-year students! We're excited that you've chosen Lamar University, and we're looking forward to meeting you at Orientation. Orientation is an interactive program designed for all first-time, freshman students and their families and is required for all new freshman students.

Orientation on August 4, 2017 begins at 12:00 pm at the University Theater.

What Happens at Orientation?

  • Meet faculty, staff, and student leaders
  • Meet new friends
  • Learn how to be successful in a new environments
  • Experience life at Lamar University


To cancel your Orientation session, you must notify the New Student and Leadership Office TWO WEEKS PRIOR to the session that you are scheduled to attend. Students and parent/family members who do not notify the New Student and Leadership Office by the cancellation date, and do not reschedule to another session, will forfeit their Orientation fees.

Summer 2017 Orientation Dates

  • Friday, June 16
  • Saturday, June 17
  • Friday, June 23
  • Saturday, June 24
  • Friday, July 7
  • Saturday, July 8
  • Friday, July 28
  • Saturday, July 29

All Orientation times are from 8 am - 5 pm. Check-in is from 8 am - 9 am at the University Theater.

Registration is taken on a first-come, first-served manner. Some sessions will close based on attendance, so please make your reservations early.

Orientation Prices

New Student: $50
Parent or Guest: $25 per person

Each new student may register 2 guests for their Orientation session.

What to Bring

  • Your photo identification card
  • Your LU identification number, known on campus as your "L Number"
  • Pens and a notepad
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Light jacket (meeting rooms are chilly!)

Pre-Orientation Checklist

  • Submit your Bacterial Meningitis Vaccination form
  • Complete the Texas State Initiative (TSI) assessment (unless exempt)
  • Meet with an LU Academic Advisor