New Student Orientation

Congratulations and welcome to Cardinal Nation!

We're so excited that you chose to start your journey at Lamar University. LU offers orientation programs that help students transition to a new academic community, and help family members understand the student experience during this exciting time.

Entering a new academic community is an significant time in a person's life, and we want to help make it as successful as possible.


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2020 Orientation 

New Student Orientation is a wonderful opportunity to have your questions answered and start navigating the logistics associated with starting college or transferring from one school to another. It's also a great way to make friends, start building your on-campus community, and have FUN!

Our Orientation Leaders will guide you through an interactive introduction to departments, resources, and opportunities for involvement, which will allow you to customize your own unique college experience.

Lamar University offers Orientation for all incoming freshman and transfer students. Freshman students are required attend an Orientation session.

Orientation Dates

Dates for Orientation 2020
Registration will open Spring 2020

June 12th
June 20th
June 27th
July 18th
July 24th
July 31st

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

Rescheduling Policy

If you need to reschedule your Orientation date, contact the New Student and Leadership Office at 409-880-7775 or email Rescheduling must be made at least two weeks in advance.

Refund Policy 

Refunds for Orientation dates will only be issued if our office is notified by email 7 business days before your scheduled session. Email for issues related to Orientation.

Pre-Orientation Checklist

  • Complete the Pre-Advising Questionnaire after signing up for Orientation
  • Confirmation of your TSI status by the TSI Office. The TSI Office will reach out to you after you register for Orientation.
  • Freshman are required to live on campus in University Housing. To learn more, visit