New Student Orientation

Orientation Leaders 2015


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. 

2018 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 freshmen and transfer students. Freshman students must attend an Orientation session to receive their Fall 2018 class schedule, which will be confirmed at the end of Orientation.

Summer 2018 Orientation Dates

  • Friday, June 22
  • Saturday, June 23
  • Friday, June 29
  • Saturday, June 30
  • Friday, July 13
  • Saturday, July 14
  • Friday, July 27
  • Saturday, July 28
  • Friday , August 3

Time: 8 am - 5 pm
Check-in: 8 am - 9 am
Place: University Theatre

Registration is accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. 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 up to 2 guests for their Orientation session.

Pre-Orientation Checklist

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

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!)


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.