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. 

Freshmen students are required to attend an Orientation session.

2019 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.
Freshmen students are required attend an Orientation session.

Summer 2019 Orientation Dates

  • Saturday, June 15 - Closed
  • Friday, June 21
  • Saturday, June 22
  • Friday, June 28
  • Saturday, June 29* 
  • Friday, July 26
  • Saturday, July 27*
  • Friday, August 2
  • Saturday, August 3 (Transfer Student Orientation)

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

*This session provides translation services from English to Spanish for participating family members
*Esta sesión proporciona servicios de traducción de inglés a español para los familiares participantes

Orientation Prices

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

Each new student may register up to 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

  • 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.
  • If you're interested in living on campus in University Housing, visit residencelife.

Rescheduling Policy

All first year students are required to attend Orientation.  If you need to reschedule your Orientation date, contact the New Student and Leadership Office at 409-880-7775.

Rescheduling must be made at least two weeks in advance.