New Student Orientation

Welcome to Lamar University!

Whether you start in the summer, fall, or spring, New Student Orientation is ready to welcome you and prepare you for a successful transition to LU! New Student Orientation is specifically designed for new college students. You'll receive all the information you need to feel confident when you step on campus for your first day of class!

Orientation includes information about student services, academic life, academic advising, and receiving your class schedule. It's also a great way to make friends, start building your on-campus community, and have FUN!

Lamar University offers Orientation for all incoming Freshmen and Transfer undergraduate students.

Freshman Students

Welcome to Cardinal Nation!

At New Student Orientation, you will get a better understanding of the academic and social life at Lamar University.

You will discover the incredible opportunities that await you at Lamar University, interact with other future Cardinals, meet your advisor and register for classes for your first semester as a student, and sign-up for any extracurricular activities and organizations.

Register for Freshman Orientation

You may only submit the form once!
If you need to change your Orientation date, please use the Reschedule Form below.

Transfer Students

What is a Transfer Student?

  • Transfer students are undergraduate students who attended another college or university.
  • You have 18 or more credit hours transferring to Lamar University.
  • College credits earned while enrolled in high school does not mean you're a transfer student.

Transfer students are strongly encouraged to attend Orientation.

Lamar University has a Transfer Liaison to assist you in the transfer process!
Contact her today for help connecting you with your academic advisor in your academic department. Email 
transferadvocate@lamar.edu for assistance and with any questions.

Register for Transfer Student Orientation

Orientation Dates

Freshman Orientation Sessions:

  • Saturday, June 18 (closed)
  • Friday, June 24 (closed)
  • Thursday, June 30
  • Saturday, July 9
  • Thursday, July 14
  • Friday, July 15
  • Friday, August 5
  • Thursday, August 11

Transfer Orientation:

  • Friday, July 29

Orientation Fees

  • Student Registration - $50
  • Guest Registration - $25
  • Students are allowed 2 guests.
  • All orientation fees are non-refundable.

If you have any questions, email us at nslp@lamar.edu.

Reschedule Your Orientation Session

When choosing your Orientation date, please select carefully! There is a service fee for multiple requests to change or reschedule your originally selected date. Please note, you will only be permitted to change your date once.

To change your orientation session, complete the Orientation Reschedule Request.

Departments and Student Organizations

Want to promote your Department or Student Organization to incoming students this summer at Orientation? Sign up now to host a table.

Student Organization Fair Resource Fair