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.

All orientation sessions have been held for the Fall 2022 semester. 
Students will need to register for an alternate orientation program below. 

Register for Freshman Orientation

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 for assistance and with any questions.

All international students attending Lamar University for Fall 2022 will need to contact the Office of International Education and Service to sign up for Orientation.
Please contact: Phone: 409-880-7635 or Email:

Orientation Dates


All orientation sessions have been held for the Fall 2022 semester.


Freshman Orientation Sessions

  • Friday, August 5
  • Thursday, August 11


Closed Orientation Sessions:
June 18, June 24, June 30, July 9, July 14, July 15, 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

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.