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, Transfer, and International undergraduate students.


Welcome to Cardinal Nation!

At New Student Orientation, you'll gain an 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.

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 us today for help connecting you with your academic advisor in your academic department. Email for assistance.

New Student Orientation for Spring will be held on January 13th, 2023

Register here for Spring Orientation.
Spring Orientation will be held from 10am-12pm on January 13th. 

2023 New Student Orientation Session Dates:

June 16
June 24
June 29

July 14
July 22
July 27

August 4

Transfer Orientation July 28

*Registration Opens Spring 2023!

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.

International Students

All international students attending Lamar University must contact the Office of International Education and Services to sign up for International Student Orientation. Call 409-880-7635 or email for more information.