New Student Orientation

Congratulations and 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.

 2020 Orientation 

New Student Orientation is exactly what it sounds like: an orientation specifically designed for new college students. You will 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 students. 
Freshmen students are required attend an Orientation session.

Orientation Dates


Dates for Orientation 2020
Registration opens Spring 2020

June 12th
June 20th
June 27th
July 18th*
July 24th
July 31st
August 1st- Transfer Orientation

*On July 18, Spanish translation services will be available.

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

Rescheduling Policy

If you need to reschedule your Orientation date, contact the New Student and Leadership Office at 409-880-7775 or email Rescheduling must be made at least two weeks in advance.

Refund Policy 

Refunds for Orientation dates will only be issued if our office is notified by email 7 business days before your scheduled session. Email for issues related to Orientation.