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!

Check out this page with information regarding orientation and if you have any questions, email us at


Congratulations and Welcome to Cardinal Nation!

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.

2021 Registration will begin end of March.

First Year Students

Registration Details:

All incoming first year in college students are required to attend Orientation.

Attending the required Cardinal Orientation allows you to:

  • become familiar with campus
  • learn more about your academic major and minor
  • meet your academic advisor, faculty and administration
  • meet new and current students and learn from others experiences
  • be more prepared for your first day, first year and college experience

2021 Dates:

2021 Registration will begin end of March.

June 12
June 18
June 25
June 26
July 17
July 23
July 24 (Virtual)
July 30

 **Please note that due to COVID there will be limited seats available per session.
Students may bring 1 guest**


$50 Student
$25 Guest
Included: meal, giveaway publications and materials, programming and administrative


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email. Additional details regarding Orientation will be emailed throughout the summer, so check your student email regularly.


 2021 Registration will begin end of March.