Orientation Schedule

Freshman Students

Orientation for freshmen is required. Students must stay the whole day to prevent being dropped from their Fall classes.

7:30am-9:00am

  • CHECK IN - Setzer Student Center - Welcome to Lamar University! Pick up your Orientation materials and get ready for a great day!
  • RESOURCE FAIR - Setzer Student Center Atrium - Meet representatives from LU’s student services and resource departments. We’re here to help you!
  • HOUSING TOURS - Campbell Hall - Residence Hall tours are available. If you pre-registered, you can go directly to Campbell Hall at your scheduled time. If you did not pre-register, find the tour at the end of the Atrium and follow our staff to Campbell Hall.
  • ID PHOTOS - Wimberly Student Services - Students can drop by the Wimberly to take their photo for their LU identification card.

9:10am-10:15am

  • CARDINAL WELCOME - University Theater - The Cardinal Orientation Team will give you a big welcome and provide you with an overview of the day. You’ll learn LU Traditions and all about student life!

10:15am-10:45am

  • MANAGING COLLEGE COSTS - University Theater - Do you have questions about financial aid or how to pay for college? This session will answer all your questions and explain the process of paying for college.

11:00am-11:40am

  • CARD TO CARD SMALL GROUPS - Setzer Student Center - See sticker on your folder for your group number. Your Orientation Leader will lead you to your small group meeting location. Get to know other incoming students on your team, learn important information about LU, and get the scoop from the OL’s on how to navigate life at LU.

11:40am-12:40pm

  • INVOLVEMENT FAIR - Setzer Student Center - Meet lots of student organizations and learn how to get involved at LU!

11:45am-12:30pm

  • BREAK OUT SESSIONS - See page 6 for Break Out Session details.

12:40pm-1:40pm

  • LUNCH - Brooks-Shivers Dining Hall - Enjoy lunch at the Dining Hall, a buffet offering a variety of delicious options every day.

1:50pm-2:30pm

  • CONNECT WITH THE CARDS - Recreational Sports Center - Connect with other Cardinals from your team during large group games and activities.

2:40pm-4:00pm

  • CARDINAL SUCCESS - Follow your Orientation Leader. You’ll rotate through three different sessions to meet your success team and academic advisors, get familiar with the computer systems and tech you’ll use at LU, and prepare for the fall semester.

4:00pm

  • CHECK OUT CARDS - Setzer Student Center - Make one last stop at the Setzer Student Center to check out and receive LU swag!

Parents & Guests

While Orientation is required for new students, we do understand it is a long day. Guests, feel free to come and go as you please. Rest on campus, shop, and visit local Beaumont attractions.

7:30am-9:00am

  • CHECK IN & RESOURCE FAIR - Setzer Student Center
  • HOUSING TOURS - Campbell Hall

9:10am-10:15am

  • CARDINAL WELCOME - University Theater - The Cardinal Orientation Team will give you a big welcome and provide you with an overview of the day. You’ll learn LU Traditions and all about student life!

10:15am-10:45am

  • MANAGING COLLEGE COSTS - University Theater

11:00am-11:30am

  • CLOCKWORK - University Theater - In this session, you’ll receive a breakdown of what events and emotions your student might experience during their first year at LU.

11:40am-12:40pm

  • INVOLVEMENT FAIR - Setzer Student Center

11:45am-12:30pm

  • BREAK OUT SESSIONS - See page 6 for Break Out Session details.

12:40pm-1:40pm

  • LUNCH Brooks-Shivers Dining Hall

1:50pm-3:30pm

  • ACADEMIC ADVISING AND YOUR STUDENT - Setzer Student Center - Talk with our Academic Advisors to learn what your student should expect academically at LU, and next steps for both you and your student.

3:00pm-3:30pm

  • RESOURCE PANEL - Setzer Student Center - Learn more about LU’s campus resources and get your questions answered from our representatives.

3:30pm-4:00pm

  • LETTING GO & LETTING GROW - Setzer Student Center - Learn more about upcoming changes for you and your student. Then, join us in a conversation with other Orientation guests about expectations for your student and fears for the future.

4:00pm

  • CHECK OUT CARDS - Setzer Student Center

Transfer Students

SESSIONS FOR BOTH EXPRESS AND EXTENDED ORIENTATION ATTENDEES:

9:00am-9:30am

  • CHECK IN - Setzer Student Center - Welcome to Lamar University! Pick up your Orientation materials and get ready for a great day!

9:30am-10:35am

  • CARDINAL WELCOME Live Oak Ballroom, Setzer Student Center - The Cardinal Orientation Team will give you a big welcome and provide you with an overview of the day. You’ll learn LU Traditions and all about student life!

10:45am-11:30am

  • CARDINAL SUCCESS - Follow your Orientation Leader. You’ll be introduced to the computer systems and tech you’ll use at LU to help you prepare for the fall semester. You will also meet the Transfer Student Advocate of Lamar University and faculty members from the academic departments.

11:30am-12:30am

  • INVOLVEMENT & RESOURCE FAIR - Setzer Student Center - Meet representatives from LU student organizations, services and resource departments and learn more about how to get involved at LU. We’re here to help you!

11:35am-12:20pm

  • BREAK OUT SESSIONS - See page 6 for Break Out Session details.

12:30pm-1:30pm

  • LUNCH - Brooks-Shivers Dining Hall - Enjoy lunch at the Dining Hall, a buffet offering a variety of delicious options every day.

SESSIONS FOR EXTENDED ORIENTATION ATTENDEES ONLY:

1:45pm-2:45pm

  • CARD TO CARD SMALL GROUPS - Setzer Student Center - See sticker on your folder for your group number. Your Orientation Leader will lead you to your small group meeting location. Get to know other incoming students on your team, learn important information about LU, and get the scoop from the OL’s on how to navigate life at LU.

2:50pm-3:30pm

  • CONNECT WITH THE CARDS - Live Oak Ballroom, Setzer Student Center - Connect with other Cardinals from your team during large group games and activities.

3:30pm

  • CHECK OUT CARDS - Setzer Student Center - Make one last stop at the Setzer Student Center to check out and receive LU swag!

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