Cardinal Family Weekend

You're invited!

All parents and family members are invited to our annual Cardinal Family Weekend, coming up September 30-October 1, 2017. This weekend is a great opportunity to reconnect with your students and see first-hand what their life is like at Lamar University.

Cardinal Family Weekend includes a Welcome Brunch, games at the Rec Center, tailgating, and of course, LU football!

If you and your family are ready to join us for Cardinal Family Weekend, visit to register by September 27 at noon.

Saturday Schedule - September 30

Family Weekend Check-In
Time: 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Location: Sheila Umphrey Recreational Sports Center
Pick up your registration packet at the Rec Center. Your packet includes a wristband for admittance to the tailgate, brunch, and all other Family Weekend activities, plus your football tickets for the big game!

Family Weekend Morning Welcome
Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Location: Sheila Umphrey Recreational Sports Center

Museum Tours
Time: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Location: Spindletop-Gladys City Boomtown Museum
Spend the afternoon touring the Spindletop-Gladys City Boomtown Museum, located on the Lamar University campus. Free attendance with wristband.

Cardinal Crafts
Time: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Location: Sheila Umphrey Recreational Sports Center

Time: 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: Sheila Umphrey Recreational Sports Center

Afternoon Social
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Location: Sheila Umphrey Recreational Sports Center
Stop by the Rec Center for a coffee break! Enjoy a relaxing afternoon with bingo and board games. If you're feeling active, join us in a parents versus students dodgeball or basketball game. Free attendance with wristband.

Parents & Family Tailgate
Time: 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Location: Student Tailgating Area, Parking Lot A-5 at the Montagne Center
Stop by the LU Parents Association tent to get some yummy tailgate food. Relax, enjoy music and tailgate games, and meet other LU parents.

LU Football Game
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Provost-Umphrey Stadium
Cheer the Lamar Cardinals to victory!

Sunday Schedule - October 1

Time: 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Location: Sheila Umphrey Recreational Sports Center
End your weekend with a relaxing brunch!


The following hotels have a special rate for Parents Weekend. Ask for the "Lamar Parents Weekend" rate when you call.

MCM Elegante Hotel
2355 I-10 Access Road
Beaumont, Texas 77705

Holiday Inn and Suites
3950 I-10 South & Walden Road
Beaumont, Texas 77705