Emergency Plans

In the event of a health emergency, 9-1-1 should be called (on campus: 409-880-7777). Morris Hall front desk and Texas Academy staff should be contacted immediately. For non-emergencies, students should call the Lamar University Police Department (on campus: 409-880-8307).


Student Health Center

Students who become ill or are injured during the day, excluding emergencies, may independently visit the Lamar University Health Center (phone: 409-880-8466). The Health Center hours are 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 8 a.m. - 3 p.m., Friday. If a health problem occurs when the health center is closed, the student should contact the student services coordinator.

Students and their parents are expected to immediately report any medical conditions and/or medications as they are diagnosed and/or prescribed in order to update the student’s medical information.

Emergency Alert System

LUPD uses an emergency alert system to notify the LU community of emergency situations, inclement weather closures and other important public safety information. Alerts are sent to the contact information saved in your Self-Service Banner account. Learn how to update your Self-Service Banner (PDF). It is imperative that every student, faculty and staff member receives these emergency notifications. So, it's very important that you keep this information up-to-date. Learn more about LU's campus safety and security services

Hurricane Evacuation & Other Weather Emergencies

In case of a hurricane evacuation, Texas Academy staff will inform students and parents of evacuation plans via email. Students and parents are reminded to inform the Texas Academy staff immediately of any email changes. Parents without email access must give the Texas Academy administration current and viable telephone numbers for immediate contact.

Family Emergency

Parents and students should contact the Texas Academy administration in the case of the death or serious injury of an immediate family member (i.e., parent/guardian, sibling or grandparent).Texas Academy will notify all appropriate faculty members of the emergency. A Weekend Travel Request form, available at the Texas Academy office, must be completed and signed by a parent/guardian before a student is permitted to leave campus.