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! 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, Transfer, and International undergraduate students.


Welcome to Cardinal Nation!

At New Student Orientation, you'll gain an understanding of the academic and social life at Lamar University.

You will discover the incredible opportunities that await you at Lamar University, interact with other future Cardinals, meet your advisor and register for classes for your first semester as a student, and sign-up for any extracurricular activities and organizations.

Click on your preferred session to register:

Summer 2024 Freshman Orientation Dates

Need to Reschedule?

To reschedule your originally selected Orientation date, email Please include the date you originally scheduled and your new preferred date.

Transfer Students

What is a Transfer Student?

  • Transfer students are undergraduate students who attended another college or university.
  • You have 18 or more credit hours transferring to Lamar University.
  • College credits earned while enrolled in high school does not mean you're a transfer student.

Transfer students are strongly encouraged to attend Orientation.

Lamar University has a Transfer Liaison to assist you in the transfer process! Contact us today for help connecting you with your academic advisor in your academic department. Email for assistance.

Registration for Transfer Student Orientation is open. Click the link below to register.

Summer 2024 Transfer Student Orientation Date

International Students

All international students attending Lamar University must contact the Office of International Education and Services to sign up for International Student Orientation. Call 409-880-7635 or email for more information.