You play an important role in assisting future and current Lamar University students, from offering help with applications to encouraging students to persevere. For any college student, especially first-time students, the support of parents and families is vital to success. Learn more about our Parents Association.
Health and Safety
- Student Heath Center
Free and low-cost medical services
- University Police
Certified Texas peace officers patrol campus, enforce local, state and federal laws; and investigate violations. Officers are assigned regular shifts to monitor university housing and adjacent parking lots.
- Shuttle Service
In the evenings, a free shuttle service provides transportation for around campus.
- Security Cameras
New security cameras and emergency phones placed at strategic locations across campus provide more protection.
Life Outside the Classroom
- Housing and Residence Life
- Office of Student Engagement
- Recreation and Wellness
- Clubs & Organizations
- Community Service & Sustainability
- Diversity and Inclusion
- Disability Resource Center
- Undergraduate Research
Digital Guide to LU
Lamar University offers several programs to help students achieve their full academic potential whether they need extra help or extra challenges.
- Academic Programs
All freshmen and new transfer students are required to meet with an academic advisor before registering for classes, and many departments require advising for all majors each semester.
- Financial Aid
- Registering for Classes
Along with free tutoring, the office of Student Tutoring and Retention Services offers workshops on topics such as study skills, test preparation and time management.
- Honors Program
Honors students may enroll in enriched core curriculum classes, participate in interdisciplinary seminars, pursue independent study and initiate enhanced projects in classes to match their interests. Honors students have access to specialized scholarships and peer mentoring.
- Academic Calendar
- Career Counseling
- International Student Services
Adjusting to College Life
You can help your student make the transition to college life by striking the right balance between providing support and fostering independence.
Discuss both financial plans and academic expectations. Encourage your student to make responsible decisions about alcohol and other lifestyle choices.
You can help by recognizing that your student is an adult who still needs a coach but not a rescuer. Listen and offer encouragement while urging your student to take advantage of resources on campus and to solve his or her own problems.
You should be aware that a federal law, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), protects the privacy of student educational records and may restrict your access to certain information, including grades.