Legacies Begin Here.

Born into the Lamar family, Frances Wimberly-Alberto's journey with the university began the day she entered the world.  Now 89 years old, she reflects on a life intertwined with Lamar University with gratitude.  


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Lamar University Centennial 1923 - 2003

An important part of Lamar University’s institutional identity is tied to the 1901 Spindletop oil gusher, which set the foundation for South Park Junior College’s creation in 1923.

Much like the Lucas oil gusher in 1901, LU is bursting with opportunity for a wide range of students. Join us in celebrating this moment and the rich history of Lamar University.


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LU Moment: Beyond the Podcast with the Student Health Center

In this week's episode of LU Moment, the spotlight is on Lamar University's Student Health Center (SHC) as Jayna Bonnette, the health education program coordinator, shares valuable information on the diverse range of services provided for Cardinals.
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Lamar University Campus Tour

Visit Lamar University

Explore our beautiful 292-acre campus!  Tour campus in person, take a virtual tour or use our interactive campus map to find your way around.

Student Life

Whether you live on campus or commute to class, Lamar University campus life is the perfect blend of urban living with the close community feel of a small town. 

  • Stop by Starbucks in the library for coffee and a bite, or check out any of the restaurants on campus.
  • Meet classmates with similar interests! With more than 150 registered student clubs and organizations, you'll have plenty of opportunities.
  • Watch the Cardinals compete in NCAA Division 1 athletics, get involved in a group fitness class at the gym or join classmates in a wide variety of intramural teams.


Students enjoying Starbucks at Gray Library
Students in dorms at Cardinal Village
Greek Life at Lamar University
Cheering on the Lamar Cardinals

LU Featured on The College Tour Series

Lamar University is featured on the Amazon Prime series “The College Tour” where LU Cardinals tell their stories covering a wide variety of majors, backgrounds, campus activities and student organizations.

Publish date: March 06, 2024