Schedule of Events


FRIDAY
August 22
SATURDAY
August 23
SUNDAY
August 24
MONDAY
August 25
TUESDAY
August 26
WEDNESDAY
August 27
THURSDAY
August 28
FRIDAY
August 29
SATURDAY
August 30
Friday, August 22

Time Event Location
ALL DAY WOW Photo Contest - #LUW0W14
We're having a week-long contest, and the most spirited LU WOW picture will win a prize! Click here for Contest Rules & Info.
Today's Theme: Best family photo!
@LU_NSO on Twitter
9 am - 5 pm Residence Hall Move-In
Pack your bags and move into your new home away from home! New students may begin moving into their residence halls today. What Hall are you in? *Please note that we do not provide dollies or carts during move-in.
Cardinal Village
11 am - 1 pm Brunch Brooks-Shivers Dining Hall
11 am - 1 pm Free Hot Links
The Wesley Student Center and Isaiah 61 Life Outreach are excited to welcome Lamar students, new and returning, for the '14-'15 academic year! They will be serving free links and drinks in the "God Quad" between Brooks-Shivers Dining Hall and Combs Hall. Go grab a cold drink, a quick bite, and make some new friends!
Wesley Foundation Methodist Center
11 am - 1 pm Free Snack Packs
The Episcopal College Community and the Wesley Student Center are teaming up to share snacks to carry the Class of 2018 through their first weekend at Lamar University. They will be available to encourage and pray for you as you begin your college career. Snack Packs are shared every Friday during the Fall and Spring semesters.
Wesley Foundation Methodist Center
4:30 pm - 6 pm Dinner Brooks-Shivers Dining Hall
6 pm - 8pm Pool Party
Join us for fun in the sun and relax by Cardinal Village's wonderful pool!
Cardinal Village Pool, between Gentry and Morris Halls
Saturday, August 23

Time Event Location
ALL DAY WOW Photo Contest Continues - #LUW0W14
Today's Theme: Best family photo!
@LU_NSO on Twitter
9 am - 5 pm Residence Hall Move-In Continues Cardinal Village
11 am - 1 pm Brunch Brooks-Shivers Dining Hall
10 am - 3 pm 3-on-3 Hardwood Classic Basketball Tournament
This event is limited to the first 10 teams per division men & women division. Each team will be guaranteed 2 games the first round is pool play, where each team in a bracket will play each other. The winning teams from each pool will move on to the single elimination championship bracket. To sign up, contact Marcus Young at myoung15@lamar.edu or 409-880-7912.
Sheila Umphrey Recreational Sports Center *
2 pm - 4 pm A Day at the Rec
Rec Sports 101: The talented staff of the Rec will be on hand to lead tours and give out info on Fall group fitness classes, intramural tournaments, outdoor adventures, and more.
Sheila Umphrey Recreational Sports Center *
4:30 pm - 6 pm Dinner Brooks-Shivers Dining Hall
5 pm - 8 pm WOW Fest
The Wesley Student Center and the Episcopal College Community partner to together to host WOW Fest. Come and enjoy live music and connect with some new and old friends. Food and drinks will be served. The stage and pit will be set-up between the Dining Hall and Combs Hall.
Wesley Foundation Methodist Center
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm New Student VIP Experience
Come out to the New Student VIP Event at Barnes & Noble for a night of exclusive fun with your fellow First Year Student! What better way to kick off your first semester than with food, free stuff and new friends? Enjoy special discounts and take advantage of the one-on-one concierge textbook shopping . A photo booth will be available to capture the moments of what will surely be an unforgettable night. Be sure to stick around for our raffle with the chance to win some really cool items from the bookstore! See you there!
Barnes & Noble Bookstore in the Setzer Student Center
7 pm - 9 pm “First Week Follies” Variety Show
After a long day of move-in, come join us at The Set as new and returning students perform and display individual and group talent. Sit back and watch Lamar’s most talented Cardinals perform.Sign-up will be extended to both new incoming and returning students. There will be a live DJ, food, and door prizes. If you would like to showcase your talent, please contact Yinka Jenmy at Olayinka.Jenmy@Lamar.edu or 409-880-7761
Setzer Student Center Ballroom
Sunday, August 24

Time Event Location
ALL DAY WOW Photo Contest Continues- #LUW0W14
Today's Theme: Best family photo!
@LU_NSO on Twitter
9 am - 5 pm Residence Hall Move-In Continues Cardinal Village
11 am - 1 pm Brunch Brooks-Shivers Dining Hall
2 pm - 4 pm Welcome to Campus from Theatre & Dance!
Alpha Psi Omega (APO), the Theatre Honors fraternity, along with the department of Theatre and Dance, would like to welcome you to campus. This event is open to majors, minors, or anyone interested in Theatre and/or Dance at Lamar. You'll be able to meet your professors, meet & reconnect with fellow colleagues, have a snack, and ask questions. This is intended to be an informal event in which you can relax before classes begin.
Studio Theatre
4 pm - 5 pm New Student Convocation
This official greeting from the Lamar University President and campus leaders will get your LU career off to the best possible start!
McDonald Gym
5 pm - 6:30 pm Cardinal Nation Block Party
Music, free WOW t-shirts, and more! Enjoy good food and good music while mingling with organizations and campus leaders.
Brooks-Shivers Dining Hall
6:30 pm - 9 pm Sunday Night Movie: Captain America, The Winter Soldier
Join us in the Setzer Student Center Ballroom for a movie night! Enjoy a night of fun and entertainment before your first day of classes. Don’t forget to mix and mingle while you’re there! This is a great chance to meet and hangout other Cardinal Village residents, student organization members, and other new students like you!
Setzer Student Center Ballroom
Monday, August 25

Time Event Location
ALL DAY WOW Photo Contest Continues - #LUW0W14
Today's Theme: Best family photo!
@LU_NSO on Twitter
8 am - 1 pm Got Questions? Info Tables
Lamar University Representatives will provide you with information regarding the various resources and opportunities offered on campus. Bring a copy of your class schedule and they will highlight on a campus map, where your particular classes are going to be held. They are ready to help you make your days at Lamar the best ever!
Setzer Student Center Front Patio
11 am - 1 pm Power Up with the President
Want to meet the new Student Government Association staff? Join them and get the 411 on the new plans for this upcoming year while enjoying light refreshments.
Setzer Student Center Arbor
2 pm - 3 pm Setzer Student Center Ice Cream Social
Come meet the Setzer Student Center staff and learn about student organizations on OrgSync, upcoming activities, co-sponsorship, and other services available at the SSC while enjoying ice cream and music.
Setzer Student Center Arbor
3 pm - 4 pm Freshman Leadership Program Mixer
Learn about the prestigious Freshman Leadership Program, an opportunity for you to interact with other emerging leaders of the LU community, learn how to get more involved on campus and prepare yourself for a successful collegiate career.
Galloway Building Patio
Tuesday, August 26

Time Event Location
ALL DAY WOW Photo Contest Continues - #LUW0W14
Today's Theme: Best selfie!
@LU_NSO on Twitter
8 am - 1 pm Got Questions? Info Tables
Lamar University Representatives will provide you with information regarding the various resources and opportunities offered on campus. Bring a copy of your class schedule and they will highlight on a campus map, where your particular classes are going to be held. They are ready to help you make your days at Lamar the best ever!
Setzer Student Center Front Patio and Library Patio
Noon - 1 pm Campus Resource Fair
Come get to know the various resources available to help you be a successful Cardinal!
Featuring:
The Caring Place
Disability Resource Center
Career and Testing Center
STARS - Student Tutoring and Retention Services
  • Academic Enhancement Workshops
  • Early Alert
  • Freshman Interest Groups
  • Learning Communities
  • AAMP - African-American Male Professional student mentoring
  • Mi Socio - Hispanic student mentoring
  • Wings - Individual mentoring for any student
  • Supplemental Instruction
  • Tutoring Services
Setzer Student Center Arbor
3 pm - 5 pm Veteran’s Reception
The staff of the Office of Veterans Affairs will be on hand to meet LU's student veterans. Enjoy some light refreshments and learn more about the GI Bill, Hazlewood, and other opportunities available to student veterans.
Setzer Student Center Room 210
4 pm - 5 pm Student Government Association Meeting
There's no L without U! The entire student body is invited to attend the first Student Government Association meeting of the new year. President Sabrina Lewis will be giving her State of the Union Address about this year's upcoming events. Guest speakers include Dr. Kenneth Evans, University President and Dr. Vicki McNeil, the new Vice-President for Student Engagement.
Setzer Student Center Ballroom
7 pm - 9 pm Baptist Student Ministry Back to School Bash
We will have inflatable games, music, food and door prizes. Come have a blast and find out more about the Baptist Student Ministry and all we have to offer.
Baptist Student Center (behind the Dining Hall)
6 pm - 8 pm Gone to the Dogs!
Come to the Library and spend some time with our local therapy dogs. All sorts of pups just waiting for pets and belly rubs -  from Great Danes to Lap Dogs!  Check out the Library while here and win some cool prizes! Homemade snackage provided too!
Mary & John Gray Library, First Floor
Wednesday, August 27

Time Event Location
ALL DAY WOW Photo Contest Continues - #LUW0W14
Today's Theme: Most creative!
@LU_NSO on Twitter
10 am - 2 pm Lifeshare Blood Drive
Give blood, save a life! You can get a free Lifeshare T-Shirt when you donate blood!
Setzer Student Center Rooms 104 & 106
12 pm - 2 pm Student Health Center Fair & Mock-tail Party
Join us for Happy Hour at the Cardinal Cabana. We are located in the center arbor of the Setzer Center for Week of Welcome. We'll have facts on tap and bar snacks. Don’t forget, drinks are on the house and you get to keep our signature cup! Post your Cardinal Cabana selfies at #LUWOW14!
Setzer Student Center Arbor
12 pm - 2 pm Be the Match Bone Marrow Donor Program
Get your Friendship Bracelet when you participate in the Be the Match bone marrow donor program.
Setzer Student Center Arbor
3 pm - 5 pm Multicultural Reception
Mix and mingle with the staff of Multicultural Programming as they bring you exciting info on upcoming events and activities.
Setzer Student Center Ballroom
6 pm - 7 pm Painting With A Twist
Design a unique piece of LU artwork for your dorm or house with the help of an art major guiding you step-by-step.
Setzer Student Center Ballroom
6 pm - 7 pm College Panhellenic Council Informational
Ever thought about joining a sorority? Want to get the real scoop on sorority life? Join us for an Informational on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 6:00 pm in Room 210 of the Setzer Student Center. You will have the opportunity to ask questions and meet women from Alpha Chi Omega, Alpha Delta Pi, and Zeta Tau Alpha Sororities. To be eligible to join a CPC sorority at Lamar University, you must be a full-time female student of Lamar University or LIT and have a cumulative and previous semester or high school GPA of a 2.5 or more. For more information, visit our website.
Setzer Student Center Room 210
7 pm - 9:45 pm Evening of Tournaments
Drop by the Rec Center for some casual competition! We're playing washers, ladder golf, & horseshoes on the Patio; pool, shuffleboard, darts, & foosball in the Game Room; basketball in the Main Gym; and table tennis, volleyball, & indoor soccer at the Multi-Purpose Courts. Pick your fave or try them all!
Sheila Umphrey Recreational Sports Center*
Thursday, August 28

Time Event Location
ALL DAY WOW Photo Contest Continues - #LUW0W14
Today's Theme: Best picture by Mirabeau’s head!
@LU_NSO on Twitter
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Pep Rally
It's time to get pumped up for Cardinal Football! Join the Cheerleaders, the LU Dance Team, and our mascots Big Red and Lu as we meet the team and coaches. Let's cheer them to victory over Grambling State in the season opener on Saturday!
The Quad
1 pm - 4 pm Cardinal Kickoff
Everyone's invited to come get free food, free drink, and free giveaways at Education First to start the new semester off right! Education First is next to Kampus Korner at Rolfe Christopher and Alabama, behind Cardinal Village.
Education First Federal Credit Union
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm Job Fair
Attend the Lamar Jobs Student Employment Center Part-time Job Fair to see available part-time positions on and off campus and meet with departments and employers. Please dress to impress and bring copies of your resume. If this is your first time attending a Career Fair, please see Career & Testing Services for tips. For questions, contact Career & Testing Services at 409-880-8878 or 409-880-8878.
Setzer Student Center Ballroom
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm Student Organization Fair
Explore LU's 200+ student organizations and see how easy it is to get involved!
Setzer Student Center Arbor
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm Glow Zumba
Dance off the pounds with glow-in-the dark Zumba. Put on your 80’s workout gear and get ready to move your body!
McDonald Gym
Friday, August 29

Time Event Location
5 pm WOW Photo Contest Ends
Today's Theme: Most spirited!
@LU_NSO on Twitter
3 pm - 6 pm National Pan-Hellenic Council Yard Show
It's a Greek Life Talent Show! Come watch the fraternities and sororities of the National Pan-Hellenic Council perform talents of stepping (synchronized hand foot movements), along with singing, dancing, chanting, and acting. 
Setzer Student Center Ballroom
9:30 pm - Midnight Target College Night
This shopping event has everything essential for a great start to college: music, shopping, giveaways, great prizes and a hundred of your new best friends. We’ll even get you there and back. It’s the perfect opportunity to meet new people, have fun and get everything you need for a smart start to school!
Buses leave from behind Morris Hall at 9:30 pm & 10:30 pm
Saturday, August 30

Time Event Location
3:30 pm - 6:30 pm Student Tailgate Party
Get there early to pick up one of 250 vouchers redeemable for "The Flock" t-shirts inside Provost Umphrey Stadium, plus other cool Red & White gear. Stick around after the game for "5th Quarter" & your chance to win $650 in cash!
Student Tailgating Area, near Plummer Bldg.
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm 1st Home Football Game Provost Umphrey Stadium

*The Sheila Umphrey Recreational Sports Center has a dress code for participants; please visit the Rec Sports website for more information.

For more information on Week of Welcome, please call 409-880-8441 or email dept_sdl@lamar.edu.

For questions concerning disability-related access or to request accommodations, contact the Disability Resource Center by email at DRC@Lamar.edu, by phone at 409-880-8347, or in person at Room 105 in the Communication Building.