Alma Mater

The Lamar University Alma Mater is sung at the end of each commencement ceremony. Gilbert Rhodes Smartt, Lamar Professor from 1945 to 1951 wrote the words and composed the music to the alma mater in 1951 in celebration of Lamar's elevation to senior college status.

Lamar to thee we're singing

Voices raised on high.

We will forever love thee

Laud thee to the sky.

We will ever need thee

As our guiding star.

To us you'll always be

Our glorious Lamar.