Parents Weekend | Oct. 1 - 2, 2016

You're invited!

All parents and family members are encouraged to attend our annual Parents Weekend, coming up October 1 - 2, 2016. This weekend is a great opportunity to reconnect with your students and see first-hand what their life is like at Lamar University.

Parents Weekend includes a Welcome Brunch, games at the Rec, Tailgating, and of course, LU Football!

If you and your family are ready to join us for Parents Weekend, visit to register by September 30.

Registration is $25 per person and includes one football ticket, access to the Rec Center and Spindletop Museum, giveaways, and meals.

Saturday Schedule - October 1

Parents Weekend Check-In
Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Location: Setzer Student Center
Pick up your registration packet outside the Setzer Student Center. Your packet includes a wristband for admittance to the tailgate, brunch, and all other Parents Weekend activities, plus your football tickets for the big game!

Parents Weekend Kick-Off + Photo Booth
Time: 11:30 am
Setzer Student Center Ballroom

Museum Tours
Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: Spindletop-Gladys City Boomtown Museum
Spend the afternoon touring the Spindletop-Gladys City Boomtown Museum, located on the Lamar University campus. Gusher will go off at 2 pm. Free attendance with wristband.

Afternoon Social
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Sheila Umphrey Recreational Sports Center
Stop by the Rec Center for a coffee break! Enjoy a relaxing afternoon with coffee, ice cream, and Bunco. If you're feeling active, join us in a parents versus students dodgeball game. Free attendance with wristband.

Parents & Family Tailgate
Time: 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Location: Student Tailgating Area, Parking Lot A-5 at the Montagne Center
Stop by the LU Parents Association tent to get some yummy tailgate food. Relax, enjoy music and tailgate games, and meet other LU parents.

LU Football Game
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Provost-Umphrey Stadium
Cheer the Lamar Cardinals to victory over the Southeastern Louisiana University Lions!

Sunday Schedule - October 2

Time: 9:00 am
Location: Sheila Umphrey Recreational Sports Center
End your weekend with brunch and pick up your photo from the Kick-Off!


The following hotels have a special rate for Parents Weekend. Ask for the "Lamar Parents Weekend" rate when you call.

MCM Elegante Hotel
2355 I-10 Access Road
Beaumont, Texas 77705

Holiday Inn and Suites
3950 I-10 South & Walden Road
Beaumont, Texas 77705