One of the perks of being an LIT student is that the campus is located directly across the street from its four year counterpart, Lamar University. LIT contracts many services from Lamar University which ensures that LIT students will receive the ideal college experience. LIT students have the same options as students attending larger, four year institutions across the country.

  • Lamar University Health Center
  • Lamar University Parking Office
  • Sheila Umphrey Recreational Sports Center
  • Setzer Student Center
  • Barnes & Noble Student Bookstore
  • Mary and John Gray Library
  • Lamar University Campus Police Department
  • Athletics/Sporting Events
  • Cardinal Village/Lamar University Housing

The Lamar University Health Center’s
The Lamar University Health Center’s mission is to promote the health and wellness of the student population by offering quality medical and psychological services to the students of Lamar University and Lamar Institute of Technology. There is also a wide variety of testing services and immunizations that can be administered at this facility. LIT students will need to bring a valid student ID with visible T# to their appointments. All charges incurred are billed directly to the student’s account and can be paid for at the LIT Cashiers Office. The Health Center can be reached at 409.880.8466, or at their physical address 857 East Virginia in Beaumont, TX 77705.

Sheila Umphrey Recreational Sports Center
Sheila Umphrey Recreational Sports Center is more commonly referred to as “The Rec Center.” It is part of Lamar University’s Department of Recreational Sports. Rec Sports programs include Fitness and Wellness (workout facilities and classes), Outdoor Pursuits (including rock climbing wall), Aquatics, and Informal Recreation. LIT students are allowed access to the facility upon presentation of a valid student ID and completion of liability release waiver which is signed on your first visit only. More than 1,000 students, faculty, and staff participate daily in Rec Sports! The Rec Center can be reached at 409.880.2306,

Setzer Student Center
Setzer Student Center (or "The Set") is the place to be! It is the center of campus activities at Lamar University. The purpose of the center is to provide the student "family" with programs and facilities for a variety of out-of-classroom tastes and needs. The activities and services of the center are for the enjoyment of all the members of Lamar and Lamar Institute of Technology. They are utilized according to individual interests in such areas as meetings, lectures, music, movies, reading or for simply relaxing over a cup of coffee or in casual conversation with friends. Funded by student fees, the Setzer Student Center offers programs and activities which are designed to enhance the academic and educational experiences of LU and LIT students.

The Barnes & Noble Student Bookstore
The Barnes & Noble Student Bookstore is a one-stop shop for all textbook and academic needs – including low cost used and digital textbooks. It also provides Lamar University and Lamar Institute of Technology clothing, merchandise, school supplies, a huge array of convenience items, along with other book types and magazines. Customers can shop in the store (located in the Setzer Student Center) or online at (LIT textbooks can be found by clicking Textbooks). For more information about the bookstore call 409.880.8342 or visit on Facebook at

The Mary and John Gray Library
The Mary and John Gray Library is an eight-story building centrally located on the LU campus. Its collection exceeds one million volume equivalents, including books, journals, microforms, maps, music scores, state and federal government publications, software, and audiovisual materials. Students, faculty, and staff of Lamar University and Lamar Institute of Technology can utilize computers in-house or remotely to locate, print and view electronic books in the online catalog. The Student ID with T# serves as a patron's library card for borrowing purposes. The library provides rooms for group study, and the fifth floor is a designated quiet study floor. Coin-operated copy machines for both print and microforms are available. The library is open seven days a week in the long semesters. Hours of operation are posted on the library website at and can be heard in a recorded message at 409.880.8117.

Lamar University Campus Police Department
Lamar University Campus Police Department is on campus to serve you in the protection of your person, your property, and the university’s property. The university police are also charged with the enforcement of university and systems regulations, all state, local and federal laws. Officers working for the university are licensed peace officers for the state of Texas. They have county-wide jurisdiction. There are emergency call stations located on the LIT campus that will send direct alerts to the LUPD 24 hours a day. The LUPD is located at 211 Red Bird Ln. Beaumont, TX 77710. Emergency Line: 409.880.8311 Non-Emergency: 409.880.8307

The Lamar University Parking Office
The Lamar University Parking Office is located in the Carl Parker Building on the LU campus. All faculty, staff and students are required to purchase a current parking permit and display it if they park a vehicle on campus. At the time you receive your parking permit, you will receive a campus map and a copy of the parking and traffic regulations. Parking and traffic regulations are in effect 24 hours a day. Should you receive a parking ticket, please make payment at the LIT Cashiers Office. Any student contesting a ticket should bring their appeal information to the Cashier's Office.

Lamar University Athletics/Sporting Events
Lamar University Athletics/Sporting Events are open for all LIT students to attend free of charge with the presentation of a valid student ID. For more information on obtaining entrance tickets call 409.880.1715 Monday- Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm or visit

Cardinal Village/Lamar University Housing
Cardinal Village/Lamar University Housing is managed and operated by the LU Department of Residence Life. The facility offers two-bedroom, one-bathroom units, providing each student with a private bedroom and a wide range of services and social amenities. We promote students’ intellectual and personal development through facilities, programs, activities and services that reflect the highest standards of the university. LIT students are invited to enter into individual and separate lease agreements with Cardinal Village. The student is responsible for following all lease regulations and maintaining all financial obligations incurred with Cardinal Village. This service is a courtesy extended from LU to LIT students for convenience purposes. LIT remains classified as a non-housing college. All students, both LU and LIT, residing in Cardinal Village are required to pay for and participate in the meal program with LU campus dining areas only. (Mega Bytes Café, located at LIT, is not included in the meal program.) For more on Cardinal Village contact 409.880.8550.