Shared Services

Among the perks of being an Institute student is the campus location, directly across the street from our four-year counterpart, Lamar University (LU). Lamar Institute of Technology (LIT) contracts many services from LU, which ensures that LIT students receive the ideal college experience; and 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

Lamar University Health Center

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. They administer a wide variety of testing services and immunizations.

LIT students should 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 Lamar Institute of Technology Cashier's Office. Contact the Health Center at 409-880-8466, dept_healthcenter@lamar.edu, or at their physical address: 857 East Virginia, Beaumont, TX 77705.

Sheila Umphrey Recreational Sports Center

Sheila Umphrey Recreational Sports Center is 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.

Lamar Institute of Technology students may use the facility by presenting a valid student ID and completing a liability release waiver, which is signed on your first visit only. More than 1,000 students, faculty and staff participate daily in Rec Sports! Contact the Rec Center at 409-880-2306, RecSports@Lamar.edu.

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 center provides 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 LU and Lamar Institute of Technology. They are used for 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, convenience items and other books and magazines. Customers can shop in the store (located in the Setzer Student Center) or online at http://lamar.bncollege.com/. (Find Institute textbooks by clicking Textbooks.) For more information about the bookstore, call 409-880-8342 or visit on Facebook at facebook.com/Lamarbookstore.

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 use 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 http://library.lamar.edu and via recorded message at 409-880-8117.

Lamar University Campus Police Department

Lamar University Campus Police Department is on campus to protect you, your property and the university’s property. University police are also charged with enforcing university and system's regulations, all state, local and federal laws.

Officers working for the university are licensed peace officers for the state of Texas. They have countywide jurisdiction. There are emergency call stations located on the Institute 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.

Lamar University Athletics/Sporting Events

Lamar University Athletics/Sporting Events are open for all Institute students, free of charge when presenting a valid student ID. For more information on tickets, call 409-880-1715 Monday- Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm or visit www.lamar.edu/tickets.

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. Cardinal Village/Lamar University Housing promotes students’ intellectual and personal development through facilities, programs, activities and services that reflect the highest standards of the university.

Lamar Institute of Technology 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 Institute students for convenience purposes. Lamar Institute of Technology remains classified as a non-housing college.

All students residing in Cardinal Village, both LU and the LIT, are required to pay for and participate in the meal program with LU campus dining areas only. (Mega Bytes Café, located at Lamar Institute of Technology, is not included in the meal program.) For more information about Cardinal Village, contact 409-880-8550.