Frequently Asked Questions

General

Purchase, Pricing and Payment Options

Engraving/Personalization

Location/Placement

Who can participate in the Cardinal Walk of Honor?

  • Lamar University alumni, students, faculty, staff, retirees, parents, and friends can have their name placed in the Lamar University Cardinal Walk of Honor.

Will I receive a confirmation after I place my order?

  • After we receive your order, you will be emailed or mailed a confirmation notice that includes your inscription request.  You will then have 10 business days to make any changes to your brick inscription.  If you do not receive a confirmation letter/email within one week of placing an order, please contact us as soon as possible.

When will my brick be installed?

  • Bricks purchased before October 2015, have been installed in the quadrangle. Bricks ordered October 2015 and after will be installed as soon as the minimum number of brick orders have been received and the renovations scheduled for the quadrangle beginning Fall 2016 are completed.

Will I be notified when the bricks are installed?

  • Yes, once the bricks are installed, all purchasers will receive a notice that the bricks are installed and ready for viewing.

What is the cost of a brick?

Are brick purchases tax deductible?

  • Yes, brick purchases are tax deductible as allowed by law.  All donations for the walkway are made payable to the Lamar University Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

What payment options are available?

  • You may order bricks online with a major credit card; you may submit your order by mailing a check or money order made payable to the Lamar University Foundation at PO Box 11500, Beaumont, TX 77710, fax credit card orders to (409) 880-8409, make a  purchase over the phone by credit card at (409) 880-8519, or order in person by visiting the Lamar University Foundation, 855 Jim Gilligan Way, Rudy C. Williams Building, Suite 103, Beaumont, TX 77705.  Lamar University employees may purchase a brick through payroll deduction by contacting Advancement Services at (409) 880-8519 or emailing advancementservices@lamar.edu

If I order a brick and change my mind, can I cancel my order?

  • Once brick orders have been confirmed, all sales are final and orders cannot be cancelled or refunded.

Can I share the purchase of a brick with someone else?

  • Due to the limited space for characters on each brick, bricks can contain the name of one person only. Names of organizations or companies may not be engraved on the bricks.  This walkway was designed to honor alumni and friends of the university and their affinity to LU.  The name of one individual along with his/her affiliation with Lamar University may be engraved on the bricks.  All inscription requests will be reviewed and approved by Lamar University.

Will I own the brick I order?

  • Lamar University is proud to offer the opportunity to install your personalize brick.  These bricks are meant to show the honor, support and memories of Lamar University Alumni and Friends.  You are making a tax deductible gift to the Lamar University Foundation, and the engraved bricks become the property of Lamar University and will remain in the quadrangle. Bricks cannot be removed by the purchaser for any reason.

What can be engraved on a brick?

  • Bricks may contain up to three lines of text with up to 16 characters on each line. It must contain the proper name of one individual only and can include the individual's official affiliation with Lamar University.  Line one may contain "In Honor Of", "In Memory Of", or a proper name only. Lines 2 or 3 can contain the individual's affiliation to Lamar University such as a major or degree, athletic team, official student organizations or clubs, performing group, dates of LU service for employees and retirees, or Greek letters.

How can I be sure that the text on my brick will be correct?

  • When you place an order, your inscription will be reviewed by Lamar University staff for accuracy and to be sure it fits within the ordering guidelines.  You will then receive acknowledgement that includes a verification of the engraved text.  If something is spelled or listed incorrectly, you will have an opportunity to correct it in writing before the engraving takes place. You will have 10 business days to make any changes to your brick inscription.

How can I find out if a brick has already been purchased on behalf of someone?

  • You may view bricks that have been installed or call (409) 880-8519 to find out in a brick has already been purchased on behalf of someone.  Names may appear more than once in the walkway.

Where is the Cardinal Walk of Honor located?

  • The Cardinal Walk of Honor is located in the quadrangle near the statue of Mirabeau B. Lamar.

How will I know where my brick is located in the Cardinal Walk of Honor?

  • After your brick is installed, you will receive a notice of the location of your brick. 

Can my brick be placed next to a friend or family member's brick?

  • Possibly.  Bricks will be placed in the order they are received unless otherwise noted.  Depending on space availability, we take requests for brick locations.  Once bricks have been installed, they cannot be moved.  If you would like to request your brick be next to the brick for someone else, please indicate that on the order form.  Lamar University will make every attempt to honor your location request as space allows.