Alumni, Parents and Friends

Baylor alumni, parents and friends share a family bond rooted in over 170 years of rich history. Whether you enjoy connecting with other Baylor alumni and parents through Baylor Alumni Network and other events in your area or through publications like Baylor Magazine, social media tools, or campus events like Family Weekend and Homecoming, your role in the family is a vital one. From young grads to members of the Heritage Club and from first-generation parents to those whose Baylor legacies go back many years and to friends new and old, this page provides you with important resources and reminders to make your Baylor connections even more meaningful.

General News. SWC Hall of Fame Adds 15 Former Baylor Greats

Fifteen former Bears will join the all-time greats in the Southwest Conference Hall of Fame September 8, 2017.

M. Golf. Perrine and Shattuck Named All-America Scholars

Baylor men’s golfers Matthew Perrine and Hunter Shattuck have been selected 2017 Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholars, as announced by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA).

Track & Field. USTFCCCA Honors 11 Track & Field Athletes

Baylor track & field had a total of 11 student-athletes receive All-Academic honors, announced by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Friday afternoon.

M. Tennis. Men's Tennis Earns ITA All-Academic Team Award

Baylor men's tennis has been named an ITA All-Academic Team for the 10th consecutive year, announced by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Tuesday.

Corpus Christi Caller-Times: Three Ray students win Class of 1958 scholarships

July 22, 2017
Incoming Baylor freshman Katie Gasiorowski is one of three students recently honored as 2017 recipients of the Class of W.B. Ray High School 1958 Scholarship. The $1,000 scholarship was established in 2003, supported by Class of 1958 classmates and friends, and is endowed at Coastal Bend Community Foundation.

KWKT-TV Ch. 44 (Waco/FOX): Moody Library celebrates anniversary with major grant

July 28, 2017
VIDEO: Baylor University’s Moody Memorial Library will be celebrating its 50th anniversary next year, and to help it get ready in a big way, the library has received a $100,000 grant from the Moody Foundation to begin renovations and upgrades to its first floor. “We hope to see the entire first floor reimagined to include the kind of spaces students have told us are important to their success, like individual study spaces and aesthetically pleasing areas that inspire creativity, collaboration and academic success,” said Beth Farwell, director of Central Libraries. Work is expected to begin this fall.

KWTX-TV Ch. 10 (Waco, Temple, Killeen/CBS): Interview with Baylor President Linda Livingstone

July 28, 2017
VIDEO: Baylor President Linda Livingstone joined anchor Julie Hays for a "Midday" interview on a variety of topics, including why she returned to Baylor, the various challenges and opportunities ahead as the University prepares for fall classes to begin and her excitement about Baylor’s athletics programs.

New York Citybizlist: Dacarba Appoints Chris Hudson as Managing Director

July 23, 2017
Chris Hudson, B.B.A. (Computer Information Systems) ’92, has been appointed managing director of professional services firm Dacarba LLC.

Watch the Baylor Men’s Choir “go coconuts” — and then go viral

If you opened Facebook at all last week, you probably saw this viral video of a men’s choir group “go coconuts” on an Emirates flight. Posted a week ago today, the video has already been viewed more than 12 million times on social media. That choir was none other than the Baylor University Men’s Choir. […]

#BearsOfBaylor — “Oh dang, I have friends and a family here.”

“My favorite part [of Line Camp as a freshman] was probably Independence. … Walking through the archway was pretty awesome for me, because I was like, ‘Oh dang, I have friends and a family here.’ It was really cool. It was like all the generic stuff people say — ‘you have a community’ — but […]

Tickets on sale Tuesday for Homecoming, Family Weekend 2017 events

Get ready — tickets for #BaylorHomecoming and #BaylorFamily Weekend events go on sale — online only — at 10 a.m. this Tuesday, Aug. 1. Returning to Waco for Homecoming (Oct. 19-21)? Visit to get your tickets for the football game against West Virginia, Pigskin Revue and the Class Reunion Gatherings, hosted by the Baylor Alumni Network for those who […]

Baylor prof receives international honor for research on psychology of religion

Every four years, the International Association for the Psychology of Religion (IAPR) chooses one scholar whose impact on the field is most deserving of their biggest honor. This year, a Baylor professor earned that honor. Dr. Wade Rowatt, a Baylor psychology since 1997, was honored with the 2017 IAPR Godin Prize for the Scientific Study […]

iEngage Civics Camp Teaches Students How to be Engaged, Active Citizens

WACO, Texas (July 27, 2016) – More than one hundred fifth- through ninth-graders will learn about civics and provide a rich resource for Baylor faculty research during the annual Baylor University iEngage Summer Civics Institute. Now in its fifth year, running from July 31 - Aug. 4, the camp is hosted by Baylor School of Education through a grant from the Hatton W. Sumners Foundation.

President Livingstone to Speak at Summer 2017 Baylor Commencement

WACO, Texas (July 27, 2017) – Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D., will address Baylor University graduates for the first time as University president during summer commencement ceremonies on Saturday, Aug. 12. The ceremony will be held at 9:30 a.m. in the Ferrell Center, 1900 S. University Parks Drive.

Baylor Launches Online Ticket Sales Aug. 1 for Major Fall Events

WACO, Texas (July 25, 2017) – In a continuing effort to provide alumni, parents and the general public with a convenient online ordering system for Family Weekend and Homecoming special events, Baylor University will launch event ticket sales at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 1.

How to Identify Leadership Characteristics in Children

WACO, Texas (July 24, 2017) – “That child is a natural leader.” That’s something you might have heard, or maybe you’ve even said it. But is it true?