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.

Cross Country. Cross Country Announces 2017 Meet Schedule

Baylor cross country head coach Todd Harbour announced the release of his team's 2017 schedule Tuesday.

General News. 2017 Hall of Fame Class Announced

Highlighted by NCAA champions Benjamin Becker, Steffanie Blackmon and Jennifer Jordan Washington, Baylor's 2017 Hall of Fame class includes eight outstanding former student-athletes representing six different sports.

Baseball. 2017 Baseball Summer League Update No. 3

After Baylor baseball’s very successful second season under Steve Rodriguez, 15 players have been assigned to play in various summer collegiate leagues across the country. The yearly tradition allows players to keep improving their skills in a live-game atmosphere against some of the country’s top talent.

W. Volleyball. Volleyball Earns AVCA Team Academic Award

Baylor volleyball was one of 145 NCAA Division I recipients of the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Team Academic Award, announced by the organization on Monday.

Baylor Arts and Sciences Magazine: On Any Given Day at Baylor

May 9, 2017
Elizabeth Vardaman, senior lecturer and associate dean for Engaged Learning in the College of Arts and Sciences, describes the little moments that remind her of Baylor's mission in this first-person essay. She said she feels that her calling as a Baylor faculty member is to help students find themselves by exploring their passions. “As a dean, I’ve had too many privileged moments to count with students. In fact, I imagine almost all of us here have had such interactions that adhere to our souls, too, as students think, pray, wrestle, meditate, contemplate, push again, deny failures, weep, startle to attention with epiphanies, embrace success and jump with joy,” Vardaman said.

KTBS-TV (Shreveport, LA/ABC): Centenary signs partnership with Baylor University School of Nursing

July 21, 2017
Centenary College students interested in pursuing a nursing career will now be eligible to enter an accelerated post-baccalaureate program at Baylor University’s Louise Herrington School of Nursing (LHSON). Representatives from Centenary and Baylor signed an articulation agreement establishing the new partnership at a ceremony held at Centenary on July 20. Shelley Conroy, Ed.D., M.S. and R.N., dean and professor of nursing at Louise Herrington School of Nursing, said that Baylor and Centenary are a good match, since both are faith-based institutions.

KTBS-TV (Shreveport, LA/ABC): Students get hands-on lessons from Hollywood actor

July 24, 2017
VIDEO: Nate Parker, known for his role as Henry Lowe in “The Great Debaters,” hosted a summer film institute in Marshall, Texas, to give students the experience of writing, directing and acting in their own films. Ashley Williams, a sophomore in Baylor’s film and digital media department, participated in the institute and is quoted.

Baylor Tri Delta named No. 1 fundraising chapter in the nation

Congratulations to the women of Baylor Tri Delta, recently named the No. 1 fundraising chapter of Tri Delta in the United States! Each year, the hundreds of Tri Delta chapters across the nation raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, one of the nation’s leading pediatric treatment and research hospitals (and Tri Delta’s primary philanthropy). The Baylor […]

#BearsOfBaylor — “I’d love to intern in New York…”

[What’s your major?] Incoming student: “I’m going to major in apparel merchandising with a minor in business. I love fashion, but I’m not really on the design-side of things. I love to shop, too, so I’m excited to hopefully be a buyer for a company. Baylor has a really good program and really cool internships, […]

6 reasons Baylor Law students are recognized for service

Over the years, Baylor Law School has received national recognition countless times — for the quality of its students, the quality of its graduates, and for its value. But if there’s one particular thing for which Baylor Law is best known, it’s service. In the past few years alone, Baylor Law has earned six state and national awards for […]

#BearsOfBaylor — “They say it’s the best four years of your life…”

[What are you looking forward to most about college?] “A lot of people talk about meeting those friends who you have for a lifetime, and they say it’s the best four years of your life, so I’m just trying to figure out what all of the hype is about.” [Have you chosen a major yet?] […]

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?

Baylor Board of Regents Welcomes New Members, Begins New Era of Governance

WACO, Texas (July 21, 2017) – The Baylor University Board of Regents held its first meeting since adopting a slate of best-practice governance reforms in the spring that enhance operations, Board diversity, open communication and constituent representation.

Ten Baylor University Faculty Members Selected for 2017-18 Baylor Fellows

WACO, Texas (July 20, 2017) — Ten faculty members have been selected to serve as 2017-18 Baylor Fellows because of their excellence in teaching and desire to transform student thinking through innovation.