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.

Football. Blanchard Named Nagurski National Defensive Player of the Week

Baylor football junior NB Travon Blanchard was chosen as the FWAA/Bronko Nagurski National Defensive Player of the Week, the Football Writers Association of America announced Tuesday.

W. Volleyball. Volleyball Puts Streak on the Line with Texas Tech

Baylor volleyball (13-4, 1-0) hosts the Texas Tech Red Raiders (10-7, 0-2) for a midweek match on Wednesday, Sep. 28, at 7 p.m. at the Ferrell Center.

W. Volleyball. Volleyball's Staiger Selected as AVCA National POTW

Baylor volleyball’s redshirt junior outside hitter Katie Staiger was picked as the Sports Imports/American Volleyball Coaches Association Player of the Week, announced Tuesday afternoon by the AVCA.

Football. Can't Make It To Ames?

Connect and share in the experience of Baylor Football by following the action on our social media platforms.

Baylor Lariat: New Smithsonian opens in D.C. honoring African American History and Culture

Sept. 26, 2016
Tens of thousands of people gathered on the National Mall Saturday to celebrate the opening of the Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture. The museum’s “Musical Crossroads” exhibit features music from Baylor’s Black Gospel Music Restoration Project, founded by Bob Darden, professor of journalism, public relations and new media, and housed in the Baylor Libraries.

KCEN-TV (Waco, Temple, Killeen/NBC): Channel 6 Debate Analysis

Sept. 26, 2016
VIDEO: Patrick Flavin, Ph.D., associate professor of political science in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, joined KCEN-TV on Monday night for an analysis of the first presidential debate between candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

KWKT-TV (Waco/FOX): Big 12 water conference at Baylor attracts water experts

Sept. 26, 2016
VIDEO: Baylor University is hosting the second annual Big 12 Water Conference this week at the BRIC with water scientists from Big 12 universities to discuss issues, including water use and conservation, climate change, groundwater sustainability, irrigation and water quality. Interviewed is Bryan W. Brooks, Ph.D., professor of environmental science and biomedical studies and Big 12 Water Conference steering committee member.

KWTX-TV (Waco, Temple, Killeen/CBS): Pulitzer Prize Winning Author Speaks to Large Audience at Baylor

Sept. 26, 2016
VIDEO: A large audience heard Pulitzer Prize-winning author and historian David McCullough give Baylor’s annual Beall Russell Lecture in the Humanities. McCullough spoke on the "Incomparable Advantage of Intellectual Curiosity" and the important role of understanding history. "History is about people. History is human. ‘When in the course of human events,’ the operative word is human, so you’ve got to understand the human beings involved,” McCullough said.

Get to know Dr. Corey Carbonara, Baylor Master Teacher

Earning the designation as a Master Teacher is a rare honor, one of the highest a Baylor professor can receive. Last month, Baylor President David Garland announced that three Baylor professors had earned the title, increasing the roll of Master Teachers who had earned this designation to 26 since the honor was first bestowed 34 years […]

#BearsOfBaylor — “It’s who you know.”

“I’ve always wanted to work in an area where I really feel like I can serve people and help people and better their lives. I got interested in politics and was like, ‘Well, I guess this is the way I can do it!’ I want to work in political communications somehow — trying to figure […]

Renowned historian David McCullough speaks at Baylor

If you can name only one living historian, there’s a good chance it’s David McCullough. The 83-year-old author has won two Pulitzer Prizes and the Presidential Medal of Freedom; written 10 books (including such best-sellers as Truman and 1776); narrated documentaries such as Ken Burns’ Civil War series; and had two of his works translated for […]

#BearsOfBaylor — “We had a really cool Welcome Week group…”

“[Welcome Week] was fun. I feel like we got lucky because we had a really cool Welcome Week group, and about half of us really connected and really stuck together. It’s what the majority of our hangout group is still, which didn’t happen with a lot of Welcome Week groups. But it was fun getting […]

Notification Systems to be Tested Today at 4:00 p.m.

Due to a recent update in programming, a test of the outdoor and indoor speakers of emergency notification system will be conducted today, September 23, 2016, at 4:00 PM.

This Week at Baylor – Sept. 25-30, 2016

WACO, Texas (Sept. 23, 2016) – This week, Baylor University will host several notable speakers, lectures, concerts and events, including a performance by chamber ensemble Trio Festivale from Dublin, Ireland, and a lecture from Pulitzer Prize-winning author and historian David McCullough.

Baylor Theatre to Present ‘Fiddler on the Roof’

WACO, Texas (Sept. 23, 2016) — Baylor University Theatre will present a classic musical to kick off its 2016–17 season.

Baylor University Hosts Big 12 Water Conference to Address Water Resource Issues and Collaborate on Research

WACO, Texas (Sept. 22, 2016) – Baylor University’s department of environmental science in the College of Arts & Sciences is hosting a select group of scientists at the second annual Big 12 Water Conference Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, through Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016, at the Baylor Research and Innovation Collaborative (BRIC).