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.

W. Soccer. Soccer Faces Road Test at No. 4 West Virginia

Baylor soccer travels to No. 4 West Virginia for its lone match this week on Friday at 6 p.m. CT.

W. Equestrian. EQ Hosts Ninth-Annual Willis Invitational

No. 5 Baylor equestrian (1-0) will host the ninth-annual Willis Invitational tournament this weekend, running Friday, Sep. 30, through Saturday, Oct. 1, at the Willis Family Equestrian Center.

M. Tennis. Men’s Tennis Continues Fall With ITA All-American Championships

Three Baylor men's tennis players, Jimmy Bendeck, Constantin Frantzen and Max Tchoutakian, will compete in the 2016 Saint Francis Health System ITA Men’s All-American Championships, held in Tulsa, Okla., from Oct. 1-10

Cross Country. Cross Country Set For Notre Dame Invitational

Baylor's cross country teams will race in the 61st-annual Joe Piane Notre Dame Invitational at the Burke Golf Course in Notre Dame, Ind., on Friday.

Austin American-Statesman: Flight attendant becomes first African-American to win Miss Missouri USA pageant

Sept. 29, 2016
Bayleigh Dayton, B.B.A. (Management) '14, became the first African-American woman to win the Miss Missouri USA pageant when she won the 2017 title this past weekend. Dayton will advance to the Miss USA Pageant next year.

Business Standard: If overweight, be friendly with thinner people

Aug. 17, 2016
Research by Matthew Andersson, Ph.D., assistant professor of sociology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, found that people trying to shed pounds, but who regularly spend time with heavier people, may feel more comfortable with those individuals but are more likely to lose weight if they include thinner people in their social lives. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers sociology research and faculty.)

For Baylor’s police chief, this isn’t a job; it’s a mission

Long before he became chief of the Baylor University Police Department (BUPD) in the fall of 2014, Brad Wigtil developed a love for the Baylor mission. His two children, Erin Wigtil-Faya (BA ’04) and Matthew (BBA ’11), both attended Baylor, and their experience left a lasting impression on him. “I learned to love this university,” Chief […]

#BearsOfBaylor — “We start rehearsal five hours before every game…”

[What’s the most challenging thing as a member of BUGWB at a game?] “I would say the endurance it requires, because we start rehearsal five hours before every game, and we go until the game is over.” “And being on the drumline, we play 99% of the time. We play during the parades. We play […]

From Greek life to quidditch, Baylor student organizations offer something for everyone

Pop quiz: How many Baylor students participate in official student organizations? How many student organizations does Baylor offer? Before you guess, take into consideration all the Greek organizations and professional societies Baylor offers. Then start thinking outside the box a little bit; if you’re a Baylor student with an interest in sailing, there’s a club for that. […]

#BearsOfBaylor — “It’s probably one of the best leadership experiences anyone could have…”

“I’ve been involved in Baylor Crew for about three years… It’s probably one of the best leadership experiences anyone could have. It’s a unique experience because we’re such a large club, and we handle such a large budget. It’s taught me so much about real-world experience, how to deal with insurance, working with Campus Rec. […]

Baylor’s Speech-Language and Hearing Clinic Will Host Community Open House at its New Home Oct. 6

WACO, Texas (Sept. 30, 2016) — Baylor University’s Speech-Language and Hearing Clinic, which recently moved to a new location, will host an open house for the community from 5:15 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6.

Mayborn Museum Complex Presents Programs on Holy Places, Faith Groups in October and November

WACO, Texas (Sept. 30, 2016) — Baylor University’s Mayborn Museum Complex will host three public local events in conjunction with the National Geographic Sacred Journeys exhibition in Waco, which runs from Oct. 1 to Dec. 31.

This Week at Baylor — Oct. 3 – Oct. 7, 2016

WACO, Texas (Sept. 30, 2016) — This week, Baylor University will host several notable speakers, events and performances.

Farrell O’Gorman Delivers the 2016 Charles G. Smith Lecture

WACO, Texas (Sept. 29, 2016) – Farrell O’Gorman, Ph.D., will deliver the 2016 Charles G. Smith Lecture at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, in room 101 of Carroll Science Building, 1401 S. Fifth St.