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. Return of Arnold, Sells, Williams Will Help Bears

Watching helplessly from the sidelines, Terence Williams, Grayland Arnold and Taion Sells couldn't do anything to change Baylor's frustrating 0-3 start with losses to Liberty, UTSA and Duke.

Football. Bears in the NFL Week Two Update

Week Two update on how the current Bears in the NFL have played as Baylor has 10 active guys on the league's rosters.

Football. Football Opens Big 12 Play Against No. 3 Oklahoma

Baylor opens Big 12 play against No. 3 Oklahoma Saturday afternoon at McLane Stadium. The Bears have won four consecutive Big 12 openers dating back to 2013.

Football. Meet the Press: #SicOU

Coach Rhule met with the media Tuesday morning to discuss the Bears' upcoming game against Oklahoma.

Baylor Lariat: Baylor faculty recount their experiences in Iraq

Sept. 18, 2017
Baylor faculty who traveled to Iraqi Kurdistan at the start of the Iraq war in 2003 reunited last week for a Baylor Libraries panel discussion about their experiences presenting higher education workshops to professors and students who remained in the war-torn region. “I’m proud to be a part of the Baylor family who walk the talk and help our neighbors in need,” said retired U.S. Air Force colonel and Baylor Professor Emeritus of Political Science William A. Mitchell, whose new book documents five educational missions into the region. Other panelists were Cindy Fry, senior lecturer of computer science; Mark Long, Ph.D., director of Middle East Studies and associate professor of BIC; Brad Owens, Ph.D., senior lecturer of journalism, public relations and new media; and Lyn Prater, Ph.D., clinical professor at Louise Herrington School of Nursing.

Baylor Lariat: Bear2Bear program aids struggling elementary school

Sept. 18, 2017
Mansfield senior Luke Walker began a program called Bear2Bear, which invites Baylor students to partner with the J.H. Hines elementary school to aid students and support education.

Popular Science: All the ways hurricanes can harm—and help—the ecosystems they hit

Sept. 18, 2017
Bryan W. Brooks, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Environmental Science and Biomedical Studies in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, is quoted in this article about how Hurricanes Harvey and Irma can impact the ecosystem. “With extreme events like this, we need to understand what’s happened, we need to learn from it, and hopefully that will help us when we face future scenarios to be more resilient,” Brooks said. He and his colleagues have tested water quality on Dickinson Bayou southeast of Houston to examine the environmental impact of elevated floodwaters. (Tonya B. Hudson, director of Baylor Media Communications, arranged for the reporter to interview Dr. Brooks. She covers environmental science research and faculty at Baylor.)

Religion News Service: Sociologist Rodney Stark gets cranky about the nature of religion. It’s both illuminating and hilarious.

Sept. 18, 2017
Religion News Service senior columnist Jonathan Merritt conducted a Q&A with Rodney Stark, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of the Social Sciences and co-director of the Institute for Studies of Religion at Baylor University, about his new book, “Why God? Explaining Religious Phenomena.” Stark explains why faith is a universal feature of human societies, and he argues against emerging theories that any system of belief about the meaning of life can be considered “religion.”

One month to Homecoming 2017!

The nation’s oldest collegiate Homecoming celebration returns exactly a month from today: Baylor Homecoming 2017! If you haven’t already, it’s time to make your plans for Homecoming. Clear your calendar for Oct. 19-21 and schedule your visit now; a limited number of tickets are still available for some of the weekend’s main events, including a few for the Baylor-West Virginia football […]

Happy 130th Birthday, Old Main!

For 130 years now, the spires of Old Main towering above campus have been a signature image of Baylor University. In fact, it was 130 years ago this week — Sept. 19, 1887 — that Old Main opened and held classes for the first time. The building — originally known simply as “Main Building” — was […]

#BearsOfBaylor — “I’m very passionate about joining the military.”

“I’m very passionate about joining the military. My dad was in the Air Force, and I’ve seen all of the benefits that he’s been able to have and how he’s passed them along to us. “I moved around a lot, and I got to meet a lot of different people. I’m a very social person, […]

Baylor again among Big 12’s top 2, Texas’ top 5 in U.S. News rankings

For the sixth straight year, Baylor has been ranked by U.S. News as one of the top two universities in the Big 12 Conference and one of the top five in Texas, alongside Rice, UT, SMU and Texas A&M. Overall, Baylor is ranked No. 75 in the U.S. among national universities. For context, that puts BU just […]

Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion will Host Author Paul Marshall on Sept. 19

WACO, Texas (Sept. 18, 2017) –The Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion will host author Paul Marshall, Ph.D., the Baylor University holder of the Jerry and Susie Wilson Chair in Religious Freedom at the Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR), on Tuesday.

Baylor University Receives Department of Education Grant for TRIO McNair Program

WACO, Texas (Sept. 18, 2017) – Baylor University has been awarded an annual grant of $232,265 for five years to implement the Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program.

This Week At Baylor-Sept. 17-23, 2017

WACO, Texas (Sept. 15, 2017) – This week at Baylor will be filled with multiple opportunities to hear phenomenal speakers and see profound films.

Most Americans Do Not Use the Internet to Seek — or Share — Spiritual Matters, Baylor Survey Finds

WACO, Texas (Sept. 14, 2017) — Despite the pervasive use of the Internet in everyday life, most Americans report they never use it to find religious or spiritual content, and most never use it to share religious views, according to the <a href="">Baylor Religion Survey</a>.