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. Equestrian. EQ Hosts 2017 Big 12 EQ Championship

Baylor equestrian (10-4, 3-1 Big 12) is prepped and ready to host the 2017 Big 12 Equestrian Championship, running March 24-25 at the Willis Family Equestrian Center.

W. Basketball. No. 1 Seed Lady Bears Meet Louisville in Sweet 16

Fifth-ranked and top-seeded Baylor (32-3, 17-1 Big 12) will meet 13th-ranked and fourth-seeded Louisville (29-7, 12-4 ACC) in the Sweet Sixteen for the second time all-time on Friday, March 24, inside Chesapeake Energy Arena.

W. Tennis. No. 15 WT Sweeps No. 20 Texas A&M

The No. 15 Baylor women’s tennis team (13-4) secured a 4-0 victory over Texas A&M (10-8) at Hurd Tennis Center on Wednesday night. The win, which ended an eight-game losing streak to the Aggies, keeps the Lady Bears undefeated at home, 10-0, on the season.

Baseball. No. 14/22 Baseball Defeats Dallas Baptist 8-6

No. 14/22 Baylor baseball posted an 8-6 win over Dallas Baptist on Tuesday evening at Baylor Ballpark. The Bears (17-4) used great defense and good hitting to take down the Patriots (13-7) on a second straight Tuesday.

Baylor Lariat: Students compete in ESPN game show

March 21, 2017
Baylor’s men’s and women’s basketball teams are part of only four programs in the nation with both teams in the Sweet 16 of their March Madness tournaments. However, Baylor has a third team in March Madness, celebrating university academics. Three Baylor students are competing in a new quiz show on ESPN called “Bracket Genius,” which features teams from the universities competing in the Sweet 16 of the men’s NCAA tournament. “It was a very tough competition with some really incredible teams. But I think overall, we represented the school well, and you’ll have to tune in to see what I mean by that,” said senior Kat Largent, who competed alongside fellow seniors Daniel Notman and Trevor Taylor.

Creating a Family: Baylor Professor’s Research Sparks Calls for Change in Adoption, Options Counseling Process

March 10, 2017
A new study by a Baylor University researcher gives voice to women who have placed a child for adoption and suggests changes to the options counseling process and policies that guide agencies and other adoption professionals. “We wanted to make sure that we would be able to capture different perspectives — birth mothers who have lived this experience as well as adoption professionals who work with expectant parents each day and understand that side of the process,” said lead author Elissa Madden, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Diana R. Garland School of Social Work.

KCEN-TV (Waco, Temple, Killeen/NBC): Baylor students compete for $100K on game show hosted by Baylor alum

March 21, 2017
A group of Baylor students will compete on a new ESPN quiz show called "Bracket Genius," debuting this week. The Baylor team includes Baylor business fellow Kat Largent of Spring, TX; senior university scholar Daniel Notman of Miami, FL; and senior secondary education major Trevor Taylor of San Antonio. The show, which is basically an academic version of March Madness, pits students from Sweet 16 schools against each other to answer trivia questions that aren't necessarily sports-related.

Why are green and gold Baylor’s official school colors?

In the spring of 1897, Baylor officials tasked a committee of students with selecting the right school colors. If you know anything about Baylor, you probably know what they decided — the green and gold we still fling today. But do you know why they selected those colors to represent all things Baylor? Here’s how it […]

#BearsOfBaylor — “People wanted to see me thrive academically, spiritually, socially…”

“I originally came to Baylor because I was interested in studying medicine and was going pre-med, but as I started taking classes here and grew more and more in my faith, I realized it was a decision I made for all the wrong reasons. “Fortunately, through the University Scholars program, I switched to studying linguistics […]

#BearsOfBaylor — “I’m having a good year. Got into grad school, won two competitions…”

“Baylor was the one place I auditioned [as a vocal performance (opera) major]. I like it here. … I’m having a good year. Got into grad school, won two competitions — I get to go to Carnegie Hall and sing in May, and I’m going to go to Germany to sing some opera. So, it’s been […]

Lady Bears on to Sweet 16 for 9th straight year

For the 9th straight season (and the 12th time in 14 years), the Baylor Lady Bears are headed to the Sweet 16! Playing their final games in the Ferrell Center, seniors Nina Davis, Alexis Prince, Alexis Jones and Khadijah Cave pitched in 28 points and 16 rebounds Saturday night as the No. 1-seeded Lady Bears blew […]

Baylor Mock Trial Places Second in Regional Tournament, Continues to Nationals

WACO, Texas (March 23, 2017) – The Baylor undergraduate mock trial team is headed to nationals after placing second in the Opening Round Championship Series for the American Mock Trial Association, held in Memphis, Tennessee from March 17-19.

Baylor Recreation Expert Shares Four Tips To Help You Enjoy The Outdoors This Spring And Summer

WACO, Texas (March 22, 2017) – As the nation inches into springtime and people begin to plan their summer vacations, a Baylor University recreation expert encourages trip planners to make time for outdoor adventures.

Population Health Symposium Brings Together Experts to Address Current Challenges in Health

WACO, Texas (March 22, 2017) – Baylor University will host a Population Health Symposium Friday, March 24. Experts from varied backgrounds will speak during events beginning at 8:30 a.m. in the Barfield Drawing Room in Bill Daniel Student Center, 1311 S. Fifth St.

Baylor Students Compete in ESPN’s New Quiz Show ‘Bracket Genius’

WACO, Texas (March 21, 2017) – As Baylor basketball fans cheered both the Bears and Lady Bears into the Sweet 16 in the NCAA Basketball Championships, another Baylor team will represent the University on the classroom side of the tournament.