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 Opens 2017 Season with Louisiana, Wyoming

WACO, Texas – Baylor soccer kicks off its 2017 season at home, hosting Louisiana-Lafayette and Wyoming for a pair of weekend tilts.

W. Volleyball. Volleyball Downs Rice in Exhibition Match

Baylor volleyball closed out preseason action with a dominating 3-0 win over Rice Thursday night at Tudor Fieldhouse.

Track & Field. Silver Medal Smile: London Builds Confidence at Worlds

Tempered with the disappointment of not winning a gold medal in his first trip to the World Championships, Baylor junior quarter-miler Wil London saw his confidence rise in running leadoff leg on the USA's runner-up 4x400-meter relay team.

Football. Leap of Faith: McGuire Left Cedar Hill for Baylor

Debbie McGuire had heard her husband say “no” to college coaching offers so many times, the day Joey McGuire was leaving to visit with Matt Rhule at Baylor, she asked, “Why are you’re going? You’re never going to leave Cedar Hill.”

Christianity Today: Bringing Back Baylor

Aug. 18, 2017
Wide-ranging Q&A with Baylor University President Linda A. Livingstone about the responsibilities of today’s university presidents, the factors that led her back to Baylor, her historic role as Baylor’s first female president, changing the culture regarding sexual assault and interpersonal violence, how Christian universities should manage sports and the conversations she hopes will define the Baylor community in the coming years. The interview was conducted by Taylor University professor and Baylor alumnus Todd Ream, B.A. (Religion) ’93.

Denver Post: Kiwanis Club of Castle Rock Helps Douglas County Students Follow Their Dreams

Aug. 16, 2017
Incoming Baylor freshman Jackson Jaeger, a graduate of Valor Christian High School in Highlands Ranch, Colorado, was among the four scholarship recipients from the Kiwanis Club of Castle Rock for the students’ hard work and civic mindedness. Jaeger plans to major in Business/Law.

KCEN-TV Ch. 6 (Waco, Temple, Killeen/NBC): Move-in day brings excitement to Baylor students, volunteers

Aug. 16, 2017
VIDEO: Move-in day began Wednesday on the Baylor campus as hundreds of volunteers, including President Linda A. Livingstone, welcomed more than 3,000 new students to campus. All students had to do was pull up next to their residence halls and volunteers took over, moving their belongings in their rooms in a matter of minutes. “I’m so excited to get my journey started,” said incoming freshman Landace Bolden. “I was very nervous about college but the campus, the very friendly staff and all of the super helpful students who have been through this before, I know they are going to be there for me.”

KWKT-TV Ch. 44 (Waco, Temple, Killeen/FOX): Move-in day for Baylor freshmen

Aug. 16, 2017
VIDEO: Thousands of incoming freshmen and transfer students began moving onto Baylor University's campus on Wednesday, and it a massive airport-like effort to get every student settled into their new home. "Just very exciting because it's just really the true indication of the new year starting off and so I'm thrilled to be here and thrilled to have the opportunity to be with our students today," said Baylor University President Linda A. Livingstone.

Top 10 pieces of advice from alumni for Baylor freshmen

On Facebook earlier this week, Baylor asked a simple question of the university’s 200,000+ followers: What one piece of advice would you share with #Baylor freshmen on their first day of college? Baylor alumni and others were quick to respond, sharing more than 5,000 words worth of wisdom. Feel free to read through all their advice […]

#BearsOfBaylor — “That’s when she fell in love with Baylor.”

Mom: “We had a friend coming with her son, and they said, ‘You should go visit Baylor and some of the schools around there with us!’ We went to Baylor, TCU and SMU; we looked at all three, and that’s when she fell in love with Baylor. Then she came back, and she came back, […]

#BearsOfBaylor — “I’m excited for him. My whole life, I wanted the best for my kids.”

Student: “I’m really nervous about grades, about falling behind. But I know there are a whole bunch of tutoring programs to help me, and I’m not alone. There are probably people in my classes that will help me out. I’m sure if I just stayed behind and asked the teacher to explain some things, they’d […]

Recent Baylor grad takes leadership role at ancient Israel synagogue dig site

For the last five years, explorers from Baylor and three other colleges have painstakingly uncovered a puzzle in Huqoq, Israel. Buried underground for centuries, an ancient synagogue filled with elaborate mosaics has emerged from the rubble, and amazingly, many of the 1,500-year-old artifacts have been found mostly intact. This summer, the excavation team uncovered even […]

Baylor Campus Kitchen Volunteer Speaks at D.C. Conference

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Aug. 17, 2017) – Of the more than 60 universities with a Campus Kitchen, Baylor University was one of only two schools asked to lead a workshop at the 2017 Campus Kitchens Project (CKP) Boot Camp last week in Washington, D.C.

Baylor Freshmen Welcomed to Campus with a Hymn Written for Them

WACO, Texas (Aug. 16, 2017) – Nine years ago, when Baylor University’s chaplain Burt Burleson, D.Min., wrote a hymn dedicated to the class of 2012, he didn’t realize it was the beginning of a tradition. Now, nearly every incoming Baylor freshmen who attended the opening sessions of New Student Orientation at Baylor has learned the learned the hymn – “Love the Lord Our God” – written specifically for their class.

Baylor Professor and Space Weather Scientist Provides Tips for Watching the Total Solar Eclipse, Details on the Next Eclipse

WACO, Texas (Aug. 16, 2017) – For three hours on August 21, the moon will pass in front of the sun causing a total solar eclipse. While Waco will not experience a full eclipse, it will be worth viewing, according to a Baylor professor and space weather scientist.

Solar Eclipse Selfies? Baylor Expert Shares Safety Tips for Taking Photos of Aug. 21 Phenomenon

WACO, Texas (Aug. 16, 2017) – Monday’s solar eclipse will draw millions of eyes toward the sun to see the long-awaited phenomenon. And while it’s tempting to capture the sight with your camera or smartphone, a Baylor University engineer and imaging expert says it’s best to play it safe – for the photographer and for the camera.