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 Cruises to 5-0 Win Over ULL in Season Opener

WACO, Texas – Baylor soccer (1-0) blew by Louisiana-Lafayette (0-1) in the team’s 2017 season opener, downing the Ragin’ Cajuns, 5-0, on Friday afternoon at Betty Lou Mays Field.

Football. Bicknell Followed Dad, Brother Into Coaching

Like Matt Rhule, Baylor wide receivers coach Bob Bicknell didn’t have to look too far to find a coaching role model. It was his dad.

General News. 6 Earn Degrees at August Commencement

In graduation ceremonies held at Baylor on Saturday, six Baylor student-athletes from four sports programs earned undergraduate degrees. Since joining the Big 12 Conference in 1996, 1,733 Baylor student-athletes have earned bachelor's degrees.

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.

Baylor School of Music: A Harmony of Faith & Music: A Q&A with Dean Gary Mortenson

Aug. 14, 2017
In this Q&A, Baylor School of Music Dean Gary Mortenson discusses the intersection of faith and music in his life. “We’re much richer as human beings if we can understand cultures through their arts, because what you value most, you lift up through your art. It doesn’t keep us materially alive. Music helps keep us spiritually alive,” he said.

KCEN-TV Ch. 6 (Waco, Temple, Killeen/NBC): Professor provides tips to photograph eclipse

Aug. 17, 2017
VIDEO: Keith Schubert, Ph.D., professor of electrical and computer engineering in Baylor’s School of Engineering and Computer Science, provides tips to viewers who hope to take photos of the Aug. 21 solar eclipse. Schubert warns that failure to take proper precautions could damage viewers’ eyes or their cameras. (Eric Eckert, assistant director of Media Communications, pitched this story.)

KWKT-TV Ch. 44 (Waco, Temple, Killeen/FOX): Be safe when capturing the eclipse

Aug. 17, 2017
VIDEO: Keith Schubert, Ph.D., professor of engineering and computer science, provides tips to viewers who hope to take photos of the Aug. 21 solar eclipse. Schubert warns that failure to take proper precautions could damage viewers’ eyes or their cameras. (Eric Eckert, assistant director of Media Communications, pitched this story.)

Move2BU crew welcomes Baylor’s Class of 2021

Baylor’s not the only school in the country where volunteers line up to help new students move into their residence halls — but it’s hard to believe any school does it better. Wednesday and Thursday, more than 3,400 new Baylor students (both freshmen and transfers) were helped into their new homes by more than 2,800 […]

#BearsOfBaylor — “We just can’t wait to see what God does with her life.”

Dad: “This is our first. We just can’t wait to see what God does with her life. We’re just really excited about this next chapter of her life. It’s a day of great excitement for us, and pride, and a little bit of nervousness.” Mom: “First time I stepped on this campus, I stopped and […]

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, […]

This Week at Baylor: Aug. 20-26, 2017

WACO, Texas (Aug. 18, 2017) – This week, Baylor University will host several notable concerts, lectures and events, including a performance by Christian songwriter Kari Jobe, the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Baylor VETS lounge and a talk with artist John McClanahan about his latest exhibit in the Martin Museum of Art.

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.