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.

Cross Country. Cross Country Announces 2017 Meet Schedule

Baylor cross country head coach Todd Harbour announced the release of his team's 2017 schedule Tuesday.

General News. 2017 Hall of Fame Class Announced

Highlighted by NCAA champions Benjamin Becker, Steffanie Blackmon and Jennifer Jordan Washington, Baylor's 2017 Hall of Fame class includes eight outstanding former student-athletes representing six different sports.

Baseball. 2017 Baseball Summer League Update No. 3

After Baylor baseball’s very successful second season under Steve Rodriguez, 15 players have been assigned to play in various summer collegiate leagues across the country. The yearly tradition allows players to keep improving their skills in a live-game atmosphere against some of the country’s top talent.

W. Volleyball. Volleyball Earns AVCA Team Academic Award

Baylor volleyball was one of 145 NCAA Division I recipients of the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Team Academic Award, announced by the organization on Monday.

KTRK-TV (Houston/ABC): Baylor men's choir goes viral for performance on Emirates flight

July 24, 2017
VIDEO: News anchors with KTRK-TV in Houston express their appreciation of the Baylor University Men’s Choir, whose performance of “Da Coconut Nut” by Filipino musician and composer Ryan Cayabyab on an international flight has more than 12 million views on Facebook. Seventy-five members of the student group gave an impromptu musical performance as the other passengers disembarked an Emirates Airline flight. The choir was traveling between Nairobi, Kenya, where they had been participating in a mission trip.

Manteca Bulletin (Manteca, California): 4 Ripon High FFA members earn scholarships

July 12, 2017
Incoming Baylor freshman Cara Hoekstra was awarded $1,000 scholarship from the Ripon Livestock Boosters and will be attending Baylor University in the fall. Hoekstra, who will enroll as a University Scholar and study in the Honors Program, plans to major in political science.

Pueblo (CO) Chieftain: Goodnight Barn restoration progresses

July 14, 2017
Calvin Smith, associate professor emeritus of museum studies at Baylor University, has donated his expertise to develop an interpretive plan of the story of Charles Goodnight and the Rock Canyon Ranch, as the city of Pueblo, Colorado, and the Goodnight Barn Historic Preservation Committee restore the historic 1871 Charles Goodnight Barn. Goodnight's Rock Canyon Ranch was the northern headquarters of the Goodnight-Loving cattle trail that extended from Texas to Colorado and inspired the novel and movie "Lonesome Dove."

The Pagosa Springs Sun: Baylor Brass to offer a special evening of chamber music

July 20, 2017
The Baylor Brass, a brass chamber group composed of five Baylor faculty members, will perform Aug. 11 as part of the Mountain Lights Music Festival in Pagosa Springs, CO. The concert will help raise money for the town’s own Community Band.

Tickets on sale Tuesday for Homecoming, Family Weekend 2017 events

Get ready — tickets for #BaylorHomecoming and #BaylorFamily Weekend events go on sale — online only — at 10 a.m. this Tuesday, Aug. 1. Returning to Waco for Homecoming (Oct. 19-21)? Visit to get your tickets for the football game against West Virginia, Pigskin Revue and the Class Reunion Gatherings, hosted by the Baylor Alumni Network for those who […]

Baylor prof receives international honor for research on psychology of religion

Every four years, the International Association for the Psychology of Religion (IAPR) chooses one scholar whose impact on the field is most deserving of their biggest honor. This year, a Baylor professor earned that honor. Dr. Wade Rowatt, a Baylor psychology since 1997, was honored with the 2017 IAPR Godin Prize for the Scientific Study […]

#BearsOfBaylor — “I’m going to try to separate myself from [my parents] as much as I can…”

[What brought you to Baylor?] “My father works here and my sister goes here, so I’m just continuing the tradition… I’m excited to get here, meet some friends, start feeling comfortable, find my way around.” [With your parents so close, does it still feel like you’re going away to college?] “Yeah. I mean, if I […]

Baylor Tri Delta named No. 1 fundraising chapter in the nation

Congratulations to the women of Baylor Tri Delta, recently named the No. 1 fundraising chapter of Tri Delta in the United States! Each year, the hundreds of Tri Delta chapters across the nation raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, one of the nation’s leading pediatric treatment and research hospitals (and Tri Delta’s primary philanthropy). The Baylor […]

iEngage Civics Camp Teaches Students How to be Engaged, Active Citizens

WACO, Texas (July 27, 2016) – More than one hundred fifth- through ninth-graders will learn about civics and provide a rich resource for Baylor faculty research during the annual Baylor University iEngage Summer Civics Institute. Now in its fifth year, running from July 31 - Aug. 4, the camp is hosted by Baylor School of Education through a grant from the Hatton W. Sumners Foundation.

President Livingstone to Speak at Summer 2017 Baylor Commencement

WACO, Texas (July 27, 2017) – Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D., will address Baylor University graduates for the first time as University president during summer commencement ceremonies on Saturday, Aug. 12. The ceremony will be held at 9:30 a.m. in the Ferrell Center, 1900 S. University Parks Drive.

Baylor Launches Online Ticket Sales Aug. 1 for Major Fall Events

WACO, Texas (July 25, 2017) – In a continuing effort to provide alumni, parents and the general public with a convenient online ordering system for Family Weekend and Homecoming special events, Baylor University will launch event ticket sales at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 1.

How to Identify Leadership Characteristics in Children

WACO, Texas (July 24, 2017) – “That child is a natural leader.” That’s something you might have heard, or maybe you’ve even said it. But is it true?