Move-In Day marks the beginning of your Baylor journey and your new Baylor family wants to make sure you feel welcome and at home as soon as you arrive. Students, faculty, staff and volunteers from the Baylor community will greet you at your assigned drop-off location and ensure that all of your belongings are unloaded and delivered to your room while you go through the check-in process. Students and staff will be available throughout the day to answer any questions you may have and make sure you are settled into your new home.
Move2BU marks the beginning of your Baylor journey, and your new Baylor family wants to make sure you feel welcome and at home as soon as you arrive. Students, faculty, staff and volunteers from the Baylor community will greet you at your assigned drop-off location and ensure that all of your belongings are unloaded and delivered to your room while you go through the check-in process.
Students and staff will be available throughout the day to answer any questions you may have and make sure you are settled into your new home.
Move-in is an exciting beginning to your first year at Baylor. We love welcoming new members into the Baylor family. Your new home is one where you will find a caring community, new friends, and countless opportunities to author the life you've been called to live.
Before you arrive on-campus, be sure that your Move-In Hangtag is placed on your rearview mirror. This is how our volunteers will direct you where to go. As you approach the Baylor campus, look for your correct route indicated by the letter and color on your hangtag. When you arrive at your residence hall, volunteers will unload all of your belongings and deliver them to your room while you check-in at the lobby. Be sure to label all your boxes and belongings with your first and last name, residence hall and room number so that our volunteers know where to take your items. When you get to your room, complete the Online Room Condition/Inventory Form and begin decorating your room.
After your vehicle has been unloaded, please park your vehicle at a nearby garage or at the Ferrell Center. Shuttle service will be provided to and from the Ferrell Center and the perimeter of campus. Please remember that many interior lots will be closed to accommodate move-in traffic.
Log into the My Housing portal to view your move-in date and time and route information. You may change your assigned time within the portal to better accommodate your travel schedule but you may not change your move-in date.
First Year & New Transfer Students
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Thursday, August 17, 2017
We are so excited to have you join our on-campus community this fall. In two days, over 3,000 first-year students will participate in Move2BU as they make Baylor their new home. By logging into the My Housing portal and clicking the ‘Move2BU’ tab, you can view important details about your move-in date and time, your hangtag and route information, and important tasks you must complete prior to move-in day.
DATE & TIME
Each first year student is issued an official move in time and date. This will be sent out to you via email in early July. This date and time is based upon your room and location. Planning for your arrival to Waco please see the chart above about which day your building is moving in on. It is important to try to move in during your assigned time (between 8-12 each day). If your time does not work for your process you are able to select a different move in time through the My Housing portal.
Each car will need their own hangtag. Your official hangtag will be distributed to you during orientation. If you are unable to attend orientation, you move rooms, or you need additional hangtags please print additional copies by visiting the My Housing portal.
We encourage students to bring various reminders of home and items that express their personalities and make them feel more comfortable. As you pack for your move to Baylor, here are a few things to keep in mind:Living
Before you load your vehicle with all of your belongings, please ensure that every item – including boxes, bags, containers, laundry baskets, and any uncontained items – is clearly labeled with your full name, residence hall, and room number so our volunteers take your items to the right room.
Staff are working hard to prepare halls and rooms for your arrival, so please arrive during your scheduled arrival time.
Texas state law requires all new students under the age of 22 to show proof of Bacterial Meningococcal Vaccination (BMV) within the last 5 years. For more information visit the Health Center's website.
If you are bringing a vehicle to campus, purchase a parking permit from Parking and Transportation Services. Students can park their vehicle in designated student lots and garages on-campus with a valid parking permit. On move-in day, visitors may park in designated move-in parking areas or at the Ferrell Center.
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For information about dining hall hours and meal plans, please visit Baylor Dining Services.
Welcome Week is an exciting introduction to the Baylor experience. It takes place on Move-In Day through the first day of classes. Students will have the opportunity to participate in many Baylor activities and traditions during this four-day period. New students are led in small groups by upper-division students as they participate in these events. In these small groups, students are encouraged to build long-lasting relationships as they begin their own Baylor journey. Some of the events are listed below. View the Welcome Week schedule of events here.
Academic Convocation, one of the first Baylor traditions you will experience, initiates the new class of Baylor Bears.
Every residence hall has their own All-Hall Meeting to kick off the new year. Look for time and location information from your residence hall staff during your first week on-campus.
Use your class schedule, accessed on Bearweb, to find the locations of your classes so you won't be late on the first day. Keep a map on-hand until you familiarize yourself with the campus.