Apply Now for Texas Hurricane Relief Mission Trips over Fall Break, Spring Break

Starting this fall break and again during spring break, Baylor Missions will be sending teams of Baylor students, faculty and staff to work on various relief projects in south Texas communities impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Baylor Missions teams will be partnering with various community groups and relief efforts, who are already mobilizing, identifying needs and sharing hope as they help communities rebuild their lives. For more information or to apply, go to:

Response to Harvey Update

Our hearts ache for those impacted by the unprecedented devastation from Hurricane Harvey along the Texas coast and in Houston and southeast Texas. Many among our Baylor Family -- alumni, students, parents, faculty and staff -- have been personally affected by this catastrophic storm. While in Waco, we have been spared any storm damage, we are ever mindful of the needs of those in the storm's path.

Responding in Prayer

In these days, as we begin another school year and especially do so as our nation is struggling with a darkness upon us, we are called again to be faithful and “light the ways” of our time. Dr. Livingstone is challenging us to respond prayerfully this Friday. As individuals, as small groups, and as a gathered faith community, we are invited to pray.

Summer dining, fun, fitness

Things may be different on campus during the summer, but that doesn't mean you don't have access to fun and fitness as you attend summer classes. Here you will find summer hours of operation for dining, the McLane Student Life Center, the Pullin Family Marina, and the Game Room at the Bill & Vera Daniel Student Union Building.

Football. Ogor Making an Impact for Bears

The third-year sophomore linebacker has been used primarily as an edge pass rusher, particularly the last two weeks.

W. Volleyball. Staiger Earns Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week

Baylor volleyball senior Katie Staiger has been named the Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week, announced by the conference office Monday afternoon.

W. Golf. Hall of Fame 2017 Spotlight: Melanie Hagewood Willhite

While breaking all the records for the Baylor women’s golf team, including most career top-10 (21) and top-five finishes (12), the Clarksville, Tenn., native also earned a degree in mechanical engineering and developed a Mathletes program for Baylor student-athletes to help encourage elementary students with their math studies.

W. Soccer. Soccer Drums SMU in 4-1 Road Win

DALLAS, Texas – Baylor soccer (6-1-1) drilled home four goals to take a decisive 4-1 road win over the SMU Mustangs (4-2-2) on Sunday evening at Westcott Field.

Happy 130th Birthday, Old Main!

For 130 years now, the spires of Old Main towering above campus have been a signature image of Baylor University. In fact, it was 130 years ago this week — Sept. 19, 1887 — that Old Main opened and held classes for the first time. The building — originally known simply as “Main Building” — was […]

#BearsOfBaylor — “I’m very passionate about joining the military.”

“I’m very passionate about joining the military. My dad was in the Air Force, and I’ve seen all of the benefits that he’s been able to have and how he’s passed them along to us. “I moved around a lot, and I got to meet a lot of different people. I’m a very social person, […]

Baylor again among Big 12’s top 2, Texas’ top 5 in U.S. News rankings

For the sixth straight year, Baylor has been ranked by U.S. News as one of the top two universities in the Big 12 Conference and one of the top five in Texas, alongside Rice, UT, SMU and Texas A&M. Overall, Baylor is ranked No. 75 in the U.S. among national universities. For context, that puts BU just […]

Fall 2017 numbers show record diversity, retention rate & interest in Baylor

The fall semester has been in session for almost a month now. Class schedules have been finalized, students have established their routines, and the numbers are officially in for this year’s student body. Once again, this year’s students have set new records. Baylor’s student body — all 17,059 students — is more diverse than ever, […]


Jorge Carmona Reyes

Congratulations to staff member Jorge Carmona Reyes, Center for Astrophysics, Space Physics and Engineering Research, and spouse Amparo, on the birth of their daughter, Itzayana, on September 8, 2017.

Michael Whitenton

Congratulations to faculty member Michael Whitenton, religion, and spouse Rachel, on the birth of their son, Reece Wilson Whitenton, on September 6, 2017.

Marilyn Pierce

Congratulations to staff member Marilyn Pierce, chemistry and biochemistry, and spouse Andre, on the birth of their son, Zyre Stone Pierce on August 25, 2017

Wilson Law

Congratulations to faculty member Wilson Law, economics, and spouse Michelle, on the birth of their daughter Anna Everiene Law on July 10, 2017.

With Sympathy

Brayden Dyson

Sympathies to Baylor student, Brayden Dyson, on the passing of her mother, Mrs. Kristen Dyson, on April 7, 2017.

Ray and Vicki Nazzario

Sympathies to Ray Nazzario, Senior Analyst Programmer in the ITS/Technology/Libraries and Mrs. Vicki Nazzario, part-time Student Athlete Support Academic Support Services in the Student Athlete Support Services Department, on the passing of their father and father-in-law, Mr. Raymond Nazzario, on April 13, 2017.

Lee Lowe

Sympathies to Lee Lowe, BSB Animal Facility Supervisor, on the passing of her father Bill (William James) Harlan, a Baylor retiree, on April 7, 2017.

Melinda Oliver

Sympathies to Melinda Oliver, Assistant Director of Scholarships in the Student Financial Aid Department, on the passing of her father, Mr. James Hallum, Jr., on April 8, 2017.

Baylor Lariat: Air Force cadets thrive on campus

Sept. 14, 2017
The Baylor Air Force ROTC program challenges its students to balance their physical training, education and day-to-day routines. The program consists of nearly 100 students who plan to serve as pilots, engineers, nurses, space officers, and battle managers in the U.S. Air Force.

Baylor Lariat: Baylor’s minority enrollment is up, freshmen class sets new records

Sept. 15, 2017
This article about diversity, retention and graduation rates at Baylor all hitting a record high this fall features comments from Jennifer Carron, associate vice president for enrollment management; Sinda Vanderpool, Ph.D., associate vice provost for academic enrollment management; and Wes Null, Ph.D., vice provost for undergraduate education and institutional effectiveness. “It’s been so important for Baylor to say the mission of Baylor University stands,” Carron said. “Students when they come to visit, they see students, they see faculty, they see amazing facilities. They see that what we talk about in our print and online communications is true … students will say ‘you have all these things on my checklist,’ but when they get down to it and they visit they honestly say it just feels right. I think that certainly says the Baylor brand is strong and resilient.”

Baylor Lariat: Parents across the nation meet to pray for Baylor students

Sept. 12, 2017
Baylor parents from across the nation make up 45 groups of Baylor Parents in Prayer who meet regularly – in person or through the Internet – to encourage, support and gain strength from other parents. “Just as Jesus undergirds all that we do at Baylor, our prayer groups undergird the building of the Kingdom at Baylor by supporting and praying for students, each other, faculty, staff, and the university as a whole,” said Gail Offringa, director of the Parents Network.

BYU Radio “Top of Mind with Julie Rose”: Lots of "Fear of Others" Among Religious Americans

Sept. 15, 2017
AUDIO: Host Julie Rose of the “Top of Mind” program interviews Jerry Park, Ph.D., associate professor of sociology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, who discusses the latest analyses from Baylor Religion Survey. Sociologists found that churchgoers tend to look down on atheists as morally inferior, while non-religious individuals look down on Christians for the same reason. In addition, “fear of others” who are different from oneself is a strong pattern in the United States, with conservative Christians fearing Muslims and atheists most, while atheists and those with no religious affiliation tend to fear conservative Christians.

Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion will Host Author Paul Marshall on Sept. 19

WACO, Texas (Sept. 18, 2017) –The Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion will host author Paul Marshall, Ph.D., the Baylor University holder of the Jerry and Susie Wilson Chair in Religious Freedom at the Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR), on Tuesday.

Baylor University Receives Department of Education Grant for TRIO McNair Program

WACO, Texas (Sept. 18, 2017) – Baylor University has been awarded an annual grant of $232,265 for five years to implement the Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program.

This Week At Baylor-Sept. 17-23, 2017

WACO, Texas (Sept. 15, 2017) – This week at Baylor will be filled with multiple opportunities to hear phenomenal speakers and see profound films.

Most Americans Do Not Use the Internet to Seek — or Share — Spiritual Matters, Baylor Survey Finds

WACO, Texas (Sept. 14, 2017) — Despite the pervasive use of the Internet in everyday life, most Americans report they never use it to find religious or spiritual content, and most never use it to share religious views, according to the <a href="">Baylor Religion Survey</a>.

Acts of Love

Truett graduate Jeremy Courtney (MDiv ’04) was recently named Baylor University’s Young Alumnus of the year. Courtney cofounded Preemptive Love Coalition, a global coalition of peacemakers changing the way we engage the world’s most polarizing conflicts by confronting fear with acts of love.

Baylor and Xavier University of Louisiana

Baylor signed its first ever exchange program with an HBCU on Thursday, October 20th.

Engineers in the Field

Supported by a Missions Research grant from Baylor Missions, students and faculty from the organization Engineers with a Mission travelled to Laredo, Texas in July 2016 to drill a water well. Despite being only 15 miles outside of Laredo, the people that live in the Las Lomas colonia do not have running water in their homes.…

Remembering our Hope

In the midst of the challenges we are facing at Baylor, it is important for us to remember “the hope to which we have been called” (Eph. 1:18).  In a reflection this past summer for Baylor Magazine (, I note that the virtue of hope enables us to face the brokenness of our lives and…