Schedule of Events
Friday, September 19
|2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.||Welcome Reception - Bill Daniel Student Center- Barfield Drawing Room |
History Walks - Bill Daniel Student Center
|3:00 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 4:00 p.m., and 4:30 p.m.||Last Lectures - Bill Daniel Student Center|
|7:00-8:30 p.m.||Dessert Party - Bill Daniel Student Center-Barfield Drawing Room|
|8:00 p.m..||After Dark (First showing)* - Waco Hall|
Saturday, September 20
|8:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.||State of the University Address - Waco Hall|
|9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.||Parent-Faculty Coffee - Fountain Mall|
|11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.||The Beauty of Baylor - Baylor Campus ||12:00 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.||Stadium Tours*-Tickets go on sale Wednesday, August 20, at 10:00 a.m. - McLane Stadium|
|Before the Dinners begin||Stadium Tours for Dinner Guests*-More information will be sent to Dinner ticket purchasers concerning their tour time - McLane Stadium|
|5:30-7:30 p.m. and 8:00-10:00 p.m.||Dinner at McLane Stadium*-Sold out - The Baylor Club at McLane Stadium|
|8:00 p.m..||After Dark (Second showing)* - Waco Hall|
After Dark* - Waco Hall
Welcome Reception - Bill Daniel Student Center- Barfield Drawing Room
On Friday afternoon, stop by the Barfield Drawing Room in the Student Center and enjoy snacks, Dr Pepper floats, and casual conversations with university administrators. During this come-and-go event, families may also check-in and receive the schedule of events for the weekend.
History Walks - Bill Daniel Student Center
On Friday afternoon, families are encouraged to experience the history of Baylor through guided tours of campus. These tours, led by current students, will give parents a new perspective on the rich tradition of the university. Along the way, attendees will encounter Baylor Alumni who each have their own stories to tell.
Last Lectures - Bill Daniel Student Center
Inspired by the book, The Last Lecture, four Baylor professors have been invited to give what they deem their most important message to the families of Baylor's students. This event will give parents the opportunity to hear from the world-class faculty, who educate their students, in an environment similar to the classroom experience.
After Dark is an All-University variety show held annually during Family Weekend. It features top student talent from outstanding solo performances, dance, and stand-up comedy to musical theater. After Dark always proves to be a showcase for Baylor's creative students.
Dessert Party - Bill Daniel Student Center-Barfield Drawing Room
On Friday evening, the Drawing Room is transformed for the Dessert Party, with tables of delicious desserts, the music of a jazz band, and elegant lighting. Parents, families, and students may enjoy a dessert break and visiting around the table. This long-standing tradition is always a favorite of the weekend.
State of the University Address - Waco Hall
Baylor President, Judge Ken Starr, will give a brief presentation to families on Saturday morning in Waco Hall. Parents will hear about Baylor's Strategic Plan and the significant construction that is taking place. The presentation will be followed by a time for questions. A newer addition to the weekend, this event will offer a unique interaction with Judge Starr.
Parent-Faculty Coffee - Fountain Mall
One of the many aspects that sets Baylor apart is the faculty's devotion to their students. This is exemplified in Parent-Faculty Coffee where professors give of their own time to make themselves available to families. Hosted in the Bill Daniel Student Center (2nd and 3rd floors) on Saturday morning, the coffee allows parents the incredible opportunity to engage their student professors while enjoying coffee, juice, and delicious brunch items.
The Beauty of Baylor - Baylor Campus
Families are invited to participate in guided tours of some of the incredible Baylor facilities. The tours will run on Saturday afternoon. This is a wonderful chance to see some of the beauty of Baylor's campus. Along with on-campus possibilities, including the Bear Habitat, Armstrong Browning Library, and the Mayborn Museum. Families are also encouraged to explore the city of Waco, as well.
Stadium Tours* - McLane Stadium
For those who want to see Baylor’s newest landmark on the Brazos, we are excited to offer guests of Family Weekend 2014 the opportunity to get an inside look at McLane Stadium! On Saturday, September 20, 2014, McLane Stadium will be allowing people inside to see the stadium. With 12:00 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. time slots available, those who get a ticket will be able to walk around and see the various parts of McLane Stadium. While this is not a guided tour, McLane Stadium staff will be positioned throughout the stadium at various interest points to share some information about the area and answer questions. This self-guided tour of McLane Stadium is sure to provide opportunities that extend far beyond what can be seen at a football game. ** If you have purchased tickets to either time for the Dinner at McLane Stadium, there is no need to purchase tickets for these self-guided tours. **
Stadium Tours for Dinner Guests* - McLane Stadium
Families who choose to participate in the Dinner at McLane Stadium will have the option to go on an in-depth tour of McLane Stadium for no additional cost. The tour runs approximately an hour and includes a visit to the Home Locker Room, Training Areas, Visiting Locker Room, Baylor Club, Press Areas, Event Management, and Field Access. This tour will allow you to see every inch of college football's newest and finest facility!
Dinner at McLane Stadium*-Sold out - The Baylor Club at McLane Stadium
With the inaugural season of Baylor's new McLane Stadium this fall, the guests of Baylor's Family Weekend are invited for an exclusive dinner in the Baylor Club ballroom, located within the stadium. The families will be treated to a BBQ dinner while hearing from a keynote speaker. Before the dinner takes place, guests will have the opportunity to participate in a guided tour of the stadium, receiving an amazing insight into Baylor's newest gem on the Brazos River!
*Tickets are required for these events.