Schedule of Events

Family Weekend 2016

September 16-17, 2016

Below is the 2016 schedule

Friday, September 16, 2016
2-5 p.m.   Check In - Bill Daniel Student Center- First Floor Cub Den
3-5 p.m.   History Walks - Bill Daniel Student Center
3-5 p.m.   Last Lectures - Bill Daniel Student Center
5 p.m.   The Family Weekend Choral Concert - Jones Concert Hall - McCrary Music Building
 
6-10:00 p.m.   Rice vs. Baylor Tailgate and Watch party - McLane Stadium
8 p.m.   After Dark (First showing)* - Waco Hall
Saturday, September 17, 2016
8:30-9:15 a.m.   State of the University Address - Waco Hall
9:30- 11 a.m.   Parent-Faculty Coffee - Fountain Mall
11 a.m. - 3 p.m.   The Beauty of Baylor & Explore Waco - Baylor Campus & Waco
11-5 p.m.   Tours of McLane Stadium - Click Here to Purchase Tickets
3 p.m.   The Kaleidoscope Concert - Jones Concert Hall - McCrary Music Building
5:30-7 & 8-9:30 p.m.   Dinner at the Hippodrome* - Waco Hippodrome
8 p.m.   After Dark (Second showing)* - Waco Hall

 



Welcome Reception - Bill Daniel Student Center- First Floor Cub Den
On Friday afternoon, stop by the Cub Den in the Student Center and get some information on whats happening over the weekend and some cool things to do. During this come-and-go event, families may 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.

The Family Weekend Choral Concert - Jones Concert Hall in the McCrary Music Building

Will feature six of Baylor's choral ensembles: A Cappella Choir, Concert Choir, Bella Voce, Men's Choir, Women's Choir, and VirtuOSO. Performances will be conducted by Jerry McCoy, Lynne Gackle, C. Randall Bradley, and Stephen Gusukuma.

 

After Dark* - Waco Hall
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.

Rice vs Baylor Tailgate and Watch party - McLane Stadium
On Friday evening, the Baylor Football team is playing the Rice Owls in Houston Texas. Help cheer on the team by going to McLane stadium with your student and enjoy a tailgate event with food trucks, fun, and watching the game on McLane stadium field with our Jumbotron and other Baylor fans.

State of the University Address - Waco Hall
Baylor President, 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.

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 Fountain Mall, the coffee allows parents the incredible opportunity to engage their student professors while enjoying coffee, juice, and delicious brunch items.
 
The Kaleidoscope Concert - Jones Concert Hall - McCrary Music Building
Will offer music performed by the Baylor Symphony Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, and A Cappella Choir, under their respective conductors, Stephen Heyde, J. Eric Wilson, and Jerry McCoy

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.


*Tickets are required for these events.