East Village Residential Community

Affirming the union of experiential living and learning


For almost 40 years, no new residence halls were constructed on the Baylor campus. In August 2014, the university will debut its third such facility in the past decade, as 700 students move into the East Village Residential Community.

The two four-story buildings of East Village feature a variety of living spaces, from semi-suites to apartment-style living for students from freshmen to seniors, plus study and classroom spaces, student lounge areas, academic suites for five faculty in each building, and apartments for a faculty master, resident chaplain and other staff members. A third building will accommodate more than 500 students for meals and include retail space for a bakery, yogurt shop and a convenience store.

For more information on the East Village project, visit the East Village website.

East Village in the News

August 23, 2013 — East Village joins North Village (2004) and Brooks Village (2007) as new Baylor residence halls that have opened in the last 10 years. Prior to those, the last new Baylor residence was South Russell, built in 1967. This year, South Russell is closed for a massive renovation; each of Baylor's older halls will undergo a similar update, one a year, over the next decade or so. Even with South Russell offline, about 40% of Baylor's student body will live on campus this fall.

August 21, 2013 — By REGINA DENNIS - The apartment-style dorm room options in Baylor University's newest residential hall represent the school's largest push to encourage more upperclassmen to live on campus for their entire undergraduate experience.

July 1, 2013 — As a “thank you” to the men and women who have worked so hard to make the new East Village Residential Community a reality, Baylor held a special Dr Pepper Hour of sorts last week right there in the new facility’s courtyard. The event included Dr Pepper floats for the construction workers and a brief [...]

June 4, 2013 — After a long discussion process led by a committee of faculty, staff and students, the two main buildings that will make up East Village Residential Community now have names honoring two distinguished (but perhaps not well-known) Baylor alumni. The north building will be the Gordon Teal Residential College, named for the 1927 Baylor graduate who [...]

May 17, 2013 — WACO, Texas (May 17, 2013) - At their spring meeting today, the Baylor University Board of Regents approved construction of phase one of a new on-campus track and field stadium and voted to move forward in developing the design for the proposed new School of Business building.

November 4, 2011 — WACO, Texas (Nov. 4, 2011) - At its annual Homecoming meeting today, the Baylor University Board of Regents approved $120 million in capital improvements, the largest investment in construction on the Baylor campus since the Baylor Sciences Building in 2004. Construction will be financed through the issuance of bonds and will include a new 700-bed residential complex and dining facility on the east side of campus, the renovation of the Marrs McLean Science Building and Phase 2 of initial construction on academic and research space in the Baylor Research and Innovation Collaborative (BRIC).

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