Line Camp is an extended, on-campus orientation experience designed to prepare incoming students for their time at Baylor. At Line Camp, students build friendships with classmates and experience the longstanding traditions of Baylor University.
Students learn cheers and run on the field at McLane Stadium, preparing them for the excitement of football season, to listen to alumni share their own life-changing Baylor experiences and to volunteer in the Waco community. A highlight of the week is a trip to Baylor's original campus in Independence, Texas, where students don their Baylor Line jerseys for the first time and take a symbolic walk through the iconic columns.
With your gift, you are supporting the costs of this week-long experience through which students have their first introduction to the faith and traditions that remain vibrantly alive in the Baylor family.
Cost of one student to attend Line Camp $95
Athletic Capital Fund
Nationally recognized for its championship-caliber athletic programs, with longstanding success across its 19 varsity sports, Baylor University relies upon the support of Baylor Nation for its continued momentum as a leader in intercollegiate athletics.
The foundation of Baylor's success is an infrastructure capable of attracting and accommodating student athletes, coaches, trainers and fans of all ages. During the past decade, the development of an expansive, state-of-the-art athletics complex on the banks of the Brazos, including the one-of-a-kind McLane Stadium, has catapulted the University to the top of the Big 12 for training, practice and game-day facilities.
Through your gift, you will make a vital contribution toward this distinctive component of campus life by providing the capacity for a variety of future facility improvements and new construction projects to maintain Baylor's competitive advantage.
Baylor University Golden Wave Band
The Baylor University Golden Wave Band is one of Baylor's oldest traditions, stirring the hearts of Baylor fans with its powerful music and creative marching drills for more than 100 years.
Your gift in support of the Golden Wave Club Excellence Fund will help keep the spirit alive by helping to purchase equipment and supporting student scholarships.
Cost of one clarinet $1,179
Cost of one trombone $2,719
Cost of one sousaphone $10,644
Baylor at Independence
Baylor University stands upon the firm foundation of its history and the legacy of its founders. Today, the University's original campus in Independence, Texas -- represented by the four iconic columns in Old Baylor Park that draw students and alumni to the small town -- continues to function as an ennobling reminder of the University's rich heritage.
In recent years, the Baylor University Libraries have worked with the Independence Historical Society, Independence Preservation Trust and Baptist General Convention of Texas to restore the site of the University's original location, where Baylor students were educated until 1886. Visitors to Independence find beautiful parks and educational signs detailing the history of significant buildings and sites.
By making a gift to the Lanella Spinks Gray Baylor at Independence Endowed Fund, you will support ongoing maintenance and future restoration efforts at Baylor at Independence, thereby ensuring that future generations of Bears will be able to visit Baylor's historic roots.
For more than 170 years, Baylor University's commitment to provide a rigorous academic experience grounded in Christian principles has been evident in campus life. Today, that commitment is embodied by the George W. Truett Theological Seminary students who serve as chaplains in on-campus residence halls.
Established more than a decade ago, the program was created to provide all-hours guidance for students. These pastors-in-training offer invaluable resources for students as they face struggles of school, relationships and adulthood.
Christmas is a special time in the life of families around the world, and it's an equally special time for the Baylor family, with a range of on-campus events that celebrate the birth of Christ and contribute to the strong sense of community on Baylor's campus.
One of these special events is Santa's Workshop, which brings hundreds of underprivileged children ages three to five to the Baylor campus from daycares and Head Start centers in the Central Texas area. The children enjoy a meal, meet Santa and Mrs. Claus as well as Baylor students and receive free gifts provided by Baylor students and faculty members through a semester-long donation drive.
Your gift will help Baylor celebrate the gift of Christmas and foster good will and love for our community.
Cost of one child's present and meal $25