August Orientation

First-year students who do not attend a two-day New Student Orientation in June or July will attend a half-day Orientation on Wednesday, August 17. Orientation offers a variety of sessions and activities to help you become familiar with opportunities and resources available to you as a Baylor Bear. Guests are invited to attend along with students.

August Orientation Schedule

  • 12:00-1:00 PM
  • 1:00 PM
  • 2:00 PM
  • 3:00 PM
  • 3:45 PM

  • 4:45 PM

  • 5:30-6:30 PM
  • Check-in
  • Welcome Session
  • Academic Major Sessions
  • Interest Sessions
  • Dr Pepper Hour & Campus Connections
  • *Baylor Community Expectations (*Required student session)
  • Parent Reception
  • Waco Hall
  • Waco Hall
  • Various Locations
  • Various Locations
  • Moody Memorial Library

  • Waco Hall

  • TBA

Sign Up

Invitations to Register for August Orientation will be sent to student's Baylor email in July.

What to Expect on Wednesday, August 17

New students will move into their residence halls on either Wednesday, August 17 or Thursday, August 18. Visit the Move 2BU website for more information, and continue to check your Baylor email for additional details about your scheduled move-in date and time.

Moving in on Wednesday, August 17?

Be sure you have your Student ID card with you at your scheduled move-in time.

You will move in to your residence hall in the morning, then attend August Orientation in the afternoon.

Moving in on Thursday, August 18?

Things to do Wednesday morning:

No. 1
Get your student ID card on the first floor of Robinson Tower

No. 2
If you purchased a parking permit, you can also pick that up on the first floor of Robinson Tower

No. 3
Visit the Baylor Bookstore

Frequently Asked Questions

1) Can family members attend Orientation with me?

Absolutely! Guests are encouraged to join students for all August Orientation activities. There is even a reception just for parents and guests that evening.

2) Do I move in to my residence hall early if I am here for Orientation?

Students are not able to move in prior to their regularly scheduled move-in date and time. Visit the Move 2BU website for more information about moving into your residence hall.

3) Is there a cost to attend Orientation?

No, there is no cost for students or for guests.

August Orientation