August Orientation

First-year students who do not attend New Student Orientation in June will attend a 1-day Orientation on Wednesday, August 20. 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
  • 7:30 PM
  • Check-in
  • Welcome Session
  • Academic Major Sessions
  • Interest Sessions
  • Dr Pepper Hour & Campus Connections
  • *Baylor Community Expectations (*Required student session)
  • Parent Reception
  • Student Social
  • Waco Hall
  • Waco Hall
  • Various Locations
  • Various Locations
  • Moody Memorial Library

  • Waco Hall

  • Barfield Drawing Room - SUB
  • SUB Game Room

What to Expect on Wednesday, August 20

New students will move into their residence halls on either Wednesday, August 20 or Thursday, August 21. 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 August 20?

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.

Many of the Living-Learning Programs have scheduled dinners this evening. View the list of LLP dinners here.

Moving in on August 21?

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 almost all 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 Move2BU 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