Orientation is a two-day experience designed to connect students to Baylor, in order that they may discover all Baylor has to offer. At Orientation, students and their guests will be invited to explore the university's exceptional academic programs and learning environment, while also experiencing Baylor's unique supportive community. Students will also meet with their Academic Advisor and register for their first semester classes.

2017 Session Dates

  • Session 1
  • Session 2
  • Session 3 (Combo)*
  • Session 4 (Combo)*
  • Session 5 (Combo)*
  • Session 6 (Combo)*
  • Session 7
  • Session 8
  • Session 9
  • Session 10

  • **August Orientation
  • June 7-8
  • June 8-9
  • June 12-16
  • June 13-17
  • June 19-23
  • June 20-24
  • June 26-27
  • June 27-28
  • June 28-29
  • June 29-30

  • August 16
  • Wed-Thurs
  • Thurs-Fri
  • Mon-Fri
  • Tues-Sat
  • Mon-Fri
  • Tues-Sat
  • Mon-Tues
  • Tues-Wed
  • Wed-Thurs
  • Thurs-Fri

  • Wednesday

  • *Combo Sessions include Orientation + Baylor Line Camp.

  • **August Orientation is only for students who received their class schedule through Alternate Registration and not a 2-day Orientation.

Reservations Open February 20, 2017 at 9:00am Central Time!

Please review the steps below to prepare you for when reservations open.

  • Step 1:   Read the Orientation Preview Book
  • Step 2:   Activate Your Baylor Email/Bear ID and set password, if you have not already done so.
  • Step 3:   Your Bear ID and password will be needed to place your reservation.

    Alternate Registration

    If you are not able to travel to campus for one of the two-day Orientation offerings in June, then Alternate Registration is the path to choose. Students choosing Alternate Registration will be advised and registered by phone or through email. You can expect to hear from your Academic Advisor in June. Frequently check your Baylor Email for important information.

    You will be invited to a half-day Orientation held on August 16 for Freshman students who were unable to attend a two-day Orientation session. Invitations for this event will be sent to your Baylor email in July.

    Before You Experience Orientation

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    Things to Do

    No. 1
    Submit documentation of your meningitis vaccination.

    No. 2
    Beginning in February, Complete the New Student Advising Questionnaire through goBaylor.

    No. 3
    International students, submit the citizenship form.

    No. 4
    Frequently check your Baylor email account.

    No. 5
    Continue to check goBaylor for any updates.

    Read the Preview Book

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    After You Experience Orientation

    Success Center

    Your success at Baylor is of utmost importance to us. The Paul L. Foster Success Center offers many great resources, from time management tools to free tutoring and supplemental instruction.

    Visit the Success Center Site


    Do you have questions about your classes or changing your major? Baylor's academic advisors are happy to assist you.

    Visit the Advising Site

    Financial Aid

    Do you have questions about your FAFSA or financial aid? Baylor's Student Financial Services can answer all of your questions.

    Visit the Student Financial Services Site