Welcome Week

Welcome Week is the official beginning of your experience as a Baylor Bear! During Welcome Week you will have opportunities to connect with other incoming students, as well as with returning students who are excited to welcome you into the Baylor community.

 

Welcome Week Schedule

Welcome Week begins Thursday, August 20th and ends Sunday, August 23

Wednesday, August 19

Morning - Select Living Learning Programs Move-In

5:30 PM - Parent and Family Reception
Location: Barfield Drawing Room (BDSC)
Join other parents and guests for a send off reception with the Baylor Parents Network.

6:00 PM - Living-Learning Program Welcome Dinners
Location: Various Locations
Kick off the LLP experience at dinner with your new Baylor community.

Thursday, August 20

Morning - MOVE2BU

6:00 PM - President's Picnic
Location: Ferrell Center Lawn
Rain: Ferrell Center Arena
Join President Starr and the Baylor Family for an all-campus cookout.

8:00 PM - Parent and Family Program
Location: Ferrell Center Arena
Families and guests can share stories, relax, and engage with members of the Baylor Network after a full first day

8:00 PM - Small Group Roundup
Location: BSB Fields
Rain: Ferrell Center Arena
Come together to connect with your small group, and meet your WW Leaders!

Friday, August 21

9:00 AM - Small Group Gathering
Location: East Village

10:00 AM - Academic Convocation
Location: Ferrell Center
Experience your official welcome to Baylor's unique and exciting academic community.

12:00 PM - Lunch with Small Group
Location: Residential Restaurants

Afternoon - Academic Events & Open Houses
Location: Various Locations
Spend the afternoon engaging with various academic programs and schools.

6:00 PM - Dinner with your Small Group
Location: Residential Restaurants

8:30 PM - Spirit Rally
Location: Ferrell Center
Discover the exciting spirit and tradition of the Baylor Nation. Sic 'Em Bears!

10:15 PM - CL&L Tradition
Location: Residence Halls

Saturday, August 22

11:00 AM - Lunch with Small Group
Location: Residential Restaurants

1:00 PM - Celebration of Community and Faith
Location: Vara Martin Daniel Plaza
Engage with representatives of local churches and communities of faith.

4:00 PM - Floor Meetings & Residence Hall Gatherings
Location: Residence Halls
An afternoon of fun and adventure and with your residence hall community.

8:00 PM - The Big Event
Location: Ferrell Center
Come enjoy food, games, and live entertainment!

Sunday, August 23

Morning - Church
Location: Waco Churches

12:00 PM - Lunch with Small Group
Location: Residential Restaurants

5:30 PM - Dinner with Small Group
Location: Residential Restaurants

7:30 PM - Welcome Week Worship Service
Location: Ferrell Center
A special night of all-campus worship and reflection.

9:15 PM - Final Small Group Gathering
Location: Baylor Marina

Additional Events

Monday, August 24

9:00 AM - Spiritual Life Welcome Breakfast
Location: Waco Hall

Tuesday, August 26

3:00 PM - Dr. Pepper Hour
Location: Barfield Drawing Room (BDSC)

8:30 PM - Required Community Standards Meeting
Location: Waco Hall
Date determined by Residence Hall Assignment

Wednesday, August 26

6:30 PM - Mosaic Mixer
Location: Vara Martin Daniel Plaza

8:30 PM - Required Community Standards Meeting
Location: Waco Hall
Date determined by Residence Hall Assignment

Thursday, August 27

7:00 PM - Out of State Mixer
Location: Barfield Drawing Room (BDSC)

Friday, August 29

7:00 PM - Late Night
Location: Various Campus Locations

 

Leadership Opportunities

Small Group Leader

Small Group Leaders will co-facilitate a group of 18 to 24 new students and model building healthy relationships while encouraging students in their holistic development, including: pursuing academic excellence, spiritual growth, relationship building, and a healthy lifestyle. Leaders will accompany new students to planned local activities to help introduce the new students to Baylor and Waco.

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Task Force

Task Force Members play a crucial role in the success of Welcome Week by providing logistical management and support for the week's events. The TF handles important tasks around campus creating an atmosphere of excellence and enthusiasm for Welcome Week.

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Welcome Week