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.


2017 Welcome Week Schedule

Wednesday, August 16

Morning - Select Living Learning Programs Move-In

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 17

Morning - MOVE2BU

6:00 PM - Welcome Week Officially Begins!
Location: Campus

8:00 PM - Small Group Roundup
Location: Fountain Mall
Come together to connect with your small group, and meet your WW Leaders!

Friday, August 18

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 your academic area.

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

Time TBA - Spirit Rally
Location: Ferrell Center
Discover the exciting spirit and tradition of the Baylor Nation. Sic 'Em Bears! (Doors open at 7:30pm)

Time TBA - CL&L Tradition

Saturday, August 19

11:30 AM - Lunch with Small Group
Location: Residential Restaurants

1:00 PM - Celebration of Community and Faith
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 20

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

7:00 PM - Welcome Week Worship Service
Location: Ferrell Center
A special night of all-campus worship and reflection.

8:30 PM - Final Small Group Gathering
Location: Ferrell Center Lawn


Apply for the 2016 Welcome Week Staff!

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

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