Imperative II

Create a truly residential campus

The heart of the Baylor experience rests in the communion of ideas, experiences, and relationships on campus. To facilitate and energize campus life, Baylor will seek to make more desirable residence halls available so that at least 50 percent of Baylor undergraduates are living on campus by 2012. Further, we will develop walking malls along the axes of campus to enhance the total social and relational environment. To complement the physical design of the campus, Baylor will create robust student life programming to enrich the life of the University and to cultivate social skills, leadership, and physical fitness: thus, a full array of opportunities for students to develop lifelong friendships will exist.

Progress Summary

  1. Improve Residential Facilities North Village and Brooks Village have been constructed during the tenure of Baylor 2012. Five Living-Learning Centers have been implemented. The Faculty-in-Residence and Faculty Partners programs have been implemented.
  2. Increase Number of Undergraduates Living on Campus The number and percentage of undergraduates living on campus have increased steadily, except for FY 2007 when Brooks was unavailable. As of FY 2008, there are 4,669 beds available, and 36 percent of students live on campus.
  3. Enhance the Social and Relational Environment Improvements have been made on the Bill Daniel Student Center. The Stacy Riddle Forum has been constructed and opened. The Place2BU program has been established and expanded. Baylor traditions of education and enrichment have been enhanced and common spaces on campus have been made more appealing.