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Baylor Bucket List

Each of us has things we want to do "some day" - many call this a "bucket list."

Baylor Bucket List

As a member of the Baylor family, chances are there are at least a few things you didn't have time to do as a student (or traditions that began after your time on campus). Next time you’re visiting campus, make plans to enjoy as many of these activities as possible and check them off your Baylor Baylor List.

Do the Bear Essentials:

  • Take a picture at the Judge Baylor statue
  • Visit the original Baylor campus in Independence
  • Sip a float at Dr Pepper Hour
  • Stroll Christmas on 5th Street
  • Reflect on Baylor’s beauty and God’s grace in the Armstrong Browning Garden of Contentment

Have a full Homecoming experience:

  • Take a picture at Bonfire doing a “Sic ‘em” with friends
  • Invite a new Baylor family to join you for Pigskin Revue
  • Worship at Singspiration
  • Rediscover the Immortal 10 at Mass Meeting
  • Enjoy the Homecoming Parade with your college roommates
  • Cheer for the Bears at McLane Stadium
  • Come back for Homecoming even when it isn’t your 5-year reunion, and when it is, make time for your reunion events
  • Take an annual Homecoming family photo in the Sadie Jo Black Gardens on Founders Mall

Put on your game face:

  • High five and/or take a photo with Bruiser
  • Paint your face for a game
  • Sing “That Good Old Baylor Line” with the team after a game
  • Arrive early for the Bear Walk
  • Sailgate the Brazos River
  • Do the Heisman pose with the RG3 statue
  • Sing “Deep in the Heart of Texas” at a baseball game
  • Travel to an away game

Enjoy campus:

  • Stop and listen to an entire song playing on the McLane Carillon in Pat Neff Hall
  • Play a round of “campus golf”
  • Kayak, canoe or sail at the Baylor Marina
  • Stop and read a few of the memorial lamppost plaques
  • Go bowling in the Bill Daniel Student Center
  • See the Rosenbalm Fountain lit up at night
  • Climb Baylor’s 53-foot-tall, free-standing rock wall in the McLane Student Life Center
  • Take a moment to pray in one of Baylor’s many chapels
  • Explore the Mayborn Museum Complex and the Gov. Bill and Vara Daniel Historic Village
  • Walk or run the 2.25-mile Bear Trail that encircles campus
  • Visit Judges Lady and Joy at the Williams Bear Habitat
  • Run through the fountains at the BSB
  • Hear the echo at the Ring of Honor and Sesquicentennial Walkway
  • Sit for a few moments in a tree swing on campus

Go beyond Baylor’s bounds:

  • Serve our community through Steppin’ Out or build a house with Baylor’s Habitat for Humanity chapter
  • Go on a Baylor-sponsored mission trip
  • Attend a service at Mission Waco’s Church Under the Bridge
  • Look for Chip and Joanna at the Magnolia Silos
  • Enjoy an old-fashioned soda fountain treat at the Dr Pepper Museum
  • Visit the Waco Mammoth National Monument
  • Spend a Saturday at the Waco Farmers Market
  • Savor a coffee and live music at Common Grounds
  • Explore Cameron Park: bike, hike, disc golf, Jacob’s Ladder, Lovers Leap
  • Take the river walk from downtown to the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum
  • Hear a concert at Indian Spring Park
  • Stroll across the Suspension Bridge

Take in a little culture:

  • Watch a Baylor Theatre production
  • Join in a campus cultural celebration, including Chinese New Year, Fiesta! and Gateway to India Festival
  • Listen to a Baylor Symphony Orchestra concert in Jones Hall
  • View exhibits in the Martin Museum of Art in Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center
  • Attend a choral performance, such as the combined Choirs Christmas Concert, or Baylor Chamber Singers Christmas Concert

Eat and be merry:

  • Chow down on a Vitek’s Gut Pak — voted the nation’s top college dish in 2013
  • Nibble on Oriental fries or an egg burger at Kitok’s
  • Consume a George’s chicken fried steak
  • Chomp on a Poppa Rollo’s Pizza
  • Tackle burgers from Health Camp, Dubl-R, and Cupp’s Drive-In
  • Try out one of Waco’s many food trucks
  • Have breakfast for lunch at The Olive Branch
  • Dine in style at McLane Stadium’s Baylor Club
  • Get a kolache in West

Get your Baylor blood pumping with these events:

  • Diadeloso
  • Bearathon
  • Relay for Life
  • All University Sing/Pigskin Revue
  • After Dark (Family Weekend)

Be a student:

  • Hear a guest speaker in Chapel
  • Discover the beauty of Armstrong Browning Library
  • Read or study in a hammock outside Carroll Science Hall
  • Relax on the lawn of Founders Mall
  • Chat with a professor over coffee
  • Wear your class ring
  • Get your diploma (and display it proudly!)