Alumni, Parents and Friends

Baylor alumni, parents and friends share a family bond rooted in over 170 years of rich history. Whether you enjoy connecting with other Baylor alumni and parents through Baylor Alumni Network and other events in your area or through publications like Baylor Magazine, social media tools, or campus events like Family Weekend and Homecoming, your role in the family is a vital one. From young grads to members of the Heritage Club and from first-generation parents to those whose Baylor legacies go back many years and to friends new and old, this page provides you with important resources and reminders to make your Baylor connections even more meaningful.

Give Light
GIVE LIGHT IS A $1.1 BILLION COMPREHENSIVE CAMPAIGN FOR THE FUTURE OF BAYLOR UNIVERSITY. The campaign undergirds Illuminate, the University's Academic Strategic Plan, and will impact every aspect of campus life, from academics and athletics to student life and global engagement.

No. 6 MT Hosts No. 35 Arizona State Friday Night


WACO, Texas – Riding a seven-match win streak, sixth-ranked Baylor men's tennis (16-2) will conclude its non-conference schedule with against No. 35 Arizona State Friday night at 7 p.m. at Hurd Tennis Center.



Mark Vital has heard the comparisons, everything from "Baby Rico" Gathers to Dennis Rodman.



Going into his third spring drills, Baylor quarterback Charlie Brewer said there are no excuses anymore for him or any of the other veteran players for not understanding the playbook or not being perfect on the reads and pass protections.

Baptist Standard: Around the State: Mayborn nationally accredited; Baylor prof awarded $3 million grant

March 20, 2019
Sara L. Dolan, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology and neuroscience in Baylor University's College of Arts & Sciences, has been awarded a five-year grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration — a branch of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services — for a project aimed at improving clinical practice for children who have been victims of abuse and trauma.

Baylor Media and Public Relations: Senior Lecturer in Communication Honored as Collins Outstanding Professor

March 21, 2019
Jane Damron, Ph.D., senior lecturer in the department of communication in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, has been selected as the 2019 Collins Outstanding Professor, an honor voted on annually by the senior class. The Collins Outstanding Professor Award is provided by the Carr P. Collins Foundation to recognize and honor outstanding teachers at Baylor University.

KWBU-FM (Waco/NPR): David and Art – Art Scene

March 18, 2019
AUDIO: On the weekly radio feature “David and Art,” David Smith, Ph.D., senior lecturer of history in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, discusses what cities need to have a flourishing arts scene. Smith hosts this weekly feature that focuses on how history illuminates the arts and the arts illuminate history – that they co-exist and are best understood together.

Give Light projects: New basketball fieldhouse

Last fall, Baylor announced the launch of “Give Light” — a $1.1 billion fundraising campaign to support the university’s academic strategic plan, Illuminate. Among the campaign’s priority capital projects is the construction of a new basketball fieldhouse, which would in turn allow the Ferrell Center to be renovated to better serve Baylor’s volleyball and acrobatics […]

$2 million gift boosts Baylor’s Global Mission Leadership Program

A generous $2 million gift made by anonymous Baylor parents from California will support Baylor’s nationally renowned Global Mission Leadership (GML) initiative, a unique program that prepares Christian leaders to become catalysts for change in communities all over the world. The GML program, established in 2009 within within Baylor’s Diana R. Garland School of Social Work, provides […]

Lady Bears claim No. 1 overall seed for third time in program history

Big 12 regular season champs. Big 12 tournament champs. The unanimous No. 1 team in the country. The nation’s No. 1 overall seed entering the NCAA tournament. The Lady Bears followed that path all the way to the national championship in 2012. Now, they’ll put that formula to the test again in 2019. Monday night, head […]

Men’s basketball headed to NCAA tournament for 5th time in 6 years

There’s no questioning the fact that Scott Drew is the most successful coach in Baylor men’s basketball history. In his 16 seasons leading the Bears, he’s won more games (and a higher percentage of his games) than any coach in program history, reached the Sweet 16 five times and the Elite Eight twice, and produced nine NBA players. […]

Baylor Environmental Health Science Professor Wins International Environmental Award

WACO, Texas (March 20, 2019) – Bryan W. Brooks, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Environmental Science and Biomedical Studies in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, received international recognition for his contributions and scholarly research on environmental sustainability.

Senior Lecturer in Communication Honored as Collins Outstanding Professor

WACO, Texas (March 21, 2019) – Jane Damron, Ph.D., senior lecturer in the department of communication in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, has been selected as the 2019 Collins Outstanding Professor, an honor voted on annually by the senior class.

This Week at Baylor: March 24-30, 2019

WACO, Texas (March 21, 2019) – This week, Baylor University will host several movie screenings, concerts and lectures in a variety of academic disciplines.

Baylor Department of Psychology and Neuroscience Will Host Sharon Bischofshausen Lecture

WACO, Texas (March 20, 2019) – The Baylor University department of psychology and neuroscience will host the 2019 Sharon Bischofshausen Lecture featuring Amy Murrell, Ph.D., member of the clinical psychology faculty at the University of North Texas and author of “The Joy of Parenting.”