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.

M. Tennis. Around The World in Eight Days

Hopping on a plane in Dallas, starting an eight-day journey that would take them to 10 countries and 16 different airports, Brian Boland turned to Michael Woodson and asked, "Now, where are we going?"

W. Golf. Women's Golf Names Ludwig Assistant Coach

Baylor women's golf has hired Carly Ludwig as the program's assistant coach, head coach Jay Goble announced Friday.

W. Soccer. SOC Announces 2018 Fall Schedule

WACO, Texas - Baylor soccer released its 2018 fall schedule on Thursday afternoon. The slate features 10 home matches and eight matchups against 2017 NCAA Tournament foes. Three opponents ranked in the 2017 Top 20 final RPI rankings, while 10 matches will be against 2017 Top 100 RPI programs.

W. Volleyball. Bears Picked Second in Big 12 Preseason Poll

Baylor volleyball has been picked to finish second in the 2018 Big 12 Preseason Coaches' Poll, announced Thursday by the conference office.

Baylor Lariat: Christmas in October addresses violence in relationships

Oct. 16, 2018
During Domestic Violence Awareness Month, It’s on Us, a student-led initiative to prevent interpersonal violence at Baylor, displayed Christmas trees and played carols on campus to educate students about the signs of an unhealthy relationship. The dissonance between October and Christmas was designed to reflect the inappropriateness of violence within a healthy relationship.

Baylor Lariat: Walking a mile in the shoes of the homeless

Oct. 15, 2018
Baylor’s Baptist Student Ministries spent a weekend living as members of the homeless community, as Mission Waco conducted its annual “Poverty Simulation.” “I think the Poverty Simulation is super powerful for Baylor students because it helps us to physically connect with — even if it is just for a couple days — the experiences and hardships of the many people around us and around the world who are daily dealing with poverty,” said Aledo senior and Baptist Student Ministries member Brett Peterson.

Community Impact (San Marcos, TX): Facing deadline of 2022, San Marcos nears decision on flood projects

Oct. 15, 2018
Peter Allen, Ph.D., professor of geosciences in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, led a team commissioned by San Marcos to assess Blanco River hydrology as the city looks at options for spending $25 million in federal disaster recovery funds. Record-breaking floods in May and October of 2015 caused serious property damage across the city of San Marcos.

Entrepreneur: Does Working From Home Actually Work?

Oct. 17, 2018
Sara Perry, Ph.D., assistant professor of management in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, is quoted in this article that highlights recent research analyzing remote work and stress. Perry’s research team found that working from home seemed to suit employees reporting high levels of autonomy and emotional stability the best, with employees reporting high levels of job autonomy and lower levels of emotional stability appearing to be more susceptible to strain. (Eric Eckert, assistant director of Media Communications, pitched this research nationally.)

A dream comes true — literally — at Baylor Premiere

This weekend, Baylor held its Fall Premiere, a day-long event during which prospective students explore campus, experience a taste of college life, and ask questions of Baylor faculty and staff. On Saturday, from the Ferrell Center stage in front of thousands of students and their parents, Baylor Admissions surprised 30 high school seniors with the […]

Baylor recognized as a ‘Best Value’ by U.S. News & World Report

The U.S. News & World Report “Best Colleges Rankings” each year are among the most discussed rankings in all of higher education, and Baylor routinely is ranked among the best. But there’s another ranking-within-the-ranking for the Baylor Family to be proud of: Once again in 2018, Baylor received high marks as a Best Value School. […]

Our top 10 looks at Pat Neff Hall

When you think of Baylor’s campus, it’s likely that one particular iconic building comes to mind. (There’s a reason it’s part of the university’s institutional mark.) Standing tall at the heart of the university since 1939, Pat Neff Hall is an iconic symbol of our beautiful campus — but you might be surprised how many different […]

Meet Baylor’s nationally recognized expert in sports marketing

At a Baylor sporting event, there’s a good chance you’ve participated in a green-out, gold-out or #StripeMcLane game. Did you ever stop and think about where or why this trend started? Dr. Kirk Wakefield, MBA ’81, More importantly, he’s also thought about the future and fundamentals of advertising and branding in sports, ticket sales, sports viewership […]

Texas House Committee on Natural Resources to Hold Public Hearing on Campus

WACO, Texas (Oct. 12, 2018) – The Texas House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources will hold a public hearing to hear invited and public testimony on several water issues at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, in the Meyer Conference Center on the second floor of the Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation, 1621 S. Third St., on the Baylor University campus.

This Week at Baylor: Oct. 14-20, 2018

WACO, Texas (Oct. 11, 2018) – This week, Baylor University will host speakers for the Academy of Leadership Development, environmental science seminar and Chapel services, along with two movie screenings, a concert and the final performance of Baylor Theatre’s “Godspell.” In observance of fall break, classes will not be held on Friday, Oct. 19.

Baylor Doctoral Candidates in Mechanical Engineering Win Scholarship from Automotive Composites Conference and Exhibition

WACO, Texas (Oct. 10, 2018) – Baylor doctoral candidates in mechanical engineering Zhaogui (Evan) Wang and Daniel Pulipati were recognized as winners of the annual Society of Plastics Engineer (SPE) and Automotive Composites Conference & Exhibition (ACCE) scholarships.

Baylor Set to Welcome Prospective Students for Fall Premiere

WACO, Texas (Oct. 10, 2018) – Nearly 8,000 prospective students and their guests will visit Baylor University on Saturday, Oct. 13, for Premiere, a fun and exciting day for high school seniors, juniors and transfer students to explore the vibrant Baylor campus, experience college life and interact with the University’s exceptional faculty and staff.