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 Proud: Baylor Chaplain: How spiritual formation works at a university of 16,000+ students

July 13, 2018
Baylor University is well known for its distinctive mission and for the unambiguously Christian educational environment it offers — a place where students and teachers can examine issues and relate to one another through a lens of faith. As university chaplain and dean of spiritual life, Burt Burleson, D.Min., B.A. ’80, oversees Baylor’s Office of Spiritual Life, which provides resources, creates programs and meets one-on-one with students to help them “explore their spiritual gifts, God-given strengths and vocational calling.”

InStyle: This Simple Trick Will Make You Happier and Better at Your Job

July 16, 2018
Emily Hunter, Ph.D., associate professor of management in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, discusses the benefits of micro-breaks during the workday – the focus of a 2015 Baylor study that received national and international attention. Hunter and Cindy Wu, Ph.D., Baylor associate professor of management, coauthored research that found that mid-morning workday breaks that incorporated employees’ preferred activities helped those employees experience better health and increased job satisfaction.

KPNX-TV (Phoenix, AZ): Fall Asleep Faster By Writing A To-do List

July 18, 2018
VIDEO: This segment features Baylor sleep research, which found that people who wrote a to-do list at bedtime fell asleep faster than those who journaled at bedtime about their accomplishments of the past few days. Researcher Michael Scullin, Ph.D., director of Baylor’s Sleep Neuroscience and Cognition Laboratory, divided 60 students into two groups – one the “to-do” group, the other those who journaled — and monitored their brain activity and sleeping patterns. He found that those who wrote a very detailed to-do list fell asleep even more quickly than those who wrote a more streamlined one.

These BaylorProud cookies will take your graduation or watch party to the next level

With graduation behind us and football season rapidly approaching, the time for Baylor-themed parties is here. We love seeing green-and-gold-themed celebrations, but is it really a party without BU-decorated cookies? These come across our Instagram feed all the time — but some stand out above the rest. Get inspiration for your next BU party from […]

Baylor student magazine named nation’s best by Society for Professional Journalists

Already this year, Baylor’s Focus Magazine has been named the best student-produced magazine in the country by the Society for Professional Journalists, and The Baylor Lariat has been honored as the top student newspaper in the state by both the Texas Associated Press Managing Editors and the Houston Press Club. Those are just three of the 100+ individual […]

Meet Baylor’s new class of Regents

As Baylor’s Board of Regents holds its regular summer meeting this week, six new Regents are taking their seats at the table to start new terms: two serving at-large, two elected by alumni, one appointed by the Baptist General Convention of Texas (BGCT), and one new student Regent: Malcolm B. Foley, a Student Regent, is a […]

Baylor Chaplain: How spiritual formation works at a university of 16,000+ students

Baylor University is well-known for its distinctive mission and for the unambiguously Christian educational environment it offers — a place where students and teachers can examine issues and relate to one another through a lens of faith. At the same time, Baylor’s student body — now made up of more than 16,000 students — isn’t […]

Baylor School of Education Welcomes Teachers from Across the Country for Summer Literacy Institute

WACO, Texas (July 19, 2018) – Baylor University’s School of Education will host 240 teachers for a three-day Summer Literacy Institute July 24-26 at the Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation.

Baylor’s Math for Early Learners Academy Underway

WACO, Texas (July 17, 2018) – The Math for Early Learners Academy (MELA), now in its third year sponsored by the Baylor University School of Education, is underway through July 27 at Baylor’s Mayborn Museum, and research is showing that the summer early-intervention program serving early childhood students in Waco ISD is showing positive results.

Baylor Alumnus Receives Exemplary Service in Christian Music Award During Alleluia Conference

WACO, Texas (July 16, 2018) – Baylor University alumnus and composer Benjamin Harlan will return to campus this week to receive the Exemplary Service in Christian Music Award at the 17th annual Alleluia Conference.

Baylor University Named a 2018 ‘Great College to Work For’ by The Chronicle of Higher Education

WACO, Texas (July 16, 2018) – For the seventh time, Baylor University has attained elite Honor Roll status as a “2018 Great College to Work For,” according to a new survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education, a top trade publication for colleges and universities.