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.

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.

Baptist Courier (South Carolina): AU dean named president of Evangelical Homiletics Society

Nov. 12, 2018
The focus of this year’s Evangelical Homiletics Society meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana, was the 2018 Baylor University survey of the Most Effective Preachers in the English-Speaking World. Plenary sessions were led by faculty at Baylor University’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary, including Scott M. Gibson and Joel E. Gregory — both professors of preaching — as well as Shawn Boyd, program coordinator of the Kyle Lake Center for Effective Preaching, and Jared E. Alcantara, associate professor of preaching.

Baptist Standard: Brownback: Religious freedom key to other freedoms

Nov. 12, 2018
Sam Brownback, the U. S. ambassador for international religious freedom called for renewed activism on protecting faiths around the globe as religious liberty advocates gathered Nov. 9 at an event co-sponsored by Baylor and the Religious Freedom Institute in the nation’s capital. The gathering, attended by more than 100 people, marked the 20th anniversary of the International Religious Freedom Act.

Baylor Lariat: Creativity in career advice — student ambassadors serve as campus representatives

Nov. 8, 2018
Baylor’s Career and Professional Development (CPD) department is known by students to help with building a resume and with the “career closet” program, and the new campus CPD ambassadors seek to help spread the word about all that CPD does to assist other students.

Official Baylor Instagram account breaks 100,000 follower mark

Eagle-eyed social media users may have noted that the official Baylor Instagram account topped 100,000 followers during #BaylorHomecoming — a milestone worth celebrating! To put that in context, Baylor is now one of just 23 U.S. colleges to have topped 100,000 followers on Instagram. Furthermore, Baylor is one of only seven schools to have hit […]

Grant Teaff: College Football Hall of Famer, and a Baylor legend

For generations of Baylor fans, it may be hard to believe that more than a quarter of a century has passed since Grant Teaff’s legendary days as head coach of the Baylor football team. His statue stands alongside the path between campus and the Umphrey Bridge leading to McLane Stadium, immortalizing the winningest coach in […]

Robert Taylor: World War II hero, Air Force chaplain, and Baylor alumnus

If you’ve walked the Baylor campus, you’ve likely walked through Founders Mall, admiring the beautiful flower beds, the idyllic green and gold swings, and the majesty of Pat Neff Hall. But have you ever stopped inside the Ring of Honor there and learned about the three Baylor alumni veterans it honors? One is Colonel John […]

Must-have: 2018 Baylor Traditions Christmas ornaments

The traditional colors of the Christmas season may be red and green, but if you’re like most Baylor families, chances are good that your tree contains more than a little green and gold. In 2016, Baylor introduced something new for every Baylor fan’s tree, and it’s become something to look forward to every year: the Baylor […]

Baylor College of Medicine Professor to Give Lecture on Childhood Vaccines and Autism

WACO, Texas (Nov. 13, 2018) – In 1994, Peter Hotez’s daughter, Rachel, was diagnosed with autism. Hotez was troubled by growing narrative surrounding childhood vaccines and autism.

Baylor Mourns Passing of Modern Church Music Pioneer Kurt Kaiser

WACO, Texas (Nov. 13, 2018) - Baylor University is mourning the passing of composer, arranger and modern church music pioneer Kurt Kaiser, recipient of Baylor’s 2017 Pro Ecclesia Medal of Service. Kaiser, also holder of an honorary doctor of humane letters from the University and former director of the Baylor Religious Hour Choir, died Nov. 12 in Waco home after a long illness. He was 83.

Baylor Professors Use Whale Earwax to Reconstruct Whale Stress Levels Spanning More Than a Century

WACO, Texas (Nov. 12, 2018) — In a follow-up to their groundbreaking study, Baylor researchers were able to reconstruct baleen whales’ lifetime stress response to whaling and other manmade and environmental factors spanning nearly 150 years.

Baylor Dedicates the Billy W. Williams Golf Practice Facility and Clubhouse

WACO, Texas (Nov. 9, 2018) – A week after launching Give Light: The Campaign for Baylor, the institution’s $1.1 billion comprehensive philanthropic campaign, Baylor University today dedicated the Billy W. Williams Golf Practice Facility and Clubhouse, the newest addition to the University’s athletic facilities that provides the latest advances in training and support for Baylor golf student-athletes while preparing them as Champions for Life.