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.

W. Golf. Women's Golf Finishes Tied for Eighth at NCAA Championship

Baylor women's golf was tied for eighth after four rounds of stroke play at the 2018 NCAA Championship with a 72-hole score of 33-over-par 1,185, but the Bears fell to No. 9 Arizona on the second playoff hole to determine which team would claim the final spot in eight-team match play. Despite the playoff loss, Baylor earned the third top-10 NCAA Championship finish in program history, all of which have come in the last four seasons.

W. Tennis. Van Zyl Receives ITA Regional Honor

Baylor women's tennis senior Theresa Van Zyl was named the 2018 Cissie Leary Sportsmanship Award recipient for the Texas Regional, the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) announced Monday morning.

Softball. No. 18/16 SB Falls to No. 14/14 Texas A&M in Regional Final

COLLEGE STATION, Texas – After waiting out a six-hour delay due to lightning and heavy rainfall, No. 18/16 Baylor softball (38-18) saw an early lead disappear after a late push by No. 14/14 Texas A&M (43-16), ending the 2018 season for the Lady Bears in the NCAA College Station Regional on Sunday evening at Davis Diamond.

W. Golf. Women's Golf Jumps to 10th Place at NCAA Championship

Baylor women's golf needed to move up at least one spot on the leaderboard to extend its run at the 2018 NCAA Championship, and the Bears easily cleared that hurdle, jumping six spots into 10th place after shooting 1-under-par 287 in Sunday's third round at Karsten Creek Golf Club.

KOSA-TV (Midland, Odessa/CBS): Seven Midland High students sign to college athletics

May 17, 2018
VIDEO: Incoming Baylor freshman Colbie York was one of seven Midland High School student-athletes who signed their National Letters of Intent on Wednesday. York will take on the role of Baylor mascot Marigold in the fall. “Baylor is like a dream school,” York told KOSA.

KWES-TV (Midland, Odessa/NBC): Midland teen makes transition from high school bulldog to college bear

May 15, 2018
Incoming Baylor freshman Colbie York missed her senior prom so she could try out to be Baylor mascot Marigold and is excited to move from Midland High's bulldog to Baylor bear. She plans to study neuroscience and become an occupational therapist.

KXXV-TV (Waco, Temple, Killeen/ABC): 14 out of 16 students who took the bar exam from Baylor Law passed

May 17, 2018
The Baylor Law School continues to rank No. 1 after a high pass rate on the latest Texas Bar Exam. Baylor law students took the exam in February and achieved an 87.5 percent pass rate. 7 Crazy Ways to Guarantee a Better Night’s Sleep

May 16, 2018
Included among seven scientific tips to help you to sleep better is Baylor research that found that people who spent five minutes writing a to-do list before bedtime fell asleep an average of nine minutes earlier than those who wrote of list of things they had already accomplished.

6 Baylor Bears bringing a little light into others’ lives

In this blog, we write a lot about the outstanding achievements of Baylor Bears: the academic honors, the national trophies, the alumni who become household names. And yes, these things are important. But there are also those who use the everyday moments of life to bring a little light to their own corners of the world; […]

Baylor Trumpets win first (again!) in the National Trumpet Competition

For what is now the fifth time in eight years, Baylor trumpeters have won first place at the National Trumpet Competition! Every year, the NTC brings in the top young trumpet players from around the country. This year, the Baylor Gold team took first in the small ensemble division at the competition in Kentucky, upholding […]

15 Baylor & Waco landmarks that are gone, but not forgotten

Whether it’s been five years or 50 years since you last visited the Baylor campus, chances are good there’s something new that you’ve haven’t seen before. Something new almost always means something else is gone — but gone doesn’t mean forgotten. Below are 15 landmarks that were once an important part of the Baylor experience, […]

Baylor softball makes NCAA tournament for program-record 8th straight year

Baylor has been responsible for some of college softball’s most memorable moments over the last few years during the program’s run of eight consecutive postseason appearances. Whether it’s two no-hitters in a weekend, historic comebacks, or extra-inning heroics, the Lady Bears have established a national reputation as a postseason force. This year, their postseason run will […]

Record Number of Baylor Missions Teams Serving in Eleven Countries in May

WACO, Texas (May 18, 2018) – This summer, <a href=""><b>Baylor Missions</b></a> is sending its largest group ever – 19 teams of 294 students, faculty, staff and alumni – to 11 different countries, including England, Ghana, Guatemala, Italy, Kenya, Malaysia, Mexico, Puerto Rico, South Africa, Uganda and Zambia, as well as two domestic locations in Dallas and Washington, D.C.

Office of Career and Professional Development Suits Up for a Grand Opening

WACO, Texas (May 17, 2018) – Baylor University’s Office of Career and Professional Development (CDP) is rolling up its sleeves and suiting up for the grand opening of its new Career Closet – a space designed to provide students who may not have excess funds with free business and professional attire.

International Security Expert Says Trump’s “Brinksmanship” Must Be Followed by Humility in Talks with North Korea. Is that Possible?

In less than a month, on June 12, President Donald Trump is scheduled to meet with North Korea’s President Kim Jong Un in Singapore. How did we get to this point? Is such a meeting between two men who’ve engaged in name-calling and threats of nuclear war even possible? If so, what should we expect?

Philosophy Professor Stephen Evans Honored as Cornelia Marschall Smith Professor of the Year

WACO, Texas (May 16, 2018) – C. Stephen Evans, Ph.D., University Professor of Philosophy and Humanities, director of the Baylor Center for Christian Philosophy and Distinguished Senior Fellow in the Institute for Studies of Religion at Baylor University, has been named the 2018 Cornelia Marschall Smith Professor of the Year.