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.

SACE May Champions of the Month

SACE September

Alex Madlock (women's track & field), Madi O'Neal (softball), Terrel Bernard (football) and Johannes Schretter (men's tennis) were selected as the Student-Athlete Center for Excellence (SACE) May Champions of the Month.

Egbo, Smith to Represent Baylor on USA Basketball U19 World Cup Team

NaLyssa Smith

WACO, Texas – Baylor University women's basketball sophomores Queen Egbo and NaLyssa Smith each earned positions on the 2019 USA Basketball Women's U19 World Cup Team along with 10 other of the top players in the country.

MT Opens NCAA Individual Championships Monday

Johannes Schretter

WACO, Texas – Baylor men's tennis will have four Bears begin play at the NCAA Singles and Doubles Championships, running May 20-25 at the USTA National Campus in Orlando, Fla.

Regular Season Finale at Oklahoma State Cancelled Due to Field Conditions

Team 2019

The Bears' regular season finale at Oklahoma State set for Saturday, May 18 at 2 p.m. CT has been cancelled due to field conditions. It will not be made up.

KWBU-FM (Waco/NPR): Baylor Connections: President Linda A. Livingstone

May 18, 2019
AUDIO: On the latest episode of Baylor Connections, host Derek Smith interviews Baylor President Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D., about the recent announcement of a historic gift of $100 million — the largest current gift ever received by the University. President Livingstone shares the excitement of this transformative moment, answers questions about its impact and explains the gift’s two major areas—endowed faculty positions and a new Baylor Basketball Pavilion. Baylor Connections is a weekly radio program/podcast that introduces the people behind Baylor’s teaching, research and distinct role in higher education.

KWTX-TV (Waco, Temple, Killeen/CBS): Mural on wall at George’s is all about Georges

May 16, 2019
Baylor students Bradi Zapata, Britian Scago and David Humphrey led by Carol Perry, senior lecturer in the department of journalism, public relations and new media, created a mural that adorns an outside wall at the original George’s Restaurant at 1925 Speight Ave. Featured on the mural are country music legend George Strait, boxer George Foreman, comedian George Lopez and former Presidents George Washington, George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush.

KXXV-TV (Waco, Temple, Killeen/ABC): Premier High School education administrator uses troubled past to help nurture students

May 15, 2019
Lisa Linton, B.S.Ed. (English) ’01, head administrator at Waco’s Premier High School, a school model that provides help for at-risk students as well as others who thrive in a nontraditional direct-teaching environment, shares how she uses her experiences as a teenager to help guide today’s students with their journeys.

Congratulations, Baylor Class of 2019!

Congratulations, Class of 2019 — you did it! This weekend, more than 2,500 Bears walked the Ferrell Center stage to receive their hard-earned diplomas. Thousands of their friends and family filled the Ferrell Center for each of three ceremonies, and tens of thousands more watched the live-streamed video. This year, the Ferrell Center videoboard even […]

These Baylor Bears are ready to fling their green and gold afar

It’s the question every college senior gets over and over again: “What are you doing after graduation?” It might be a job in your dream field. It might be a job in another field, while you look for a way into your dream field. It might be graduate school to better prepare you for your […]

Baylor professor’s American history lecture televised nationally

Earlier this semester, C-SPAN paid a little visit to campus. They were seeking out Dr. Julie Anne Sweet — a Baylor history professor, expert on colonial America, and one of students’ most beloved professors — to film a special feature for “American History TV.” “American History TV” covers the history of the United States from […]

Baylor prof’s discovery of hieroglyphic vase offers clues about the mysterious Maya collapse

The discovery of an ancient vase — found during an excavation led by a Baylor professor — is offering new clues into the mysterious breakdown of ancient Maya civilization. Dr. Julie Hoggarth, an assistant professor of anthropology at Baylor since 2015, found the first fragment of the vase at the site of an ancient royal […]

New Study Assesses the Roles, Needs, and Priorities of the Environmental Health Workforce

WACO, Texas (May 20, 2019) – Today, the National Environmental Health Association’s (NEHA) Journal of Environmental Health published the article “Uncovering Environmental Health: An Initial Assessment of the Profession’s Health Department Workforce and Practice.”

Two Baylor Professors Receive 2019 Centennial Professor Awards

WACO, Texas (May 20, 2019) — Two Baylor University professors are equipped to conduct research they hope will result in two new books after being named 2019 Baylor Centennial Professors by the Centennial Faculty Development Review Committee.

Baylor Regents Celebrate Transformational $100 Million Gift, Approve Funding to Enhance Core Science Research Facilities, Move Forward with Tidwell, Cashion Renovation Plans

WACO, Texas (May 17, 2019) – At its regular spring meeting, the Baylor University Board of Regents celebrated the historic $100 million gift for Baylor’s $1.1 billion Give Light comprehensive philanthropic campaign that undergirds Illuminate, the University’s strategic plan, and impacts every aspect of campus while also bolstering financial support for students and the priorities of Baylor’s 12 schools and colleges.

Baylor Regents Celebrate Transformational $100 Million Gift, Approve Funding to Enhance Core Science Research Facilities, Move Forward with Tidwell, Cashion Renovation Plans

WACO, Texas (May 17, 2019) – At its regular spring meeting, the Baylor University Board of Regents celebrated the historic $100 million gift for Baylor’s $1.1 billion Give Light comprehensive philanthropic campaign that undergirds <Illuminate, the University’s strategic plan, and impacts every aspect of campus while also bolstering financial support for students and the priorities of Baylor’s 12 schools and colleges.