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. Basketball. SLAM Magazine Honors WBB Recruits

Baylor women's basketball recruits Aquira DeCosta and NaLyssa Smith have been named SLAM Magazine 2018 Girls' High School All-Americans, the magazine announced Thursday.

Track & Field. T&F Opens NCAA West Preliminary Championships

The Baylor track & field team had 11 runners qualify for their respective quarterfinal races on day one of the NCAA West Preliminary Championships Thursday at Hornet Stadium in Sacramento, Calif.

Baseball. No. 5 Baseball Powers Past No. 8 Kansas at Big 12 Championship

No. 5 Baylor baseball took down No. 8 Kansas 10-5 on Thursday evening at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark to stay in the winner's bracket. The Bears (34-19) used a six-run third inning and fantastic start by Hayden Kettler to defeat the Jayhawks (27-29).

M. Tennis. Boland Named Director of Tennis and Head Men's Tennis Coach

Baylor University Vice President and Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Mack Rhoades announced Thursday the hiring of Brian Boland as Director of Tennis and Head Men's Tennis Coach.

East Texas Review: Tyler ISD Announces 2018 Valedictorians and Salutatorians

May 24, 2018
Incoming Baylor freshman Cody Olson is valedictorian of Lee High School and plans to major in biochemistry. He is a National Merit Finalist and AP Scholar with Distinction and has received many awards in academic UIL and Academic Pentathlon competitions.

7 Baylor alumni added to Waco Vietnam Veterans Memorial

“I can’t think of any greater service that alumni and students of our university can provide than to serve our country in the military.” Those were the words of Baylor President Linda Livingstone in March at a ceremony in which the names of seven Baylor alumni killed in action during the Vietnam War were added […]

7 excuses to visit Baylor this summer

I never spent a summer in Waco until after I had graduated and started my first job. My impression had been that Waco was dead during the summer, but as I quickly learned, that couldn’t have been further from the truth. Whether you’re a high school student taking a college visit, a student staying in Waco […]

A deeper dive into some of Baylor’s most influential professors

During Teacher Appreciation Week this spring, the official Baylor Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts each asked the same question: “Which Baylor professor(s) made an impact in your life?” The query drew more than 600 responses, and — reflecting Baylor’s long history of excellent teachers — more than 350 Baylor professors were named at least once. More […]

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 Buildings Will Have Special Hours for Memorial Day

WACO, Texas (May 25, 2018) – In observance of Memorial Day, Baylor University administrative offices will be closed on Monday, May 28.

Baylor Honors Outstanding Faculty for 2017-2018

WACO, Texas (May 25, 2018) – Eleven faculty members have been recognized as Outstanding Faculty in the areas of teaching, scholarship and contributions to the academic community for the 2017-2018 academic year. The awards recognize the best all-around professors based upon teaching capabilities, research achievement, effective committee service, time spent with students and civic and church involvement, including non-tenured track, tenured and tenure-track faculty.

Is Trump's Administration Anxious to Unleash U.S. Military Might? International Security Scholar Shares His Thoughts

International security scholar Peter Campbell, Ph.D., assistant professor of political science, said history – and, ironically, President Trump’s staff of former U.S. military leaders in key positions – sides with those who prefer diplomacy over military action.

Baylor University Trains Students for Cyber Security Industry, to ‘Stay Ahead of the Bad Guys’

WACO, Texas (May 24, 2018) — Cyber security affects everyone. All are at risk. All need protecting. And experts are needed to anticipate and defend against attacks. Thus, Baylor has invested in training students to understand cyber security issues and, more importantly, to be able to combat cyber security threats.