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.

No. 12 Baseball Hosts Cornell for Three


After inclement weather cancelled the Bears' Tuesday contest at Texas State, the team remains at home for the second-straight weekend of the season, hosting Cornell in a three-game set starting on Friday, Feb. 22.


Nicky Dawson

Champions' TriBUne is a special feature through Baylor Athletics that will give you the student-athlete's perspective and tell their story in their voice. Nicky Dawson, a junior from Baton Rouge, La., is a transfer from LSU who has been the softball team's starting second baseman the last two years. Nicky's father, Charles Dawson, is the CEO for GEO Surfaces, the company that installed the new artificial turf and lighting at Getterman Stadium. The No. 21/22 Lady Bears (7-4) host the Baylor Invitational that begins Friday.

No. 42 WT Returns Home to Face No. 32 Kentucky

Baylor Women's Tennis

WACO, Texas – The No. 42-ranked Baylor women's tennis team will return home to Waco to play host to No. 32 Kentucky at 5 p.m. Friday at the Hurd Tennis Center.

Big Think: Painting makes men feel especially lovey-dovey, say Baylor researchers

Feb. 14, 2019
Couples who engaged in board games and painting together released oxytocin — "the hugging hormone” — with men in the art class releasing twice as much or more as the painting women or couples who played games. The study, published in the Journal of Marriage and Family, is the first to look at how different kinds of leisure are related to the release of oxytocin, which is linked to social interaction, sexual behavior and family unity. Researcher Karen Melton, Ph.D., assistant professor of child and family studies in Baylor’s Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences, said that the “big finding is that all couples release oxytocin when playing together — and that's good news for their relationships."

KCEN-TV (Waco, Temple, Killeen/NBC): Leading Ladies: Baylor Lady Bears Coach Kim Mulkey credits motherhood for successful on-court bonds

Feb. 20, 2019
VIDEO: Coach Kim Mulkey is leading the Lady Bears to the top for the ninth consecutive year, but she said her passion to win started way before she was the head coach at Baylor University. Mulkey sat down for an interview with Texas Today anchor Heidi Alagha for her series on “Leading Ladies,” focusing on the high-profile women leaders in Central Texas who are making an impact in their fields.

KWBU-FM (Waco/NPR): David and Art – Open-minded

Feb. 11, 2019
AUDIO: On the weekly radio feature “David and Art,” David Smith, Ph.D., senior lecturer of history in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, discusses why familiarity is not the most important element in experiencing art. Smith hosts this weekly feature that focuses on how history illuminates the arts and the arts illuminate history – that they co-exist and are best understood together.

KWKT-TV (Waco, Temple, Killeen/FOX): C-SPAN bus visits Baylor University campus

Feb. 20, 2019
The C-SPAN bus made a pit stop at Baylor University on Wednesday. The bus is an interactive multimedia classroom traveling across the country to engage students at festivals, high schools and universities in public affairs. It has been traveling around the country since 1993 and last visited Baylor in 2014.

Lady Bears win 9th straight (!!!) Big 12 title

As Baylor women’s basketball has dominated the Big 12 in recent years, many of the team’s conference titles have been hard fought — leagues won by a narrow margin, clinched in games against similarly top-ranked opponents decided by just a few points. This was not one of those. Wednesday night, head coach Kim Mulkey’s team […]

Baylor alumna’s Waco eatery named among Yelp’s top 100 in the country

In January, Yelp released its list of the “Top 100 Places to Eat in the U.S. 2019“. While perusing the list, we noticed something quite exciting: sitting at No. 71 was Waco’s own Lula Jane’s, owned by Baylor alumna Nancy Grayson! Lula Jane’s is a beloved local café in East Waco that, since 2012, has been […]

How many of these Bible verses have you seen on Baylor’s campus?

Anyone who’s ever set foot on the Baylor campus knows how deeply the university is dedicated to its Christian mission. The very first part of our motto is “Pro Ecclesia” — for the church. The first pillar of our academic strategic plan is to have an “unambiguously Christian educational environment.” Chapel and religion are mandated […]

What is Baylor’s Black Gospel Music Restoration Project?

Since 2008, a “search and rescue mission” has been underway in the basement of Moody Library. A true labor of love, this work has found its way into dusty tape and record collections, made friends with unsung heroes of the civil rights movement, been featured extensively in national media, and even has a home in […]

This Week at Baylor: Feb. 24-March 2, 2019

WACO, Texas (Feb. 21, 2019) – This week, Baylor University will host a variety of lectures hosted by the Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR), departments of environmental science and chemistry and biochemistry and the Honors College, along with performances by the Campus Orchestra and All University Sing.

$2M Gift Establishes Chair for Baylor’s Global Mission Leadership Program

WACO, Texas (Feb. 20, 2019) – Baylor University today announced a gift of $2 million to create an endowed Chair in Global Leadership within Baylor’s Diana R. Garland School of Social Work. The gift, which was made by Baylor parents from California, will support the School’s nationally renowned Global Mission Leadership (GML) program, whose purpose is to contribute to Christ-centered international development through culturally informed education.

Heart of Texas Regional History Fair Announces Winners of 2019 Competition, Special Awards

WACO, Texas (Feb. 20, 2019) – More than 100 students from 16 Central Texas schools were awarded medals from the Waco Scottish Rite Charitable Foundation for their winning projects in the 2019 Heart of Texas Regional History Fair, held Feb. 14-15 on the campus of Baylor University.

Fossil Fuel Combustion Is the Main Contributor to Black Carbon Around the Arctic, International Study Finds

WACO, Texas (Feb. 19, 2019) — Fossil fuel combustion is the main contributor to black carbon collected at five sites around the Arctic, which has implications for global warming, according to a study by an international group of scientists that included a team from Baylor University.