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.

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Three Takeaways: Aug. 19

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Baylor Bear Insider Jerry Hill gives his three takeaways from Monday's media session with head coach Matt Rhule and receivers Chris Platt and R.J. Sneed:

TOUGH POSITION TO MASTER

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When freshmen Logan Compton and Sam Snyder and even redshirt freshman Ben Sims make a mistake, Christoph Henle can't help but think back and remember what a mess he was this time a year ago.

No. 20 VB Holds Successful Green & Gold Scrimmage

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WACO, Texas – 20th-ranked Baylor volleyball opened its preseason schedule with a four-set match during its annual Green & Gold Scrimmage Sunday at the Ferrell Center. The green team outlasted the gold team, 25-17, 25-18, 17-25, 25-13.

Baylor Magazine: Anthropology of Health: Baylor's historically strong anthropology department looks to the future with a focus on health.

Aug. 19, 2019
With big changes afoot and a doctoral program in the proposal stages, Baylor’s Department of Anthropology is bolstering its historical strengths, recruiting top talent and preparing for a future focused on health.

Baylor Media and Public Relations: Since You've Been Gone: Major I-35 Changes around Baylor Campus - Redirected Traffic Routes, Parking Lot Closures for Move2BU

Aug. 19, 2019
Students and faculty who haven’t been on the Baylor University campus since May will return to find Interstate 35 alongside campus significantly different than when they last saw it. And with that, the campus community will have to employ a different mindset – be patient, alert, resilient and “Know Before You Go” – when traveling to and from campus, to the downtown side of the interstate and other areas in Waco.

Unique class hymn welcomes Baylor freshmen to campus this fall — and every fall

While it’s common for incoming freshmen to be welcomed to college by campus leaders, it’s not so common for that encouragement to come in the form of a hymn — but that’s what we do at Baylor. Since 2008, each incoming class has been welcomed with its own unique hymn, each capturing an aspect of […]

Your best #MyBaylorSummer photos from 2019

One of the things we look forward to every summer is seeing all the amazing places Baylor Bears fling their green and gold. From vacations to mission trips to studying abroad, students and alumni share their adventures (and their Baylor pride) on social media using the hashtag #MyBaylorSummer. Here are 10 of our favorites from […]

Advice for new Baylor parents — from those who have been there

Going to college is a huge step in every teen’s life — new friends, new town, new dorm, new lifestyle. It can be the most fun, exciting time of their lives — but it can also be the most difficult. And the same thing goes for their parents. On Facebook, Baylor asked BU parents who […]

65 years of memories: Celebrating Miller Chapel

For generations, Miller Chapel served as the primary sacred space on Baylor’s campus. In recent years, the university has added more and more such spaces to campus in an effort to better integrate faith into each student’s Baylor experience. A side effect of that: Miller Chapel is not nearly as central a spot for today’s […]

Baylor Theatre 2019-2020 Season to Debut Green and Gold Series

WACO, Texas (Aug. 19, 2019) — Baylor Theatre’s 2019-2020 season includes a sixth show and will be divided into a gold series and a green series. The gold series denotes the production size and design complexity that audience members are used to seeing from Baylor theatre. The green series productions will be minimalistic to train students to strengthen creativity.

Psychological Stress Is Hard on the Body, but Coping Mechanisms Can Make for Healthier, Happier Lives

WACO, Texas (Aug. 19, 2019) — Whether making the transition to college, starting a new job, ending a relationship or retiring, change can cause psychological stress, which in turn can make for wear and tear on the body. A new video series from Baylor University offers ways to cope.

Since You've Been Gone: Major I-35 Changes around Baylor Campus - Redirected Traffic Routes, Parking Lot Closures for Move2BU

WACO, Texas (Aug. 19, 2019) – Students and faculty who haven’t been on the Baylor University campus since May will return to find Interstate 35 alongside campus significantly different than when they last saw it. And with that, the campus community will have to employ a different mindset – be patient, alert, resilient and “Know Before You Go” – when traveling to and from campus, to the downtown side of the interstate and other areas in Waco.

Study Finds Lack of Racial Diversity in Cancer Drug Clinical Trials

WACO, Texas (Aug. 16, 2019) — New research published this week in JAMA Oncology, which includes contributions from a Baylor University undergraduate researcher, has found a lack of racial and ethnic diversity in clinical trials for cancer drugs.