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.

M. Tennis. Around The World in Eight Days

Hopping on a plane in Dallas, starting an eight-day journey that would take them to 10 countries and 16 different airports, Brian Boland turned to Michael Woodson and asked, "Now, where are we going?"

W. Golf. Women's Golf Names Ludwig Assistant Coach

Baylor women's golf has hired Carly Ludwig as the program's assistant coach, head coach Jay Goble announced Friday.

W. Soccer. SOC Announces 2018 Fall Schedule

WACO, Texas - Baylor soccer released its 2018 fall schedule on Thursday afternoon. The slate features 10 home matches and eight matchups against 2017 NCAA Tournament foes. Three opponents ranked in the 2017 Top 20 final RPI rankings, while 10 matches will be against 2017 Top 100 RPI programs.

W. Volleyball. Bears Picked Second in Big 12 Preseason Poll

Baylor volleyball has been picked to finish second in the 2018 Big 12 Preseason Coaches' Poll, announced Thursday by the conference office.

Baylor Arts & Sciences Magazine: Data, Data Everywhere

Oct. 30, 2018
Baylor University’s Illuminate academic strategic plan includes five multidisciplinary academic initiatives, including one that centers on data sciences. Faculty members in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences are looking for ways in which Big Data can help scientists and researchers solve societal challenges by focusing initially on biomedical informatics, cybersecurity and business analytics, with an overarching theme of ethical uses of large-scale data.

Baylor Synergy Magazine: Senior Design: The Ultimate Learning Experience

June 1, 2018
Gaining real world experience is one of the major benefits to receiving a Baylor education—it is not only guaranteed, it is required. All engineering students take a rigorous design course during their junior and senior years that puts their technical knowledge to the test.

Houston feels like home for Bears as football preps for Texas Bowl

When the Baylor Family descends upon Houston shortly after Christmas for the 2018 Texas Bowl, it should feel a lot like homecoming. After all, Baylor and Houston have a long connection that dates all the way back to the city’s namesake. Some 15,000 Baylor alumni live in the Houston area — second-most of any metropolitan area […]

Breaking new ground and building understanding — through whale earwax

History is embedded in, of all places, whale earwax. Scientists have long examined the layers found in a whale’s earwax to determine its age (not unlike the rings found on a tree), but it wasn’t until two Baylor professors learned you could also learn more about their environment through earwax research that we realized just […]

80 years ago, the cornerstone was laid for Baylor’s beloved Pat Neff Hall

Every Baylor Bear knows the iconic Pat Neff Hall. It houses the highest offices at the university — including the president herself — and is no doubt one of the most photogenic buildings on campus. Eighty years ago today — Dec. 7, 1938 — the building was “born,” when the cornerstone was laid in a […]

Baylor Model UN breaks team record for awards at national conference

In recent years, Baylor’s Model United Nations team has won top team honors and an avalanche of individual team member awards at national Model UN conferences across the country. Their latest appearance, at the American Modern UN Conference (AMUN) in Chicago, set an even higher bar for team and individual excellence. Baylor’s Model UN team […]

Baylor Global Missions Teams to Serve Texas, International Communities over Winter Break

WACO, Texas (Dec. 12, 2018) – Baylor University Missions provides students with experiences that foster informed global engagement and promote the integration of faith with discipline-specific learning and hands-on service to contribute solutions to real-world challenges at home and abroad. This mission will continue over winter break, as Baylor Missions sends three teams of 48 students, faculty, staff and friends of the University to serve at locations in Texas and the countries of Guatemala and Italy.

Baylor University, Truett Seminary to Host Winter 2018 Commencement Ceremonies

WACO, Texas (Dec. 12, 2018) – Baylor University and George W. Truett Theological Seminary will celebrate graduation of its students with commencement ceremonies Friday, Dec. 14, and Saturday, Dec. 15.

Baylor University Partners with McLennan Community College to Offer Cybersecurity Training Program

WACO, Texas (Dec. 11, 2018) – Baylor University’s Department of Public Safety and the Office of the Vice Provost for Research has partnered with McLennan Community College and the U.S. Department of Justice to offer a cybersecurity program to law enforcement officers to help combat cyber-related threats.

Baylor Professor Named as One of “Fifty Minds that Matter” by Roman Catholic Periodical

WACO, Texas (Dec. 10, 2018) – John Haldane, Ph.D., The J. Newton Rayzor Sr. Distinguished Professor of Philosophy in Baylor University’s College of Arts & Sciences, was named to “Fifty Minds that Matter: artists, scientists, philosophers, theologians, musicians and architects who are shaping the modern world,” a list published by The Tablet. This follows his being named one of “The Fifty Most Influential Living Philosophers” by TheBestSchools in 2016.