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. 12/15 Baseball Defeats Holy Cross 12-0 on Opening Day

Hayden Kettler vs. Holy Cross 2/15/2019

Baylor baseball opened the 2019 season with a 12-0 win over Holy Cross. The Bears shut out the Crusaders after seven strong innings by starter Hayden Kettler and scoreless appearances from Ryan Leckich and William Gilbert.

T&F: Lightfoot Sets Pole Vault School Record

Pole Vault Team

KC Lightfoot broke a Baylor indoor school record that stood for 28 years, and Riley Richards tied his dad/coach Brandon Richards on the all-time school performer list on a historic night for the Bears' pole vaulters in Lubbock, Texas.

No. 1/1 WBB Host Oklahoma Looking for 13th League Win

Moon Ursin

WACO, Texas - The No. 1/1 Baylor Lady Bears (22-1, 12-0) take on Oklahoma (6-17, 2-10) in Waco Saturday at 7 p.m. on Fox Sports Southwest.

Arizona Republic: He objected to a photo of coal miners who appeared to be in blackface. He never imagined the backlash.

Feb. 15, 2019
Mia Moody-Ramirez, Ph.D., professor of journalism, public relations and new media in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, is quoted in this article about a Phoenix restaurant’s controversial photo of coal miners who appeared to be in blackface. Moody-Ramirez is a nationally recognized expert on the history of blackface and coauthored the book “From Blackface to Black Twitter.” Historically, she explained, blackface was used “to justify the institution of slavery and justify discrimination against African Americans.”

Baptist Standard: Absence of lament in worship leads to spiritual stagnation

Feb. 13, 2019
Public worship that fails to include lament leads to spiritual stagnation, an Old Testament scholar told a crowd at Baylor’s Truett Seminary. “When we do not have lament as part of the worship of the church, we do not model for people growth in their relationship with God. The absence of struggle in that relationship guarantees only stagnation,” said William H. Bellinger, Ph.D., The W. Marshall and Lulie Craig Chair in Bible, who presented the W.C. Dobbs Endowed Lecture in applied Christianity. He spoke about the book of Psalms as “A School of Prayer.”

Baylor Proud: 4 Baylor Bears whose lights are shining bright

Jan. 17, 2019
Over the past year, you might have noticed we’ve been focusing a lot on “Baylor Lights.” One of the University’s goals has been to share stories from the Baylor Family about how Bears are shining their light on our campus, in their communities and across the world. We’ve heard from so many amazing Bears who are doing just that.

Meet Baylor’s nationally recognized expert on business and entrepreneurship

Maybe you’ve heard, or maybe you haven’t, but Baylor’s entrepreneurship program is among the best in the nation. So perhaps it comes as no surprise that one of our entrepreneurship professors is highly sought out as an expert on the subject. Dr. Peter Klein has taught entrepreneurship at Baylor since 2015, and also serves as a […]

Baylor baseball opens 2019 with highest preseason ranking in a decade

When head coach Steve Rodriguez fills out the lineup card for the 2019 Baylor Baseball season opener, he’ll have plenty of familiar faces to choose from. The cyclical nature of college sports doesn’t allow this very often, but the Bears are returning the entire batting order and starting pitching rotation from a 2018 team that […]

Baylor couples share their campus love stories

Baylor’s campus swings have earned their reputation for romance, and professors who tell you your future spouse may be in the room know what they’re talking about. So it’s no surprise that when Baylor asked its Facebook followers to share if and how they met they spouses at Baylor, the responses came flooding in. You […]

15 things only the biggest Baylor fans know

By the time you graduate from Baylor, you leave knowing a pretty basic history of the university. Founded in 1845 by the Republic of Texas. Named after Judge R.E.B. Baylor. Major presidents were Rufus Burleson, Pat Neff, Samuel Palmer Brooks (and now Linda Livingstone!). But the history of Baylor University is so much deeper and […]

Baylor’s Model United Nations Team Achieves Success at Texas Model United Nations Conference

WACO, Texas (Feb. 15, 2019) – The Baylor University Model United Nations team participated in the Fifth Annual Texas Model United Nations Conference (TexMUN) Friday, Feb. 1, to Sunday, Feb. 3.

The Texas Collection Honors WWII Hero and Waco Native with Lecture “On Changing Tides: Doris Miller, Pearl Harbor and the Civil Rights Movement”

WACO, Texas (Feb. 14, 2019) – The Texas Collection at Baylor University will host a book lecture “On Changing Tides: Doris Miller, Pearl Harbor, and the Civil Rights Movement,” with Baylor historian and author T. Michael Parrish at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, in Foster 250 at the Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation, 1621 S. Third St.

This Week at Baylor: Feb. 17-23, 2019

WACO, Texas (Feb. 14, 2019) – This week, Baylor University will host movie screenings, concerts, the final performance of “Peter and the Starcatcher” and several lectures in a wide variety of academic disciplines. All University Sing will begin with performances throughout the weekend.

Baylor Doctoral Student Earns Spot on Periodic Table of Younger Chemists

WACO, Texas (Feb. 13, 2019) – Samantha Yruegas, a fifth-year Ph.D. student in chemistry and biochemistry at Baylor University, has been named to the Periodic Table of Younger Chemists by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC). The program celebrates the International Year of the Periodic Table by recognizing 118 young chemists – one for each element of the Periodic Table – who embody the mission and core values of IUPAC through their research, teaching and outreach.