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.

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.

ABC Religion & Ethics: The Crime That Did Not Happen: Nazi Germany's Nightmarish Ambitions

Aug. 16, 2018
Philip Jenkins, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of History in Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion, examines Nazi Germany’s Generalplan Ost — Master Plan for the East — which was its plan for genocide and ethnic cleansing on a vast scale, along with colonization of Central and Eastern Europe, that would have resulted in the deaths of millions of Slavic people by starvation and labor.

Baylor Magazine: Illuminate

During her first year in office, Baylor President Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D., has guided the University to renew its focus on operational strength, open and engaged communication, student well-being and excellence through in- and out-of-classroom experiences and research that help students find and follow their callings. She also redoubled efforts on the academic enterprise of Baylor, working across the University to develop an academic strategic plan, called Illuminate, that was unanimously accepted by the Board of Regents in May 2018.

Baylor Media Communications: Children with Brain Tumors Who Undergo Radiation Therapy Are Less Likely to Recall Recent Personal Events than to Remember Pre-Treatment Happenings

Aug. 20, 2018
Children with certain types of brain tumors who undergo radiation treatment are less likely to recall the specifics of events they experienced after radiation than to remember pre-treatment happenings, according to a Baylor University study comparing them to children with healthy brains. “The surprise, and the up side, is that episodic memories from before the children’s treatment were spared,” said lead author Melanie Sekeres, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology and neuroscience in the College of Arts & Sciences and director of Sekeres Memory Laboratory at Baylor. The research is published in The Journal of Neuroscience. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, is pitching this Baylor research to national health media. She covers psychology and neuroscience research and faculty experts.)

Baylor Media Communications: President, First Gentleman Welcome Students Back to Campus over Coffee, Breakfast

Aug. 20, 2018
Hundreds of Baylor University students kicked off their first day of classes with a good breakfast – and a free one at that – served by the University’s President. President Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D., First Gentleman Brad Livingstone and members of the President’s Council joined students for Steak ‘n Shake breakfast tacos and Common Grounds coffee and tea Monday in the SUB. “I’m always excited when we welcome our students back for the first day of class, especially for our freshmen who have not experienced it before,” President Livingstone said. “I love the start of a new year, a new beginning for everybody, so it’s a fun day on campus.”

16th-ranked Baylor volleyball ‘dreaming big’ as 2018 season begins

When Baylor volleyball opens the 2018 season Friday night, they’ll be looking to build on what’s becoming a golden era for the program. The last two seasons have been the best in Bears history, and preseason rankings indicate their opponents anticipate that run of success continuing. Head coach Ryan McGuyre’s squad is ranked 16th in […]

Move2BU crew welcomes Baylor’s Class of 2022

Baylor’s not the only school in the country where volunteers line up to help new students move into their residence halls — but it’s hard to believe any school does it better. Wednesday and Thursday, more than 3,300 new Baylor students (both freshmen and transfers) were helped into their new homes by more than 2,800 faculty, […]

Ranked 15th nationally, Baylor soccer ready to build on stellar season

Baylor soccer turned heads across the country last fall with a stirring postseason run that featured some of the sport’s most dramatic moments of the season. In a memorable month of November, the Bears earned their first-ever Big 12 tournament championship and reached the NCAA’s Elite Eight for the first time in program history. As […]

Alumni share words of wisdom for new Baylor freshmen

On Facebook earlier this week, Baylor asked a simple question of the university’s 200,000+ followers: “What one piece of advice would you share with #Baylor freshmen on their first day of college?” Baylor alumni and others were quick to respond, sharing thousands of words worth of wisdom. Feel free to read through all their advice (and […]

Children with Brain Tumors Who Undergo Radiation Therapy Are Less Likely to Recall Recent Personal Events than to Remember Pre-Treatment Happenings

WACO, Texas (Aug. 20, 2018) — Children with certain types of brain tumors who undergo radiation treatment are less likely to recall the specifics of events they experienced after radiation than to remember pre-treatment happenings, according to a Baylor University study comparing them to children with healthy brains.

President, First Gentleman Welcome Students Back to Campus over Coffee, Breakfast Tacos, Ice Cream

WACO, Texas (Aug. 20, 2018) – Hundreds of Baylor University students kicked off their first day of classes with a good breakfast – and a free one at that – served by the University’s President.

Freshmen are “Shining Bright” in Baylor Chapel

WACO, Texas (July 15, 2018) – The 11th annual freshman hymn, dedicated to the class of 2020, was unveiled during Baylor University New Student Orientation. This year’s hymn, “Shining Bright,” was written by Burt Burleson, university chaplain for Baylor’s Spiritual Life, with music by Ross Tarpley, second-year theology student and seminarian for Baylor’s Spiritual Life.

Grip Strength of Children Gives Clues about Their Future Health, Study Finds

WACO, Texas (Aug. 13, 2018) — Adolescents with a strong hand grip — an indicator of overall muscle strength — have better odds of being healthy over time, according to a two-year study of 368 elementary school children.