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.

Football. Football Rallies, Falls to West Virginia 38-36

Xavier Preston sacked Charlie Brewer on a two-point conversion attempt with 17 seconds left and No. 23 West Virginia withstood a furious fourth-quarter Baylor rally to escape with a 38-36 win Saturday night.

M. Tennis. Men’s Tennis Advances to ITA Regional Quarterfinals

Baylor men's tennis will have two players in the singles draw quarterfinals at the ITA Regional Championships Presented by Oracle. Juniors Johannes Schretter and Jimmy Bendeck scored two straight singles wins Saturday at the George P. Mitchell Tennis Center in College Station, Texas.

M. Basketball. MBB Exhibition Raises $20,030 for Hurricane Harvey Relief

Given that the alternative was another closed practice in their respective gyms, the Baylor and Houston basketball teams would have picked Saturday’s charity exhibition game every time.

W. Equestrian. EQ Drops Road Test at No. 3 Auburn

AUBURN, Ala. – No. 7 Baylor equestrian (1-3) suffered a 15-4 road loss at No. 3 Auburn on Saturday afternoon at the Auburn University Horse Center.

American Psychological Association: The power of restorative sleep

Oct. 20, 2017
An article about the recent Baylor study on the benefits of regular sleep and the growing body of research that points to how consistency in sleep correlates to boosting productivity. Conducted by Elise King, assistant professor of interior design, and Michael Scullin, Ph.D., director of Baylor’s Sleep Neuroscience and Cognition Laboratory, the study of interior design students found that skimping on sleep, followed by supposed “catch-up days,” was associated with worse cognition — both in attention and creativity.

Baylor Lariat: Professor’s book recalls experience in Iraq

Oct. 17, 2017
Between 2003 and 2007, teams of Baylor professors and other volunteers made five trips to Iraq to help fellow educators rebuild following the rule of Saddam Hussein. Bill Mitchell, Ph.D., Emeritus Professor of History and retired U.S. Air Force officer, has chronicled the Baylor teams’ efforts in a new book, “Baylor in Northern Iraq During Operation Iraqi Freedom.” “Every university should teach about its history,” Mitchell said. “This book is a small part of Baylor’s extensive and wonderful history. It is a now a published part of the Baylor legacy. Other generations years from now deserve to know how we were called for the unarmed forces—with heart—in an armed forces environment.”

#BearsOfBaylor — “Baylor is where I found who I was.”

“I graduated in ’97, so this is my 20-year reunion. I was in Chi Omega. I got to be a part of Pigskin and Sing, and they [the kids] got to see that. Those were awesome, awesome memories. They’ve heard me talk about it, and they got to see what it’s all about. “Baylor is […]

#BearsOfBaylor — “I’ve only missed four Homecomings since 1954.”

“I’ve only missed four Homecomings since 1954. It’s what alumni are supposed to do — to meet their classmates! I have family, they live in Dallas, and they had my grandchildren. We brought them from age 1 all the way up. Now I’ve got a great-grandchild. She’s a year and a half. They’re bringing her […]

Teach your friends about Baylor Homecoming in 3.5 minutes

Trying to explain to your friends why Baylor Homecoming is so special? Ask them for 3.5 minutes of their time, and show them these four videos: Baylor University Homecoming History in 60 Seconds: All About the Baylor Homecoming Parade: All About the Baylor Homecoming Bonfire: Baylor’s Immortal 10 / Mass Meeting Tradition: And […]

2017-18 Baylor Meritorious Achievement Award winners to be honored at Homecoming

The university’s Meritorious Achievement Award winners annually demonstrate the wide reach of the Baylor Family. This year’s honorees include alumni who have found success in everything from business and medicine to worship music and athletics — and sometimes, in more than one of those fields. Each has used their success to support Baylor and Baylor students, whether […]

2018 Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching Finalist Clinton O. Longenecker will Present Public Lecture at Baylor

Waco, Texas (Oct. 20, 2017) – Clinton O. Longenecker, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Leadership at the University of Toledo and finalist for the Robert Foster Cherry Award, will present his lecture "Career Success and Survival in the 21st Century: The Mandate for Life-long Learning." The public lecture will take place at 4:30 p.m., Oct. 23, in Foster Campus for Business and Innovation, Room 240, 1621 S. Third St.

Baylor’s Parchman Lectures on Oct. 24 and 25 Will Address Impact of Martin Luther

WACO, Texas (Oct. 20, 2017) — Renowned theologian Robert A. Kolb, Ph.D., will present three lectures with a theme of “What Did Martin Luther Change, and Why?” as George W. Truett Theological Seminary hosts the annual Leo and Gloriana Parchman Endowed Lecture series Oct. 24 and 25.

President Livingstone Updates Baylor Regents on Successful Accreditation Visit, Academic Strategic Planning; Announces Organizational Changes

WACO, Texas (Oct. 20, 2017) – During its annual Homecoming meeting, the Baylor University Board of Regents heard updates from Baylor President Linda A. Livingstone on the University’s recent successful accreditation visit, academic strategic planning process and new organizational changes, and celebrated the recipients of the 2017 Baylor Meritorious Achievement Awards.

President Livingstone Updates Baylor Regents on Successful Accreditation Visit, Academic Strategic Planning; Announces Organizational Changes

WACO, Texas (Oct. 20, 2017) – During its annual Homecoming meeting, the Baylor University Board of Regents heard updates from Baylor President Linda A. Livingstone on the University’s recent successful accreditation visit, academic strategic planning process and new organizational changes, and celebrated the recipients of the 2017 Baylor Meritorious Achievement Awards.