News

Nov
14
2022
Baylor and TCU Meet for the 118th Time on the Gridiron
On November 19, 2022, Baylor University and Texas Christian University meet on the gridiron for the 118th time – a rivalry that dates back to 1899. With this game, Baylor v TCU will tie Texas v Texas A&M as the most-played rivalry in the state of Texas.
Jul
29
2022
Get ready: Tickets for #BaylorHomecoming and #BaylorFamily Weekend go on sale — online only — this coming week: Wednesday, Aug. 3. Returning to Waco for Homecoming (Oct. 20-22)? Visit baylor.edu/homecoming to get your tickets for Pigskin Revue (the best acts from Sing 2022) and the Homecoming football game. The Class of 1972 can also make reservations for …
Jul
29
2022
WACO, Texas (July 29, 2022) – For the first time since summer 2019, the Baylor University Board of Regents held its annual summer retreat off campus, this time in San Antonio, the nation’s seventh largest city. The Board welcomed five new Regents to their first official meeting and – with no items on the agenda requiring Board action – focused its discussion on effective governance, Baptist history and looking ahead to the fall semester.
Jul
25
2022
In less than one month, the Green and Gold will take to the field of competition. In an effort to further unify the Baylor Family, the Baylor Athletics department announced its "Go Gold" initiative for the upcoming athletic season. Fans are invited to visually unify in Gold throughout the year, creating an optical impact for opposing teams and fans alike.
Jul
14
2022
WACO, Texas (July 14, 2022) – Baylor University today announced another significant year in fundraising for the Give Light Campaign, with more than $172.9 million raised during the 2022 fiscal year (FY22).
Jul
13
2022
What Baylor program transports Central Texas youth to archaeological digs or space stations, and encourages them to develop skills in fields as wide-ranging as screenwriting to linear algebra? It’s University for Young People, a program put on by Baylor’s School of Education for nearly four decades. This year’s University for Young People (UYP) recently concluded, …
Jul
13
2022
WACO, Texas (July 12, 2022) – Baylor University chemist Bryan Shaw, Ph.D., has been awarded a $1.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to take dramatic steps to open chemistry classes and labs to students with blindness or low vision.
Jul
8
2022
In just a few weeks, Baylor’s Class of 2026 will arrive on campus for Move2BU, Welcome Week and the start of classes. But we can’t wait; here’s your first look at some of the members of #BU26: Paige Magera is “one of those people you want leading a project,” says her speech and debate coach …
Jun
16
2022
Before the pandemic, online shopping was a convenience. During the pandemic, it became a necessity, challenging even the largest of retailers to rethink their web presence. It’s no surprise that during such a transformational time a Baylor grad would be called upon to lead. In April, Walmart named John D. Rainey (BBA ’93, MBA ’95) …
Jun
15
2022
Since 1970, Baylor’s Institute for Oral History has been preserving the memories of history’s eyewitnesses. Today, the archives include more than 7,000 interviews and more than 200,000 pages of transcripts — many of which have been digitized and made available in audio and/or transcript form online. Among the collection are interviews with Texans from various …
Jun
14
2022
A recent accounting of the 20 most sought-after colleges in the country — the schools students are most eager to attend — lists Baylor at No. 13 in the nation, alongside such schools as UCLA, Stanford and Florida (and ahead of schools like Harvard, Miami and Michigan). And this isn’t just one person or publication’s …
Jun
8
2022
Jack Harper (BBA ’93) and his wife, Shelley (BBA ’92), met while each was earning a business degree at Baylor. Jack spent his first few years after graduation working in finance before the couple moved to Shelley’s hometown of Midland, and Jack entered the oil and gas industry. The rest, as they say, is history. …
Jun
2
2022
A generous gift from Mark (BBA ’79) and Paula Hurd officially launched both the creation of the Hurd Welcome Center and Baylor’s Give Light fundraising campaign in late 2018. Groundbreaking for the welcome center took place in February 2020, and the facility is now going up quickly at the intersection of I-35 and University Parks Drive. …
May
31
2022
Five years ago this week — June 1, 2017 — President Linda Livingstone officially took the reins at Baylor as the university’s 15th president. It’s incredible to look back and see what the university has accomplished under her leadership in those five years. Here are just some of the highlights: — Reaching R1 status (three …
May
27
2022
Improvements in technology are awesome. They make it possible for a car to drive itself. Robots can answer complex questions in a flash. They can even save lives. However, as tech evolves, it’s easy for human connections to get left behind. To combat this, Baylor grad Olivia Gambelin (BA ’17) hatched an idea. Gambelin grew …
May
26
2022
What bonds Baylor musicians in Scotland with business students in Zambia, or student-athletes in Louisiana with nurses in India? They’re all part of this summer’s Baylor Missions trips, which are again deploying abroad after a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19. Already, Baylor students have completed a handful of domestic summer mission trips, and soon teams …
May
13
2022
Before Connor Griffin (BBA ’18, MBA/MDiv ’22) could drive a car, he had already started a business. He and his brother would push a lawnmower around their neighborhood, earning money by caring for nearby yards. As the son of small business owner, he had entrepreneurship in his blood — but he also felt a call …
May
12
2022
Being 20 years old, away from home at college, and faced with the challenges of a pandemic is hard enough. Now imagine learning that you have cancer and must undergo chemo in the middle of it all. That’s the situation Baylor senior Ellie Kronlokken faced 18 months ago — and yet, this weekend, the Minnesota …
May
12
2022
WACO, Texas (May 12, 2022) – Baylor University Honors College faculty member Candi K. Cann, Ph.D., associate professor of religion in the Baylor Interdisciplinary Core (BIC), has received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award to South Korea, a prestigious and competitive fellowship of the Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.
May
12
2022
WACO, Texas (May 12, 2022) – Last spring in the midst of COVID, Baylor University celebrated the Classes of 2020 and 2021 with socially distanced outdoor ceremonies at McLane Stadium. In 2022, Baylor’s spring commencement returns to the Ferrell Center May 13-14.
May
12
2022
Baylor University Carillonneur, Lynnette Geary, performs a recital on the McLane Carillon in honor of the May 2022 Graduates.
Apr
28
2022
Navigating life as a first-year college student is hard enough — a new city, new classmates, new roommates, etc. Now imagine what that’s like for someone who physically can’t see. But that hasn’t deterred San Antonio native Noah Cook. At three months old, Cook was diagnosed with glaucoma, a condition where the fluid in the …
Apr
28
2022
WACO, Texas (April 27, 2022) – A new Ancestral Legacy Mural in Baylor University’s Center for Academic Success and Engagement (CASE) in the Sid Richardson Building has joined the growing list of inspirational murals located throughout the City of Waco.
Apr
25
2022
Baylor is large enough to offer top-notch academics and championship-level athletics — but small enough that you still see your friends when walking across campus. That goes for both BU students and faculty. Baylor’s “not too big, not too small” atmosphere allows interdisciplinary friendships to grow among the faculty — and students reap the benefits. …
Apr
22
2022
Every year, U.S. News unveils its annual ranking of American colleges and universities to the world. Last fall, Baylor came in at No. 75 in the nation — among the top 20% of national universities — and made the outlet’s short list of best schools for both undergraduate teaching and undergraduate research opportunities. (Baylor was …
Are you looking for more News?

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.