Weekly Traditions

Sunday Night Community Dinner

Every Sunday evening there is a community dinner intended especially for members of the College. This special meal stands at the heart of our residential college life, and it is served family or community style, in order to help students, staff, and faculty to develop and to experience a deeper sense of community and mutual interdependence. Residents of the college, regardless of classification, are required to have a meal plan to facilitate this communal aspect of the collegiate experience.

Brooks Dining Hall full of students
The High Table

The High Table is a prominent, elevated table in the Great Hall reserved for esteemed guests of the College along with students of the College who are invited by the Faculty Steward. Ordinarily, the High Table is only used during the College's weekly community dinner.

The College Grace

Said before college dinner on Sunday, the college grace is a traditional prayer that acknowledges God's gifts, seeks the Lord's continued blessing, and in hope longs for the peace made possible through Jesus Christ.

Gracious Father, who out of bounty and love meets all of our truest needs: grant to us worthiness of character, strength of mind, and godliness of heart, that we who receive this meal and all your gifts may use them rightly to your glory, and be brought thereby into the fullness of your peace, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Tuesday Tea

Every Tuesday at 4pm, the community gathers in the Faculty Steward Residence for tea and snacks. A faculty guest leads a short discussion on a topic of their choosing and this is a great opportunity for members of the college to meet other faculty at Baylor and learn from each other each week.

A teacher gives a lecture in Brooks Residential College Common Room

Open Door Night

Floor community is another important factor in the success of our college members. Each Thursday night at 9pm, Community Leaders plan fun and social events for the members on their halls. Everyone is invited to take a break from studying and get to know their neighbors and floor-mates on a deeper level.

Students gather for an informal time together