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Baylor Cityside

Baylor Cityside is home to over 150 male and female, first-year residents of all majors. Residents will enjoy building strong friendships and community within a unique environment. Baylor Cityside is located adjacent to Baylor’s Clifton Robinson Tower and nearby Waco’s growing downtown amenities, while maintaining close proximity to Baylor residential and dining facilities. Baylor Cityside is staffed with Community Leaders, a Resident Chaplain, and a Residence Hall Director.

UPDATE FOR 2023 - 2024: Campus Living & Learning will not operate Baylor Cityside for the 2023 - 2024 academic year and it will not be an option for on-campus housing. Incoming first-year students for 2023-2024 may live in one of Baylor's three Residential Colleges, five First-Year Communities, or six Living-Learning Communities.

Females / Males

Living-Learning Program
First-Year Experience

Nearby Dining
Penland Crossroads

Females / Males

Living-Learning Program
First-Year Experience

Nearby Dining
Penland Crossroads

Room Rates & Types

Room Type Rate Allotment
Double Room Shared Bath $3,350 per semester 54%
One Bedroom Suite $5,240 per semester 7%
Single Room Private Bath $4,550 per semester 27%
Super Single with Bath $4,700 per semester 12%
First Year Community  

  • Small refrigerator and microwave.
  • Separate living/sitting areas from the bedroom.
  • Each room includes a private bath.
  • 24-hour front desk staff and onsite security.
  • Grab and go breakfast available daily in the lobby.
    *A modified campus meal plan will be available to students for the remaining meals each day.
  • Workout facility and business center with printer.
  • BU Shuttle from Baylor Cityside to campus.
  • Room rates comparable to other campus residential spaces.
Meet our Team
Jamarcus Ransom Jamarcus Ransom Baylor Cityside Residence Hall Director Jamarcus_Ransom@baylor.edu 254-710-1262
Sara Patterson Sara Patterson Baylor Cityside Resident Chaplain Sara_Patterson1@baylor.edu
Baylor Cityside FAQs

Please note that all students assigned to live at Baylor Cityside are still residents of Baylor University Campus Living & Learning and, as such, are required to abide by the Guide to Community Living. Students may find the Guide to Community Living through their MyHousing portal.

Will I be able to personalize my room?

Yes, we want you to make your room feel more comfortable, but there are some very important guidelines you must follow. Any decorating tools which damage surfaces (e.g., carpet tape, duct tape, double stick tape, glue, nails, staples, etc.) are prohibited. Sticky tack that is meant to be removable is the approved method for securing lightweight decorations to walls and doors in the residence hall. It is important that residents apply and remove the adhesive correctly, so please read and follow the directions. Affixing objects to the walls or other room surfaces may pose a safety hazard, so think carefully about placement above beds, doors, etc. If a resident chooses to adhere decorations, he/she assumes the personal responsibility for any damage or injury the object may cause.

Please note that students are prohibited from hanging or altering the blue vinyl wall that is in each room.

How does parking work at Baylor Cityside?

Residents of Baylor Cityside do not need to purchase a permit to park at Baylor Cityside. When residents move in, they will receive a free sticker to place on their windshield.

Will there be available parking near my classes?

Yes. Students are able to purchase University parking permits beginning August 1 through their MyParking account. Permits provide access to parking near residential areas and academic spaces. You will be able to view availability through the parking portal. For more information, visit please visit the Baylor University Parking & Transportation Services webpage.

What if I don't have a car? Will a shuttle be available? Can I safely walk or bike to classes?

Baylor University will provide dedicated shuttle service for students residing at Baylor Cityside.

Construction on roads through and around Baylor University is managed by Texas Department of Transportation (TXDot), and progress and schedules are dependent on weather, field conditions and work progress. During the ongoing construction, be patient, alert and resilient, plan for additional travel time to campus and “Know Before You Go” by checking real-time traffic conditions at www.waco4bmap.org.

If you are walking or biking to and from classes from Baylor Cityside, use the crosswalks under 4th/5th Streets or University Parks Drive. Please be aware that this access is in an active construction zone and may be unavailable at times. Be alert and mindful of drivers when walking or biking through that area. Never attempt to cross the interstate on foot.

Follow @TxDOTWaco on Twitter for the most current updates on construction activities and lane closures.

Will there be any safety provisions in place?

Our Baylor Cityside partners at Springhill Suites will provide an associate for 24/7 front desk coverage. Baylor University also will provide additional security on the premises.

Am I required to purchase a meal plan?

Yes, Baylor University requires any student with a housing assignment from Campus Living & Learning to purchase a meal plan. However, because Baylor Cityside offers a grab and go breakfast, students may elect to purchase a reduced meal plan. Students assigned to Baylor Cityside may choose a meal plan option from Block 170 and above on the Dining Services options. Meal plans give you access to all dining locations across campus with a range of hours from as early as 7:00 am to as late as 1:00 am. For more information, please visit Baylor Dining Services webpage.

How will I receive my mail?

All students will be assigned a One Bear Place (OBP) box number where their standard incoming mail will be distributed. Incoming mail is delivered to the Bill Daniels Student Center for distribution. Students residing at Baylor Cityside may also ship mail and packages directly to Baylor Cityside.

Students should include the following information when addressing their packages to Baylor Cityside: Student Name, Student Room Number, and the Baylor Cityside address: 115 S Jack Kultgen Expy, Waco, TX, 76706. It is important to include Baylor Cityside’s full address (including the correct zip code) to ensure that the mail/package arrives at its intended destination. For more information regarding mail services, please visit the Baylor University Mail Services website.

Do I provide my own bedding? What size should I purchase?

Yes, while the bed and frame structure will be provided, students must provide their own bedding – sheets, blankets, comforters, pillows, etc. Students assigned to a double room should bring standard queen bedding, students assigned to a single, super single, or one-bedroom suite should bring standard king bedding. Students can check their room assignment through their MyHousing portal.

Are there laundry machines at Baylor Cityside?

There are two laundry rooms at Baylor Cityside, located on the 3rd and 5th floors. Additionally, Baylor Cityside residents are eligible for a discount on Tide-To-Go laundry service.

Can we use hotel amenities?

Some traditional Springhill Suites amenities are not available to students residing in Baylor Cityside. These include the swimming pool, room services, and housekeeping services. However, students are able to use the on-site fitness center, Wi-Fi, and business center at no extra cost. Additionally, some snacks and sundry items are available for purchase in the facility lobby.

Can I remove any furniture and provide my own?

No. The basic furniture that is provided in resident rooms and accounted for on a room inventory must remain in the room. Students are permitted to add their own free-standing furniture items as space permits. Residents may not construct lofts or beds or other furnishings that must be secured to walls or floors for stability or safety or arrange room furnishings using additional items found in the residential community. Further, added furniture may not be fashioned from other construction materials (e.g., cinder blocks, wood, bed risers). Water-filled furniture is not permitted.

What size bedding should I bring?

Students assigned to a double room should bring standard queen bedding, students assigned to a single, super single, or one-bedroom suite should bring standard king bedding. Students can check their room assignment through their MyHousing portal.


Email us at living@baylor.edu