Current Situation

As of: June 1, 2020 11:30 pm

Baylor University continues to provide limited, yet essential on-campus services.

  • The Summer I term begins June 2, 2020. Phase 2 of five-phase strategic return to on-campus work began June 1 with critical on‐site administrative and business operations.  
  • At this time, when in public, please continue social/physical distancing (at least 6 feet away from others) and wear a face covering, if possible.
  • On-campus services are limited to essential campus services. Meals are grab-and-go M-F at East Village Bakery.
  • Residence Hall Move-Out continues by appointment only through June 6 to adhere to social distancing protocols.

2020 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases

  • Texas Department of State Health Services reports 64,880 confirmed cases in Texas (19,864 active).
  • Waco/McLennan County reports 120 confirmed cases (10 active).

 

Keep Working: Return to Campus

Baylor is preparing for a phased return to on-campus work. Informed by the latest guidance from local, state and federal government officials and public health authorities, the University COVID-19 Task Force has developed a five-phase strategic reopening of campus.

Tips for Staying Healthy

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Apr. 23, 2020
Alumni Voice: A Christian response towards those with COVID-19 - Practical Tips
As a Christian, I fully believe God heals in various ways. Regardless of one’s theology on healing, our focus can be peace, kindness and compassion. Based on my personal experience, here are helpful things one can do (or avoid doing) for those with COVID-19.
Apr. 17, 2020
Is Isolation Taking Its Toll On Your Relationships? Communication is Key, Baylor Expert Says
WACO, Texas (April 17, 2020) – As couples and families shelter in place throughout the nation to slow the spread of COVID-19, they are navigating the unique combination of crisis, change and close quarters together.
Apr. 15, 2020
Baylor Expert Shares Best Practices for Congregations to Create Participatory Online Worship Experiences
WACO, Texas (April 15, 2020) – More than a month into physical distancing and troubleshooting the technical aspects of creating online worship services, many churches have pivoted from launching their services online to focusing on improving and cultivating the worship experience and community that their congregants are seeking.
Apr. 14, 2020
Baylor’s Success Center Shares Tips, Resources for Students in the Homestretch of Spring Semester
WACO, Texas (April 14, 2020) – During this time of physical and social distancing, many Baylor University students who are learning online, off campus and in remote settings are battling the effects of isolation. Even though students aren’t on Baylor’s campus, that doesn’t mean campus isn’t finding ways to go to them.

Latest Updates

May
15
2020
At the conclusion of the Baylor Board of Regents regular spring meeting today, we will release full details of the 2020-2021 budgetary actions encompassing cost avoidances, cost reductions and one-time funding reallocations in response to COVID-19.
May
11
2020
As we conclude the spring semester at Baylor – amid some of the most challenging and heartbreaking circumstances we have experienced as an institution and a country – I want to express my profound appreciation for your many demonstrations of compassion and resilience, as well as for your uplifting expressions of support for the University during the past few months.
May
7
2020
As we conclude the spring semester, I want to provide an update on the campus-wide efforts that have been underway regarding Baylor University’s financial outlook in response to COVID-19.
May
7
2020
As we shared with you in our March 24 e-mail, in recognition of the unprecedented challenges due to the outbreak of COVID-19, we approved a policy to allow undergraduate students the opportunity to elect to convert any of their Spring 2020 course grades (numbered 4999 and below) to Pass/Fail at the end of the semester once their assigned grades have been submitted.
Apr
27
2020
WACO, Texas (April 27, 2020) – After gathering input from across student support offices, all academic units and the Office of the Provost, Baylor University has made the decision to become a test-optional institution for the 2021 application cycle for incoming freshman students.
Apr
27
2020
Our President’s Council – in close consultation with our COVID-19 Task Force, the deans and academic leadership, and local government and public health officials – has been working through various scenarios to revive the Baylor campus and resume normal operations.
Apr
17
2020
In yesterday's "Presidential Perspectives," President Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D., announced the launch of Baylor’s new Summer of Discovery program – discounted course bundles to help undergraduate students advance toward their academic goals. With travel and activity restrictions changing summer plans for everyone, Baylor’s online summer classes are a great investment in your future.
Apr
14
2020
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to touch every aspect of our daily lives, from our families, churches and schools to healthcare, government and the economy. COVID-19’s impact on higher education and at Baylor University is apparent, as we have transitioned the spring and summer semesters online, moved faculty and staff to telework status and canceled events campus-wide.
Apr
7
2020
Over the past several weeks, we recognize that you have experienced unique challenges while adapting to new methods of working. We thank you for your patience during this time as we have made critical and difficult decisions to keep you, faculty, staff and students safe.

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