Current Situation

Baylor University began the spring semester on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021.

  • Weekly COVID-19 testing is underway now for all students and begins Jan. 25 for all faculty and staff. See FAQs and instructions at COVID-19 Testing.
  • Before the start of the semester, Baylor required a negative COVID-19 test from all students, faculty and staff. 
  • Questions: Baylor Information Call Center, 888-283-2158. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday.
  • Face coverings are required to be worn by all individuals in ALL buildings on the Baylor campus and in ALL outside campus areas where physical distancing is not possible, when in groups or where congestion is likely.

Updates

Jan
21
2021
It’s so wonderful to see our students out and about – even in the rain early this week – as they make their way across our beautiful campus to their classes. Our spirit is renewed as we delight in the promise of a new semester and look forward with great hope in our new beginnings.
Jan
20
2021
Thank you for a fantastic start to the Spring semester. We are grateful to everyone for completing their back-to-campus testing and for continuing to follow the safety measures that help us protect one another.
Jan
19
2021
As we begin the spring semester, Baylor University is required to send an Emergency Notification* under the Clery Act to all students and employees to ensure you are informed about where to access information regarding COVID-19 positive cases on our campus, important personal health and safety precautions and essential sources of information about the coronavirus.
Jan
18
2021
Although the deadline has passed for students to change their day/time for regular weekly COVID-19 testing, students still have an option to request a new day/time for regular weekly testing.
Jan
17
2021
WACO, Texas (Jan. 17, 2020) - Baylor University is mourning the death of Alicia Martinez, a 2020 graduate of the Diana Garland School of Social Work and current social work graduate student who passed away today in Waco from complications from COVID-19.
Jan
16
2021
If Baylor University students have not received their Everywell COVID-19 test results or still need to test before the start of the semester this Tuesday, Jan. 19, there are three testing opportunities available this weekend through Monday.
Jan
15
2021
For the past several months, there has been an ongoing nationwide mobilization to distribute the COVID-19 vaccine.
Jan
14
2021
I am looking forward to Tuesday and welcoming all of you back for the spring semester! First Gent Brad and I (and our dog BU!) have missed the energy and enthusiasm all of you bring to campus. Please know that we are praying for you as you make your way safely home to Baylor.
Jan
13
2021
Beginning Monday, Jan. 18, 2021, all Baylor students are required to complete a COVID 19 test weekly at an on-campus testing facility. The good news is that our team of health experts believes this testing will be key, along with current preventive health measures, to unlocking normalcy as the semester progresses and open the potential for more in-person events and activities.

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