Current Situation

The fall semester is underway from Aug. 23-Dec. 8, 2021.

  • Beginning Oct. 18, the University moved to required once-weekly testing for non-exempt students, faculty and staff at these locations:
    • North Village Community Center: 7:45 a.m.-6 p.m. (Monday-Thursday); 7:45 a.m.-5 p.m. (Friday). Use the Waitz app at https://waitz.io/baylor to check wait time.
    • Robinson Tower: 9 a.m.-noon Wednesday
    • Washington Tower: 1-5 p.m. Wednesday
    • Hankamer/Cashion testing location is closed.
  • Need a vaccination appointment or to confirm your exemption from testing? Go to www.baylor.edu/vaccine.
  • Face coverings required in certain indoor settings, such as in all academic classrooms and labs.

Updates

Oct
21
2021
What a great Homecoming we had last week! It was so good to celebrate “everything Baylor” with all of you, along with our friends, alumni and Wacoans.
Oct
14
2021
Baylor hosted the nation’s first collegiate homecoming event in 1909, and even after a year “off” due to COVID-19, I can tell you that our campus is abuzz this week as current students are enjoying many Baylor Homecoming traditions and preparing for the return of tens of thousands of alumni and friends to Waco this weekend.
Oct
7
2021
Next week is Homecoming 2021! We have a fun student tradition to kick off Homecoming Week called “Dinner with the Livingstones,” and I want to invite all students to join the First Gent and me at Allbritton House on Tuesday from 6-8 p.m.
Sep
30
2021
Earlier today I had the opportunity to testify before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce of the Committee on Energy and Commerce in Washington, D.C., regarding many of the challenges facing intercollegiate athletics.
Sep
23
2021
Tomorrow will be an exciting time as we highlight Baylor research in a day-early celebration of National Research Administrator Day. Throughout Friday, you will see stories on social media highlighting our outstanding faculty, and I hope you will consider sharing some of them to amplify the news of Baylor’s incredible research.
Sep
16
2021
I am officially declaring this week as “The Week of Good News” for Baylor! Beginning last Friday with the additions of BYU, Central Florida, Cincinnati and Houston to the Big 12 Conference, we’ve been on a roll with several positive developments related to the University:
Sep
9
2021
Sept. 11 will forever be remembered as an important day in U.S. history as terrorists attacked our homeland and threatened our safety, security and the freedoms we hold dear.
Sep
2
2021
I know the events of the past week — from the U.S. military’s departure from Afghanistan abroad to the devastation and hardships created by Hurricane Ida closer to home — have left many members of the Baylor Family feeling deep pain and heartache.
Aug
26
2021
You may have seen Waco Mayor Dillon Meek's quote yesterday that our local healthcare system is near "the brink of collapse" due to COVID-19. As I participated in a call with our community leaders yesterday morning, it has become clear – the local hospital situation is indeed dire. As of Wednesday morning, all 54 intensive care unit beds in McLennan County were in use, with 45 being filled by COVID-19 patients. Health officials reported that 92.4% of the currently hospitalized patients were unvaccinated.

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