Current Situation

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

  • Effective Monday, Sept. 13, hours will change at the Cashion/Hankamer testing location to 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Washington Tower will change to 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday and Friday.
  • Required twice-weekly testing is underway for non-emempt students, faculty and staff. NOTE: Masks are required at all testing locations.
  • Find vaccination appointment information and how to confirm your exemption from testing at www.baylor.edu/vaccine.
  • Updated Fall COVID-19 Protocols include a temporary face coverings requirement in certain indoor settings, such as in all classrooms and labs when used for academic instruction.
  • Baylor Information Call Center: 888-283-2158. Operational hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Frequently Asked Questions at www.baylor.edu/coronavirus/FAQs.

Updates

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.
Aug
23
2021
As we begin the fall semester on our campus, 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.
Aug
23
2021
This morning, as I began considering today’s significance, I found myself filled with the joy spoken of in Psalm 47:1 — “Clap your hands, all you nations; shout to God with cries of joy.”
Aug
19
2021
It’s finally here – the start of the fall semester! The First Gent and I enjoyed meeting so many of our incoming students and their families as part of Move2BU, although I must admit that my back is a little sore!
Sep
6
2021
The Fall 2021 semester is underway. Please review the updated Fall 2021 COVID-19 guidance for Faculty & Staff; including twice-weekly testing for unvaccinated.
Aug
19
2021
The Fall 2021 semester is upon us as we welcome students and their families to campus this week for Move2BU and various other events before classes begin on Aug. 23.

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